John G. Kruth is the Executive Director of the Rhine Research Center and the founder of the Rhine Education Center. He has been studying parapsychology informally for over 35 years, and has been a formal member of the Rhine research team since 2009. His research has included studies related to energetic healing methods, bioenergy signatures, out-of-body experiences, qualitative case studies, mind-matter interaction, and poltergeist phenomena.
Here he shares some of the history of Joseph Banks and Louisa Rhine as they developed the science of parapsychology. He describes the early years at Duke University, the subsequent establishment of the Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man, and eventually the Rhine Research Center. Struggles involved both challenges from critics and issues of addressing fraud. Today, Kruth is engaged in research concerning biophotons and their potential relation to healing and other types of psi activity.
New Thinking Allowed host, 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 is 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 study of consciousness.
(Recorded on December 14, 2018)
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