Biographies

  • Alexander, Eben – Dr. After decades as a physician and teacher at Harvard Medical School and elsewhere, renowned academic neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander thought he knew how the brain, mind, and consciousness worked. A transcendental Near-Death Experience (NDE) during a week-long coma from an inexplicable brain infection changed all of that – completely. Memories of his life had been ...
  • Bache, Christopher – Professor. Christopher M. Bache is professor emeritus in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Youngstown State University in Ohio where he taught for 33 years. He is also adjunct faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies and a Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. An award winning teacher and international speaker, Chris’ ...
  • Baruss, Imants – Professor. Biography can be found here, and a link to purchase his book “Transcendent Mind: Rethinking the Science of Consciousness” can be found here. References
  • Basios, Vasileios -Dr. Dr. Vasileios Basios is a senior researcher at the Physics of Complex Systems Department of the University of Brussels, conducting interdisciplinary research on self-organisation and emergence in complex matter as well as aspects of the foundations of complex systems. During his formative years he worked within the team of Ilya Prigogine at the Solvay Institutes for ...
  • Beauregard, Mario – Dr. Mario Beauregard, PhD., is a neuroscientist currently affiliated with the Department of Psychology, University of Arizona. He has received a bachelor degree in psychology and a doctorate degree in neuroscience from the University of Montreal. He has also underwent postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Texas Medical School (Houston) and the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), ...
  • Becker, Carl – Professor. Professor Carl Becker received his MA in Comparative (East-West) Philosophy at the East-West Center of the University of Hawaii in 1973 and his PhD from the University of Hawaii in 1981. He has taught Asian Philosophy at Southern Illinois University, Asian Studies at the U.H. Department of Education, and Comparative Thought at National Universities in ...
  • Benedikter, Roland – Professor, Dr R. Prof. Dott. Dr. Dr. Dr. Roland Benedikter is Research Professor of Multidisciplinary Political Analysis in residence at the Willy Brandt Center of the University of Wroclaw/Breslau, Co-Head of the Center for Advanced Studies of Eurac Research Bozen-Bolzano, Autonomous Province of South Tyrol, Northern Italy, Senior Research Scholar at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs Washington ...
  • Benor, Daniel J. – Dr. Daniel J. Benor, MD, ABIHM, has been searching over four decades for ever more ways to peel the onion of life’s resistances, to reach the gnowing that we are all cells in the body of the Infinite Source. His principal work is through wholistic healing – addressing spirit, relationships, mind, emotions, and body. He teaches TWR/ ...
  • Bilimoria, Edi – Dr. Dr Edi D. Bilimoria DPhil, DIC, FIMechE, FEI, CEng, EurIng. An ardent student of the perennial philosophy for over forty years, Edi has given courses and lectured extensively in the UK, and internationally in California, The Netherlands, India and Australia. He has organized and chaired several major conferences. His written work has been published extensively ...
  • Bouratinos, Emilios. Emilios Bouratinos studied law in Athens and philosophy in Innsbruck, Austria.  He has published numerous essays and written seven books in Greek. The last three are Minoan  Religion, Consciousness and the Environment in Ancient Greece, and The End of Reason. He was  the managing editor of the cultural magazine Dialogos for 23 years in Athens. Since ...
  • Braude, Stephen – Professor Stephen Braude is Emeritus Professor and former Chair of Philosophy at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He’s a past President of the Parapsychological Association, Editor-in-Chief of theJournal of Scientific Exploration, and the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the F.W.H. Myers Memorial Medal ...
  • Cardeña, Etzel – Professor Etzel Cardeña is the Thorsen Professor of Psychology at Lund University, Sweden where he is Director of the Centre for Research on Consciousness and Anomalous Psychology (CERCAP). He has served as President of the Society of Psychological Hypnosis (APA Division 30), and the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. He has expressed views in favour ...
  • Currivan, Jude – Dr. Dr. Jude Currivan is a cosmologist, planetary healer, futurist, author and previously one of the most senior business women in the UK. Having grown up as the daughter of a coal miner in the north of England, she has since journeyed to some seventy countries around the world and for the last nearly twenty years ...
