Saybrook University 475 - 14th Street, 9th floor Oakland, California 94612, U.S.A.
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, M.A., 1957; Ph.D., 1961. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, B.S., 1954.
Saybrook University, San Francisco/Oakland, CA; Professor of Psychology, 1972-present. Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY; Director, Dream Laboratory, 1964-1973. Kent State University, Kent, OH; Director, Child Study Center, 1961-1964. Richmond Public Schools, Richmond, VA; speech therapist, 1955-1956, 1960. Community Public Schools, Warren, IL; speech therapist, 1954-1955.
Human Possibilities: Mind Research in the USSR and Eastern Europe. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1980.
Song of the Siren: A Parapsychological Odyssey. New York: Harper & Row, 1976.
Shamlet: The Tragicall Historie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. New York: Exposition Press, 1971.
The Voice of Rolling Thunder: A Medicine Man’s Wisdom for Walking the Red Road (with Sidian Morning Star Jones). Rochester, VT: Bear/Inner Traditions, 2012.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Biographies of Disease) (with Daniel Pitchford and Jeannine Davies). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, 2012.
Demystifying Shamans and Their World: An Interdisciplinary Study (with Adam Rock). Charlotteville, VA: Imprint Academic, 2011.
Haunted By Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veteran [updated edition](with Daryl S. Paulson). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2010.
Personal Mythology: Using Ritual, Dreams, and Imagination to Discover Your Inner Story, 3rd ed. (with David Feinstein). Santa Rosa, CA: Energy Psychology Press/Elite Books, 2008.
Haunted By Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans Including Women, Reservists, and Those Coming Back from Iraq (with Daryl S. Paulson). Westport, CT: Praeger, 2007.
The Mythic Path, 3rd ed. (with David Feinstein). Santa Rosa, CA: Elite Books, 2006.
Becoming Psychic: Spiritual Lessons for Focusing Your Hidden Abilities (with Stephen Kierulff). Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press, 2004.
Dream Telepathy: Experiments in Nocturnal ESP, 3rd ed. (with Montague Ullman and Alan Vaughan). Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads, 2002.
Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them (with Fariba Bogzaran and André Percia de Carvalho). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2002.
Sonhos Exoticos: Como Utilizar o Significado dos Seus Sonhos (with André Percia de Carvalho). Sao Paulo, Brazil: Summus Editorial, 1998.
The Mythic Path (with David Feinstein); 2nd ed. of Personal Mythology. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1997.
A Psychiatrist in Paradise: Treating Mental Illness in Bali (with Denny Thong and Bruce Carpenter). Bangkok, Thailand: White Lotus Press, 1993.
Spiritual Dimensions of Healing: From Tribal Shamanism to Contemporary Health Care (with Patrick Welch). New York: Irvington Publishers, 1992.
Dream Telepathy: Experiments in Nocturnal ESP, 2nd ed. (with Montague Ullman and Alan Vaughan). Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishers, 1989.
Personal Mythology: The Psychology of Your Evolving Self (with David Feinstein). Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, 1988.
Dreamworking: How to Use Your Dreams for Creative Problem-Solving (with Joseph Dillard). Buffalo, NY: Bearly Ltd., 1988.
Zwischen Himmel und Erde: Spirituelles Heilen der Schamanen, Hexen, Priester und Medien (with Patrick Scott). Dussilgen, Germany: Chiron Verlag, 1987.
Healing States (with Alberto Villoldo). New York: Fireside Books/Simon & Schuster, 1987.
La Science et les Pouvoirs Psychiques de l'Homme (with Jerry Solfvin). Paris: Sand, 1986.
The Realms of Healing (with Alberto Villoldo). Millbrae, CA: Celestial Arts Press, 1976; rev. ed., 1977; 3rd ed., 1986.
Dream Telepathy: Experiments in Nocturnal ESP (with Montague Ullman and Alan Vaughan). New York: Macmillan, 1974.
Dreamtime and Dreamwork: Decoding the Language of the Night. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, 1990.
Advances in Parapsychological Research, Vols. 1, 2, 3. New York: Plenum Press, 1977, 1978, 1982.
Psychoenergetic Systems: The Interface of Consciousness, Energy and Matter. New York: Gordon & Breach, 1979.
Varieties of Anomalous Experience, 2nd ed. (with Etzel Cardena and Steven Jay Lynn). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2013.
Advances in Parapsychological Research, Volume 9 (with A.J. Rock, J. Beischel, H.L. Friedman, and C.L. Fracasso). Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013.
Debating Psychic Experience: Human Potential or Human Illusion? (with Harris L. Friedman). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2010.
