Math, Consciousness and Artificial Intelligence with Deepak Chopra

Dr. Deepak Chopra speaks on the topic of whether placing consciousness into something that is non - biological material is possible. Chopra explains his interpretation by speaking about mathematical frameworks, Einstein, and the gap of discontinuity. To learn more about taking a course with Dr. Chopra at Sofia University, try a sample lesson from our course "Death... Continue Reading →


Descartes, “Political Deals” and Inner Experience: Reconciling Science and Wisdom Traditions

Is consciousness an illusion? Dr. Marilyn Schlitz, Program Chair of the Doctoral program at Sofia University discusses her views on this fascinating topic. Dr. Schlitz, who also serves as President Emeritus and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Senior Scientist at the California Pacific Medical Center and board member of Pacifica Graduate Institute, has... Continue Reading →

Diverse Perspectives on Healing (Part 4)

by Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D., Program Chair at Sofia University for the PhD in Transpersonal Psychology programs In this video excerpt, Swami Veda Bharati represents the Hindu and Vedic traditions as he speaks to the idea of universal energy as a conscious force. He particularly emphasizes a central Vedic idea that we must recognize ourselves within an awareness continuum,... Continue Reading →

What can I do with an M.A. in Transpersonal Psychology?

So what is Transpersonal Psychology? At Sofia University, transpersonal psychology is described as the study of an individual's highest potential for the betterment of humanity and the sustainability of the planet. An article by  added that the focus of transpersonal psychology is to better understand human consciousness and experience using multiple disciplines as well as helping  individuals develop... Continue Reading →

Cultivating Compassion and Altruism

From I to We: The Role of Consciousness Transformation in Compassion and Altruism by Cassandra Vieten, Tina Amorok, and Sofia University's chair of the PhD programs, Marilyn Schlitz Religious and spiritual leaders, sociologists, psychologists, educators, and neuroscientists are all interested in how compassion, altruism, and other prosocial emotions and behaviors can be cultivated.Indeed, learning more... Continue Reading →

Exploring Persistent Non-Symbolic Experiences

Excerpt from Clusters of Individual Experiences form a Contiuum of Persistent Non-Symbolic Experiences in Adults by Jeffrey A. Martin of Sofia University's Transformative Technology Lab Persistent forms of nondual awareness, enlightenment, mystical experience, and so forth (Persistent Non-Symbolic Experience) have been reported since antiquity. Though sporadic research has been performed on them, the research reported... Continue Reading →

Developments in the Neuroscience of Dreams

by Global PhD student, Bryrony Shaw Humans spend roughly one third of their lives in bed sleeping and dreaming. Dreams have been a source of fascination to many philosophers and psychologists. Main purpose of this short review is to explore the history of dreams and the scientists fascinated by them and to discuss developments in... Continue Reading →

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