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Graduate Degrees in Science and Consciousness

A leading-edge program integrating the experiential power of consciousness exploration with the rigor of the true scientific approach, offered in partnership with Wyrd Education and ICRL. 

Consciousness infuses all life on this planet and beyond

The Science and Consciousness degree programs are designed to help us deepen our understanding of consciousness and our engagement in its fields of information and energy. They provide rigorous academic and scientific teaching combined with direct experience of the subject matter resulting in grounded and embodied learning.


Building on far-reaching research such as the 28 years at Princeton’s Engineering Anomalies Research lab and related academic study, the degrees build on these foundations that have been laid and give us the opportunity to explore areas that few have gone to before.

“Moving from industrial to consciousness civilization is
the exciting challenge facing humanity at this time.
These unique degree programs prepare you
thoroughly for this challenge and identify you as a guide for the future.”

Dr. Peter Merry

Chair of the School of Science and Consciousness

If you have already completed your coursework with Wyrd Education, you can begin the process of enrolling with Ubiquity by clicking on each of the 3 buttons below:

Apply in three simple steps!

About this program

By joining this program, you become part of a community of learners committed to the exploration and development of consciousness to support humanity becoming a co-creative partner in the interconnected world we are all a part of.

The graduate degree programs in Science and Consciousness are composed of a set of core courses and elective courses, from which you need to take 6 credits. The courses are either live webinars with support materials or pre-recorded packaged courses with opportunity for live interaction with faculty.

We recommend that your program begins with Ubiquity’s Creative Journey to Dissertation course, which will give you the tools to shape, and eventually write, your thesis or dissertation. You will then continue your studies with Wyrd Education and ICRL, and return again to Ubiquity for the higher education credential.

Students in the programs have access to a dedicated group on Ubiquity’s custom-made community social learning platform to interact with other students in the program and share resources. Each of the courses also has a dedicated online group which faculty members are a part of.

Program Outcomes

By the end of your graduate degree in Science and Consciousness you should be able to:

Course Work

Students pursuing graduate coursework with Wyrd Education will select from modules such as those listed below:

Core Courses (10 Credits)

Elective Courses (choose at least 6 credits)

 

All coursework is administered by Wyrd Education. Students must contact Wyrd Education directly for more information about course content, academic requirements and timelines. Visit the Wyrd Education website here for more details. Those who have enrolled in or completed Wyrd Education requirements for the MA, PhD or MA/PhD track may begin the process of enrollment with Ubiquity by clicking below.

If you have already completed your coursework with Wyrd Education, you can begin the process of enrolling with Ubiquity by clicking on each of the 3 buttons below:

Apply in three simple steps!

Specialist Contributors over the Years:

David Vernon, PhD

Paula Petry, PhD

Marc Wittmann, PhD

Donna Thomas, PhD

Steve Taylor, PhD

Peter Merry, PhD

Wolfhardt Janu, PhD

Bernard Carr, PhD

Rev. Dr. Calen Rayne

Karen Darke

HH Khedrupchen Rinpoche

Paolo Morley-Fletcher 

Luigi Sciambarella

Dr. Jeffrey Dunne

Benjamin J. Butler

Kirsty Allan

Dr. David Luke

Dr Vasileios Basios

About Wyrd Education and ICRL

The International Consciousness Research Labs (ICRL) was established in 1990 to continue and build on the work of the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research labs (PEAR). ICRL works with communities at a local level, providing resources for individuals and organizations to expand their own understanding of consciousness as it relates to science, art, education, and health, as well as propagate that understanding to others. 

Wyrd Education works with Wyrd Experience who inherited the equipment and library from the PEAR lab in 2020, based at the Broughton Sanctuary in Yorkshire, UK. Wyrd Education focuses on providing learning experiences that remind us of the nature of our interconnectedness.

