You are going to Canada to attend an international conference about urbanization of China and Africa. Tell us more about this event.
It is an event promoted by a branch of United Nations called UN-HABITAT together with Ottawa University, and it was conceived by a global organisation that works on the issue of global ethics. This organisation is called AP-GC (Alternative Perspectives and Global Concerns), and I received an invitation from them due to the interest that their leaders raised about subjects related to parapsychism and which we have previously had the opportunity to talk about. This invitation was made so we could talk about Conscientiology themes and paraphenomena that can contribute in the panorama of urbanisation and the critical problem that is human development in China and Africa.
What are you going to present in this conference?
I am going to present perspectives of the consciential paradigm in order to get into the issue of parareurbanology. The core I will try to focus on is that a consciousness that can be reurbanised in the extraphysical dimension with subsequent effects in the intraphysical dimension. My idea is to take a clear and didactic message from Homo sapiens reurbanisatus. In summary: I will talk about reurbanised consciousnesses, the importance of performing assistance and existential recycling. Architects, engineers, politicians and academics will be gathered in this event. I have been invited to talk about consciousness because they knew the focus of my work, in other words, the invitation was a conscious one. I have been invited because they came to know about the draft of the paraphenomenology dictionary that I took with me to Finland.
Do you make any correlations with the fact that China and Africa will be discussed in this event?
Various correlations. In May, when I was getting ready for the conference in Finland, I already left Brazil intending to offer Conscientiology’s assistantial voice to the global scenario. I had the opportunity to debate with Professor Waldo Vieira precisely about leaving Brazil with a well-grounded material and looking for ways to offer assistance by means of Conscientiology. We also discussed about what we can learn from this experience. That intention was clear for me when I left Brazil to go to Finland, because during that first travel, which lead to this second one, I met people, students and academic leaders, converging towards this purpose. I have a second intent regarding retribution to some helpers who have worked directly with me in parapsychic research, for example, with Tao Mao in previous experiments. When I travelled to the Netherlands (during my Finland trip), I went there thinking about the possibility of finding an appropriate atmosphere to translate some material and now we have the objective of getting to universities in China and to translate our material to Chinese. In this event, we are going to speak to a large number of Chinese universities and, right now, we cannot foresee the repercussions of this. Regarding Africa, I am asking for help from our colleagues at Intercons, the main African universities will also be represented in Canada, but this is a brand new contact.
In this trip to Canada, you are going to assume a place in AP-GC. Can you talk more about that?
As we have already explained, AP-GC is a global organisation of activists and universities concerning critical global problems. The main problem nowadays is world terrorism. This institution was even created with the intent of helping world leaders to have a better ethical orientation towards the terrorism problem. In addition, AP-GC is dedicated to offering solutions against religious fundamentalism and radicalism and against critical human development problems on this planet. People and universities who join this institution have affinity with the United Nations development programs and this was one of the reasons why I was invited to contribute. They have insisted for me to join because of my personal profile, as in my profession I perform a job which is related to the United Nations and I work in a human rights committee here in Paraná, and that was part of my credentials when I introduced myself. Along with that, they knew me as a researcher of parapsychism. In other words, the profile of parapsychic researcher associated with the interest for United Nations global human development is the profile of a great number of the researches who are in AP-GC. The first invitation was made to me by the Professor Rico Sneller, who is a Professor of Philosophy at Leiden University, Netherlands, and is responsible for the subject of phenomenology, occultism and spirituality and this sort of approach. He invited me to write a chapter for a book that will be published by Cambridge called “Spirituality and Global Ethics”. The invitation to join AP-GC came after this invitation about the book.
What are your impressions about this link with Conscientiology in the future?
I think about an interassistantial process of mutual learning. From the first moment, I saw the possibility of conscientiological ideas to be offered into a global scenario of maxifraternism and interassistance. This was the first guideline that I did not tell anyone, but it was the leading holothosene. I noticed an acceleration of this process with the draft of the Neological Dictionary of Paraphenomenology, that was seen and appreciated, and it helped in the invitations that I received. The ICCC has to evaluate the current moment of this approach, and enter into the interassistantial flux. We have to verify if some specific CIs and researchers are interested, and check the possibility of hosting one of the next annual meetings here in Brazil, in Foz do Iguaçu, Parana. We need to verify the interest and openness of the ICCC to receive and host a global event like this, on the subject of national polices, human development and with the support of the United Nations and involving many universities. Besides the fact that there was participants in Mexico and Colombia, until now, there was not a branch in Latin America. In São Paulo, I went to USP to see if they had interest in joining the organization and I still have not officially raised the subject with Unila, although an interest has appeared in informal conversations.
A third part of this trip, if we can put it that way, will be a presentation about Conscientiology. How will this activity be conducted?
When I sent the proposal of chapter for the book “Spirituality and Global Ethics”, my arguments were about the possibility of getting to an ethical dimension through processes of conscious expansion, improvement of lucidity and, among this, I used the word cosmoconsciousness. It has called their attention and they really wanted to get to know this new view and understanding of cosmoconsciousness, as this is a theme discussed in such environments. Today, what Conscientiology has to offer globally are advanced notions on the scope of cosmoethics, paralaw, and from a technical point of view, all the resources from Projectiology. The most refined approaches are those regarding expanding lucidity and discernment.
What is the idea of introducing elements such as anti-religion?
The anti-religion question is an assistantial positioning that Conscientiology has to offer to clarify the anti-religious perspective, as religion is an evolutionary restraint, and I will find ways to present it in an incisive but also a paradiplomatic way. It will be necessary to create a logical and gradual approach using our experiences. I do not have a religious past and my father has raised me in an anti-religious environment, this helped me to escape the religious process. I see how the principle of disbelief can help, by associating extraphysical experiences with discernment and, with our principles, we can get to anti-religion. The people who are inviting me are religious, but as far as I can see, they are from a more enlightened line of thought, and they are searching for alternatives against religious radicalisms and they will find conscientiological information, and it will be a new global experiment.
I am very comfortable about this trip because I do not have any intention of making ideological concessions, as I intend to present the conscientiological originality and see if they have any interest in this link.
* By Alexandre Pereira.
* Translated by ISIC (Ana Lusia Corte, revised by Jeffrey Lloyd)