Meetup Summaries

Below is a list of our previous Meetups. For more information and available recordings, click on the title link for the past Meetup event. For notices of upcoming Meetups, see our News and Events section.

Dale Graff: Time Exploration: Perceiving Future News Photographs and other Excursions into Precognition and Synchronicity.  Dale is a retired aerospace engineer/physicist with a background in the aerospace future systems designs and the Gemini space program, followed by work for the military intelligence community exploring the  viability of remote perception.

Michael A. Cremo: Human Origins and Antiquity: A Vedic Perspective. The Vedic historical texts contain accounts of a human presence extending much further back in time than modern science allows. There is archeological evidence consistent with this. Michael will review some examples of such evidence, as documented in his book Forbidden Archeology, and share his experiences in presenting it to scientific audiences.

Michael A. Cremo is an independent researcher in human origins and antiquity. He is a member of the World Archaeological Congress and the European Association of Archaeologists. Cremo is the principal author of the book Forbidden Archeology (mentioned above), a comprehensive historical survey of archaeological anomalies, and is also author of Human Devolution: A Vedic Alternative to Darwin’s Theory. Cremo examines human origins and antiquity from a worldview with foundations in ancient Indian thought.

Wayne Jonas, MD Getting from Health Care to Health and Wellbeing. Dr. Jonas, a practicing family physician, an expert in integrative health and health care delivery, and a widely published scientific investigator, will speak on the need to “get from health care to health and wellness” as explained in his book, How Healing Works, published in 2018 by Ten Speed Press. From 2001-2016, Dr. Jonas was Chief Executive Officer of Samueli Institute, a nonprofit medical research organization supporting the scientific investigation of healing processes in the areas of stress, pain and resilience. Dr. Jonas was Director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the NIH from 1995-1999, and prior to that, served as Director of the Medical Research Fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Ruth Rosenbaum: The Space of Transformation: Exploring Unseen Dimensions of Healing.  Over thirty years of studies have shown that the most significant factor in positive change in psychotherapy, more important than any particular technique or theory, is the relationship, the bond, between patient and therapist. This talk explores the non-linear, intersubjective nature of this bond and the clues it reveals regarding the paradigm shift that often accompanies deep personal transformation. Ruth Rosenbaum, Ph.D., is a licensed psychoanalyst in private practice of psychotherapy for over 25 years. She is also a certified biofeedback therapist, a certified Kundalini yoga instructor, and has studied Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and meditation with Lama Pema Wangdak. Her clinical work facilitates the integration of mind, body and spirit.

Scott McVay: Stuff on the Edge. From Scott McVay’s book Surprise Encounters with Artists and Scientists, Whales and Other Living Things, given five stars by Kirkus, he will choose one-third of 152 stories to weave a tapestry of “Stuff on the Edge.” He is excited at the prospect of beginning with Aimee Morgana and Kisi, a loquacious African grey parrot, and Rupert Sheldrake, tuning the talk to the raison d’etre of the ICRL for maximum interaction. Among the persons to be touched on is the The Dalai Lama, two dolphins with a fidelity almost beyond our comprehension, another who reveals how dolphins can save humans, an Inuit, Raymond Aguvluk, who knows whales beyond the Bowhead and Beluga, the sonic response of Orcas to a wild night of the Aurora borealis, Carl Sagan, Pete Dunne, NJ’s lead birder, the Loch Ness Monster, the turning point of a life, shuffling off the mortal coil…plus a few poems.

Kai Kusinow Leads Tai Chi Workshop, December 8, 2018. Kai Kusinow returns to the ICRL MeetUp series, this time to give a Tai Chi workshop at our next meeting on December 8th. He will review the Woo Style of Tai Chi that is graceful movement for improving balance and stability, and restore good posture. It also helps to bring out inner energy for health and healing. Kai was trained by his mother and the ancient teachers who had taught her in The Woo Style of Thai Chi and a form of Body Alignment healing. He’s been teaching Tai Chi and Body Alignment for almost 25 years.

Aimee Morgana: Animal Art and Consciousness, November 10, 2018.   Aimee Morgana is an artist, researcher, teacher, and founder of The N’Kisi Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of communication with other species and the human-animal bond, most notably in her work in collaboration with the African gray parrot N’Kisi. N’Kisi has learned to communicate using human language. A recent development is that N’Kisi has been making art, including attempts at representational art. He is also using words to describe what he is doing. In this presentation on Animal Art and Consciousness, Aimee will discuss her work with N’Kisi, and show examples of his art and communication. What can this tell us about the animal mind? Learn more.