The Ubiquity Graduate Degree

The Ubiquity Graduate Program combines the US and European designs of graduate programs with a blend of taught learning with research and writing. The thesis or dissertation must demonstrate excellence at every level. It must show awareness of the history of the literature in your particular area; demonstrate careful analysis and understanding of the field in question; and, most importantly, show how your insight can be applied to the real world. The dissertation must be scholarly and utilize extensive bibliographical data and footnotes. It should, in other words, be an impeccable work of research.

The Creative Journey to Dissertation -
Finding Your Voice, Making your Mark

The “Creative Journey to Dissertation” is a 1-week intensive designed by our Dean of Graduate Studies Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo. The course is a critical part of the dissertation writing process and is a requirement for all MA/PhD candidates.

Support during your Graduate Program

During your graduate dissertation writing you will be supported by a Major Advisor of your own choosing, as well as optional writing courses and writing mentorship.

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Dr Vasileios Basios

Senior researcher in the Physics of Complex Systems at the University of Brussels, specialises in self-organisation and emergence in complex matter, with a background in working with Nobel laureate Ilya Prigogine’s team at the Solvay Institutes. 
He delves into the history of scientific ideas and is passionate about a qualitative shift in science, challenging the dominant materialistic-reductionist worldview. Vasileios is an advocate of self-reflection in scientific practice. He aims to contribute insights from the science of complex systems, as they offer essential transformative potential. His goal is to develop a resilient network of individuals, groups and organisations to advance this transformative scientific paradigm. As a member of the steering team of the Galileo Commission, he initiated its working group activities and was the first to establish the so-called “oREgano” working group (with the help of Brenda Dunne, Roger Nelson, Jeff Dunne and Wolfhardt Janu). He is a board member of the ICRL, currently co-chairs the Scientific and Medical Network, and is part of the newly formed Wyrd Research team.

Bernard Carr

Bernard Carr is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy at Queen Mary University of London. For his PhD he studied the first second of the universe with Stephen Hawking at Cambridge University and Caltech. He then held Research Fellowships at Trinity College and the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge before moving to Queen Mary in 1985. He has also held Visiting Professorships at various institutes in America, Canada and Japan. His professional area of research is cosmology and astrophysics and includes such topics as the early universe, black holes, dark matter and the anthropic principle. He is the author of around 300 papers and the books Universe or Multiverse? and Quantum Black Holes. He is very interested in the role of consciousness, regarding this as a fundamental rather than incidental feature of the Universe, and he is developing a new physical paradigm, which accommodates normal, paranormal and mystical experiences. He also has a long-standing interest in the relationship between science and religion and views psychical research as forming a bridge between them. He is President of the Scientific and Medical Network and a former President of the Society for Psychical Research.

Paula Petry

Paula holds a doctoral degree in Teaching and Learning from the University of Miami. After a long career at its medical school in the department of pediatrics, she resigned feeling there was a better way. The void gave way to the most improbable transformative healing. She traveled and studied with experts on the Akashic Records, shamanic energy medicine, and sound healing modalities. Her 2020 memoir, A Mother’s Courage to Awaken, Hope and Inspiration from My Daughter’s Journey in the AfterLife, helps others live courageous inner lives. Paula is a public speaker, has a private practice, and facilitates a weekly Power of 8 healing group. Her passion for helping today’s struggling youth has resulted in her curriculum, Destiny Code, teaching the precepts found in indigenous wisdom through the lens of science. She works in several capacities with Ubiquity University, its youth initiative, Humanity Rising guest, and teaches the course, The Power of Regenerative Grief.

paula@paulapetry.com

https://paulapetry.com/

Marc Wittmann

Marc Wittmann, Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health, Freiburg, Germany. Marc Wittmann studied Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and the University of Munich, Germany. He received his Ph.D. (1997) and his habilitation (2007) at the Institute of Medical Psychology, Medical School, University of Munich (LMU). Between 2004 and 2009 he was Research Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego. Since 2009 he is employed at the Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health, Freiburg, Germany. He is author of the books Felt Time (2016) and Altered States of Consciousness (2018), both published by MIT Press.

