Vernon Neppe, MD, PhD, FRSSAf, is a neuropsychiatrist and head of the Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute in Seattle. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and recipient of the Whiting Memorial Award. He is author of Cry the Beloved Mind: A Voyage of Hope and of many other books including Innovative Psychopharmacotherapy, Déjà Vu Revisited, Déjà Vu: A Second Look, Déjà Vu: Glossary and Library. 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. His professional publications number over 700. Dr Neppe has amplified many of his concepts in three of the websites linked with his work. On www.Brainvoyage.com, his books are amplified. www.VernonNeppe.org 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 www.pni.org.
Here, Dr. Neppe notes that the various professions concerned with consciousness all have different definitions and different concerns regarding the nature of awareness, consciousness, or mind. As a neurologist he is inclined to describe neurological levels of awareness, and as a psychiatrist perceive different kinds of psychological consciousness. But these are very different from a consciousness that may not be in the brain and a theoretician might look at issues such as discrete finite quanta with quantal consciousness and differentiate that from what we could call infinite, higher, or extended consciousness and also from extra dimensions of time and space. He refers to his friendship with the late Michael Whiteman of South Africa, a mathematician who appears to have been able to induce out-of-body experiences at will and kept detailed diaries of his experiences. Dr. Neppe maintains that scientific evidence for survival after death is conclusive.
(Recorded on May 1, 2018)
Published on July 8, 2018