John Kruth:  New Studies of Unconscious PK Effects on Electronic Devices, Sept. 15, 2018.  John is the Executive Director of the Rhine Research Center ( and the Founder and Education Director of the Rhine Education Center.  From psychic healing to PK, Kruth explores the energies of the human body and how they influence the world around us, both consciously and unconsciously. Do people produce light, and if they do, can that light carry information or have an effect on the objects, animals, and even other people?  Learn more.

Kai Kusinow: Cosmic Riders and Universal Consciousness, May 19, 2018. Kai was born in Displaced Person Camp in Germany in 1946 and came to the U.S. in 1956. From the age of four, he was trained by his mother and the ancient teachers who had taught her in The Woo Style of Thai Chi and a form of Body Alignment healing. He was also tutored to understand all about the Circle of Life and be one with the Universe and to be able to embrace all. Learn more.

Dr. Roger Nelson:  The Ordering Effect of Consciousness, April 21, 2018. The founder of the Global Consciousness Project will introduce the technology and science of the research, then will give examples showing effects of globally shared emotional states and make some suggestions about meaning and possible mechanisms. …. Learn more.

Brenda J. Dunne:  Quirks of the Quantum Mind – April 7, 2018. Co-author and retired researcher and manager of the PEAR Lab, Brenda will discuss the metaphorical implications of quantum mechanics, suggesting that, like any model of reality, it doesn’t describe physical reality, but rather our subjective experiences of that reality. …. Learn more.

Natalia Perlaza: Sound Based Meditation – December 2, 2017.  Musician Natalia Perlaza has created a sound based meditation that complements our common experience of life and provides a path to attaining wholeness while living “in the world.” ….  Learn more

Dr. William F. Bengston: Can Healing be Reverse Engineered and Made Practical and Scalable? September 23, 2017.  Social Scientist and Healer, Dr. Bengston will describe the most recent results from 35 year of research on anomalous healing and the questions those results pose. … Learn more

Dr. Jay Kappraff: The Mathematics of Design and the Golden Mean April 9, 2016.  Author and lecturer Dr. Jay Kappraff will spoke on the connection between the Parthenon and Ancient Vedic India, plants and planets, and the Golden Mean in design. … Learn more

Ben Kessler:  Author, Activist, and Permaculturalist  –  February 27, 2016.  Ben Kessler is a naturalist, artist, gardener, teacher, activist, and permaculturalist from Afton, VA.  His new collection of essays, Rivers of Wind: Reflections on Nature and Language, will shortly be available through ICRL Press.  The book covers wide ground, from Native American history to neuroscience, extinction ecology to etymology. … Learn more

 Leslie Nolan, Visionary Artist, Designer, Teacher on Intentional Creativity – January 16, 2016. Leslie Nolan, is founder of The Venus Transits: Exploring Your Inner World through Intentional Creativity, and will speak on how consciousness is made manifest through… Learn more

Dr. Neal Grossman, author of “The Spirit of Spinoza: Healing the Mind”  – November 21, 2015. Toward a Post-Materialist Social Order (Back to Plato)Empirical research over the past 100 years has established beyond a reasonable doubt that consciousness is not… Learn more

Professor and Dean Emeritus Robert G. Jahn on the Science of the Subjective  -October 24, 2015.  Bob Jahn, Chairman of the Board of ICRL, and founder and director of the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) laboratory, spoke on the Science of the… Learn more

Evan Pritchard: The Cultivation of Consciousness in Native American Culture  – June 27, 2015.  Professor Evan Pritchard is a descendant of the Micmac people (part of the Algonquin nations) and the founder and director of The Center for Algonquin Culture, a group… Learn more

Just in Time for Spring Training! Rick Leskowitz and The Joy of Sox March 14, 2015. What happens when a Harvard psychiatrist combines his research in invisible healing energies with his love of the Boston Red Sox? You get The Joy of Sox: Weird Science… Learn more

Nilton Maltz, Carl Jung scholar January 31, 2015. Nilton Maltz is an Analyst in Training at the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association in New York City. He attended the School of Visual Arts in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and… Learn more

Jennifer Morgan, author, lecturer, retreat leader and master storyteller. December 6, 2014.  Our next Meetup will feature Jennifer Morgan, award-winning author, educator, lecturer, master storyteller and retreat leader inspired by the work of Maria Montessori,… Learn more

Gabe Sereni, International Academy of Consciousness (IAC) –November 8, 2014.  Our next Meetup will feature Gabe Sereni, a teacher and researcher at the International Academy of Consciousness, a global non-profit research and educational… Learn more

Michael Urheber, author of Bava’s Gift: Awakening to the Impossible– September 20, 2014. Our next meetup will feature author Michael Urheber, whose life changed dramatically when he observed what we would call an “anomalous” event. It first appeared as an… Learn more