Consciousness

Episode 16- Stanley Krippner

Well, we end the year with the Gandalf of paranormal research. Stanley Krippner has over 50 years of experience as one of the world's most recognized humanist psychologists. He has authored hundreds of peer-reviewed articles and a few dozen books on topics including dream research, shamanism, indigenous cultures, and consciousness studies.

His newest book, The Voice of Rolling Thunder, is a firsthand account of a controversial and enigmatic medicine man whose life and work influenced people from Buckminister Fuller to Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead.

Stanley is a deep well of wisdom and story. A celebrated academic with a heart as big as his incomparable body of work. Here, we discuss the healing potential of psychedelics, his good friend Dr. Christopher Ryan, and how the concept of shamanism has been misapplied to the point of cultural appropriation and the academic "disappearing" of indigenous identity.

Stanley is a compassionate, engaged and transformative scholar and we are so thrilled to end our first year of existence with him. Enjoy! 

Episode 6 - Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz is one of a kind.  For 40 years he has been studying the nature of consciousness, particularly that aspect independent of space and time. Schwartz is part of the small group that founded modern Remote Viewing research, and is the principal researcher studying the use of Remote Viewing in archaeology. Using Remote Viewing he discovered Cleopatra’s Palace, Marc Antony’s Timonium, ruins of the Lighthouse of Pharos, and sunken ships along the California coast, and in the Bahamas. He also uses remote viewing to examine the future.

He is the author of more than 130 scientific papers in a number of different disciplines. In addition to his experimental studies he has written numerous magazine articles for Smithsonian, OMNI, American History, American Heritage, The Washington Post, The New York Times, as well as other magazines and newspapers. He has produced and written a number television documentaries, and has written several books including: The Secret Vaults of Time, The Alexandria Project, Mind Rover, Opening to the Infinite, and his latest, The 8 Laws of Change.

I call him the Miles Davis of paranormal research. If you know the names Edgar Cayce, Ray Kurzweil, Michio Kaku, Amit Goswami, Carl Sagan, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Art Bell, then you need to know this guy as well. He is an American treasure and a real life X-Files academic. 

Here we discuss the nature of nonlocal consciousness, the rules that govern complex social systems, and the allure of lavender eyes.