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Gregg Braden

August 17, 2019
9:30 am to 5 pm

Star Theatre
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411


(Registration: $95)

A FULL DAY WITH GREGG BRADEN

NEURONS, BONES AND ROBOTS: THE BATTLE TO PRESERVE OUR HUMANNESS

Recent advances in robotics, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, are blurring the boundary between pure human and human / machine hybrids. For the first time since we mysteriously appeard on earth 200,000 years ago, we are forced to make a choice that sounds like the plot of a science fiction movie—the choice to either preserve the unique characteristics that give us our humanness, or to give in to the temptation of power and efficiency made possible by human / machine hybrids. Beyond these two choices, however, new discoveries revealing a deeper human potential tell us there is another option.

A growing body of scientific evidence has overturned 150 years of thinking when it comes to our origin, capabilities and, perhaps most importantly, our potential. The bottom line: Modern humans appeared on earth 200,000 years ago with the extraordinary abilities offered by artificial intelligence, and more, already in place rather than developing these abilities slowly and gradually over a long period of time.

These discoveries reveal the third choice for human evolution—to develop and maximize the potential that’s been with us from the time of our origin. It’s this pure and uniquely human potential that reveals the deepest truths of our existence and exceeds the capabilities of chip implants and robotic bodies.

Highlights Of This Program Include:
  • The ancient DNA evidence that overturns+ 150 years of mainstream thinking when it comes to our origin, and the role of evolution in our lives.
  • Paradigm-shifting discoveries currently not shared in the mainstream—discoveries that catapult us beyond the conventional thinking when it comes to our potential to create extraordinary states of physical and emotional health and healing.
  • Time-tested and easy-to-use techniques to: *Access advanced brain states and super-human potentials. *Harmonize the heart and brain to evoke advanced states of consciousness and deep intuition On-Demand.
  • Optimize your longevity response, immune response and physical / emotional resilience response to the growing demands of life extremes.
We owe it to ourselves to embrace the new evidence, the story it tells, and the healing that it can bring to our lives. For the first time in the history of science, we’re writing a new human story that gives us new reasons to think of ourselves in a new, empowered and evolutionary light. When new discoveries prove that the existing human story is no longer based in fact, it’s time to change the story. This simple truth is at the heart of "Bones, Blood and Artificial Intelligence".

Gregg Braden is a five-time New York Times best-selling author, researcher, educator, lecturer and internationally renowned as a pioneer bridging modern science, ancient wisdom, and human potential! From 1979 to 1990 Gregg worked as a problem solver during times of crisis for Fortune 500 companies. He continues problem-solving today as he merges modern science and the wisdom of our past to reveal real-world solutions to the issues that challenge our lives. His research has led to 12 award-winning books now published in over 40 languages.  Gregg has presented his discoveries in over 30 countries on six continents and has been invited to speak to The United Nations, Fortune 500 companies and the U. S. military. The United Kingdom’s Watkins Journal lists Gregg among the top 100 of “the world’s most spiritually influential living people” for the 5 th consecutive year, and he is a 2019 nominee for the prestigious Templeton Award, established to honor “outstanding individuals who have devoted their talents to expanding our vision of human purpose and ultimate reality.” Website: greggbraden.com




Dr. Brian Sanderoff

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Dr. Brian Sanderoff

September 14, 2019
1 pm to 4 pm

The Ice House
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411


(Registration: $45)

Cannabis and Man: Coevolution and Sacred Connection

There has been a complex and profound relationship between man and the cannabis plant for tens of thousands of years – a relationship that has resulted in the combined evolutionary advancement of each species at potentially accelerated rates. The partnership between man and cannabis fostered the ability of both species to spread across the globe through the recognition of mutually beneficial and useful properties.

However, the relationship is much more intricate. Our traditional view of the human-plant connection focuses mainly on the perspective of man’s cultivation and utilization of plants based on their usefulness. In The Botany of Desire, author Michael Pollan suggests that plants exhibit highly intelligent behaviors and adaptations to align with certain species for their own survival and advancement. Evolutionary research has revealed the likelihood of behaviors such as gene transference, adaptable scent and taste profiles, alterations in physical appearance, and the development of psychoactive properties and compounds which are activated when consumed by the target species. We now understand that in humans, through the interaction of cannabinoids with the set of receptors in the human body called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), exposure to cannabis has been integral in the advancement of humans on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level. This practice has been deeply ingrained and well documented in the medicinal and spiritual practices of our ancient ancestors.


