Last Day to Submit your Abstract for the SAC Spring Conference

TRANSFORMING ENERGY INTO ACTION 

2017 SAC SPRING CONFERENCE 

Today, January 31st is the final day to submit your abstract for the SAC Spring Conference.

Register here  and Submit your Abstract by January 31, 2017. You will be notified regarding your submission by Febuary 5th, 2017. 

Registration Prices:

Member Advanced Reg: $150

Member One-Day (onsite): $50 

Non-member Advanced Reg: $170

Non-Member One-Day (on-site): $70

Student Member Adv. Reg: $80

Student Member One-Day (onsite): $25

Student Non-Member Adv. Reg: $100

Student Non-Member One-Day (onsite): $25 



Questions? Please contact Program Coordinator Brian Bartelt at conferencesac@gmail.com

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Submissions Deadline for SAC Spring Conference is Approaching 

TRANSFORMING ENERGY INTO ACTION 

2017 SAC SPRING CONFERENCE 

All abstract submissions for the SAC Spring Conference are due January 31st, 2017.

The concept of “subtle energy” is fundamental to many of the esotericprincipals and spiritual beliefs that have been part of our world’s cultures since time immemorial.  Variously called qi (chi), mana, prana, chakra, wakan, keyoi, holy spiritcosmic etherlife force, etc., these traditions emphasize that all things, including humans, are made up of a network of complex energies and energetic fields.  The theme of the 2017 conference concerns the diverse ways in which these subtle energies can be manipulated or transformed and the significance of these practices to the world today.

 

We invite papers, panel proposals and workshops on topics such as:

Ø  Rituals, spiritual traditions & techniques that transform consciousness

Ø  Transformative healing and other energy healing modalities

Ø  Phenomenology and subtle energy research

Ø  Transformative power of myth and archetypes

Ø  Entheogens and psychoactive substances

Ø  Dreams and the transpersonal

Ø  Liminal states

Ø  Mind-body interaction / Interface between spirit and matter

Ø  Shamanism as a path of transformation

Ø  Anomalous human abilities (clairvoyance, psychokinesis, levitation, etc.)

Ø  Addiction and altered states

We also invite submissions of artistic works and experiential workshops that explore the interrelationships among subtle energy, consciousness and healing.  Suggestions for experiential workshops include, but are not limited to: subtle energy and creative expression, sound therapy, trance-inducing music and dance, qigong, tai chi, kirtan, chakra balancing and guided meditation.

Register here  and Submit your Abstract by January 31, 2017.

Registration Prices:

Member Advanced Reg: $150

Member One-Day (onsite): $50 

Non-member Advanced Reg: $170

Non-Member One-Day (on-site): $70

Student Member Adv. Reg: $80

Student Member One-Day (onsite): $25

Student Non-Member Adv. Reg: $100

Student Non-Member One-Day (onsite): $25

Questions? Please contact Program Coordinator Brian Bartelt at conferencesac@gmail.com

 

Submissions Deadline Extended to January 31st for SAC Spring Conference 

Extended Deadline is January 31st.

Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness

2017 Annual Conference Transforming Energy into Action

We are extending the deadline for submissions of papers, panels, and workshops for the SAC Spring Conference.  As we have extended the deadline for submissions, we will postpone notification until February 5th so that our conference program committee will have time to review all the submissions.

Register here  and Submit your Abstract by January 31, 2017.

Registration Prices:

Member Advanced Reg: $150

Member One-Day (onsite): $50 

Non-member Advanced Reg: $170

Non-Member One-Day (on-site): $70

Student Member Adv. Reg: $80

Student Member One-Day (onsite): $25

Student Non-Member Adv. Reg: $100

Student Non-Member One-Day (onsite): $25

Questions? Please contact Program Coordinator Brian Bartelt at conferencesac@gmail.com

Update on SAC Spring Conference information and Extended Deadline for the CFP

Transforming Energy into Action

The concept of “subtle energy” is fundamental to many of the esotericprincipals and spiritual beliefs that have been part of our world’s cultures since time immemorial.  Variously called qi (chi), mana, prana, chakra, wakan, keyoi, holy spiritcosmic etherlife force, etc., these traditions emphasize that all things, including humans, are made up of a network of complex energies and energetic fields.  The theme of the 2017 conference concerns the diverse ways in which these subtle energies can be manipulated or transformed and the significance of these practices to the world today.

