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 The Voice of Rolling Thunder: A Medicine Man’s Wisdom for Walking the Red Road, 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 he tells how he was introduced to Rolling Thunder by Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead. That was the beginning of a friendship that lasted for twenty years. During their time together Rolling Thunder exhibited an uncanny ability to communicate with animals and even, it seemed, directly with nature. With help from the Grateful Dead, Rolling Thunder established a small growth center, called Meta Tantay, where he offered workshops on native American healing arts and on his philosophy. Krippner notes that Rolling Thunder felt close to Asian philosophies such as Taoism.
(Recorded on May 13, 2016)
Published on May 23, 2016