From 1986 to 2002 host Jeffrey Mishlove gave audiences a rare glimpse into the work of futurists, researchers and scientists who were developing what today has become known as the ‘consciousness culture.’ Interviewing cultural leaders such as Jean Houston, Jean Shinoda Boa, Joseph Campbell, Rollo May and Arthur M. Young – and figures familiar to Reality Sandwich readers such as Barbara Marx Hubbard, Terrence McKenna, Rupert Sheldrake, Robert Anton Wilson and John Lilly – Mishlove helped to foster public engagement with research that runs ‘on the leading edge of knowledge and discovery.‘ This brief list of names doesn’t come close to doing justice to the surprising number of key thinkers that were given an opportunity to intelligently express their views on the program.
The powerful impact of Thinking Allowed is best highlighted when we realize that those watching the program in the late 80’s and early 90’s were given access to the research underpinning the U.S. government’s psychic espionage programs prior to the program’s operational end being made public in the mid-1990’s. With guests like Russell Targ, Hal Putoff, Willis Harman and other researchers associated with Stanford Research Institute, Mishlove (himself a participant in SRI’s remote viewing trials during the 1970’s) provided audiences with a peek into the inner world of the liminal establishment.
In 2015 he launched a YouTube channel to feature a new series of Thinking Allowed interviews. From the series description:
This channel will exclusively feature interviews from the New Thinking Allowed television series. Guests include leading figures in philosophy, psychology, health, science, and spirituality — with a healthy and respectful emphasis on parapsychology.
New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He serves as dean of transformational psychology at the University of Philosophical Research. He is also past-president of the non-profit Intuition Network, an organization dedicated to creating a world in which all people are encouraged to cultivate and apply their inner, intuitive abilities.
Guests have so far included neuroscientist co-founder and director of the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona, Stuart Hameroff, theoretical physicist Fred Allan Wolf, SRI alum Elizabeth Rauscher, professor of religious studies at California State University, Stafford Betty, past president of the Parapsychological Association, Stephen Braude, and a host of others. With 67 interview segments currently available on the YouTube channel, and more uploaded regularly, this second run of Thinking Allowed promises to be a fantastic resource for those looking to engage with the ideas of leaders who are shaping our future.
For full length episodes from the New Thinking Allowed web series CLICK HERE.
For excerpts from the first Thinking Allowed series CLICK HERE.
To purchase DVD’s of the first series of Thinking Allowed please visit: http://www.thinkingallowed.com