 

We invite papers, panel proposals and workshops on topics such as:

Ø  Rituals, spiritual traditions & techniques that transform consciousness

Ø  Transformative healing and other energy healing modalities

Ø  Phenomenology and subtle energy research

Ø  Transformative power of myth and archetypes

Ø  Entheogens and psychoactive substances

Ø  Dreams and the transpersonal

Ø  Liminal states

Ø  Mind-body interaction / Interface between spirit and matter

Ø  Shamanism as a path of transformation

Ø  Anomalous human abilities (clairvoyance, psychokinesis, levitation, etc.)

Ø  Addiction and altered states

We also invite submissions of artistic works and experiential workshops that explore the interrelationships among subtle energy, consciousness and healing.  Suggestions for experiential workshops include, but are not limited to: subtle energy and creative expression, sound therapy, trance-inducing music and dance, qigong, tai chi, kirtan, chakra balancing and guided meditation.

Proposals for individual papers, panels, workshops and special events should be submitted by January 31st, 2017 to conferencesac@gmail.com.

Registration fees should be paid to AAA before submitting abstracts. Register Here  and Submit your Abstract by January 31, 2017.

Registration Prices:

Member Advanced Reg: $150

Member One-Day (onsite): $50 

Non-member Advanced Reg: $170

Non-Member One-Day (on-site): $70

Student Member Adv. Reg: $80

Student Member One-Day (onsite): $25

Student Non-Member Adv. Reg: $100

Student Non-Member One-Day (onsite): $25

If your paper is not accepted, you may request a refund of your registration fees. Submissions will not be accepted unless registration is completed by the submission deadline. Acceptance notifications will be sent by February 5th, 2017.

Limit: one paper or presentation per person, unless prior approval has been obtained from the Program Chair. Session organizers may submit individual papers for inclusion in their sessions. Please indicate whether you will require audio-visual equipment for your presentation. A projector, screen and laptop will be made available.

HOTEL REGISTRATION: The 2017 conference will be held at the California Institute for Human Science in Encinitas, CA.  Conference participants can stay at the nearby Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach. Breakfast is included with your room. Please contact the reservation desk and mention that you are with SAC to receive a special room rate:

(760) 942- 7455 http://www.bwencinitas.com/

A shuttle service will be available from the hotel to the conference everyday. Lunch will be provided at the conference location.

Questions? Please contact Program Coordinator Brian Bartelt at conferencesac@gmail.com

 

 

Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness 37th Annual Conference 

2017 Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness 37th Annual Conference 

Date: March 29 — April 1, 2017
Location: California Institute for Human Science 

701 Garden View Ct.  Encinitas, CA 92024 

You must register before submitting your abstract. 

Register here  and Submit your Abstract by January 31, 2017

Registration Prices:

Member Advanced Reg: $150

Member One-Day (onsite): $50 

Non-member Advanced Reg: $170

Non-Member One-Day (on-site): $70

Student Member Adv. Reg: $80

Student Member One-Day (onsite): $25

Student Non-Member Adv. Reg: $100

Student Non-Member One-Day (onsite): $25

Questions? Please contact Program Coordinator Brian Bartelt at conferencesac@gmail.com

Wisdom sits in Places SAC spring conference schedule

Wisdom sits in Places SAC Spring Conference   Program  

SAC Spring Conference   Program  

Thursday, March 31, 2016  

WILLAMETTE  BALLROOM

Thursday Morning  
9:30
Check-in

10:00–10:45   
President’s Welcome and Opening Ceremony: The Wolf Spirit Singers

11:00 am–12:30     
Colonialism and Community Identity: Geopolitical, Indigenous, and Archaeological Implications of Space
Session 
Chair: Lee Gilmore

11:00–11:20
Julia K. Bilek    “Crossing and Dwelling”: Episcopal Hogans in Navajoland

11:20–11:40
Alexandra Peck   Tamanowas Rock, Intertribal Conflict, and Settler Colonialism: A Sacred   Coast Salish Site in Northwestern Washington  and Its Contemporary Implications for Historical  Archaeology

11:40–12:00
Lee Gilmore    Turn the World Upside Down: Indigenous Activists at the Parliament of the World’s Religions

12:00–12:20
Discussion

12:30–2:00
LUNCH

 

Thursday  Afternoon  

2:00   –   3:30     

Mapping  Individual   and  Cultural  Space:   Occultism,   Inner   Ecology  and  Embodied  Cognition  

Session  Chair:  Sharon  G.  Mijares

2:00   –   2:20
David  Miller Biocultural Bases of Places and Spaces

2:20   –   2:40
Brian Bartelt and Mr. Njakoi John Bah Making the Invisible Visible: The Epistemology of Spatial   Experience and the Efficacy of Occult Phenomena in Cameroon.

