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4th to 7th September 2015, Salvador, Brazil


Blossoming of Awareness, Awakening the Heart:
Embracing Spirituality Across Science, Philosophy, Arts and Tradition

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The IX ALUBRAT International Congress gathers researchers from Brazil, Portugal, United States, England, France, Germany, Canada, Venezuela, Argentina, and South Africa. For the first time the most important transpersonal associations such as: ITA (International Transpersonal Association), EUROTAS (European Transpersonal Association), ATP (Association for Transpersonal Psychology), ATI (Asociación Transpersonal Iberoamericana), and ABRAPET (Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa e Ensino Transpessoal) join together in Salvador, know as “The African cultural capital of Brazil”.


  • To explore the potential of spirituality for the awakening of human consciousness in the knowledge of science, philosophy, arts and tradition;
  • To broaden the dialogue between professionals, researchers and students about the transpersonal approach in the several contexts of its expression in Brazil and around the world;
  • To promote trans-disciplinary approach as an epistemological guiding field for the discussion about consciousness and its blooming;
  • To stimulate the discussion about the academic insertion of several transpersonal disciplines;
  • To provide experiences and reflections that awaken the spirituality and love, promoting genuine individual and collective transformations.

Main Topics:

  • The contribution of the Integrative Transpersonal Approach (ITA) for the movement of integration and transformation of Consciousness in Brazil: 20 years of history.
  • Integrate to transform: dialogues between the great spiritual traditions and scientific thoughts of nowadays.
  • Studies of Consciousness: from Neurosciences to anomalous phenomena.
  • Valuing education: the perennial values and the contemplative practices in the learning environment.
  • Complementary and integrative practices in the context of public and private health in Brazil and in the world.
  • Spirituality and transformation: the healing and caring of the Being.
  • Transpersonal Psychology and other contemporary approaches in psychology: different expressions of the same vision of man?
  • Organizations and transpersonal approach: aligning companies and business leaders to the New Consciousness.
  • Are culminating experiences likely to be achieved by everyone?
  • The Visionary Art and spiritual experiences.
  • Awareness, relations with the Sacred and the everyday.
  • The awakening of loveliness and Social transformations.


Stanislav Grof (Czech Republic), Stanley Krippner (USA), Harry Hunt (USA), Vera Saldanha (Brazil), Mario Simões (Portugal), Bernadette Blin (France), Harris Friedman (USA), Les Lancaster (UK), Elias Capriles (Venezuela), Andre van der Braak (Holland), Zana Marovic (South Africa), Rosemarie Anderson (USA), Steven Schmitz (USA), Frank Echenhoffer (USA), Kiran Kumar K. Salagame, (India), Roman Gonzalvo (Spain), Alexander Moreira Almeida (Brazil), Wellington Zangari (Brazil), Ronilda Ribeiro (Brazil), Katya Stubing (Brazil), Jean Yves Leloup (France), Glenn Hartelius (USA), Virginia Gawel (Argentina), Kaiulu Yawalapiti Kamaíurá (Brazil), Divaldo Franco (Brazil), Marlos Bezerra (Brazil), Aurino Lima (Brazil), José Clerton de Oliveira Martins (Brazil), Father Antônio Douglas de Moraes (Brazil), Kaká Werá Jacupe (Brazil), Francisco Di Biase (Brazil), Julio Peres (Brazil), Luiz Eduardo Berni (Brazil).

Event location: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Salvador is a city with a passionate heart and soul, known as the “African-cultural capital of Brazil”, where great and globally famous names of the artistic field were born. From its 16th century origins as the most important seaport in the South Atlantic region to its colourful and cultural recent history, this Brazilian city is alive with the exotic rhythms that provide a backbeat for a fascinating holiday. Salvador, in province of Bahia, has always had a special coast, since it has the largest number of beaches in the country. So, nature was generous in the 50 kilometer-long coast of Salvador, where natural beauties are as vast as the coast itself. With so many beaches, it is easy to explain why the city is so desired by water sports lovers.

The Portuguese and Dutch colonisation of Salvador has left its mark in the many architectural relics of the period. The Igrea Sao Francisco is said to be one of the most spectacular churches in the world. Salvador is a shopper’s delight with many bargains to be found in the shopping district, and nightlife sizzles all over the city in the numerous bars, nightclubs and restaurants. Joy, creativity, musicality, folklore and rich culture are characteristics of the people from Bahia, which have a special mixture of races and costumes. Salvador is the capital of multiplicity, and one the best tourist destination in Brazil:

Hotel: Gran Hotel Stella Maris Resort

International Transpersonal Conference in Salvador, Brazil, Gran Hotel Stella MarisGran Hotel Stella Maris Resort & Conventions is the first urban resort of Sun Network Express, with an ideal entertainment service for those who come for pleasure. It also has an excellent infrastructure halls for events, conferences or business. The hotel is located opposite the beach of Stella Maris, one of the most beautiful beaches of Salvador, near the Airport Luis Eduardo Magalhães, Aratu Industrial Center, Northeastern Complex and Salvador Norte Shopping. The Gran Hotel Stella Maris is a few miles from some of the famous sights of Salvador: Lagoa do Abaeté, Vinicius de Moraes Square and the Itapuã Lighthouse, plus the best beaches on the north coast of Bahia. The hotel has 334 rooms, all rooms have a balcony, LCD TV with cable TV, split air conditioning, blackout drapes, telephone, mini bar, electronic safe, hair dryer, wifi free access and voltage 220v. Are configured in single, double, triple with extra bed (smaller) and conjugates (ideal for families), and apartments for people with special needs. The apartments are classified in standard, superior and deluxe. Standard rooms are overlooking dunes, garden or sports field. Superior rooms are with partial sea view and / or pool. Luxury rooms are with full view across the sea.