Donna Thomas

Donna is a research fellow at the University of Central Lancashire and author of Children’s Unexplained Experiences in a Post Materialist World (2023). With a background in linguistics and social science, Donna has researched with children, young people and adults for twenty years, focusing on living experience, identity, self and semiosis. Since 2018, Donna’s focus has been researching the nature of consciousness, self and extra sensory experiences with children to support transformation of social systems. Donna has published several academic articles and writes public interest pieces. Donna’s work can be found at https://donnamthomas.com.

Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor PhD is the author of many best-selling books on psychology and spirituality, as well as three volumes of poetry. He is a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University and a past chair of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society. His new book is DisConnected: The Roots of Human Cruelty and How Connection Can Heal the World. His books have been published in more than 20 languages, and his articles and essays have been published in many academic journals, magazines and newspapers, including The Psychologist, Philosophy Now, The Journal of Humanistic Psychology and The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology. He regularly appears in the media in the UK, and is a regular presenter of Prayer for the Day on BBC Radio 4. He writes blog articles for The Conversation and Psychology Today. Eckhart Tolle has described his work as ‘an important contribution to the global shift in consciousness that is taking place at present.’

Dr. Peter Merry

Peter Merry received an M.Sc. in Human Ecology from Edinburgh University, a B.A. Combined Honours in French and German from Exeter University, and a Ph.D. from Ubiquity University.

Peter serves as Ubiquity University’s Chief Innovation Officer. He is a recognised expert in the field of evolutionary systems dynamics and Spiral Dynamics Integral in particular. His first book was published in English and Dutch (Evolutionary Leadership, 2005) and his second in 2019 (Why Work? on designing work for people and planet). His third book Leading from the Field was published at the end of November 2020. He has an MSc in Human Ecology from Edinburgh University and a PhD from Ubiquity’s Wisdom School on volution theory (see www.volutiontheory.net). His personal website is www.petermerry.org. His academic profile with papers can be found at https://ubiquityuniversity.academia.edu/PeterMerry/Papers.

Peter teaches the Transformational Leadership, Merry Musings and Introduction to Energetics courses as well as hosting the annual Science and Consciousness event.

Dr. Wolfhardt Janu

Dr Wolfhardt Janu is core faculty for the Hack your World courses. ​​He holds a PhD in chemistry and worked for 10 years in academic research. He then moved to be a freelancer in software and hardware development for customized laboratory solutions.
At the same time he set up his own private laboratory to investigate the relationship between matter and consciousness, his main scientific interest for 25 years. Together with his colleagues and friends he developed a new method to scan the output of two random number event generators (REG’s) for correlations, which enables one to detect with high precision changes in a non-local field, mainly known as the field of consciousness.

On his journey, he has been practicing Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu for 19 years, discovered African Shamanism (Sangoma) and (co-)led several private scientific teams investigating the “paranormal” in theory and practice. In 2007 he got to know the work of Ken Wilber and since then he and his team(s) have been using the Integral map as the main tool to navigate and communicate on the margins of the so-called “unknown”.
Wolfhardt Janu is married, has two children and lives in Austria.

Rev. Dr. Calen Rayne

D.Min., Wisdom University
M.F.A., Naropa University
B.A., Purdue University


Rev. Dr. Rayne is a Unitarian Universalist Lay Community Minister and Spiritual Director in Buxton, Maine and also serves as Director of Organizational Architecture for Ubiquity University. Calen is a member of our core faculty for the Chartres Academy.
In both his Spiritual Direction and Earth Medicine practices, Dr. Rayne draws on decades of experience and training in following disciplines: labyrinth, reiki, kaballah, meditation, energy healing, Himalayan singing bowl, earth energies, feng shui/space clearing, dowsing, contemplative brush, Egyptian Bio-geometry, alchemy, sacred geometry, Druid geomancy, psychomanteum and medical intuitive work. He has trained with alchemists of the first religion of the Himalayas (nameless religion), known as “patterns of heaven and earth” or “sacred conventions.”
Dr. Rayne builds labyrinths, designs and consults on sacred landscapes, and produces energy mandalas and altars for healing for a global clientele. Visit themonklibrary .com for more about Calen’s work.
Calen teaches Energetics of Art (1, 2 and 3) and is faculty at the Chartres Academy and Science and Consciousness.