2:40   –   3:00
Sharon  G.  Mijares:  Inner  Ecology  and  Liminal  Spaces

3:00   –   3:20
Discussion

3:30   –   4:00
BREAK

 

4:00   –   5:30
Creation  &  Consciousness: Paleolithic, Archaeological, & Human-Centered  Mappings  of  Place  and  Space
Session  Chair:  Andrew  Gurevich

4:00   –   4:20
Benjamin Campbell: Consciousness and Place Making in European Paleolithic Cave Art

4:20   –   4:40
Mark Thomas Shekoyan: Partnering with Anima Mundi: From Enframing to Co-‐Creative  Partnership  through Shamanic Biomimicry

4:40   –   5:00
Andrew  Gurevich: The Wisdom of THIS place: The Paisley Caves and the Origins of Symbolic  Consciousness  in  North  America

5:00   –   5:20
Discussion

5:30  –  7:00  PM
SAC  Board  Meeting:    (Location  TBA)

 

 

Conference Program

Friday, April 1, 2016

WILLAMETTE BALLROOM

Friday   Morning  
9:30
Check   in

10:00   –   11:30
Landscapes  of  Transformation   –   Encountering   the   Sacred  Session  Chair:  Bryan  Rill

10:00   –   10:20
Nancy  Grace:   Music   and   Ecopsychology:   Making   Place   Through   Sound   in  Space

10:20   –   10:40
Dennis  L.   Merritt:   The   Soul   of   Glacier   Country

10:40   –   11:00
Bryan   Rill:      Making   Sacred   the   Mundane:   Transforming   the   Mountain

11:00   –   11:20
Discussion

11:30   –   1:30
LUNCH

 

Friday   Afternoon  
1:30   –   3:00
Romancing   the   Philosopher’s   Stone:   Romantic,   Pyrotechnic,   &  Architectonic   Perceptions   of   Place
Session  Chair:  Jordan  Burich

1:30   –   1:50
Jordan   Anthony   Burich:   Fire   In   the   Mind:   Kindling   a   Discourse   On   the  Role   of   Pyrotechnics   In   Physical   and   Cultural   Evolution

1:50   –   2:10
John   (Sean)   Hinton:   Subconscious   Aspects   of   Place:   Positivistic   vs.  Romantic   Views   of   Place   and   Consciousness

2:10   –   2:30
el-‐Sayed   el-‐Aswad:   Architectonic   Space   and   Cultural   Identity:   A   Case  Study   of   the   United   Arab   Emirates

2:30   –   2:50
Discussion

3:00   –   3:30
BREAK

 

 

3:30 – 5:15
Sacred Spaces of the Academic Mind 
Session Chair: Jeff MacDonald

3:30 – 3:50
Matthew C. Bronson: “Your Rubric Caged My Songbird”: Reclaiming Assessment as a Sacred Space of Reflection

3:50 – 4:10
Jeff MacDonald: Recreating Sacred Space among Refugees

4:10 – 4:30
Timothy J. Lavalli: Spaces Seldom Considered Sacred

4:30 – 4:50
Mira Z. Amiras: Walk through that door, and something will emerge—

 

Friday Evening

Experiential Workshop

5:30 – 7:30 Mira Z. Amiras and Erin Vang Sacred Space / Sacred Time: the Jewish Obsession with Creation, Ritual, and the Alphabet.

