New Thinking Allowed

When I record video conversations with members of the P.A. for the New Thinking Allowed channel on YouTube, I also post here. Many other interviews, relevant to parapsychology, with non-members can be viewed at www.newthinkingallowed.com

Monday, November 4, 2019   3:47 PM

Camille Flammarion: The Mystical Astronomer with Carlos Alvarado

Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, is a Research Fellow at the Parapsychology Foundation, and Adjunct Research Faculty at Sofia University. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Near-Death Studies and the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, and is the Book Review Editor of the Journal of Parapsychology, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Scientific Exploration. Alvarado is also the recipient of the 2010 Parapsychological Association’s Outstanding Contribution Award, the Parapsychological Association 2017 Outstanding Career Award.

Here he reflects on the life and accomplishments of Camille Flammarion, who was widely known as a popularizer of both astronomy and psychical research. He was closely associated with the spiritism of Allan Kardec. He was also involved in the investigation of many mediums, including the controversial Eusapia Paladino whom he accepted as genuine. He himself had mediumistic talents and engaged in automatic writing. He was also widely known for the "Flammarion Engraving" depicting a mystical vision.

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. 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 exploration. He holds a unique doctoral degree in parapsychology from the University of California at Berkeley.

(Recorded on October 2, 2019)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019   3:00 PM

The Strength and Reliability of Remote Viewing with Russell Targ

Russell Targ, a laser physicist, cofounded the remote viewing research program at SRI International. He is coauthor of Mind Reach, The Mind Race, Miracles of Mind, The Heart of the Mind, and The End of Suffering. He is author of Limitless Mind and The Reality of ESP: A Physicist's Proof of Psychic Abilities. He is also coeditor of the anthology, Mind At Large.

Here he notes that a number of parapsychologists are unwilling to accept the existence of psi. Yet, in his own experience, remote viewing is very robust and productive. He suggests that the best researchers have had psi experiences of their own; and also have been engaged with esoteric traditions and spiritual practices. He explains how he was able to achieve remarkable results working with individuals who had no prior experience or understanding of remote viewing.
 

(Recorded on September 23, 2019)

Friday, September 27, 2019   12:28 PM

Remembering Alex Tanous with Loyd Auerbach

Loyd Auerbach, MS, received his masters' degree in parapsychology from John F. Kennedy University. He is author of Mind Over Matter; ESP, Hauntings, and Poltergeists: A Parapsychologist's Handbook; Reincarnation, Channeling, and Possession; Psychic Dreaming; A Paranormal Casebook; and Ghost Hunting: How to Investigate the Paranormal. He is co-author (with Ed May, Joseph McMoneagle, and Victor Rubel) of ESP Wars: East and West. He is the Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Rhine Research Center. He worked for two years, in the 1980s, with Alex Tanous at the American Society for Psychical Research (ASPR) in New York.

This special program begins with archival video of Alex Tanous as he prepares to participate in out-of-body research at the ASPR in 1983. There he describes the out-of-body state and also discusses his previous near-death experiences. In Part Two, Loyd Auerbach describes how his own abilities were awakened through his association with Alex Tanous. He describes a personal experience of bilocation.

(Recorded on September 4, 2019)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019   2:36 PM

Conversations With Ghosts with Callum Cooper

Callum Cooper, PhD, is a lecturer in psychology at the University of Northampton in the United Kingdom. He is author of Telephone Calls From the Dead. He is coeditor, with Steven Parsons, of Paracoustics: Sound and the Paranormal. And, he is coauthor (with Alex Tanous) of Conversations With Ghosts. His website is www.callumecooper.com.

Here he describes the remarkable career of Alex Tanous (1926 - 1990) who worked for twenty years as a research subject and an investigator with the American Society for Psychical Research. Tanous was extensively and successfully tested for his out-of-body abilities. He was also known for documented instances of bilocation. He was particularly interested in investigating apparition and poltergeist cases. He developed a therapeutic model for causing the disturbing psychokinetic symptoms of such cases to abate.
 

Friday, September 13, 2019   6:17 PM

The Making of a Parapsychologist with Stanley Krippner

This 2002 archival video (recorded and produced by Tamara Gurbis / Phenomenal Films LLC). Here, Stanley Krippner, then age 70, describes his childhood and college experiences and how they led him to a career in parapsychology and transpersonal psychology. He recalls his personal connection with many well-known personalities from an earlier era including Laura Huxley, Eileen Garrett, Gardner Murphy, Montague Ullman, Timothy Leary, Alan Watts, J. B. Rhine, Rolling Thunder, Jean Millay, Carlos Castaneda, Thelma Moss, Abraham Maslow, and Joseph Campbell.

© 2003 - 2019 Tamara Gurbis.

