The Coming Paradigm Shift: Consciousness is Fundamental and Why It Matters with Ed Olson and Karen Woods

2019 FALL Semester Short Course Registration Form

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The Coming Paradigm Shift: Consciousness is Fundamental and Why It Matters
Instructors – Dr. Ed Olson and Karen Woods

       Tuesdays, 10 am – 11:30 am, Oct 15 - NOV 12, 2019
Meets in Room 1 at Pleasant Hill Community Church - UCC, 67 Church Drive, Pleasant Hill
Cost $20.00 ($10.00 for 2019 ULLI members)

This course explains our current dualistic (Mind and Matter) paradigm and the non-dual new model of reality: the interconnectedness of all things and the power of consciousness to influence physical reality and the holistic nature of human experience. We will explore the implications for our relationships, religion, ethics and morality and peer into the future of artificial intelligence, the evolution of our images of God and perspectives on life after death.

 Ed Olson, Ph.d, taught in colleges and universities for 40 years. Currently, he leads workshops for churches and the Chautauqua Institution in applying complexity and quantum theory to issues in science, spirituality, and religion.

 Karen Woods completed bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and nursing as well as an Associate of Science degree-Veterinary Technician.  She has more than 25 years of nursing experience encompassing Neuro ICU, nurse education and hospice case management. Her spiritual journey includes ten years as a professed Sister in the Worker Sisters of the Holy Spirit where she served four of those years as their Spiritual Director.  Karen is now an ordained Zen Buddhist and dharma teacher.