 

 

Conference Program

Saturday, April 2, 2016

WILLAMETTE BALLROOM

Saturday Morning

9:30
Check in

10:00 – 11:15
The Wisdom of Shamanic Initiations

10:00 – 11:15
Susan Ross Grimaldi and John R. Lawrence, Jr.: Traveling in Tandem to Invisible Places: A Video Presentation

11:15 – 11:30
BREAK

 

11:30 – 1:00      

Zen & the Art of Cultural Healing: Navigating Community and

Session Chair: Andrew Gurevich

11:30 – 11:50
Tara Gallagher: The Shamans of Riverwest: The Anti-power of Community Radio in Social Action

11:50 -12:10
Justin Panneck: Migratory Ascension and Human Potential: Decoding the Wisdom of Culture

12:10 – 12:30
Donna Emsel Schill: Corporeal Navigation and Human Potential

12:30 – 12:45           Discussion

1:00 – 2:30              LUNCH

 

Saturday Afternoon

2:30 – 4:00

Death and Resurrection: Exploring Mythological and Virtual Concepts of Death and Crisis

 

Session Chair: Sydney Yeager

2:30 – 2:50         Sydney Yeager: Making Sacred in Virtual Space

2:50 – 3:10         Greg Wright: The Sea of Trees – Suicide, Mental Health, and Place in Japan’s Aokigahara

3:10 – 3:30         Stanley Krippner: Anomalies and Stigmatic Activity in Brasilia

3:30 – 3:45        Discussion

 

Saturday Evening

6:00 – 7:15

Keynote Address – Tina Fields, PhD

“I am He as You are He as You are Me, and We are All Together” Fostering Ecopsychological Relationship with Place

 

7:30 – 9:30 Closing Buffet Dinner and Celebration

SAC 2016 Annual Conference Schedule

SAC 2016 Annual Conference

“Wisdom Sits in Places:” Place, Space, and Consciousness

Annual Meeting March 31 – April 2, 2016

Location: University Place hotel and Conference Center

310 SW Lincoln Street, Portland, OR 97201
Thursday, March 31, 2016

Thursday March 31, 2016

Thursday Morning

9:30                             Check-in

 

10:00 – 10:45           Opening Ceremony and Welcome with the Wolf Spirit Singers

 

11:00 am – 12:30    Colonialism and Community Identity:  Geopolitical, Indigenous, and Archaeological Implications of Space

Session Chair: Lee Gilmore

  •  Julia K. Bilek: “Crossing and Dwelling”: Episcopal Hogans in Navajoland
  • Alexandra Peck: Tamanowas Rock, Intertribal Conflict, and Settler Colonialism: A Sacred Coast Salish Site in Northwestern Washington and Its Contemporary Implications for Historical Archaeology
  • Lee Gilmore: Turn the World Upside Down: Indigenous Activists at the Parliament of the World’s Religions

 

12:30 – 2:00                LUNCH

 

Thursday Afternoon

 2:00 – 3:30   Mapping Individual and Cultural Space: Occultism, Inner Ecology, and Embodied Cognition

 Session Chair: Sharon G. Mijares

  •  David Miller: Biocultural Bases of Places and Spaces
  • Sharon G. Mijares: Inner Ecology and Liminal Spaces
  • Brian Bartelt and Mr. Njakoi John Bah: Making the Invisible Visible: The Epistemology of Spatial Experience and the Efficacy of Occult Phenomena in Cameroon.

 

3:30 – 4:00        BREAK

 

4:00 – 5:30   Creation & Consciousness:  Paleolithic, Archaeological, & Human-Centered Mappings of Place and Space

 Session Chair: Andrew Gurevich

  • Benjamin Campbell: Consciousness and Place Making in European Paleolithic Cave Art
  • Mark Thomas Shekoyan: Partnering with Anima Mundi: From Enframing to Co-Creative Partnership through Shamanic Biomimicry
  • Andrew Gurevich: The Wisdom of THIS place: The Paisley Caves and the Origins of Symbolic Consciousness in North America

 

6:00 – 7:00     SAC Board Meeting

 

 

Friday April 1, 2016

Friday Morning

9:30        Check in

 

10:00 – 11:30    Landscapes of Transformation – Encountering the Sacred

Session Chair: Bryan Rill

  •  Nancy Grace: Music and Ecopsychology: Making Place Through Sound in Space
  • Dennis L. Merritt: The Soul of Glacier Country
  • Bryan Rill: Making Sacred the Mundane: Transforming the Mountain

 

11:30 – 1:30            LUNCH

 

Friday Afternoon

 1:30 – 3:00       Romancing the Philosopher’s Stone: Romantic, Pyrotechnic, & Architectonic Perceptions of Place

Session Chair: Jordan Burich

  •  Jordan Anthony Burich: Fire In the Mind: Kindling a Discourse On the Role of Pyrotechnics In Physical and Cultural Evolution
  • John (Sean) Hinton: Subconscious Aspects of Place: Positivistic vs. Romantic Views of Place and Consciousness
  • el-Sayed el-Aswad, United Arab Emirates University: Architectonic Space and Cultural Identity: A Case Study of the United Arab Emirates