  • Currivan, Jude – Dr. Dr Jude Currivan is a cosmologist, planetary healer, futurist and author. She has a Masters Degree in Physics from Oxford University specializing in quantum physics and cosmology, and a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Reading in the UK. Her international corporate career culminated in the mid-1990s in her being the Group Finance Director of ...
  • Di Corpo, Ulisse – Dr. Ulisse Di Corpo I was born in 1959 from Protestant mother and Catholic father and their continuous diversity helped me develop an independent and non-religious way of thinking. In 1977, as a consequence of an existential crisis, I developed the theory of Syntropy. I could see that consciousness and feelings cannot be explained in a mechanistic way, ...
  • Dossey, Larry, Dr. A guest speaker at Mystics and Scientists 2016, Larry Dossey, is an internal medicine physician, former Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas hospital, and former co-chairman of the Panel on Mind/Body Interventions, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health. He is executive editor of the peer-previewed journal Explore: The Journal of ...
  • Elgin, Duane – MBA, PhD Duane Elgin is an American author, speaker, educator, consultant, and media activist. He attended the Sorbonne in Paris for one semester in 1963 and earned a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Idaho in 1966. He received a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968 and a Master ...
  • Fenwick, Peter Brooke Cadogan – Dr. Dr. Peter Brooke Cadogan Fenwick – President of the Scientific and Medical Network – is a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied Natural Science. He obtained his clinical experience at St Thomas’ Hospital Career Peter Fenwick was a senior lecturer at King’s College, London, where he worked as a consultant at the Institute of Psychiatry. ...
  • Filmore, Paul – Dr. Dr. Paul Filmore PhD, MBA, MInstPhys, CPhys, FHEA, FRSA, lectures in personal & professional development, entrepreneurship, electronics and business management, predominantly to postgraduates at the University of Plymouth, after having been a research physicist for many years. His current research is in creativity and break-through problem solving both for the individual and organisations. He gives talks around the ...
  • Grossman, Neal – PhD. Neal Grossman, PhD, is a recently retired associate professor of philosophy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His interests have been far ranging, from the Philosophy of Science, especially quantum mechanics, to Spinoza, Plato, mysticism, and now, survival research. His first book, The Spirit of Spinoza: Healing the Mind, is a readable presentation of Spinoza’s remarkable ...
  • Hagger, Nicholas Nicholas Hagger is a philosopher, cultural historian, man of letters and poet. He attended Worcester College, Oxford. He has lectured at universities in Iraq, Libya and Japan where he was a Professor of English Literature, and has written 49 books. These include innovatory works on philosophy: The Universe and the Light and The One and ...
  • Hague, Paul. Paul was educated as a mathematician, was trained as a computer scientist, and worked as an information systems architect in business for twenty years, mainly for IBM in sales and marketing in London in the 1960s and 70s and in software development in Stockholm in the 1990s. Since 1980, he has been working as an autodidact, ...
  • Harding, Stephen – Dr. Stephan Harding was born in Venezuela in 1953. He came to England at the age of six with his father and housekeeper, with whom he spoke Spanish (his mother tongue) at home. Since childhood Stephan has had a deep fascination with the natural world, and his scientific cast of mind lead him to do a ...
  • Holden, Janice Since completing her EdD in 1988, Janice Miner Holden has been a member of the University of North Texas Counseling Program faculty where she is currently professor of Counseling. Beginning with her doctoral dissertation, Jan’s primary research focus has been counseling implications of near-death experiences, after-death communication, and other transpersonal experiences—those that transcend the usual ...
  • Irwin, Richard. Richard Irwin is an entrepreneurial and professional director, consultant and IT Due Diligence practitioner with a passion for reconciling science with spirituality (see danceineternity.com), who also composes and arranges music (see hymnswithoutwords.com). Richard was an Internet pioneer in the 1990’s, writing what was possibly the first on-line hotel reservation system in 1995. The technology he ...
