Jeffery A. Martin
Lessons from studying 10,000+ “Finders”, and helping 5,000+ people reach “enlightenment” within a large, 18 year global scientific project
Embark on a transformative journey as we navigate the fascinating landscape of so-called higher levels of human consciousness as illuminated by our project’s nearly 20 years of research into the Persistent Non-Symbolic Experience (PNSE; i.e.: enlightenment, nonduality, persistent awakening, Fundamental Wellbeing, unity consciousness, etc.), informed by our interactions with over 10,000 individuals who purported to have gone from Seeker to Finder, and further advanced by our assisting over 5,000 research subjects in making the transition so that we could measure what changed in and for them immediately, and over time.
In this talk, we will collectively delve into the intricate tapestry of this large multinational project, drawing practical insights and unearthing profound implications from this part of the vast canvas of human subjective experience. We’ll discuss the nature of PNSE, exploring its depth, its links to the brain, and the varied methods people successfully employ to transition into these remarkable ways of experiencing life.
Our path will lead us through an emerging taxonomy of Fundamental Wellbeing (the Martin Matrix), which provides a universal yet nuanced understanding of the farther reaches of human happiness, wellbeing, and potential. Together, we’ll decipher these multidimensional aspects of Fundamental Wellbeing, bringing to light a fresh perspective to perceive and evaluate these human experiences.
Aligning with this year’s EUROTAS theme, “Waking Up Out of the Cave: Ready for the Leap,” we will explore the individual, societal and cultural implications of a wider acceptance of practices leading to PNSE. And how we, the transpersonal community, can employ these insights to effect global positive transformation.
Come join me as we step out of the shadows of our individual and collective caves, and into the light of elevated understanding of human potential, consciousness, and wellbeing. Together, we can illuminate the path towards transcending the conventional boundaries of psychology, fostering a deeper comprehension of these so-called higher reaches and how they inform the full range of human experience.