Paolo Morley-Fletcher 

Founder of AtmanWay, an independent consulting company that pioneers a unique approach blending Strategy,Wisdom and Action to facilitate growth and change in leaders, organizations and society at large.
Paolo is the initiator behind the Wisdom Dialogue movement, a global initiative that champions Silence & Dialogue to activate a new Dialogue for humanity. Informed by Silence and sourced out of Wisdom, this Dialogue serves as powerful catalyst to translate Love into Action and foster enduring peace.

Advocate of peace mediation, Paolo spearheaded significant global endeavors, including at the outbreak of the Ukraine conflict, the 24-hour Wisdom Meditation Marathon, and Monthly Wisdom Dialogue Circles to Silence the Guns, and embody our interconnectedness.

As a Global Leader for The Katzenbach Center (PwC’s think-tank) and for The Center for Transformational Presence  Paolo’s impact as Strategist, Coach and Seeker extends worldwide.

HH Khedrupchen Rinpoche

Monla Khedrup Rinpoche (also referred to as Khedrupchen Rinpoche) was born in 1990 in Eastern Bhutan. He was recognized and enthroned as the fifth reincarnation of Kyabgon Monla Khedrup Jigme Kundrol, a renowned scholar and practitioner from Bhutan who was one of the main students of Jigme Lingpa, a highly revered and realized teacher of eighteenth century Tibet.

Rinpoche started his formal monastic education from the age of thirteen in Phagchok Monastery in Eastern Bhutan under the guidance of Lama Kunzang Namdrol. In 2006, he joined Mindrolling College in India for nine years of advanced Buddhist studies in sutras and tantras where he graduated in 2015 with an acharya degree (equivalent to a Ph.D.). Upon completion he was appointed teaching faculty at Mindrolling, a great honor, and taught there for three years. He has studied directly under many eminent Buddhist teachers across various sects of Tibetan Buddhism. His main teachers are the late His Holiness the Fourth Dodrupchen Rinpoche, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyenste Rinpoche, Dza Jigme Namgyal, Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche, Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche and Khenchen Katayana. He has also completed several years of intensive short and long-term meditation retreats.

Rinpoche is Founder and President of Khedrup Foundation, a non-profit religious organization registered in Bhutan, Supreme Head of Rephel Mebar Lhakhang, a 1,200-year old temple of great historical significant in Trongsa, Central Bhutan, and Founder and Spiritual Director of Sangchen Ogyen Tsuklag Monastery in Trongsa, Central Bhutan and Phajo Gonpa Gomde, a yogi retreat center, in Samdrup Jongkhar, Eastern Bhutan.

Rinpoche’s activities often consist of putting wisdom and compassion into social action. In 2016, he founded Siddhartha’s Wisdom Club to introduce Buddhist wisdom and values for youth, helping them live in harmony with their inner and outer nature, particularly connecting inner well-being with environmental preservation. In 2017, he founded the Ami-Deva Association for elder citizens to help create a community of connection and belonging where they can deeply practice meditation for inner well-being. Additionally, Rinpoche is involved in numerous humanitarian activities across the country in a range of areas.

Rinpoche travels around the world teaching and collaborating with scholars and practitioners in universities, institutes, and centers in order to innovate new skillful-means for teaching Buddha-Dharma in a modern context and to continue the lineages of Buddhism for future generations.

