Free Will, Materialism, and PrecognitionwithVernon Neppe

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Vernon Neppe, MD, PhD, FRSSAf, is a neuropsychiatrist and head of the Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute in Seattle. Together with Dr Edward Close, he pioneered the new discipline of what they call “Dimensional Biopsychophysics”. He is author, with physicist and mathematician, Edward Close PhD, PE, of Reality Begins with Consciousness: A Paradigm Shift that Works. He is also author of Déjà Vu Revisited, Déjà Vu: A Second Look, Déjà Vu: Glossary and Library, Cry the Beloved Mind: A Voyage of Hope, and Innovative Psychopharmacotherapy. His professional publications number over 700. Dr Neppe has amplified many of his concepts in three of the websites linked with his work. On, his books are amplified. is his gateway and includes more information on the Neppe-Close model of the Triadic Distinction Vortical Paradigm (TDVP) and some of the key publications are on

Here he reviews the many causal factors that determine human behavior: genetics, environment, social conditioning, habit formation, etc. He argues that, because of these factors, human free will is not absolute — but only partial. He also reviews research on precognition and, then, elaborates on some dramatic personal experiences with precognition. He explains that the nine-dimensional model, known as TDVP, he has developed with physicist Edward Close, offers a logical way of reconciling precognition with free will. Effectively Neppe argues that we have a “limited freedom of choice” involving a third dimension of time in which new choices can be made: This model derives from his earlier experience that he called ’The Neppe Law of Cause and Effect’ where changes in what is apparently fated can be made by changing the cause and therefore the effect.

(Recorded on April 30, 2018)

Published on June 21, 2018


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