Friday, September 13, 2019   6:15 PM

Altered States and Enhanced Functioning with Etzel Cardeña

Etzel Cardeña holds the endowed Thorsen Chair in psychology at Lund University in Sweden, where he directs the Center for Research on Consciousness and Anomalous Psychology (CERCAP). Among his books are Varieties of Anomalous Experience published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and now in its second edition, the two-volumes Altering Consciousness: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, and Parapsychology: A Handbook for the 21st Century, which provides a "state-of-the-art” account of the scientific evidence for parapsychology, as well as offering methodological and statistical know-how for beginner and advanced researchers. He is the editor of the Journal of Parapsychology.

Here he discusses the many ways in which altered states of consciousness are being used to enhance human performance. These altered states include hypnosis, meditation, and entheogens. He discusses the care researchers need to take in distinguishing between induction procedures and reported alterations of awareness. He provides examples in the arts, philosophy, athletics -- and, particularly, parapsychology.

(Recorded on August 24, 2019)
 

Friday, September 13, 2019   6:13 PM

Channeling Research, Theory, and Practice with Helané Wahbeh

Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR is director of research at the Institute of Noetic Sciences in Petaluma, California and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Wahbeh is clinically trained as a naturopathic physician and research trained with a Master of Clinical Research and two post-doctoral research fellowships.

Here she describes how, as a child, she was exposed to the channeling practiced by her grandmother and uncle. She explains that she defines channeling very broadly to include a wide range of experiences from intuition, to ESP, to trance mediumship. She notes that the Institute of Noetic Sciences is engaged in a program of channeling research that includes both physiological and psychological studies. One of their findings is that channelers, almost universally, report that the experience has been positive for themselves. Another finding is that over 80% of the population have had an experience that fits the broad definition of channeling.

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).

(Recorded on August 20, 2019)

For a complete, updated list with links to all of our videos, see https://newthinkingallowed.com/Listings.htm.

 

Friday, September 13, 2019   6:10 PM

Daryl Bem on Feeling the Future (and on Stanley Krippner)

This video is based upon a never-before-publicly-seen archival video (recorded and produced by Tamara Gurbis / Phenomenal Films LLC) of Daryl Bem, emeritus professor of psychology from Cornell University discussing the influence of Stanley Krippner upon his own research. Bem achieved international fame when his article, "Feeling the Future", was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He discusses this research and how it evolved over his earlier work with the "ganzfeld" protocol. He points out how the "ganzfeld" developed out of the Maimonides Hospital dream telepathy research of Stan Krippner. Bem has also worked as a professional magician; and he discusses how he shared this interest with Krippner.

© 2003 - 2019 Tamara Gurbis.

For a complete, updated list with links to all of our videos, see https://newthinkingallowed.com/Listings.htm.

Friday, September 13, 2019   6:00 PM

A Tribute to Parapsychologist Stanley Krippner

Using archival video footage (recorded and produced by Tamara Gurbis / Phenomenal Films LLC), never shown publicly before, Jeffrey Mishlove has assembled eleven tributes to psychologist Stanley Krippner spanning the last sixty years of his career. Presenters -- several of whom have subsequently departed this plane of existence -- include Charles T. Tart, Deirdre Leigh Barrett, Albert Ellis, Jean Houston, Robert Masters, Ilene Serlin, Etzel Cardena, Mike Arons, Patty Westerbeke, Theresa McIntyre, and Jean Millay. Many facets of Krippner's remarkable career are shared -- including dream telepathy research, psychedelic research, hypnosis, sexology, and the effects of trauma.

Archival video © 2003 - 2019 Tamara Gurbis

Wednesday, August 14, 2019   7:47 PM

The Experimental Evidence for Parapsychological Phenomena with Etzel Cardeña

Etzel Cardeña holds the endowed Thorsen Chair in psychology at Lund University in Sweden, where he directs the Center for Research on Consciousness and Anomalous Psychology (CERCAP). Among his books are Varieties of Anomalous Experience published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and now in its second edition, the two-volumes Altering Consciousness: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, and Parapsychology: A Handbook for the 21st Century, which provides a "state-of-the-art” account of the scientific evidence for parapsychology, as well as offering methodological and statistical know-how for beginner and advanced researchers. He is the editor of the Journal of Parapsychology.

Here he describes the reaction to his 2018 article in the American Psychologist summarizing the experimental evidence for parapsychology. He maintains that, although he has published more than 300 scientific papers, this was the most difficult. He was surprised that the journal agreed to publish it at all. The primary critical response is to claim that parapsychological phenomena are impossible and, therefore, the empirical evidence must be faulty.

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).

(Recorded on August 7, 2019)

For a complete, updated list with links to all of our videos, see https://newthinkingallowed.com/Listings.htm.

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