Carrie Hempel
In this workshop, with Holistic Pharmacist Brian Sanderoff and Integrative Physician Dr. Carrie Hempel, both experts in the medicinal use of cannabis in Maryland, you will journey through the compelling relationship between cannabis and man from ancient times through today and beyond. Interactive exercises and guided meditation will allow you to personally connect and energetically experience the activation of your own ECS, and travel through the timeline to witness the forging of this powerful relationship, explore significant advancements, reflect on living in the time of prohibition (and the ramifications to our health), and finally look into the future, as man evolves from Homo Sapien to Homo Spiritus.

Explore evidence, theories, and deeply revealing discussion on these and other topics:

  • Where and when did cannabinoid compounds and receptors originate?
  • How did humans and/or other species develop receptors for these compounds?
  • What impact did the presence or absence of a functional ECS have on the evolution and natural selection of various species?
  • How have the psychoactive properties of cannabis allowed humans to access higher states of consciousness and information, creativity, problem solving, and innovation?
  • How does it feel to be in this state, and how can we actively access higher wisdom through conscious partnering with cannabis?

  • Don’t miss this unique and powerful experiential workshop, and the opportunity to share in the wisdom and loving relationship between cannabis and humans, from the dawn of time.

    Brian Sanderoff, PD, is a holistic pharmacist that is the General Manager and Clinical Director of the Curio Wellness Center and Medical Cannabis Dispensary, in Timonium, MD. Brian is a 1984 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, has taught classes at his Alma Mater and Johns Hopkins University (Odyssey Program), hosted and produced a radio show for more than 20 years, and has owned and operated various wellness centers and holistic pharmacies in the past. Brian sees Medical Cannabis as a very powerful tool in the arsenal available to help people find wellness and moderate or avoid the need for prescription medicines.

    Dr. Hempel is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002. As an Osteopathic Physician, she has embraced a holistic approach to patient care, providing loving attention to the relationship between mind, body, and spirit. For the past 11 years she has received specialist training, Board Certification and expertise in several fields including Internal Medicine, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, and Hospice & Palliative Medicine, along with many Integrative modalities. She is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, the Association of Cannabis Specialists, and is registered with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission.

    Over the course of her career she has seen the consistent struggle of patients dealing with chronic, progressive, debilitating illness, and witnessed the challenges and limitations of the current pharmaceutical options for pain and symptom management. Her passion for this population has grown, along with her desire to advocate for patients to have access to non-opioid, holistic options to enhance quality of life and optimize function.

    Dr. Hempel has been practicing in the Baltimore area since 2009 and has a strong connection with many area Primary Care Physicians and specialists. Her passion is to work collaboratively and closely with community doctors and caregivers to support patients and families through the evolving process of legalized access to pharmaceutical cannabis for severe symptom management, while seeking to establish safest and best practices for this new and evolving specialty.





    Robert David Steele

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    Robert David Steele

    October 19, 2019
    1 pm to 4 pm

    The Ice House
    Berkeley Springs, WV 25411


    (Registration: $45)

    Full Disclosure: What Has Been Hidden, What Can We Know, Why Does It Matter?

    Robert Steele is one of the brightest and most creative analysts and problem solvers on the planet today who relate to big, global problems. In addition being very well known on the Internet and being very well connected with many people who are “behind the curtain”, he has reviewed more nonfiction books on Amazon than any other person in the world. This provides him with an extraordinarily broad and sophisticated base for understanding how this world really works and what the likely options are for us all going forward into this time of great change.

    In one of his postings on his Public Intelligence website (www.phibetaiota.net), Robert indicated that there were three books that most shook his worldview and reorganized his understanding of what is happening in the world. Considering that he had reviewed over 2,500 books across 97 non-fiction categories, I wanted to learn more about these three books that he says “blew his mind open,” so I asked him if he would be willing to talk about those three books, his reviews of them and how he now understands the workings of the world because of it. (His reviews of those three books are below.)

    Well, he got carried away and before I knew it, he was proposing focusing on not three but five books (because he just had read two more “six-star” tomes), touch on the next tier of a dozen significant writings . . . and then offer a further list of those that were clearly above average. I thought that in the face of all of this extraordinary change we’re facing, this large, highly-informed perspective would be most interesting.

