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Consciousness Revolution: Transpersonal Discoveries That Are Changing the World
Moscow, June 23 - 27, 2010

Les Lancaster

Les Lancaster is the UK’s first full Professor of Transpersonal Psychology, a position he holds at Liverpool John Moores University, where he co-directs the Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology Research Unit. He is also an Honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for Jewish Studies at Manchester University, Adjunct Research Faculty member at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, California and Emeritus Chair of the Transpersonal Psychology section of the BPS. He combines a research background in neuroscience with some 35 years of study and teaching of Kabbalah and other areas of mysticism. At LJMU he co-founded the Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology Research Unit, through which postgraduate programmes in these areas have been running for the last 14 years. He is a frequent broadcaster and has written extensively on mysticism and the cognitive neuroscience of consciousness. His first book, Mind, Brain &am! p; Human Potential, won an SMN award. His most recent books are The Essence of Kabbalah and Approaches to Consciousness: the Marriage of Science and Mysticism, about which Chief Rabbi, Professor Jonathan Sacks commented: «With formidable erudition and the widest of perspectives, Lancaster has written a challenging and potentially ground-breaking book on the relationship between scientific and mystical ideas of human consciousness. A humane scholar in the great tradition of William James, his work deserves to be read and discussed widely».