 

3:00 – 3:30     BREAK

 

3:30 – 5:15      Session: Sacred Spaces of the Academic Mind

Session Chair: Jeff MacDonald

  • Matthew Bronson: “Your Rubric Caged My Songbird”: Reclaiming Assessment as a Sacred Space of Reflection
  • Jeff MacDonald: Recreating Sacred Space among Refugees
  • Timothy J. Lavalli: Spaces Seldom Considered Sacred
  • Mira Z. Amiras: Walk through that door, and something will emerge

 

Friday Evening

 7:30 – 8:30    Ceremony: Sabbath Ritual/Lighting of Candles with

Mira Z. Amiras

 

 

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016

 Saturday Morning

9:30                    Check in

 

10:00 – 11:15    The Wisdom of Shamanic Initiations

Session Chair: Andrew Gurevich

  •  Susan Ross Grimaldi and John R. Lawrence, Jr.: Traveling in Tandem to Invisible Places: A Video Presentation

 

11:15 – 11:30      BREAK

 

 

11:30 – 1:00       Zen & the Art of Cultural Healing: Navigating Community and Cultural Boundaries through Human Ritual and Social Action

Session Chair: Justin Panneck

  • Tara Gallagher: The Shamans of Riverwest: The Anti-power of Community Radio in Social Action
  • Justin Panneck: Migratory Ascension and Human Potential: Decoding the Wisdom of Culture
  • Donna Emsel Schill: Corporeal Navigation and Human Potential

 

Saturday Afternoon

 

1:00 – 2:30       LUNCH

 

2:30 – 4:00       Death and Resurrection:  Exploring Mythological and Virtual Concepts of Death and Crisis

Session Chair: Sydney Yeager

  •  Greg Wright: The Sea of Trees of Suicide, Mental Health, and Place in Japan’s Aokigahara
  • Sydney Yeager: Making Sacred in Virtual Space
  • Stanley Krippner: Anomalies and Stigmatic Activity in Brasilia

 

Saturday Evening

6:00 – 7:00         Keynote Address  – Tina Fields, PhD                                       

“I am He as You are He as You are Me, and We are All Together”— Fostering Ecopsychological Relationship with Place

 7:00 – 9:00        Closing Dinner and Celebration

SAC Spring 2016: Call for Papers

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“Wisdom Sits in Places:” Place, Space, and Consciousness

 

In his book Wisdom Sits in Places, Keith Basso suggested that place making involves multiple acts of remembering and imagining which inform each other in complex ways. The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness will discuss how “wisdom sits in places” the ways in which people remember and imagine the realms in which they live. The Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness welcomes paper and panel proposals for its March 31-April 2, 2016 meeting at University Place Hotel in Portland, Oregon. We encourage submission of interdisciplinary and collaborative works. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Ecopsychology
  • Virtual spaces and realities
  • Liminal places
  • Places and perception of time
  • Indigenous ways of knowing and place making
  • Ethnic, national, and political imaginings of place
  • Narratives and storytelling
  • Entheogens and psychoactive substances
  • Contested geographies and war zones
  • Climate change and ecological precarity
  • Natural disasters and gentrification
  • Art and place-making

 

Instructions

Proposals for individual papers, panels, workshops and special events should be submitted by January 3, 2016. Registration fees should be paid to AAA by January 3rd. If your paper is not accepted, you may request a refund of your registration fees. Submissions will not be accepted unless the author has already completed the registration process on the AAA registration website by January 3rd.

 

Papers that belong to sessions must be submitted individually. Authors must register and pay before deadline. Limit: one paper or presentation per person, unless prior approval has been obtained from the Program Chair. Session organizers may submit individual papers for inclusion in their sessions. Please indicate whether you will require audiovisual equipment for your presentation on the “Finish” form. A projector and screen can be made available if needed. We have a central laptop (PC).

 

Hotel Information

University Place hotel and Conference Center

310 SW Lincoln Street, Portland, OR 97201
To receive a special conference rate, please contact the reservation desk at University Place Hotel and mention that you are with SAC to receive a special room rate. (503) 221-0140 or (866) 845-4647.

 

Questions? Please contact the Program Chair, Dr. Nicole Torres at conferencesac@gmail.com.