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Lessons from Mind Control Camp: The American Quest for Super Powers

  • The Observatory Room 543 Union St Brooklyn, NY, 11215 United States (map)

In the 1960’s, American parapsychologist Jose Silva was determined to demonstrate that psychic skills could be taught to willing adults–and children. Author Suzanne Clores (Memoirs of a Spiritual Outsider) tells of her experience in the Silva Mind Control summer camp as a nine-year-old in 1980, and how early exposure to the idea of self-improvement via super powers links to the rhetoric of American exceptionalism.  Clores also will introduce her newest endeavor, The Extraordinary Project, a web-based repository of real life instances of exceptional human experience, as an antidote to the quest for super powers, and a route to conversation about inherent extraordinary capabilities.

 Jose Silva in deep alpha meditation

Jose Silva in deep alpha meditation

Earlier Event: September 15
Chicago Extraordinary Party Launch
Later Event: January 11
Madison Extraordinary Party