  • Kelly, Edward F – Professor. Edward F. Kelly is currently a Professor in the Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS) at the University of Virginia. He received his Ph.D. in psycholinguistics and cognitive science from Harvard in 1971, and spent the next 15-plus years working mainly in parapsychology, initially at J. B. Rhine’s Institute for Parapsychology, then for ten years through the ...
  • Kieniewicz, Paul – BSc, MA (Astronomy), MSc (Geophysics) Paul Kieniewicz, BSc and MA (Astronomy): UCLA, MSc (Geophysics): UC Santa Barbara, speaks several languages and has taught courses in astronomy, geology, philosophy and the Gaia Theory. He lives at The Institute for Archetypal and Religious Studies, Poland. He is the co-author (with Andrew Glazewski) of ‘Harmony of the Universe’ and science fiction novels Gaia’s Children’ ...
  • Krippner, Stanley – Professor. 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 Kent State University Child Study Center, Kent OH, and the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory, in Brooklyn NY. He is co-author of Extraordinary Dreams ...
  • Krishna, Padmanabhan Krishnamurti Study Centre, Rajghat Education Centre, Rajghat Fort, Varanasi 221001, U.P., India Science & Society, Education Trustee, Krishnamurti Foundation India, Chennai January 1986 – Present (30 years 11 months) I am in-charge of the Krishnamurti Study Centre at Rajghat, Varanasi, India and a trustee of the Krishnamurti Foundation India.Earlier I was a Professor of Physics at ...
  • Lorimer, David. David Lorimer ([email protected]) is Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical Network and has been editor of its journal, Network Review, for 30 years. He is also Chief Consultant to Character Scotland and the creator of the Inspiring Purpose programme for young people. He is editor and author of over a dozen books, including Thinking Beyond the Brain and Science, Consciousness and ...
  • Maxwell, Nicholas I have devoted much of my working life to arguing that we need to bring about a revolution in academia so that it seeks and promotes wisdom and does not just acquire knowledge. I have published twelve books on this theme: What’s Wrong With Science? (Bran’s Head Books, 1976), From Knowledge to Wisdom (Blackwell, 1984), The Comprehensibility of the Universe (Oxford University ...
  • McGilchrist, Iain – Dr. Iain McGilchrist is a psychiatrist and writer who works in London. He was awarded a Prize Fellowship of All Souls College, Oxford, in 1975 for teaching English, and later trained in medicine. His new book, The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World, examines the neuropsychological underpinnings of culture ...
  • McLeish, Tom – Professor. Prof. Tom McLeish, FRS Professor of Physics, Durham University, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE Director, EPSRC SOFI Centre for Doctoral Training Bibliography: Faith and Wisdom in Science blog Book now out in paperback References:
  • McLeish, Tom – Professor. Tom McLeish, FRS, is Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Department of Physics and also a member of both the Centre for Medieval Studies and the Humanities Research Centre at the University of York, England. His scientific research has contributed to the new field of ‘soft matter physics,’ in which he works with chemists, engineers, ...
  • Michael Wride Mike holds a B.Sc. (Hons) Physiology and Biochemistry with Nutrition (Southampton University, 1990); PhD in Physiology (University of Alberta, Canada, 1996); UK Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (Cardiff University, 2007) and an M.Ed. (Hons) in University Teaching and Learning (University of Dublin, 2015). Mike is also a Fellow of the UK Higher Education ...
  • Mukhopadhyay, A. K. – Professor. Since 1985, Prof. A. K. Mukhopadhyay has been engaged in developing a science for consciousness with a Worldview, which accommodates simultaneously Science, Humanity and Spirit in an unbroken wholeness (The Akhanda Worldview). He is the disciple of India’s neo-Vedantin Guru, Akhandamandaleswar Sri Sri Swami Swarupananda Paramahansa Dev, with whom he had worldly association for 20 ...
  • Penberthy, Kim – Professor. Jennifer Kim Penberthy, Ph.D., ABPP is the Chester F. Carlson Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, where conducts research, teaches, and provides clinical care and supervision. Dr. Penberthy provides clinical treatment to patients in Psychiatry and the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center and also works with the ...
