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, December 10, 2018   5:42 PM

The Reality and Significance of Magick with Dean Radin

Dean Radin, PhD, is chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Science in Novato, California. He is author of The Conscious Universe, Entangled Minds, Supernormal, and Real Magic.

Here he describes a series of personal synchronicities that both troubled him and led him toward a greater appreciation of esoteric forms of magick. He describes the many parallels between the traditions of psychical research and parapsychology and those of magick and the western esoteric tradition. The magical worldview, or philosophical idealism, also offers the possibility of better explaining the empirical findings of parapsychology. He also sees parallels between magickal rituals and parapsychological experiments.

(Recorded on November 21, 2018)

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Friday, December 7, 2018   5:41 PM

The Spiritual Implications of Parapsychology with Charles T. Tart

Charles T. Tart, PhD, is emeritus professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, as well as the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. He is a past-president of the Parapsychological Association. He has published over 100 scientific papers in parapsychology. He is editor of several anthologies including Altered States of Consciousness, Transpersonal Psychologies, Mind at Large, and Body Mind Spirit: Exploring the Parapsychology of Spirituality. Books that he has authored include Psi: Scientific Studies in the Psychic Realm, States of Consciousness, The End of Materialism, Learning to Use Extrasensory Perception, On Being Stoned, Waking Up: Overcoming the Obstacles to Human Potential, and Open Mind – Discriminating Mind. His website is https://www.paradigm-sys.com/.

Here he shares his thoughts on how the scientific method can be applied to provide better answers than we currently have regarding the effectiveness of various spiritual practices for particular individuals. He notes that the data of parapsychology point us toward the realization that consciousness is capable of receiving information across time and space, independent of the limitations of the human organism. Parapsychology also provides insights into the possibility of human survival after death.

(Recorded on November 20, 2018)

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018   8:39 PM

The History of Remote Viewing with Paul H. Smith

Paul H. Smith, PhD, has served twice as president of the International Remote Viewing Association an organization of which he is a founder. A former Army intelligence officer, he served for seven years as part of the military’s top-secret remote viewing program. He is author of Reading the Enemy’s Mind and The Essential Guide to Remote Viewing. He currently serves as president and chief trainer for Remote Viewing Instructional Services. His website is https://rviewer.com/.

Here he reviews the history of what is now known as remote viewing. He describes early experiments in free-response clairvoyance. He also explains how he was recruited into the military unit at Fort Meade, Maryland, that was developed to employ remote viewing for intelligence purposes. He describes the evolution of that unit and the subsequent development of a variety of approaches to remote perception following the close of government funding in 1995.

(Recorded November 19, 2018)

Monday, December 3, 2018   5:19 PM

The Erotic and Esoteric in Religion with Jeffrey J. Kripal

Jeffrey John Kripal is the J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Philosophy and Religious Thought and former chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Rice University in Houston, Texas. His books include Kali's Child, Esalen, Authors of the Impossible, The Serpent's Gift, Mutants and Mystics, The Supernatural (with Whitley Strieber), and Secret Body.

Here he describes his intellectual journey starting with the study of eroticism in religion and leading him into the study and appreciation of the esoteric or paranormal. His early research focused on homoeroticism in the life of the nineteenth century Hindu saint, Ramakrishna. In India, he experienced a profound state of consciousness associated with the goddess Kali. Later he worked with Whitley Strieber, a UFO contactee, and describes a striking correspondence between Strieber's experience of the Visitors -- and his understanding of Hindu goddesses.

(Recorded on November 17, 2018)

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Friday, November 30, 2018   7:36 PM

Mind and Matter with Russell Targ

Russell Targ  shares his personal involvement with Advaita Vedanta, a philosophy that maintains that there are no divisions. He reviews the impact of logical positivism and describes himself as a former positivist. Then he describes several examples of parapsychological phenomena he has observed. The implications of such observations is that mind or consciousness is efficacious in the world. He relates two personal stories suggesting survival of consciousness after death.

(Recorded on November 8, 2018)

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018   9:25 PM

Stargate Revisited 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 the 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. He is also co-editor of the four-volume anthology, Star Gate Archives. His website is https://www.lfr.org/.

Here he reviews his involvement with government sponsored research into the application of remote viewing for intelligence gathering purposes. He describes his relationship with Ingo Swann who is credited as the "inventor" of remote viewing. He discusses the organizational structure and scientific oversight of the program. He focuses on his subsequent contacts with Russian officials who were also engaging in remote viewing. He describes his skepticism regarding psychokinesis applications in the military.

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 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 study of consciousness.

(Recorded on November 5, 2018)

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018   7:51 PM

"Third Eye Spies" 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. His new documentary, Third Eye Spies, is to be released in February 2019.

Here he reviews the history of his work at the military-industrial think tank, SRI International, developing the remote viewing protocol for use by the CIA and various intelligence agencies. He describes his background as a laser scientist and his early life experiences that led him to develop a certainty regarding the possibility of psychic functioning. He also explores the ethical considerations involved in associating with organizations such as the CIA. He points out that one can find detailed instructions for remote viewing in ancient Buddhist and yogic texts.

(Recorded on November 1, 2018)

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Monday, October 29, 2018   10:29 PM

Future Psychonauts with Charles T. Tart

Charles T. Tart, PhD, is emeritus professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, as well as the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. He is a past-president of the Parapsychological Association. He has published over 100 scientific papers in parapsychology. He is editor of several anthologies including Altered States of Consciousness, Transpersonal Psychologies, Mind at Large, and Body Mind Spirit: Exploring the Parapsychology of Spirituality. Books that he has authored include Psi: Scientific Studies in the Psychic Realm, States of Consciousness, The End of Materialism, Learning to Use Extrasensory Perception, On Being Stoned, Waking Up: Overcoming the Obstacles to Human Potential, and Open Mind – Discriminating Mind.

Here he reflects upon his classic article, published in Science in 1972, on "states of consciousness and state-specific science". His ambition, yet even yet realized, is to inaugurate a new approach to science in which researchers would enter into altered states of consciousness. He examines the obstacles to realization of this novel objective -- particularly the human tendency to cling to ideologies. The discussion includes meditation, hypnosis, dreams, and the use of psychedelic drugs.

(Recorded on October 23, 2018)

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Monday, October 29, 2018   10:25 PM

The Sociology of SORRAT with James McClenon

James McClenon, PhD has been a sociology professor and licensed clinical social worker. He is author of Deviant Science: The Case of Parapsychology, Wondrous Events: Foundations of Religious Belief, Wondrous Healing: Shamanism, Human Evolution and the Origin of Relgion, and The Entity Letters: A Sociologist on the Trail of a Supernatural Mystery.

Here he describes the history of the Society for Research on Rapport and Telekinesis (SORRAT). The group was founded by the well-known poet and author, John G. Neihardt. Between 1961 and 2017, group members were actively engaged in a variety of spiritualistic practices involving a wide range of apparent paranormal, physical phenomena. Parapsychologist W. Edward Cox devoted many decades to the study of these phenomena and filmed numerous examples of objects moving inside a sealed container. McClenon began his own investigation in 1981.

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 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. He holds the only doctoral diploma in "Parapsychology" ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980).

(Recorded on October 11, 2018)
 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018   7:16 PM

Reverse Causation

Jeffrey Mishlove describes a series of research studies in parapsychology that demonstrate causal influences from the future upon both human physiology and behavior. This work has now been widely replicated. Meta-analyses show that the combined results greatly exceed chance expectation. As is generally true of parapsychology, the studies employed rigorous methodologies.

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