EXPLORING THE OUTER EDGES OF SOCIETY AND MIND

Dream Telepathy in Brooklyn: An Illustrated Presentation with Dr. Stanley Krippner

Posted in > EVENTS by David on August 28, 2013

 

Gráfico4Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 8:00pm, Dr. Stanley Krippner will discuss the pioneering experiments in “telepathic dreaming” that he and Dr. Montague Ullman carried out at Brooklyn’s Maimonides Medical Center in the 1960s and 1970s. A dreamer would sleep in a soundproof room while his or her rapid eye movements and brain waves were monitored. Meanwhile, a staff member would be in a distant room attempting to “transmit” contents of an art print to the dreamer. These attempts were statistically evaluated, with results exceeding chance expectancy. The telepathic effect was especially strong during period of low geomagnetic activity. Examples will be given, including a six-night series in which the “transmission” came from the audiences of rock concerts by the Grateful Dead in Port Chester, New York.

Stanley Krippner, PhD, professor of psychology at Saybrook University in San Francisco, California, is a Fellow in four APA divisions, and past-president of two divisions (30 & 32). Formerly, he was director of the the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory, in Brooklyn, NY. He is co-author of Extraordinary Dreams (SUNY, 2002), The Mythic Path, 3rd ed. (Energy Psychology Press, 2006), and Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans (Greenwood, 2007), and co-editor of The Psychological Impact of War on Civilians: An International Perspective (Greenwood, 2003), Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence (APA, 2000), and many other books. His most recent book is The Voice of Rolling Thunder, which he co-authored with RTs grandson Sidian Morning Star Jones (Inner Traditions, 2012).

This event is event is produced as a joint collaboration between Liminal Analytics and photographer Shannon Taggart.

For more information on the event please head over to The Observatory Room event page.

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The Mystic as Performance Artist – The Strange Career of St. Joseph of Copertino: Presented by Author Michael Grosso

Posted in > ANALYSIS by David on May 3, 2013

san_giuseppe_di_copertino_18th_century_engravingOn Friday, June 7th, at the Observatory Room in Brooklyn, New York, author Michael Grosso will discuss the life of St. Joeseph of  Copertino, a 17th century mystic famous for his remarkable physical phenomena, which often took place without warning and in public.

This lecture will detail his life, especially the spectacular levitations, and show how they aroused fear, awe, wonder, envy, and suspicion – especially from the Inquisition.  The story of Joseph shows how fame for miraculous performance almost destroyed his life, and how he used his saintly talents to protect himself from the church and his insatiable fans.

Michael Grosso studied classics and received his PH.D. in philosophy from Columbia University.  He taught philosophy at Marymount Manhattan College, City University of New York, and City University of New Jersey.  He is now affiliated with the Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia.  His main interest is consciousness studies and philosophy of mind. Among his books, he co-authored Irreducible Mind, wrote The Millennium MythExperiencing the Next World Now,Soulmaking, etc. He is currently completing the book The Strange Case of St. Joseph of Copertino: Ecstasy and the Mind-Body Problem. Also a painter, Grosso is interested in the interface between art and psychical research.

This event is event is produced as a joint collaboration between Liminal Analytics and photographer Shannon Taggart.

For more information on the event please head over to The Observatory Room event page.