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Finders Course Interview Excerpts

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Published on Jul 21, 2014

This video includes interview outakes with participants from the February 2014 Finders Course, hosted by the Center for the Study of Non-Symbolic Consciousness (www.nonsymbolic.org). You can sign up for the next version of the course at: http://nonsymbolic.org.

You can also view interviews of various lengths with the participants by viewing the Finders Course YouTube channel.

All participants who successfully completed the program transitioned to Persistent Non-Symbolic Experience (PNSE) during or shortly after the course.

Some traditions have referred to forms of PNSE as enlightenment, nonduality, persistent mystical states, transcendental consciousness, union with God, the peace that passeth understanding, and so forth.

It's important to note that PNSE is not limited to these traditional spiritual and religious interpretations. Many atheists and agnostics also experience forms of it. The Center for the Study of Non-Symbolic Consciousness researches PNSE from a scientific perspective (cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, biology, etc.).

You can learn more about the research into PNSE, including the various types of it that we refer to as 'Locations,' by downloading the summary paper at: http://nonsymbolic.org/PNSE-Summary-2... or by viewing a summary presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azYF3....

By watching the various interviews in the Finders Course channel, you can gain an increased understanding of how differently, and also how similarly, PNSE manifests in different locations on the continuum. At the time of these interviews, course participants had transitioned into Locations 1, 2, 3 and the transitional stage to Location 4. Further, different portions of Location 2 can be seen. See if you can match people up to their locations!


Finders Course Background
The Center for the Study of Non-Symbolic Consciousness has been working for over 8 years to scientifically research PNSE, and to find more reliable methods to help people experience it. Our research has spanned many collaborators and partners, and over a thousand research participants, on 6 continents.

Most of our work is technological and long term. In 2013 we decided to experiment with assembling a non-technological protocol that anyone could use, based on positive and cognitive psychology, and traditional and contemporary methods that our research had shown to be most effective for those who have transitioned into PNSE.

All of our work is research based. We do not have formal class schedules, nor are we in the business of teaching classes. Generally our experimental classes are offered at or close to our cost to put them on. These classes are attempts to refine our current protocols to allow them to help as many people as possible, and are ongoing research experiments being conducted by the center. To learn more and sign up to be notified of when we run experiments and test classes, sign up for the mailing list at:
http://nonsymbolic.org/contact/

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