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October 11, 2013: I was invited to give the keynote talk at the 2013 Franklin Merrell-Wolff Conference at the Great Space Center in Lone Pine California on August 10, 2013. My talk was titled "Learning to Forget: Reflections on Self-Transformation." That talk has now been published with the title "Learning to Forget: Deprogramming as a Precondition for the Occurrence of Non-Dual States of Consciousness" in the Journal of Consciousness Exploration and Research. To read it click on the following link: http://jcer.com/index.php/jcj/article/view/326/352.

August 5, 2013: A logic paper written together with Robert Woodrow titled "A Reduction Theorem for the Kripke-Joyal Semantics" has been published online in the journal Logica Universalis. I will have offprints available once the print version of the journal hits the stands for anyone who would like one. Here is a link to the online version: http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s11787-013-0084-y.

May 8, 2013: My new book is out! I have put some information about it on my books page. I like the finished product.

January 1, 2013: Just a couple of news items. The Russian-language version of my paper "What We Can Learn about Consciousness from Altered States of Consciousness" has been published with the title "On the Study of Consciousness" in Existentia: psihologija i psihoterapija, Volume 5, pages 88 to 113. Carlos Alvarado mentioned the English-language version of that paper in a recent blog http://carlossalvarado.edublogs.org/2012/11/26/imants-baruss-on-altered-states-of-consciousness/. And John Hunt has announced a launch date of March 29, 2013 for my new book: http://www.iff-books.com/books/when-impossible-happens. He is publishing it under his science, philosophy, and law imprint, Iff Books. It is already available for pre-order from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk at a reasonable price. Professor Gary Schwartz had this to say about the new book: "Sometimes the most convincing and meaningful data come not from the university laboratory but from the laboratory of personal life. Dr. Imants Baruss practices the integration of academic and self-science in an inspiring and compelling manner. This book stunningly illustrates how the trained scientific mind can help reveal the seemingly impossible in everyday life."

August 2, 2012: I was invited to give a talk on April 28, 2012 at the California Cognitive Science Conference at the University of California Berkeley. That talk titled "What We Can Learn about Consciousness from Altered States of Consciousness" has now been published in the Journal of Consciousness Exploration and Research and can be read at: http://www.jcer.com/index.php/jcj/article/view/227. The paper is also being translated into Russian and will appear in the Russian-language journal Existentia: psihologija i psihoterapija. Here's a photo from the debate with John Searle holding the microphone (those are his notes on the chalkboard) and Christof Koch between Professor Searle and myself.

 

July 26, 2012: Well, that was different. I just lost my home page. Too bad. I liked it. Here's a counter for this new one:

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