HR!Day507 - Science and Consciousness Week Day 1 - Parapsychological Stories: Their Meaning in our Modern World with Jim Hickman and Stanley Krippner

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Day 507 Mon 6/27/22 Day 1 Parapsychological Stories: Their Meaning in our Modern World with Jim Hickman and Stanley Krippner

Parapsychological Stories: Their Meaning in our Modern World with Jim Hickman and Stanley Krippner

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This week will be dedicated to Science and Consciousness and will begin with a dialogue with Stanley Krippner, one of the greatest pioneers in parapsychological exploration in modern times.

Our two speakers for this HR session are both writing memoirs of their lifelong experiences with psychic phenomena and the studies of consciousness.

Dr. Krippner describes the beginning of his journey in this way:

“As a young man, I was writing a letter to my Uncle Max, an executive for a Wisconsin dairy company, when I had a sudden flash that he had died.  I was puzzled by this revelation and it was followed by a scream from downstairs. I ran down to see my mother holding the telephone, visibly shaken. “Your Uncle Max just died!” This was completely unexpected because we had just seen him at a family gathering and he seemed to be in robust health. The date was December 9, 1946, and it changed my life. From that point on, I read anything that I could find on premonitions, precognitions, intuitive hunches and related phenomena."

Dr. Krippner’s life then intersected with the world of the paranormal, developing relationships with researchers around the world in areas such as shamanism, psychic healing, telepathy, and precognition.  He became a pioneering investigator on similar research in the Soviet Union during the 70’s and 80’s, a topic he will discuss in this presentation.  In 1969, as Director of the William Menninger Dream Laboratory at the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, he was researching the possibility of altered states of consciousness as facilitators of psychic experiences such as telepathy and precognition. Hickman contacted him for information about his research and Krippner invited Hickman to join him as a research assistant at the Dream Lab.  Subsequently, they traveled together to the Soviet Union to investigate the Russian research into “hidden human reserves” and have collaborated on various approaches to the study of consciousness ever since.

Reflecting on his own studies and experiences in this realm, Jim commented recently: "It’s not just about parapsychology any more.  Realizing the implications of paranormal functioning when combined with the modern view of quantum physics and neuroscience, we are now more deeply understanding the energetic frame within which we dwell. With the right concentrated sense of mind and focus, and desire and belief, one can shift the way we experience the world."

In this discussion, both presenters will talk about their own experiences and their perspectives on how these phenomena are a part of the human condition and may be accessible for most of us in the process of living well.


  • For the past 50 years, Jim Hickman has been a pioneer in studying frontiers of consciousness. Beginning in the early ‘70s, he spent over 2 decades collaborating with Soviets researching exceptional human abilities including parapsychology, all modes of healing, accelerated learning, shamanism, and what the Soviets called “hidden human reserve capacities.”  He was also an assistant to the legendary Stanley Krippner, the pioneer researcher into the study of consciousness, and worked with him at the William Menninger Dream Laboratory. He and his lifelong colleague, Jim Garrison, transformed the Michael Fox-founded Wisdom University into Ubiquity University, an accredited global university designed for social impact. As co-founder of Ubiquity University, Jim teaches the popular Applied Neuroscience course which provides students foundational practices for use in developing enhanced cognitive, emotional and spiritual skills.  He is currently writing a book on how the latest discoveries in quantum physics, epigenetics, and neuroscience, when combined with the teachings of the wisdom traditions, inform us about Successful Living in Turbulent Times.
  • Dr. Stanley Krippner has received the Lifetime Achievement Award for the International Association for the Study of Dreams, awards for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Hypnosis, Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology, and Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Humanistic Psychology, all from the American Psychological Association and their affiliated societies .  His career is multifaceted, covering everything from the study of psi-conducive states of consciousness to creativity, from the dreams of transgender people to treatment options for veterans with PTSD.  He is currently writing his memoirs about his journey in the vast realm of consciousness studies, titling them A Chaotic Life.


  • Jim Garrison, President, Ubiquity University
  • Peter Merry, Chief Innovation Officer, Ubiquity University

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