Dr. David Luke

Dr David Luke is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Greenwich, UK, where he has been teaching an undergraduate course on the Psychology of Exceptional Human Experience since 2009, and he is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Psychedelic Research, Imperial College London, and Lecturer on the MSc Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology for Alef Trust and Liverpool John Moores University. His research focuses on transpersonal experiences, anomalous phenomena and altered states of consciousness, especially via psychedelics, having published more than 100 academic papers in this area, including thirteen books, such as Otherworlds: Psychedelics and Exceptional Human Experience (2nd ed., 2019). When he is not running clinical drug trials with LSD, conducting DMT field experiments or observing apparent weather control with Mexican shamans he directs the Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness salon at the Institute of Ecotechnics, London, and is a cofounder and trustee of Breaking Convention: International Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness. He has given over 400 invited public lectures and conference presentations; won teaching, research and writing awards; organised numerous festivals, conferences, symposia, seminars, retreats, expeditions, pagan cabarets and pilgrimages; and has studied techniques of consciousness alteration from South America to India, from the perspective of scientists, shamans and Shivaites. He lives life on the edge, of Sussex.

Luigi Sciambarella

Luigi is a UK-based Monroe Institute Trainer and Board Member and UKCP-registered hypno-psychotherapist. Since 2010, Luigi has been involved in expanding Monroe’s international reach through global collaborations, talks, interviews and podcasts, and Expand app content creation. Luigi holds qualifications in Psychology and Psychotherapy and is involved in teaching and accrediting hypno-psychotherapy students through the UK’s National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. His mission is to increase awareness of the Monroe Institute and build a vibrant international community.

Dr. Jeffrey Dunne

Dr. Jeffrey Dunne is the President and Chairman of the Board of the International Consciousness Research Laboratories (ICRL), a charitable research organization established in the late 1990’s to build upon the foundation laid through the research carried out at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) Laboratory.  In addition to his role with ICRL, Jeff is a systems engineer and researcher in the fields of data science and artificial intelligence at the Johns Hopkins University, where he augments his focus on the nature of consciousness with skills in a wide range of technical disciplines, from signal processing and acoustics to data fusion and linguistics.  Jeff is also an award-winning author and playwright.  With his recently published novel, Nexus, he weaves together the scientific and the spiritual to introduce the principle of syntropy to readers of any age and background, showcasing the importance of finding balance at every scale—personal, societal, and global.  Dr. Dunne holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. in Experimental Physics.

Benjamin J. Butler

Benjamin’s life motto is “walk a colourful path”. 
Benjamin J Butler is a former investor and now writer, futurist, and vision guide. Whilst continuing to forecast futures, he is an evangelist for our transition to a technologically-advanced ecological civilisation. His unique perspective comes from living in Asia for 20 years and being a holistic thinker. 
He has been a long term practitioner of Zen and the Tao, having been based out of Asia for 22 years. In his early twenties he moved to Japan, where he learnt the Japanese language and culture – and encountered Zen.
Many international organisations have sought his perspective on futures. He has spoken internationally at institutions from the United Nations to the World Economic Forum. He  holds positions as a futurist advisor with a number of organisations such as Zurich-based Horasis, the American Renewable Energy Institute , the UN’s Resilience Frontiers initiative, which uses collective intelligence to create desirable futures for 2030-2050. 
“We are at a turning point, a new epoch for humanity. The new civilization needs universities of the futue and I imagine Ubiquity University to be a forerunner where one can apprentice in the skills and capabilities of the new paradigm.”

Kirsty Lucinda Allan

PG Cert, PG Cert, PG Dip, BSc (Hons), GMBsS
Consciousness researcher, educator and consultant. 
Academically, Kirsty is a post-graduate psychologist with specialisms in psi phenomena, sensory processing sensitivity and well-being. She is also a scholar of Western mystery philosophy.
A ‘highly sensitive person’ with a passion for inclusion, she has a successful career portfolio spanning both arts and science involving leadership with gentle disruption and social change-making at a national level.  As such, she coaches other highly sensitive aspirational people to leverage their innate, intuitive capacities as powerful strengths for transformation, manifestation and illuminative leadership.

David Vernon

David Vernon is a psychologist specializing in neuroscience, cognition and research methods. His research interests include parapsychology, enhancing human performance, creativity, and neurofeedback. In particular, he is interested in the implications of psi research for models and theories of consciousness.

 

https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/david-vernon-0