Mystic Fire Presents: Techniques of Discovery - Prophets Conference

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Techniques of Discovery presents a series of lectures and panel discussions that were recorded at the Prophets Conference at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. There was an illustrious group of speakers who discussed the different techniques they have discovered over their lifetimes that have had a profound effect on their perspective and world view.

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Panel: Ancients, Axioms and Archetypes - Part 1
10. Panel: Ancients, Axioms and Archetypes - Part 1
December 31, 2001
A panel discussion on the topics of Ancients, Axioms and Archetypes featuring six of the featured presenters - John Mack, Stanislav Grof, Michio Kaku, Riane Eisler, Gregg Braden, Russell Targ. In Part 1, we hear from the first five speakers.
Riane Eisler: Partnership Spirituality - Reimagining and Reconfiguring Reality
9. Riane Eisler: Partnership Spirituality - Reimagining and Reconfiguring Reality
December 31, 2001
Riane Eisler is best known for her international bestseller The Chalice and The Blade and for her theories about ancient partnership cultures. A cultural historian and evolutionary theorist over the last 20 years, Eisler has done pioneering work in human rights, expanding the vision of international organizations to include the rights of women and children.
John Mack: Towards a Science of the Sacred
8. John Mack: Towards a Science of the Sacred
December 31, 2001
An esteemed professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, John Mack, MD, never intended to become an expert in the controversial study of alien abductees. But after investigating over 60 cases of alien abduction through hundreds of hours of interviews and treatment, Dr. Mack presents the mesmerizing tales of alien encounters revealed by his patients -- none of whom are mentally ill -- and the profound, surprising and at times deeply spiritual impact these experiences have had on their lives.
Stanislav Grof: Psychology of the Future: Lessons from Modern Consciousness Research
7. Stanislav Grof: Psychology of the Future: Lessons from Modern Consciousness Research
December 31, 2001
Stanislav Grof, M.D., born and educated in Prague, is one of the founders and chief theoreticians of transpersonal psychology and a psychiatrist with nearly 40 years of experience researching non-ordinary states of consciousness. His work has attracted worldwide attention and taken psychology into realms so radically new and far-reaching they challenge our understanding of the laws of nature and physics.
Russell Targ: The Scientific and Spiritual Implications of Psychic Abilities
6. Russell Targ: The Scientific and Spiritual Implications of Psychic Abilities
December 31, 2001
Russell Targ is a physicist and author who was a pioneer in the development of the laser, and cofounder of the Stanford Research Institute's investigation into psychic abilities in the 1970s and 1980s.
Huston Smith: The Third Eye as an Organ of Wisdom
5. Huston Smith: The Third Eye as an Organ of Wisdom
December 31, 2001
Huston Smith is an internationally recognized philosopher and scholar of religion. His book The World's Religions has sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide. In 1996, Bill Moyers devoted a 5-part PBS special to Smith's life and work, "The Wisdom of Faith with Huston Smith."
Michio Kaku: Hyperspace and
4. Michio Kaku: Hyperspace and "Reading the Mind of God"
December 31, 2001
Dr. Michio Kaku is an internationally recognized authority in theoretical physics and the environment. He is one of the developers of the superstring theory and the ten-dimensional universe. His goal is to help complete Einstein's dream of a theory of everything, a single equation, perhaps no more than one inch long, that will unify all the fundamental forces in the universe.
Ralph Metzner: Visionary Experiences and Divination
3. Ralph Metzner: Visionary Experiences and Divination
December 31, 2001
Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., has been exploring states of consciousness and transformational practices ever since he helped found the Harvard Psilocybin Project in 1960. He is a psychotherapist and professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where he teaches courses on ecopsychology and ecological worldviews.
Robert Anton Wilson: The Universe Contains a Maybe
2. Robert Anton Wilson: The Universe Contains a Maybe
December 31, 2001
Robert Anton Wilson is the coauthor, with Robert Shea, of the underground classics The Illuminatus! Trilogy and Schrodinger's Cat Trilogy, and several nonfiction works of futurist psychology and guerilla ontology
1. Ram Dass: Changes in Perception - Shifting the Perspective of Our Awareness
1. 1. Ram Dass: Changes in Perception - Shifting the Perspective of Our Awareness
 
Ram Dass was born in 1933 as Richard Alpert, son of a wealthy lawyer who was the president of the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad. While at Harvard, Ram Dass' explorations of human consciousness led him to conduct intensive research with LSD and other psychedelic elements, in collaboration with Timothy Leary, Aldous Huxley, Allen Ginsberg, and others.
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Techniques of Discovery presents a series of lectures and panel discussions that were recorded at the Prophets Conference at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. There was an illustrious group of speakers who discussed the different techniques they have discovered over their lifetimes that have had a profound effect on their perspective and world view.

  • Premiere Date
    December 31, 2001