    On 19 October 2019 he will discuss the five books, his experience with the Deep State and Shadow Government, and his views of how 2020 will be a watershed for the US and the world.

    Robert David Steele, former spy, former Marine Corps officer, proponent of Open Source Everything, Presidential candidate in 2012 and perhaps again in 2024, recommended for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 will integrate his life's experience with his lessons from the works of others to explore love versus fear as a foundation for politics; liberty under natural law versus predatory fascism as we now have in the USA; and the possibilities for cosmic awakening very soon, in a full on defeat of the Deep State and its Archon masters.

    Review: The Conservative Sensibility by George F. Will – Handbook for an American Renaissance
    Review: TAVISTOCK INSTITUTE – Social Engineering the Masses by Daniel Estulin — Deep State Playbook
    Review: Trance: Formation of America
    Review: Project Human Extinction – The Ultimate Conspiracy
    Review: Everything You Need to Know But Have Never Been Told by David Icke




    Dr. John McMichael

    November 16, 2019
    1 pm to 4 pm

    The Ice House
    Berkeley Springs, WV 25411


    (Registration: $45)

    Reversing Traumatic Brain Injury . . . and Other Breakthrough Therapies That Baffle Conventional Science

    In this time of and accelerating explosion of new knowledge, amazing breakthroughs are showing up in many areas. Dr. John McMichael is a researcher and inventor at the leading edge of medical research and what he is discovering flies in the face of conventional wisdom – but it works!

    In the United States, for example, about 1.5 million people suffer a chronic traumatic brain injury (cTBI) each year from auto, bicycle, pedestrian accidents, assaults, and sports-related injuries. This type of injury results in “permanent” scar tissue in the brain, which in turn produces compromised mental functions either temporarily or permanently. Of the 1.5 million so afflicted, approximately 50,000 will die and 80,000 will have some degree of disability. Current treatment presumes that these kinds of injuries are irreversible and that the victims will bed=ridden or severely incapacitated for the rest of their lives.

    But now, Dr. John McMichael and his research team have shown that a particular molecule has the ability to prevent new scar formation and decrease or eliminate old scars in a wide variety of superficial and internal indications -- including the brain -- in humans and animals. Dr. McMichael figured out how to allows cell-to-cell communication, where before it had been shut down. Accident victims and x-NFL players suffering from multiple concussions treated with this breakthrough therapy show consistent improvements, reporting that, “It gave me my life back.” It turns out it also works throughout the body where scar tissue has built up.

    But that’s not all. McMichael works with researchers from other areas that are similarly calling conventional wisdom into question. One of his associates, Dr. William Bengston, has successfully eliminated late stage cancer in mice . . . by just having college students “think” healing thoughts about the rodents.

    In this fascinating presentation, Dr. McMichael will walk across the leading edge of these unusual – and amazing – breakthroughs that hold out the promise of a better quality of life for many that are suffering . . . while, at the same time, threatening the current paradigm and the giant institutions that sustain the conventional wisdom.

    John McMichael, PhD, is the founder and CEO of Beach Tree Labs, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and early development of new therapeutic agents targeting unmet medical needs. These disorders range from herpes infections to chronic fatigue syndrome to urinary incontinence. His PhD is in virology and immunology from Oregon State University. He headed up the labs at one of the largest private veterinary research practices in the country, was a college professor for more than a decade, and now works out of a small lab on his form in New York state and a larger, more sophisticated lab in Providence, Rhode Island. He holds over 200 patents, has published in books and peer-reviewed journals, and is currently working with his team to begin formal FDA trials for product candidates for chronic traumatic brain injury and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes.

    Good health is dependent on the appropriate transfer of information within and between cells. The informational and molecular disharmonies associated with disease can be reversed using appropriate therapeutic signals that stimulate the return to the normal state without adverse effects. One such signal molecule, SLO, has demonstrated clinical utility in a broad spectrum of indications that would at first glance appear to be unrelated. The underlying common thread that links these disorders is representative of the targets to which resonant molecular signals are directed.





    John L. Petersen

    December 7, 2019
    1 pm to 4 pm

    The Ice House
    Berkeley Springs, WV 25411


    (Registration: $45)

    Getting to 2028

    An increasing number of psychics, seers and futurists are coming to the conclusion that the events and changes that are headed this way in the next nine years are going to so disrupt life on this planet that it is likely not to be recognizable in conventional terms. We are about to experience the most profound shift in the history of the planet. This is the transition that indigenous, religious and ancient prophets have all cataloged – and the result will be the emergence of a new human and a new planet.

