Dream TelepathywithStanley Krippner
May 15, 2016
He is a Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and has published cross-cultural studies on spiritual content in dreams.
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 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 describes his research in Brazil with an unusual spiritist medium, Amyr Amiden, who had the ability to produce apports. Krippner describes how his team observed over ninety instances of objects simply appearing in mid-air and dropping to the ground in front of startled observers. The objects included semi-precious stones, medallions, and even jewelry. Many research papers were published regarding these observations. Furthermore, the research team was able to record various physiological, and geomagnetic, measurements while the phenomena occurred. Krippner’s studies are probably the most extensive, scientific observations of apports on record.
(Recorded on May 12, 2016)
Published on May 17, 2016
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Here Stanley Krippner explains that he was motivated to research the question of combat trauma, because of his childhood experiences with a cousin who was traumatized during WWII. He describes post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a healthy response to an unhealthy event. He notes that many people diagnosed with PTSD are inappropriately prescribed psychiatric medications [...]
Here he reviews his half-century of experience as a parapsychologist, pointing out that the American Psychological Association has always been open to his symposium proposals and has published two editions of Varieties of Anomalous Experience. Parapsychology still has hurdles to overcome with regard to replication. However, the same problem exists in all other behavioral and [...]
Here he suggests that, at a subconscious level, we are all subject to the influence of myths operating in our lives. Some of these are irrational and destructive. Others are positive and rational. Through the use of ritual, dreams, and mental imagery, we can bring these powerful dynamics into the light of consciousness. Krippner describes [...]
Here Stanley Krippner discusses the three main spiritist religions of Brazil: Candomblé, Umbanda, and Kardecismo. Candomblé and Umbanda are, essentially, variations of the African Yoruba tradition. The African slaves in Brazil incorporated Catholic Saints into their religion in order to disguise the fact that they were still worshipping the deities of their homeland. The Kardecismo [...]
Here Stanley Krippner describes his association with Harry Benjamin, the doctor who first introduced gender reassignment surgery into the United States. Krippner’s studies showed that transgender individuals typically came from normal backgrounds and did not suffer from any psychiatric condition. They are simply individuals whose inner gender identity is not consistent with their sexual organs. [...]
Here he discusses the common features that he has observed in his studies of shamans around the world. He describes their rituals in terms of drumming, dancing, sensory deprivation, drugs, diet, and dreaming. He notes that shamans often invoke the “trickster” archetype, but that this should not be taken to imply that they are necessarily [...]
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 [...]
In this interview, host Jeffrey Mishlove describes two extraordinary dreams that were instrumental in shaping his career in parapsychology. Stanley Krippner describes a variety of ways in which dreams can have a life-changing impact. Famous musical composers have heard their compositions in dreams. Dreams can impact athletic performance. Dreams can be instrumental in problem solving [...]
Here he describes his encounters, during the early days of the psychedelic movement, with such notable figures as Alan Watts, Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, Richard Alpert, Salvador Roquet, Maria Sabina, Jean Houston, Robert Masters, and the Grateful Dead. He maintains that psychedelic experiences have been uniformly positive for him – and that he always approaches [...]
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 [...]
Here she describes a gradual process through which she became aware of communications with the deceased. She describes her work learning from James von Praagh, Lyn Buchanan, Whitley Strieber, Tom Campbell, and others. She points out that her psychic sensitivities were sharpened as the result of traumatic and dangerous experiences, such as a stalking.
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Marcia Emery is author of Dr. Marcia Emery’s Intuition Workbook. Here she outlines a series of steps for activating the intuitive mind. These include framing the problem, centering, relaxing, receiving imagery, interpreting the imagery and taking action. She suggests that true intuitions are always accurate, and that various emotional factors can interfere with genuine intuitive wisdom.
Here he shares his own experience spending a day in the home of Ingo Swann, who is widely regarded as “the father of remote viewing.” He points out that all of the people he knows who have worked with Ingo have described him as an honest person of great integrity. This is why Ingo’s bizarre [...]
Luisah Teish is priestess of Oshun, the African Yoruba goddess of love. She is also on the faculty of the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland, California, and serves on the board of directors of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology. She is artistic director of theatre programs in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Palo Alto and Oakland. [...]
This is the second interview in a three-part series. Here she describes her visit to Mongolia in 2011, after having developed close relationships with different shamans and researchers from Mongolia who visited her home in California. She describes remarkable healings and rituals that she witnessed and the dreams and visions that accompanied her journey.
Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). He [...]
Here he notes that the use of mantra was elaborated in the earliest writings of the Upanishads, approximately 900 BCE, prior to the time of the Buddha. At an even earlier stage, the hymns of the Rig Veda were considered to be mantras. The essential idea is to allow the power of sound to move [...]
Here he describes the context in which Rev. Robert Kirk wrote his classic book about faeries in 1691. He emphasizes that Kirk was not intending to write a book of folklore, but rather an accurate description of experienced phenomena. He points out that interaction with such beings appears to be dependent upon the common gift [...]
RJ shares his intuitive insight that karma is based upon the attachments we form. He describes several kinds of karma – based on thoughts, speech, behaviors, and our sense of identity. He maintains that our true nature is pure beingness, i.e., “I am” with no further qualifications. He reflects on how this insight can free [...]
Here he describes the historical context in which India’s greatest spiritual classic emerged. It was likely the product of an iteration of poet/sages. It is part of an ancient, epic poem, The Mahabharata. It addresses the moral dilemmas of violence, death, and warfare. However, it achieves a transcendant vision relevant to all times and places. [...]
Here he points out that the earliest known Buddhist texts emerged several hundred years after the Buddha lived. Therefore, to better understand the origins of Buddhism, he relies upon artistic and architectural evidence – particularly the stupas of Buddhism, to which there are few textual references. Buddhism appears to have influences both from central Asia [...]
Here he describes the fascinating precognitive dreams reported by J. W. Dunne in his 1927 book, An Experiment with Time. Lachman discovered he could replicate Dunne’s findings by examining the lengthy records he had kept of his own dreams. He maintains that this is a repeatable effect that can be tested by anyone who has [...]
Jeanne Achterberg, former President of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, was author of Imagery in Healing and Woman As Healer. She discusses the holographic model of the brain and suggests that mental images mediate between the conscious intentions and the physiology of the body. She points out that imagery has been used in healing since [...]
Here Paul Levy share his four “ignoble blindnesses” he associates with the mind-virus that he labels Wetiko, based on indigenous North American legend. He points out that this insidious form of evil is understood, by different names, in every culture. It can be thought of as demonic, or Satanic. In Islam, it is associated with [...]
Here he describes his interest in reconciling consciousness research, the paranormal, and nuts and bolts descriptions of unidentified aerial phenomena. He describes events from his childhood that triggered this quest for knowledge. He also shares his understanding that the universe, itself, is conscious. In this conversation, Jeffrey Mishlove shares some stories concerning his investigation of [...]
Here she describes the capacities of the brain’s right hemisphere for experiences of transcendence and wholeness. She maintains that higher states of awareness are achieved, naturally, by deactivating certain areas of the brain that keep us focused on egoic concerns – the right parietal lobe and the default mode network. She describes stages in humanity’s [...]
Here he describes a spontaneous experience of entering the afterlife while doing a blind, remote viewing of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The descriptions of the situation at Dealey Plaza seemed accurate, adding to the confidence one might have for the afterlife vision that followed. Daz describes the changes in consciousness that occur at [...]
Here he reports on the data received on the NDERF website from thousands of individuals anonymously reporting their experiences. He maintains that this information can be considered reliable because the experiences are consistent among people of difference ages, sexes, nationalities, and other categories. An overwhelming sense of love is commonly reported, as well as a [...]
Here she describes fractal mathematics as providing a new vision of the universe with broad implications for every field of science. In particular, she offers suggestions as to how fractal patterning could resolve the dilemma as to whether Jungian synchronicities can be viewed as truly “acausal.” She provides illustrations of the many ways in which [...]
Here he describes his work as director of the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s road company in the 1960s, providing free performances in parks. This led him, and other cast members, to found an organization known as the Diggers – providing free food, and eventually a free store. He also describes the use of drugs in [...]
Here he suggests that there are two primary models concerning the relationship between brain and mind. The standard “production” model assumes that consciousness is produced by the neural activity of the brain. The “transmission” model suggests that consciousness is transmitted to the brain. As a student of the late Michael Persinger, of Laurentian University, he [...]
Here he explains how a discussion of the “Mandela Effect” caused him to speculate how the simulation hypothesis might account for alternative timelines intersecting with each other. He notes that there have been many works of science fiction, notably the novels of Philip K. Dick, that explore this theme. He found that computer gaming provides [...]
