Thursday, July 21, 2016   12:16 PM

Working with Extraordinary Dreams, Interview with Stanley Krippner

In this interview, host Jeffrey Mishlove describes two extraordinary dreams that were instrumental in shaping his career in parapsychology. Stanley Krippner describes a variety of ways in which dreams can have a life-changing impact. Famous musical composers have heard their compositions in dreams. Dreams can impact athletic performance. Dreams can be instrumental in problem solving and in healing. Krippner discusses lucid dreaming as well as mutual dreaming. Past-life researchers also describe dreams that serve to “announce” the arrival of a soul to be incarnated in a new birth.

(Recorded on May 13, 2016)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016   4:00 PM

Anomalistic Psychology, an interview with Stanley Krippner

Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Saybrook University, is a Fellow in five APA divisions, and past-president of two divisions (30 and 32). Formerly, he was director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory, in Brooklyn NY. He is co-author of Dream Telepathy, Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them, The Mythic Path, and Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans, and co-editor of Debating Psychic Experience: Human Potential or Human Illusion, Healing Tales, Healing Stories, Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence, Advances in Parapsychological Research and many other books. He is a Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and has published cross-cultural studies on spiritual content in dreams.

Here Stanley Krippner describes how psychology is taking a renewed interest in out-of-body experiences, near-death experiences, reports of UFO-related abductions, mystical experiences, past-life memories, synesthesia, lucid dreaming, hallucinations, and psi. There is research showing a correlation between such experiences and early childhood trauma. In some instances, such as UFO abduction claims, the remembered experience may serve as a “mask” for an earlier trauma. In other instances, childhood trauma may serve as a predisposing condition for actual anomalous events.

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in "parapsychology" ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). He is also past-president of the non-profit Intuition Network, an organization dedicated to creating a world in which all people are encouraged to cultivate and apply their inner, intuitive abilities.

(Recorded on May 13, 2016)

Thursday, July 7, 2016   9:43 AM

Researching Anomalous Cognition, an interview with Edwin C. May

Physicist Edwin C. May is the recipient of a Lifetime Career Award from the Parapsychological Association. He explains why he felt the need to coin the term, “anomalous cognition,” to refer to phenomena previously known as extrasensory perception, clairvoyance, or remote viewing. He then describes a variety of research questions that concerned him – such as how to find the most talented subjects and under what conditions did they best perform. His research suggests that about one percent of the population is capable of highly accurate and relatively consistent remote viewing performance.

 

Monday, July 4, 2016   4:32 PM

USA's Psychic Spy Program, an interview with Edwin C. May

Edwin C. May, PhD, was involved in the military intelligence psychic spying program, popularly referred to as Stargate, for over twenty years. During its last decade, he was the director of research for that program. In this context, he produced over a hundred scientific publications. His academic training was in experimental nuclear physics. He is coauthor of ESP Wars: East and West and also Anomalous Cognition: Remote Viewing Research and Theory. He is the coeditor of a two volume anthology titled Extrasensory Perception: Support, Skepticism, and Science.

Here he recounts how he developed an interest in parapsychology and was eventually recruited into the program at SRI International. He describes highlights from the program and how funding was obtained from various governmental agencies. He focuses on various operational aspects of the program and how they were managed. He also discusses the circumstances that led to the closing of the program in 1996, and then examines the prospects for a renewal of government interest in remote viewing.

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in "parapsychology" ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). He is a past vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology; and is the recipient of the Pathfinder Award from that Association for his contributions to the field of human consciousness. He is also past-president of the non-profit Intuition Network, an organization dedicated to creating a world in which all people are encouraged to cultivate and apply their inner, intuitive abilities.

(Recorded on June 17, 2016) 

Friday, July 1, 2016   2:29 PM

Understanding Hypnosis with Stanley Krippner

Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Saybrook University, is a Fellow in five APA divisions, and past-president of two divisions (30 and 32). Formerly, he was director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory, in Brooklyn NY. He is co-author of Dream Telepathy, Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them, The Mythic Path, and Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans, and co-editor of Debating Psychic Experience: Human Potential or Human Illusion, Healing Tales, Healing Stories, Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence, Advances in Parapsychological Research and many other books. He is a Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and has published cross-cultural studies on spiritual content in dreams.

Here he describes how he was inspired to learn hypnosis as a child by reading the “Mandrake the Magician” comic books. He describes how trickery can be used to augment the efficacy of hypnosis. He notes that hypnosis is a powerful tool that can be used to improve study habits, overcome addictive behaviors, help heal diseases, and even improve ESP performance. He differentiates between hypnosis and suggestion as well as between hypnosis and meditation. He also points out that there is a spectrum of hypnotic trance states

(Recorded on May 12, 2016)

Thursday, June 30, 2016   2:26 PM

Psychedelic Experience with Stanley Krippner

Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Saybrook University, is a Fellow in five APA divisions, and past-president of two divisions (30 and 32). Formerly, he was director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory, in Brooklyn NY. He is co-author of Dream Telepathy, Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them, The Mythic Path, and Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans, and co-editor of Debating Psychic Experience: Human Potential or Human Illusion, Healing Tales, Healing Stories, Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence, Advances in Parapsychological Research and many other books. He is a Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and has published cross-cultural studies on spiritual content in dreams.

