IRVA Sponsored Event

Intro to Human Consciousness - the Paranormal Academy With Angela Thompson Smith

January 21, 2023

Online, Zoom


"Like the concepts of love and life, the term consciousness is hard to define. It has as many definitions as there are disciplines trying to define the term. In medicine, consciousness can be measured by objective physiological measures, and it is often defined as the state of being awake and active. However, consciousness is much more complex depending on mood, diet, health, activity, and even time of day/night. 

"And just where does consciousness reside, in the brain or in some non-local place? And the big question: can consciousness function separately from the physical brain/mind? This course will introduce to some of the many definitions of human consciousness."

Dr. Angela T Smith has a background in experimental and practical applications of human consciousness skills. In her undergraduate education during the 1970s she worked with consciousness pioneer Prof. Stuart Dimond at Cardiff University. She then proceeded to research the development of human consciousness/laterality at the University of Manchester and then at UMDNJ in New Jersey. At Saybrook Graduate School Dr. Smith studied with consciousness pioneer Dr. Stanley Krippner. Her Ph.D. Dissertation focused on consciousness."


The goals of this Module are to educate the student in the various definitions and functions of human consciousness and the people in the field, giving the student an understanding of altered states of consciousness, and to provide examples and exercises in methods that utilize an altered state of consciousness. All classes will be recorded so you won't miss anything!

The fee for this module is $75 for IRVA members and $100 for nonmembers. To become a member:

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