Marjorie Woollacott, PhD, is emeritus professor of Neuroscience and Human Physiology at the University of Oregon. She is coauthor of the textbook, Motor Control: Translating Research Into Clinical Practice. She is author of Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind.
Here she describes her early years as a scientific materialist. However, she experienced an extraordinary awakening at her first meditation retreat over forty years ago. Since then she has been a regular meditator and student of Kashmir Shaivism. She describes the schizophrenic feeling of living in two worlds as a practicing scientist and practicing mystic. She discusses the process of integrating these different realities.
New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is a past vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology; and is the recipient of the Pathfinder Award from that Association for his contributions to the field of human consciousness exploration.
(Recorded on April 12, 2018)
Published on April 15, 2018