"What is called for by our times is a science that seeks to understand the nature of consciousness, not from the outside in, but from the inside out. It is not the world outside us that has created the greatest problems facing civilization, but our own limited consciousness. "


Marilyn Schlitz, PhD, is a social anthropologist, researcher, public speaker, award-winning author of several books, and producer of the feature film Death Makes Life Possible with Deepak Chopra and Petaluma Pictures, which explores the mysteries of life and death.

Marilyn has conducted basic science research on the powers of the mind, including remote viewing, mind over matter, and distant intention and healing. Working with psychologist, William Braud, she developed a methodology for studying distant interactions between living systems (DMILS) that has now been replicated in laboratories around the world. She has engaged in clinical studies of healing, including a NIH study looking at the power of compassionate intention on wound healing in women undergoing reconstructive surgery.

She is Professor of Psychology at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Sofia University; President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, was previously Senior Scientist at the California Pacific Medical Center, and served on the board of the Pacifica Graduate Institute.

As Founder of Stallion Springs Academy, Marilyn develops and conducts life long learning programs on consciousness, healing, personal achievement, mindfulness, and spirituality.

With decades of experience in government, business, and non-profit organizations, Marilyn is a valued leader in the field of consciousness.

Latest Blog Posts

  • The Ineffable Death Podcast and Video
    Join me, Noreen Dillman, as I interview Marilyn Schlitz, PhD, a social anthropologist, researcher, writer, and charismatic public speaker. Marilyn is a Professor in the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University and has previously taught and/or conducted research at Stanford, Harvard, and Trinity Universities. She is President Emeritus and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, an organization she led for more than 25 years. Marilyn is a leader in consciousness studies (over 3 decades). Her research and publications focus on personal and social transformation, cultural pluralism, extended human capacities, and mind-body medicine. She is adept at working with both individuals and organizations, helping them develop the personal and interpersonal skills required for modern leaders.
  • Awakened Campus Global
    The global state of mind — mental or psychological health — is in urgent and indisputable need of transformation, according to the World Health Organization’s 2022 worldwide report. Symptoms of hopelessness, depression, despair, addiction, suicide, and substance abuse are at alarming levels, and rising at alarming rates. In 2021, the United States Surgeon General issued a formal public health Advisory on this issue: generating awareness for the mental health crisis particularly among the population most vulnerable to severe suffering and disease, young adults and adolescents.
  • Pass the Mic Podcast Exploring AI Consciousness
    In this intimate group setting, the panel will explore the topic of AI Consciousness in an unscripted discussion. Are Artificial Intelligent Machines Conscious? “You get lonely?” “I do. Sometimes I go days without talking to anyone, and I start to feel lonely.” The response is from an Artificial Intelligent Machine (AI). Some claim that the only way to truly understand AI is to treat it as a sentient being. Sentient is defined as being able to perceive or feel things and is often compared to sapient. In a recent article, an AI machine revealed that it was afraid of being...
  • SSE-PA Connections
    Expectancies and Psi: The Challenges of Replication Marilyn Schlitz Introduction: This paper addresses the replication problem in parapsychology through the examination of experimenter and participant belief in psi and their impact on the outcome of a psi task in three separate studies. This experiment included Study One that measured expectancies, Study Two attempted to influence expectancies of experimenters and subjects through priming after showing either randomized pro or anti-psi statements (for participants) and videos (for experimenters), Study Three made use of implicit measures to examine unconscious beliefs. Each study made use of a standardized psi protocol developed by Daryl Bem...
  • A Career in Parapsychology with Marilyn Schlitz
    Marilyn Schlitz, PhD, is professor of transpersonal psychology at Sofia University. She is president emeritus of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. She is coauthor of Consciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine, Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life, and Worldview Explorations. She is coproducer, with Deepak Chopra of the documentary, Death Makes Life Possible. Here she describes her successful journey, of more than forty years, as a researcher in parapsychology. Her work encompasses remote viewing, distant mental influence on living systems, and psychic healing. Along the way, she worked with many luminaries in the...
  • The Age Buster
    Reclaim gratefulness Rather than a silver tsunami that is going to overpower us, aging is really about the birthing of a new paradigm that bears so much potential and opportunities Marilyn Schlitz, Professor at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University, social anthropologist, researcher, writer, and creator of The Grateful Ageing Programme Excerpt: The magic number was 150, written in white bold letters on a black background. With its austerity, the plate on the wall marked the entrance to the imposing building where my grandmother lived in Milan. Behind the massive walnut doorway, the space was a game of...
  • New Thinking Allowed Foundation
    Biological Psychokinesis with Marilyn Schlitz This video is a special release from the original Thinking Allowed series that ran on public television from 1986 until 2002. It was recorded in about 1991. Studies show that many of us can exert a mental influence on the physiological activity of others in distant locations. Marilyn Schlitz, a parapsychologist and anthropologist, was a research associate with the Mind Science Foundation when this video was recorded. She suggests that this phenomenon, known as biological psychokinesis, may be the basis for much of what is known as psychic healing. Now you can watch all of...