  • Powell, Andrew – Dr. Dr Andrew Powell was formerly Consultant Psychotherapist and Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, St George’s Hospital and University of London; and Consultant Psychotherapist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, the Warneford Hospital and University of Oxford. Founding Chair of the Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK (www.rcpsych.ac.uk/spirit) and past council member ...
  • Poynton, John – Professor. John Poynton is an emeritus professor of biology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, a scientific research associate of London’s Natural History Museum, and a Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London. He has published in the fields of biogeography, taxonomy, ecology, evolution, philosophy of science, and parapsychology or psychical research. He is a past ...
  • Ravindra, Ravi – Professor. Ravi Ravindra obtained degrees of B.Sc. and M. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, before going to Canada on a Commonwealth Scholarship to do an M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Toronto. Later, he did an M.A. in Philosophy also, and at different times held Post-doctoral fellowships in Physics (University ...
  • Rayner, Alan – Dr. Dr Alan Rayner is a naturalist who uses art, poetry, fluid mathematics and careful science to enquire and communicate about the evolutionary diversity of our natural human neighbourhood. He was educated at King’s College, Cambridge and has been a Reader in Biology at the University of Bath. Pages: R Response from Hardin Tibbs re: Alan Rayner
  • Reason, Peter – Professor. Peter Reason is a writer who aims to link the tradition of nature writing with the ecological crisis of our times, drawing on scientific, ecological, philosophical and spiritual sources. He is presently collaborating with artist Sarah Gillespie, drawing together words and images in ‘Love Letters to the Earth’. His two recent books, Spindrift: A wilderness ...
  • Robinson, Oliver – Dr. Dr Oliver Robinson in Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Greenwich and author of the book Paths Between Head and Heart: Exploring the harmonies of science and spirituality. Dr Robinson writes on a range of topics that relate to the practice of science and its relationship with other domains of enquiry. His own research ...
  • Russell, Peter Peter Russell, M.A., D.C.S. is a fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, The World Business Academy and The Findhorn Foundation, and an Honorary Member of The Club of Budapest. He studied mathematics and theoretical physics at Cambridge, has a postgraduate degree in computer science, pursued experimental psychology, and explored meditation/eastern philosophy in India. His principal ...
  • Sabbadini, Shantena – Dr. Shantena Augusto Sabbadini worked as a theoretical physicist at the University of Milan and at the University of California. In Milan he researched the foundations of quantum physics. In California he contributed to the first identification of a black hole. In the 1990s he was scientific consultant for the Eranos Foundation. In that context he studied ...
  • Schlitz, Marilyn – Dr. Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D. is a social anthropologist, researcher, award winning writer, and charismatic public speaker. She serves as President Emeritus and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Additionally, she is a Senior Scientist at the California Pacific Medical Center, where she focuses on health and healing, and board member of Pacifica Graduate ...
  • Schwartz, Gary – Dr. Gary E. Schwartz, PhD Professor of Psychology, Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry and Surgery Director, Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health The University of Arizona 1601 N. Tucson Blvd. Medical Square Suite 17 Tucson, AZ 85716 References
  • Schwartz, Stephan Stephan A. Schwartz is a Distinguished Consulting Faculty of Saybrook University, a Fellow of the William James Center for Consciousness Studies, Sofia University, and a Research Associate of the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory of the Laboratories for Fundamental Research. He is the columnist for the journal Explore, and editor of the daily web publication Schwartzreport.net in both of which ...
  • Sheldrake, Merlin – Dr. Dr. Merlin Sheldrake graduated from Cambridge in biological sciences and history and philosophy of science. He recently completed his PhD on the ecology of fungal networks at Cambridge and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, where he conducted extensive fieldwork as a Smithsonian Research Fellow. He is a keen brewer and musician.  
  • Soskin, Julie – M.Phil. Julie Soskin has written 9 books, including the international best seller, Are you Psychic? which was translated into 19 languages. Her latest book, The Psychic’s Handbook: A Guide to Psycho-spiritual Energies is now available. Principal of The School of Insight an Intuition for 14 years, where a psycho-spiritual learning programme was developed and implemented at ...

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