2011 ASPE Paranormal Symposium
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ASPE 2012 PARANORMAL SYMPOSIUM
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Alliance Studying Paranormal Experiences (ASPE) did not host an annual Symposium in 2012.
ASPE will continue to provide information, references, and educational services by request, and will also host periodic individual speakers, pursue television and radio opportunities, and provide planning, advertising, promotions, consulting, and other services to individuals and organizations related to the paranormal industry.
Details and merchandise from the 2011 Symposium will continue to be available at this site.
2011 ASPE Paranormal Symposium
As the inhabitants of Earth experience the transformative period of 2012 and beyond, shifts in universal paradigms, understanding the origins of humanity, and the choices available to mankind all become monumentally important.
Bring your heart, your soul, and especially your brain to the 2011 Paranormal Symposium in Taos, NM, where an impressive group of keynote speakers and workshop presenters will address a variety of issues currently being questioned and confronted by humanity. These experts will discuss their experiences, detail their investigations, and examine connections between science and spirituality in these troubled times. Topics include UFOs, ancient aliens, ETs and abductions, cosmic changes, Native American prophecies and legends, angels, nephilim and the origins of humanity, Dulce area animal mutilations and secret underground base, the Star Child skull, crop circles, crystal skulls, exorcism, and other paranormal mysteries.
Several alumni speakers from previous Symposiums will be honored guests at this year's event, with meet and greet opportunities and book signings scheduled; and psychics, healers, readers, dowsers.
Bookmark this site and visit often to view updates to speaker, workshop, and vendor lists, Symposium activities and schedules, and other information related to the event.
The Kachina Lodge in Taos, NM will serve as headquarters for Symposium lectures, workshops, seminars, Native American dances, a film festival, and other activities related to a variety of paranormal subjects at the ASPE 2011 Paranormal Symposium October 25-30.
Workshops, seminars, and abundant special activities are scheduled throughout the week, along with a film festival, and nightly Native American dance performances.
Psychics, readers, healers, dowsers, and other metaphysical practitioners will be on hand with extraordinary skills and talents. Visit with vendors offering unique jewelry, metaphysical art, oils and potions, crystals, books, and other paranormal-related merchandise.
The Symposium will offer some new activities this year, including a Friday-night dinner/debate with keynote speakers, metaphysical practitioners, and audience members all participating in an open dialogue around the Symposium theme "Connecting Science and Spirit." The dinner/debate will be filmed for future television broadcast.
Other special activities include celebrity book signings, along with a free film festival featuring film premiers and sneak previews, a UFO Skywatch, paranormal tours, and a silent auction.
The event will officially open with a VIP Kick-Off party Tuesday evening in the Zuni Lounge and pool area (weather permitting) at the Kachina Lodge, with folks encouraged to dress up as their favorite paranormal character and enter the costume contest. Jerry Pippin will once again provide live coverage of the entire event, and will be available throughout the Symposium to interview speakers, workshop presenters, celebrities, visitors and local folks seeking their 15 minutes. Visit http://www.jerrypippin.com/angel_fire_symposium.htm for Pippin interviews from previous ASPE Symposiums.
As an added bonus, the annual Taos Hot Air Balloon Festival will take place early in the mornings during the Symposium weekend, providing a whole different kind of "sighting" in the New Mexico sky! (http://www.taosballoonrally.com/)
The Kachina Lodge (http://kachinalodge.com/) is in the heart of "old" Taos, just steps from the entrance to the thousand-year-old Taos Pueblo and Taos Pueblo Casino, and only a few blocks from historic Taos Plaza, art galleries, shops, museums, and restaurants. The Kachina Lodge has made the entire hotel available to ASPE for the Symposium, and is offering excellent room rates for the event.
Taos, NM is one of the most popular tourism destinations in America, with thriving communities of metaphysical practitioners and world-famous artists, breathtaking scenery and outdoor activities, along with historic buildings and museums filled with Native American and Old West history. Taos has been continuously inhabited longer than any other town or urban area in the United States, and was originally a part of the Spanish and Mexican territories before the Mexican-American war. (http://taosvacationguide.com/)
Taos Pueblo (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) was built centuries ago by the Tiwa tribe. The Pueblo sits on 48,000 acres of land at the base of majestic Wheeler Peak, the tallest mountain in New Mexico at 13,161 feet, and includes the natives' sacred Blue Lake near the mountain's summit. Taos Pueblo offers tours with up-close-and-personal glimpses into Native American and Pueblo activities. (http://www.taospueblo.com/)
Be sure to visit all the pages on this website for details about the many activities scheduled during the Symposium. Full-package registrations are limited to 150, so early registration is recommended.
In a related event, Living Labyrinths for Peace (http://www.livinglabyrinthsforpeace.org/) activities will take place October 20-24, also at the Kachina Lodge. The two event weekends will be connected with a variety of workshops, seminars, Native American dances, tours, and other activities scheduled by both organizations.
Images courtesy of Kachina Lodge and Janet Sailor
GETTING TO TAOS
Taos is approximately 125 miles northeast of Albuquerque, 65 miles northeast of Santa Fe and 25 miles west of Angel Fire. Direct flights to the Albuquerque Sunport International Airport (ABQ) are available from airports throughout the world. Click here for more information about the Sunport. Shuttles and rental cars are available at the Sunport for a beautiful, scenic drive to Taos through northern New Mexico.
Taos is easily accessible from communities throughout the state, as well as from nearby Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. Map with detailed directions to Taos and the event site can be accessed here.
Current New Mexico driving conditions are available online at http://www.nmroads.com/ or by calling 800-432-4269.
Private aircraft can fly directly to Taos Regional Airport. Click here for Taos Airport information, or call 575-758-4995.
Shuttle services are available from the Albuquerque airport to Taos. Click the following link for information about Twin Hearts Express and Faust's Transportation: http://www.taosnewmexico.com/living/transportation
SELECTED DRIVING DISTANCES / TIMES TO TAOS:
Albuquerque - 135 mi. / 2:15
Amarillo - 302 mi / 5:00
Atlanta - 1550 mi / 23:30
Austin - 872 mi / 14:00
Chicago - 1330 mi / 20:00
Dallas - 682 mi / 11:00
Denver - 300 mi / 5:00
Durango - 208 mi / 3:30
El Paso - 400 mi / 6:30
Houston - 1047 mi / 16:30
Kansas City - 825 mi / 12:30
Los Angeles - 950 mi / 15:00
Nashville 1318 - mi / 20:00
New York City - 2040 mi / 27:30
Oklahoma City - 558 mi / 8:15
Phoenix - 568 mi / 8:30
Santa Fe - 72 mi / 1:15
Seattle - 1640 mi / 21:00
Tulsa 720 mi / 11:00
Vail/Breckinridge - 270 mi / 4:00
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