Here she reflects back on implications of her near-death experience that occurred when she was struck by lightning in 1988. Since then, she has experienced a telephone call from her deceased grandfather – and also many accurate, but unpleasant, precognitive dreams – typically involving disasters. She maintains that our conventional notion of clock time is an incomplete [...]
Anna Halprin, author of Dance as a Healing Art, has spent many years of practical experience in collaborative programs incorporating modern American dance with treatment protocols for cancer and AIDS patients. As a cancer survivor herself, eighty year old Anna Halprin brings a genuine authenticity to her presentation, offering uplifting insights and the wisdom off [...]
Here he reviews the many accomplishments of William Blake (1757-1827), a visual artist, poet, and mystic. Blake was an important influence on people such as W. B. Yeats, Alan Ginsberg, Kathleen Raine, Aldous Huxley – the contemporary artist, Francis Bacon – and even the rock musician, Patti Smith. Many of his contemporaries, and even some [...]
Here she describes her journey from a skeptical statistician to a supporter of parapsychological research. She shares stories of her father’s successes in clairvoyance during ganzfeld experiments at the Psychophysical Research Laboratory in Princeton, New Jersey. She also describes how she came to evaluate remote viewing research sponsored by the Defense Intelligence Agency. She emphasizes [...]
Here, he describes his investigations of paranormal phenomena at the Skinwalker Ranch in Utah starting in 1996. Military interest in the project led to a government funded, two-year research program that generated over 100 reports on UFO activity and related topics – eventually leading to the public disclosure in 2021 of military interest and acknowledgment [...]
In 2021, Robert Bigelow established the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies and sponsored an essay competition on the topic of the best evidence for the survival of human consciousness after permanent bodily death. Some 1,200 people applied to enter this event. My entry was unanimously selected by a panel of six judges as the grand [...]
Here he explores the controversies concerning the artistic genius of one of the greatest science fiction writers of the twentieth century. There are those who insist that his creations were the result of drug-induced paranoic fantasies. Others describe him as a visionary, mystic, gnostic, and even a prophet. While acknowledging Dick’s psychological disturbances and addictions, [...]
Here she describes her journey starting at a low point in her life, as a divorced, single mother, suffering from a medical condition that resulted in blindness. Through insight meditation she gradually learned how to address the chaotic sources of low self-esteem in her life and assume responsibility, not only for herself, but for a [...]
Here he describes a horrible concatination of illnesses that left him with a diagnosis of permanent paralysis below the chest in 2016. He awakened from life-saving surgery with a dysfunctional body – however, he found himself in a state of awareness completely detached from the body that he thinks of as cosmic consciousness. In this [...]
Here he describes his research with spirit mediums in Brazil. While many mediums exhibit symptoms that are sometimes designated as signs of psychosis, he notes that they typically live productive and meaningful lives showing no signs of pathology. Experimental tests with the famous medium, Chico Xavier, indicated that letters he transmitted to grieving relatives from [...]
Here he points out that artifacts relating to the worship of the mother goddess are found throughout the world, going back as far as 40,000 years. Such traditions are associated with the earth, with the wisdom of the body, with magic, and with equality of the sexes. Over time, the emphasis has shifted to the [...]
Colm reflects on the variety of phenomena, in his investigations, associated with UFOs – including cattle mutilations, creatures, possible portals, health hazards and injuries. He speculates as to how such diverse phenomena may be related to each other. He notes that certain remote geographical areas seem to be “hotspots” for such activity. He suggests that [...]
Here he explores the artistic and intellectual complexities of Francis Bacon (1909 – 1992), one of the most successful artists of the twentieth centuries who paintings have sold for more than $100 million. He points out that Bacon found inspiration in the spiritualist literature and possibly functioned mediumistically himself. Tunney also focuses on Bacon’s artwork [...]
Here he defines spiritual awakening as an opening to a larger understanding of onesself. Ultimately, he maintains that our deepest self as at one with the entire universe. Many human problems result from a sense of separation, of being stuck at an ego level. He describes several types of awakenings. Often they result from a [...]
Whereas goddess worship has been almost entirely suppressed in the West, it has always been recognized and largely accepted in India, where it is frequently associated with tantric traditions. The fierce goddess, Kali, is a form of the deity that often seems demonic to westerners. Debashish explains the symbolism associated with her. Darkness can be [...]
Here she maintains that one need not have a background in psychic functioning to learn to remote view at a professional level. In fact, there are excellent remote viewers who maintain that they are not at all “psychic”. She describes her own background as a Christian fundamentalist who once believed that psychic functioning was diabolic. [...]