Mysterious Minds: The Neurobiology of Psychics, Mediums, and Other Extraordinary People (with Harris L. Friedman). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2010.
Perchance to Dream: The Frontiers of Dream Psychology (with Debbie Joffe Ellis). New York: Nova Science 2009.
Healing Tales: The Narrative Arts in Spiritual Traditions (with Michael Bova, Leslie Gray, and Adam Kay). Charlottesville, VA: Puente, 2007.
Healing Stories: The Use of Narrative in Counseling and Psychotherapy (with Michael Bova and Leslie Gray). Charlottesville, VA: Puente, 2007.
The Psychological Impact of War Trauma on Civilians: An International Perspective (with Teresa M. McIntyre). Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003.
Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence (with Etzel Cardeña and Steven J. Lynn). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2000.
Mythology, Medicine, and Healing: Transcultural Perspectives. Yearbook of Cross-Cultural Medicine and Psychotherapy, 1998-1999 (with Holger Kalweit). Berlin: Verlag fur Wissenchaft und Bildung, 2000.
Dreamscaping: New and Creative Ways to Work with Your Dreams (with Mark Waldman). Los Angeles: Lowell House, 1999.
Broken Images, Broken Selves: Dissociative Narratives in Clinical Practice (with Susan Powers). New York: Brunner/Mazel, 1997.
Future Science: Life Energies and the Physics of Paranormal Phenomena (with John White). Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1977.
The Energies of Consciousness: Explorations in Acupuncture, Auras, and Kirlian Photography (with Daniel Rubin). New York: Gordon & Breach, 1975.
The Kirlian Aura: Photographing the Galaxies of Life (with Daniel Rubin). Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1974.
Galaxies of Life: The Human Aura in Acupuncture and Kirlian Photography (with Daniel Rubin). Gordon & Breach, 1973.
Author or co-author of over 1,000 articles, chapters, and book reviews appearing in scholarly or academic publications.
The Lifetime Achievement Award, International Network on Personal Meaning, Vancouver, Canada, 2014.
Human Treasure Award, The Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 2013.
Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Humanistic Psychology, American Psychological Association (Division 32), 2013.
Integrative Achievement Award, The Center for Integrative Psychology, San Diego, California, 2013.
Professional Journey in Consciousness Award, International Congress on Science and Spirituality, Puebla, Mexico, 2013.
Académico de Honor, Academia Internacional de Ciencias, Technología, Educatión y Humanidades [Academic Honor, International Academy of Science, Technology, Education and Humanities], Valencia, Spain, 2013.
The Charles Honorton Integrative Contribution Award, Parapsychological Association, 2011.
Honorary President, Center for Humanistic and Transpersonal Studies, Guangzhou, China, 2010.
Advanced Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor, International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, and the Mexican Certification Board for Professionals on Addictions, Alcoholism, and Tobacco, 2010.
The Ruth-Inge Heinze Memorial Lecture Award (first recipient), 25th Annual Shamanism Conference, The Santa Sabina Retreat Center at Dominican University, San Rafael, California, 2008.
The Ways of Knowing Award: Exploring Culturally Based Healing Traditions and Practices, Life Science Foundation and the University of Minneapolis Center for Spirituality and Healing, 2008.
Certificate of Recognition for Longstanding Contributions for the Last Ten Years to the Development of Mental Health and Educational Programs in Mexico, Poliplaza Médica Center, Ciudad Juárez, México, 2008.
Junta Mexicana Certificadora Para Profesionales en Addiciones, Alcoholismo, & Tabaco [Mexican Certificate Program in Addicition, Alcoholism, and Tobacco for Professionals], from the International President of Educational Programs, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, 2008.
The Woodfish Prize (co-recipient), “for the joint creation of a Native American/Euro-American social project,” San Francisco, California, 2007.
Lifetime Achievement Award, International Association for the Study of Dreams, 2006.
The Excellence Award, from The Excellence Awards Institute, Barcelona, Spain, 2005.
Honorary Member, Circle of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Mill Valley, CA, 2005.
Quincentennial Medal, Masonic Lodges of Eastern Brazil, "for promulgating the appreciation of Brazilian culture," Recife, Brazil, 2005.
Honorary Member, Centro de Estudios Oníricos de Chile, Santiago, Chile, 2004.
The Ashley Montagu Peace Award (given on behalf of Common Bond Institute, Harmony Institute, the Association for Humanistic Psychology, and the Annual International Conference on Conflict Resolution), St. Petersburg, Russia, 2003.
Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Hypnosis, American Psychological Association - Division 30 (Psychological Hypnosis), 2002.
Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2002.
The Dr. J.B. Rhine Award for Life-Time Achievement in Parapsychology, Andhra University, Prof. K. Ramakrishna Rao Endowment, Visakhapatnam, India, 2002.
The Senior Contributor Award, American Psychological Association - Division 17 (Counseling Psychology), 2000.
Honorary Associate, The Brazilian Federation of Umbanda and Candomblé, Brasilia, Brazil, 1999.
The Contribution to Latin American Parapsychology Award, Association for Ibero-American Parapsychology, 1998.
The Outstanding Career Award, Parapsychological Association, 1998.
The Pathfinder Award, Association for Humanistic Psychology, 1998.
Member, The Council of Sages, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA, 1998.
Humanist of the Year Award, First Church of Humanism, New York, 1996.
Honorary Member, Fundacion Latinoamericana de Parapsicologia y Psicotonica, Bogota, Colombia, 1994.
The Dan Overlade Memorial Award, Center for Treatment and Research of Experiences in Anomalous Trauma, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, 1994.
The Charlotte and Karl Buhler Award, American Psychological Association - Division 32 (Humanistic Psychology), 1992.
Honorary Member, Pernambuco Institute of Psychobiophysical Research, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, 1990.
Doctor of Science (honorary), The Open International University, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1989.
Associate, Center for a Post-Modern World, Santa Barbara, CA, 1987.
Recipient, Bicentennial Medal, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1985.
Diploma, Ministerio de Educacion, Instituto de Investigaciones Psicologicas y Parapsicologicas, Quito, Ecuador, 1984.
Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University of Humanistic Studies, San Diego, CA, 1982.
Membership Service Award, National Association for Gifted Children, 1981.
Colleague, Creative Problem-Solving Institute, Buffalo, NY, 1980.
The Volker Medal, South African Society for Psychical Research, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1980.
Doctor Honoris Causa en Parapsycologia, Instituto de Ciencias Parapsycologicas Hispano Americano, Granada, Spain, 1977.
Certificate of Recognition, Office of the Gifted and Talented, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1976.
Citation of Merit, National Association for Creative Children and Adults, 1974.
Citation of Merit, National Association for Gifted Children, 1972.
The Service to Youth Award, Young Men's Christian Association, Richmond, VA, 1959.
California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA, Associated Distinguished Professor, Integral and Transpersonal Psychology. Instituto de Medicina y Tecnologia Avanzada de la Conducta, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, Coordinator del Programa.
California Institute of Human Science, Encinitas, CA, Distinguished Adjunct Professor.
Institute for Research in Biopsychophysics, Dr. Bezerra de Menezes Integral Center for Higher Education, Curitiba, Parana, Brazil, Professor Benemerito.
University of Mysore, Mysore, India, 2012.
Colorado School of Professional Psychology, Colorado Springs, 2006 (Distinguished Visiting Professor).
Institute for Medicine and Advanced Behavioral Technology, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, 2000-present.
Department of Psychology, John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, CA, 1980-1982.
Department of Psychology, State University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA, 1976.
Institute for Psychodrama and Psychotherapy, Caracas, Venezuela, 1975.
College of Life Sciences, Bogota, Colombia, 1973.
Department of Psychology, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA, 1972-1973.
Department of Psychology, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, 1972.
Adjunct Professor (past or present)
Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY; Center for Psychological Studies and Services, Visakhapatnam, India; Fordham University, New York; New York University, New York; Ontario Curriculum Institute, Toronto; Rosary Hill College, Buffalo, NY; St. John's University of Staten Island, NY; University of California, Irvine, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, CA; Wagner College, Staten Island, NY; Yeshiva University, New York.
Department of Psychology, Minais Gerais University, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1986-1987. Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 1981. Academy of Pedagogical Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 1971.
· American Board of Sexology.
· International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling, and Psychotherapy.
· Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, number 704610
· American Academy of Clinical Sexologists, Founding Fellow and Clinical Fellow.
· American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychotherapy, Fellow.
· American Educational Research Association, Fellow.
· American Psychological Association, Fellow of Divisions: 30 (Society for Psychological Hypnosis), 32 (Humanistic Psychology), 36 (Psychology of Religion), and 52 (International Psychology).
· Association for Psychological Science, Charter Fellow.
· American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Fellow.
· Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Fellow.
· Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Fellow.
· Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Fellow.
· Western Psychological Association, Fellow.
· Medicina Alternativa Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Fellow.