    Few people are more qualified to take you down this path than futurist John Petersen, who has been studying this epochal transition for more than two decades. Using a systems approach, he will outline the convergence of cosmic and planetary events with worldwide shifts, exacerbated by amazing technological and scientific breakthroughs – that, for example, will eliminate an estimated 80% of current jobs within the next 15 years – to say nothing about the emergence of a fundamentally new, cosmic human that is actively engaged with the other civilizations that inhabit this neighborhood in our galaxy.

    So buckle up your seat belt, for It’s going to be an extraordinary ride! You will absolutely want to be able to understand what’s coming so that you are not surprised. Amazing opportunities lie within this shift that directly relate to your very purpose in life and the meaning of the human experience. John will offer concrete suggestions about how to prepare for this change and the new world that appears to be inbound.

    John Petersen is considered by many to be one of the most informed futurists in the world. He is best-known for writing and thinking about high impact surprises—wild cards—and the process of surprise anticipation and for having conceived of and developed the first national surprise anticipation system in the world for the government of Singapore.

    In 1989, Petersen founded The Arlington Institute (TAI), a non-profit, future-oriented research institute where he now edits and publishes FUTUREdition, an internationally acclaimed newsletter that tracks early indicators of potentially significant futures.

    Mr. Petersen's government and political experience include stints at the National War College, the Institute for National Security Studies, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council staff at the White House. He is a decorated veteran of both the Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars. He has served in senior advisory, fundraising and policy positions for a number of presidential political campaigns and was an elected delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1984. He was twice the runner-up candidate to be Secretary of the Navy.

    An award-winning writer, Petersen has written three books. He has also written many articles and papers on different aspects of the future including national security and the military, the future of energy and the future of the media. His current book, A Vision for 2012: Planning for Extraordinary Change, presents a systems approach for preparing for big change whether from the perspective of a government, organization, or individual.





    Larry Dossey, M.D.

    January 18, 2020
    1 pm to 4 pm

    The Ice House
    Berkeley Springs, WV 25411


    (Registration: $45)

    PREMONITIONS, NONLOCAL MIND, AND MEDICINE

    Throughout recorded history, people have claimed the ability to sense the future, on occasion, through premonitions, instinct, intuition, hunches, or “gut feelings.” This ability has been dismissed as anecdotal, fanciful, and impossible by conventional science. Recently, however, this dialogue has changed. Computer-based laboratory experiments, now replicated worldwide, indicate an innate ability to sense future developments.

    “Premonition” comes from words meaning “forewarning.” Biologists suggest that precognitive abilities may have become innate because they serve a survival function. This is consistent with surveys indicating that most premonitions warn individuals of threatening events, such as natural and manmade disasters and ominous health events.

    Dr. Dossey will emphasize reports from patients and physicians of health-related premonitions, and will discuss why these experiences deserve our attention. He will show why premonitions should be considered a form of preventive medicine. Dr. Dossey will discuss the empirical research documenting our innate premonition sense, how to cultivate and enhance this ability, and its impact on our lives.

    A new image of consciousness will be presented: a nonlocal image, in which consciousness manifests infinitely in space and time, with stunning implications for the survival of bodily death.

    Learning objectives:
    • Describe one documented event suggesting the operation of unconscious premonitions
    • Define “presentiment”
    • Name one behavior that has been proved to enhance precognitive performance in laboratory tests
    Dr. Larry Dossey is a physician of internal medicine and former Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital. He received his M. D. degree from Southwestern Medical School (Dallas), and trained in internal medicine at Parkland and the VA hospitals in Dallas. Dossey has lectured at medical schools and hospitals throughout the United States and abroad. In 1988 he delivered the annual Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Lecture in New Delhi, India, the only physician ever invited to do so. He is the author of twelve books dealing with consciousness, spirituality, and healing, including the New York Times bestseller HEALING WORDS: THE POWER OF PRAYER AND THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE, and most recently One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters. His books have been translated into languages around the world. Dr. Dossey is the former co-chairman of the Panel on Mind/Body Interventions, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health. He is the executive editor of the peer-reviewed journal EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing. Dr. Dossey lectures around the world. He lives in Santa Fe with his wife Barbara, a nurse-consultant and the author of several award-winning books.




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