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FEBRUARY EVENT CANCELLED - Gary E. Schwartz, PhD: Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence: The Science and Ethics of Truth Seeking and Truth Abuse

  • 12-Feb-2020
  • 18:00 - 20:00
  • Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation, 3182 N. Swan Rd.


  • $17 for members who pay the Monday before ($27 after and at the door). Members may add nonmember guests for $22. If you are a MEMBER and this option is grayed out, please LOG IN to access this price.
  • $27 for members who pay the day before or day-of. (Members may add nonmember guests for $25.) If you are a MEMBER and this option is grayed out, please LOG IN to access this price.
  • $40 for Non-Members who pay AT THE DOOR. (Non-members may add Non-Member guests for the same amount.)
  • $27 for non-members who register and pay at least ONE WEEK in advance. Non-members may add other nonmember guests for the same amount.
  • $37 for Non-Members who pay 1-6 DAYS IN ADVANCE ($40 at the door). Non-members may add Non-Member guests for the same amount.


We regret to inform you that Dr. Gary E. Schwartz has developed the flu and will be unavailable to speak this Wednesday, February 12th. The February dinner event has been cancelled but do not fear, Dr. Schwartz has been rescheduled to speak at our April dinner event on Wednesday, April 8th!

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.


A Dinner Event with Gary E. Schwartz, PhD:

Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence: The Science and Ethics of Truth Seeking and Truth Abuse 

7-Minute Spotlight:

Hannah Ebner

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
6pm – 8pm Dinner Event


Join us for an evening and dinner with Gary E. Schwartz, PhD, as he discusses his latest findings he is publishing in his most recent book, Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence: The Science and Ethics of Truth Seeking and Truth Abuse.

In his own words:


When people (be they scientists, students, skeptics, grieving parents, media) would ask me why I began doing controversial research on the question of the possibility of survival of consciousness after physical death – an extraordinary claim, if ever there was one – I confessed to being “pushed and pulled in the same direction.” I would say:

“I was pushed there by science, by theory, reasoning, and evidence.

But I was pulled there by love, by Linda’s love for her deceased father, by Susy’s love for her deceased mother, by Stardust’s love for her deceased husband, etc.

And when you are pushed and pulled in the same direction, it’s very hard to resist.”

[Since then, there has been a number of extraordinary claims and supporting evidence and] in each instance, the professional pushing was not, by itself, enough (sufficient) for me to act on the existing scientific theory and evidence. Each professional “pushing force” required the simultaneous addition of a strong personal “pulling force” – specifically of love, caring, and compassion surrounding the specific claim – for me to take the professional plunge and transform my private (covert) conceptual musings into scientific (overt) research actions.

Metaphorically speaking – and maybe physiologically as well – what was required was a confluence / synergy / harmony between my head and heart, both pointing in the same direction, for me to have the courage (and some would say, fool heartedness) to address such controversial claims.

Extraordinary opportunities now exist for us to mature and evolve as a global species, but we will need extraordinary education if we are to benefit from these precious opportunities for our children and future generations.

The opportunity is here; the choice is ours.


Join us for this truly enlightening discussion!

About Gary E. Schwartz

Dr. Gary E. Schwartz, PhD is a Professor of Psychology, Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry and Surgery. 


He is the Director of the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health (LACH, formerly the Human Energy Systems Laboratory). After receiving his doctorate from Harvard University, he served as a professor of psychology and psychiatry at Yale University, director of the Yale Psychophysiology Center, and co-director of the Yale Behavioral Medicine Clinic. He is also a featured expert in the documentary The Voice, which, like The Secret and What the Bleep Do We Know?, presents an alternate way of looking at the world to better understand suffering, war, aging, disease and death.

Professor Schwartz has published more than four hundred scientific papers, edited eleven academic books, is the author of several books including The Afterlife Experiments, The Truth About Medium, The G.O.D. Experiments, and The Energy Healing Experiments.

Wellness can be present at any level - environmental, biological, psychological, social, and spiritual. Spiritual wellness can have an impact, directly or indirectly, on all the other levels. Meaningful coincidences, what Carl Jung called synchronicities, can have a powerful influence on spiritual health and wellness.

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Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation
3182 N, Swan Road, 85712

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
6pm - 8pm
Doors Open at 5:45 p.m.

Dinner will be catered including
gluten-free and vegetarian selections.

EARLY BIRD (through the Monday before): $17*
*Includes FREE raffle ticket!
REGULAR & DAY-OF (Day Before and at the Door): $27

EARLY BIRD (through the Wednesday/one week before): $27
REGULAR (Thursday before through day before): $37
DAY-OF: $40

you can save money and we can get a proper head count.

Event Policies

  • Full event price is due if you wish to attend any portion of an event or if you choose not to eat dinner.  In fairness to all, no exceptions. 
  • If you've pre-registered but are not able to attend and if you email us no later than the Monday before the Wednesday event, your event fee may be applied to a future event. We are required to provide a headcount to our caterer in advance, so a credit of your pre-registration fee to a future event will only be granted during the open pre-registration period.
  • When registration closes online, payment can only be made by credit card at the event registration table.
  • No refunds are offered post-event for any reason.


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