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Professor Edward Kelly is a research professor at the Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia. A Ph.D. in Cognitive Sciences, Professor Kelly’s research explores mind-brain issues with a focus on psi phenomena that challenge the current neuroscientific view of the mind.
Ed has published peer-works in which he argues for a break from the physicalist view of the mind, drawing upon empirical evidence such as near-death experience, stigmata and mystical experience.
He has been main editor of the books Irreducible Mind, Beyond Physicalism, and Consciousness Unbound.
In our conversation, I spoke with Ed about the insights he’s gained from decades of being at the cutting edge of psi research. We discussed the nature of consciousness, the mind-matter duality, the various models of post-mortem survival, and the paradigm shift that is approaching the scientific community.
We also spoke about how studying the human spirit has transformed Professor Kelly’s personal life.


Previous Guests


Shaykh Burhanuddin Herrmann

Shaykh Burhanuddin Herrmann is a contemporary mystic of the Sufi tradition. He has undergone the classic dervish training, keeping an intense daily practice of meditation and prayers under the direct guidance of his Master.

Imogen Sita

Imogen and I speak at length about the shadow and the journey of embracing it. We talk about the nature of awakening and also about the role of relationships, intimate and otherwise, on the spiritual journey… among other things

Julian Palmer

In his early 20’s, Julian explored many forms of spiritual inquiry which eventually led him to psychedelics. Since that time, he hasn’t stopped exploring and learning about psychoactive compounds and the states they catalyse. Julian facilitates non-traditional spaces for psychedelic plant medicine work and is also the inventor of ‘Changa’ – a type of psychedelic compound described by many as ‘smokable ayahuasca’.

Leanne Domash

Dr. Leanne Domash is a psychologist and psychoanalyst whose interdisciplinary work is deeply rooted in dreams and the imagination. We met over Zoom on the occasion of Leanne’s brand new book coming out now, titled Imagination, Creativity and Spirituality in Psychotherapy: Welcome to Wonderland. Leanne’s new book explores the human spirit and its power to create, transform, heal, and grow.

Rev. Bill McDonald

Rev. Bill McDonaldl’s life has been a spiritual journey spanning over 7 decades. A mystical trip in search of gurus, the paranormal, and self-discovery. He is an author, an award-winning poet, international motivational speaker, artist, and Vietnam War veteran

Diane Hennacy Powell

Much of Dr. Powell’s work is rooted in investigating parapsychological phenomena such as telepathy, clairvoyance and out-of-body experiences. Her key research focuses on autistic savants and children reported to be telepathic or precognitive by their caregivers.

Ishtar (Thomas) Howell

Ishtar’s life has been marked by paranormal experiences from his earliest childhood. Yet everything changed for him when he lost his mother at the age of 13 in a shared car accident. During the event, Ishtar had a striking near-death-experience which put him in what he later learned to be the Samadhi state. It lasted for some weeks before fading.

Elena Nezhinsky

Elena Nezhinsky is a long-time spiritual seeker whose relentless pursuit of enlightenment has given her deep insights into spirituality. Her profound, funny, and deeply personal book Buddha on a Bull traces her decades-long spiritual journey that culminated in a final transformative experience.

Jeff Oliver

Meditation teacher and ex-Buddhist-monk Jeff Oliver is a long-time spiritual seeker. His journey led him to the teachings of the Buddha early in his adult life. He went on to spend nearly a decade as a Buddhist monk and studied advanced meditation practices in the Theravada Buddhist tradition.

Terry Marks-Tarlow

Psychotherapist Terry Marks-Tarlow is an acclaimed practitioner and author whose many fields of interest all contribute to her unique understanding of the human psyche. She is well known for her insights into intuition, and she’s also pioneered a whole new understanding of the mind based on fractal geometry.

Chris Bache

Christopher M. Bache is professor emeritus in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Youngstown State University where he taught for 33 years. In his latest book, LSD and the Mind of the Universe, Chris reveals his decades’ worth of rigorous psychedelic work and the insights he has gained from his shamanic exploration coupled with his academic knowledge of the world’s religions.