Marjorie Woollacott, “Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind,” book event

November 4, 2015
7:00 pmto8:00 pm
November 19, 2015
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

1st location: Knight Library, Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St., UO campus
2nd location: White Stag Building, Portland


t5739_books_mwoollacott_e-blast_Marjorie Woollacott, UO Department of Human Physiology, is a member of the CSWS Healing Arts Research Interest Group. A neuroscientist, she has been the director of the Motor Control Lab at the University of Oregon since 1980. She will talk about her newest book, Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, October 2015), at two events in November, one on the UO campus in Eugene on Nov. 4, and one at the White Stag building in Portland on November 19.

From the publisher: “As a neuroscientist, Marjorie Woollacott had no doubts that the brain was a purely physical entity controlled by chemicals and electrical pulses. When she experimented with meditation for the first time, however, her entire world changed. Woollacott’s journey through years of meditation has made her question the reality she built her career upon and has forced her to ask what human consciousness really is. Infinite Awareness pairs Woollacott’s research as a neuroscientist with her self-revelations about the mind’s spiritual power. Between the scientific and spiritual worlds, she breaks open the definition of human consciousness to investigate the existence of a non-physical and infinitely powerful mind.”

These events are sponsored by the UO Duck Store, Academic Affairs, and HPHY.