Member and Listings
Academy of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies; American Anthropological Association; American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Association for the Study of Mental Imagery; American Counseling Association; American Creativity Association (Charter Member); American Educational Research Association; American Psychological Association (Council Member, 1978-1980; President, Division 32, 1980-1981; President, Division 30, 1997-1998, Member of Divisions 17, 30, 32, 36, 48, 52); American Society for Psychical Research (Trustee, 1987-1997); American Society of Clinical Hypnosis; Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback; Association for Humanistic Psychology (President,1974-1975); Association for Psychological Science; Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness; Association for Transpersonal Psychology; Brazilian Association of the Scientific Study of Consciousness; Center for Shamanic Studies; Centro de Estudios Oníricos de Chile (Honorary Member); Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (Associate Member); Council for Exceptional Children; General Evolution Research Group; Healing Council of the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine; Institute for the Advancement of Health; Interamerican Psychological Association; International Alliance for Learning; International Association for the Study of Dreams (President,1993-1994); International Council of Psychologists; International Society for General Semantics; International Society for Hypnosis; International Society for Shamanistic Research; International Society for the Study of Dissociation (Charter Member); International Society of Transcendentology (Founding Member); International Society for Systems Science; International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences; Medicina Alternativa (Life Member); Joseph Campbell Foundation (Founding Member); National Association for Gifted Children (Vice President, 1976-1977); Parapsychological Association (President, 1982); Psychologists for Social Responsibility; Sleep Research Society; Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness; Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and the Neural, Human, and Social Sciences; Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis; Society for Consciousness Studies (Founding Member); Society for the Multidisciplinary Study of Consciousness; Society for Psychical Research; Society for Scientific Exploration; Society for the Scientific Study of Religion; Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality; Society for Shamanic Practitioners; Swedish Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis; Western Psychological Association; World Future Society; World Health Foundation for Peace.
Member, Board of Directors, Advisory Board, or Advisory Committee:
Albert Hofmann Foundation, Los Angeles; American Board of Sport Psychology, New York; Alvarado/Zingrone Institute for Research and Education (AZIRE), Charlottesville, VA;American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences, San Diego, CA; The Beckley Foundation, Oxford, England; Center for Spiritual Healing, Fairfax, CA; Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, Ithaca, NY; Committee for the Study of Anomalistic Research, Ypsilanti, MI; The Darwin Project, Pacific Grove, CA; Existential-Humanistic Institute, San Francisco; Foundation for Integrative AIDS Research, New York; Foundation for Mind Research, Pomona, NY; Friends of the Czech Unitaria, New York and Prague; Fundacion Internacional para la Investigacion de la Naturaleza del Hombre (Presidente, Division Internacional), Ciudad Juarez, Mexico; Global Leadership Academy; Institute for Authentic Process Healing, New York; Institute for Dream Studies (South Plaza Court, SC); Institute for Transformative Medicine, West Palm Beach, FL; Institute of Applied Consciousness Science, Wilderville, OR; Instituto Internacional de Sexualidad Humana (Consejo Directivo), Ciudad Juarez, Mexico; International Institute for Survival Studies, Pembroke Pines, FL; International School for Psychotherapy, Counseling, and Group Leadership, St. Petersburg; International Society for the Study of Ghosts and Apparitions; The Joseph Plan Foundation, Los Angeles; Mind Vidya, Bangalore, India; Peace University of Potsdam, Germany; Portals of Wonder, New York; Rhine Research Center, Durham, NC; Rhythm for Life, Tempe, AZ; Rivka Bertisch Foundation, New York and Buenos Aires; Rollo May Center for Humanistic Studies, San Francisco; Wasiwaska Research Center for the Study of Psychointegrator Plants, Visionary Art, and Consciousness, Florianopolis, Brazil; Transpersonal University, Puebla and Veracruz, Mexico.
Member, Editorial or Advisory Board:
Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Anthropology of Consciousness, The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Dream Network Journal, Entheos: Journal of Psychedelic Spirituality, Dreaming: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Journal of the American Board of Sport Psychology,The Humanistic Psychologist, Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Journal of International Society of Life Information Science,Journal of Mental Imagery, Journal of Mindbody States,Journal of Mind and Behavior, Journal of Nonlocality, Journal of Psychedelic Studies, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, Journal of Shamanic Practice: Exploring Traditional and Contemporary Shamanism, Journal of Trans-Human Consciousness, Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, Journal of Transpersonal Research (JTR), Journal of Unified Psychotherapy and Clinical Science,Paranormal, Psychology of Consciousness, ReVision, Revista Argentina de Psicologi, Science and Consciousness, World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research.
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