Here he describes his encounters, during the early days of the psychedelic movement, with such notable figures as Alan Watts, Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, Richard Alpert, Salvador Roquet, Maria Sabina, Jean Houston, Robert Masters, and the Grateful Dead. He maintains that psychedelic experiences have been uniformly positive for him – and that he always approaches them in terms of what can be learned. He discusses parapsychology research on psychedelic drugs. He suggests that marijuana, a mild psychedelic, has potential as a tool in psychotherapy. He favors decriminalization. However, more research is needed.

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in "parapsychology" ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). He is also past-president of the non-profit Intuition Network, an organization dedicated to creating a world in which all people are encouraged to cultivate and apply their inner, intuitive abilities.

(Recorded on May 12, 2016)

Thursday, June 16, 2016   12:16 PM

Progress in Parapsychology with Stanley Krippner

Stanley Krippner, PhD, professor of psychology at Saybrook University, is a Fellow in five APA divisions, and past-president of two divisions (30 and 32). Formerly, he was director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory, in Brooklyn NY. He is co-author of Dream Telepathy, Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them, The Mythic Path, and Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans, and co-editor of Debating Psychic Experience: Human Potential or Human Illusion, Healing Tales, Healing Stories, Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence, Advances in Parapsychological Research and many other books. He is a Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and has published cross-cultural studies on spiritual content in dreams.

Here he reviews his half-century of experience as a parapsychologist, pointing out that the American Psychological Association has always been open to his symposium proposals and has published two editions of Varieties of Anomalous Experience. Parapsychology still has hurdles to overcome with regard to replication. However, the same problem exists in all other behavioral and social sciences. Over the decades, he has become more comfortable with the data supporting the hypothesis that human consciousness can survive the death of the physical body.

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in "parapsychology" ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). He is also past-president of the non-profit Intuition Network, an organization dedicated to creating a world in which all people are encouraged to cultivate and apply their inner, intuitive abilities.

(Recorded on May 12, 2016)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016   12:57 PM

Parapsychology and the Skeptics with Stanley Krippner

Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Saybrook University, is a Fellow in five APA divisions, and past-president of two divisions (30 and 32). Formerly, he was director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory, in Brooklyn NY. He is co-author of Dream Telepathy, Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them, The Mythic Path, and Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans, and co-editor of Debating Psychic Experience: Human Potential or Human Illusion, Healing Tales, Healing Stories, Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence, Advances in Parapsychological Research and many other books. He is a Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and has published cross-cultural studies on spiritual content in dreams.

Here he describes his complex relationship with individuals he terms “scoffers” of parapsychology. Some of these individuals have labeled him a “charlatan” and have also consistently misrepresented the details of his own research – even after having been repeatedly corrected. However, on other occasions he has developed good working relationships with skeptics – many of whom contributed chapters to his anthology on Debating Psychic Experiences. Krippner goes into some detail describing his experiences with the magician James Randi and his “Project Alpha”.

(Recorded on May 12, 2016)

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016   11:29 PM

The Apports of Amyr Amiden with Stanley Krippner

Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Saybrook University, is a Fellow in five APA divisions, and past-president of two divisions (30 and 32). Formerly, he was director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory, in Brooklyn NY. He is co-author of Dream Telepathy, Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them, The Mythic Path, and Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans, and co-editor of Healing Tales, Healing Stories, Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence, Advances in Parapsychological Research and many other books. He is a Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and has published cross-cultural studies on spiritual content in dreams.

Here he describes his research in Brazil with an unusual spiritist medium, Amyr Amiden, who had the ability to produce apports. Krippner describes how his team observed over ninety instances of objects simply appearing in mid-air and dropping to the ground in front of startled observers. The objects included semi-precious stones, medallions, and even jewelry. Many research papers were published regarding these observations. Furthermore, the research team was able to record various physiological, and geomagnetic, measurements while the phenomena occurred. Krippner’s studies are probably the most extensive, scientific observations of apports on record.

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in "parapsychology" ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). He is also past-president of the non-profit Intuition Network, an organization dedicated to creating a world in which all people are encouraged to cultivate and apply their inner, intuitive abilities.

(Recorded on May 12, 2016) 

 

Saturday, June 11, 2016   11:43 PM

Dream Telepathy with Stanley Krippner

 

Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Saybrook University, is a Fellow in five APA divisions, and past-president of two divisions (30 and 32). Formerly, he was director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory, in Brooklyn NY. He is co-author of Dream Telepathy, Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them, The Mythic Path, and Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans, and co-editor of Debating Psychic Experience: Human Potential or Human Illusion, Healing Tales, Healing Stories, Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence, Advances in Parapsychological Research and many other books. He is a Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and has published cross-cultural studies on spiritual content in dreams.

Here he describes a series of experiments that ran for ten years during his tenure as director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory in Brooklyn, New York. These studies were eventually published in a variety of mainstream psychology journals. The studies involved telepathic senders at distant locations who attempted to project mental imagery into the dreams of research subjects. Krippner also found that the most successful trials were correlated with periods of low geomagnetic and solar storm activity. The studies were statistically replicable.
 

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