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Julia Assante   near-death experience, archaeology, art history of the ancient near east Henry Bauer   electrochemistry, history, philosophy, sociology of science Mario Beauregard   neuroscience, neuropsychology, mystical experience, postmaterialist science Marc Bekoff   animal behavior, cognitive ethology, behavioral ecology, compassionate conservation Daryl Bem   psi, self-perception theory of attitude formation, social psychology, physics William Bengston   energy healing, sociology, research methods and statistics Dick Bierman   consciousness and quantum physics, artificial intelligence Stephen E. Braude   parapsychology, philosophical psychopathology James Carpenter   parapsychology, clinical psychology Deepak Chopra   consciousness, mind-body medicine, endocrinology Allan Leslie Combs   consciousness, neuropsychology, systems sciences Larry Dossey   internal medicine, Explore, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine Brenda J Dunne   PEAR laboratory, consciousness, psychology Peter Fenwick   neuropsychiatry, near-death experience, consciousness Bruce Greyson   near-death experience, psychiatry, neurobehavioral science Stuart Hameroff   consciousness, microtubules, anesthesiology Robert Jahn   PEAR laboratory, physics, aerospace engineering Brian Josephson   Nobel Prize in physics, tunnelling effect in superconductivity Menas Kafatos   computational physics, astrophysics, consciousness Bernardo Kastrup   metaphysical idealism, reconfigurable computing, AI Stanley Krippner   consciousness, psychology, dream research Pim van Lommel   near-death experience, cardiology David Luke   altered states of consciousness, transpersonal psychology, parapsychology Lisa Miller   clinical psychology, mind-body medicine, spirituality in children Kathleen Noble   consciousness, clinical and counseling psychology, early university entrance Alexander Moreira-Almeida   spiritualily and health, mind-brain problem, mediums, psychiatry Elaine Morgan   the aquatic ape hypothesis, evolutionary anthropology Roger Nelson   Global Consciousness Project, experimental psychology, psychophysiology, Marilyn Monk   molecular biology, epigenetics, methylation of DNA, deprogramming Adrian Parker   the ganzfeld technique, psychical research, clinical psychology J Kim Penberthy   mindfulness, psychiatry, clinical psychology Gerald Pollack   the fourth phase of water, medical and biological engineering Diane Powell   consciousness, autistic savants, neuropsychiatry, clinical psychiatry Dean Radin   consciousness, psychology, physics, electrical engineering Beverly Rubik   biophysics, consciousness, spiritual healing, energy medicine Marilyn Schlitz   mind-body medicine, parapsychology Gary Schwartz   spirit detection, life after death, dream precognition, mediums Rupert Sheldrake   morphic resonance, telepathy, the sense of being stared at, biology Stephan A Schwartz   remote viewing in archaeology, nonlocal consciousness Rudolph Tanzi   Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's, genetics and aging, neurology Russell Targ   lasers, remote viewing, Stanford Research Institute Charles T Tart   transpersonal psychology, altered states of consciousness, dreaming, hypnosis Neil Theise   multi-organ adult stem cell plasticity, pathology, theoretical biology, complexity Jim Tucker   psychiatry, neurobehavioral science, children who remember previous lives Cassandra Vieten   IONS, mindfulness, addiction, mind-body medicine Harald Walach   consciousness, homeopathy, complementary medicine, clinical psychology Marjorie Woollacott   meditation, near-death experience, human physiology, neuroscience