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.
(Recorded on May 13, 2016)
Published on May 21, 2016