List of Future Potential Guests

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I know there used to be a thread for this, but not seeing it?

Anyway seemed like it may be a useful thing to have - Alex can check out the list and see who he thinks we should contact?
 
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Psiclops mentioned Michael Grosso.

He has a chapter in Beyond Physicalism, summarized from Don Salmon's review:

In Chapter 3, Michael Grosso focuses on the filter model of Myers and James, while providing a broader history of relevant thinkers. Eloquently written and quite accessible, his historical overview shows how odd the current focus on physicalist theories is from this greater historical perspective.
Also written the following (just a sample):

Hume’s Syndrome: Irrational Resistance to the Paranormal


Experiencing the Next World Now


Evidence for St. Joseph of Copertino's Levitations
 
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The transhumanist and AI specialist Ben Goertzel seems like an interesting choice.

Though he's a transhumanist he also writes stuff like this -> Paranormal Phenomena, Nonlocal Mind and Reincarnation Machines

His "ism" is Patterns make reality, at least that's what I got out of a quick look.

He has a free PDF version of his book A Cosmist Manifesto here, which includes a chapter on Psi.

He also has a co-written book about how the evidence convinced him that Psi was real.
I second this suggestion - how do we make it happen?
 
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I second this suggestion - how do we make it happen?
Ah, I probably need Alex to take a peak, see if he's interested in any of these guys.

What we do then is someone sends a message to the potential guest and see if they're interested.
 
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Two new suggestions from the Gravitational Wave thread:

1) Hilton Ratcliffe:


2) Someone from the Electric Universe Project, possibly Wal Thornhill:

 
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Few years ago I proposed Alex interview Zerdini aka George Cranley (who used to post in the old forum). http://zerdinisworld.com/?page_id=2

He has such a wealth of practical experience - of attending some of the last century famous mediums. Such as Leslie Flint , Silver Birch circle , among many other I imagine.

I attended one of his lectures on Flint. still have the recording, might ask him if I can post it here. It has direct voice communication that he personally recorded.

Maybe Alex tried , I don’t know.


edit -- just came across this video :

 
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I know there used to be a thread for this, but not seeing it?

Anyway seemed like it may be a useful thing to have - Alex can check out the list and see who he thinks we should contact?
I think we should get Braude back on to talk about memory. I know it's an old topic, but I love the line he had about trace memory being an incoherent theory. lotta Skeptiko jumping off points from that one :)
 
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I think we should get Braude back on to talk about memory. I know it's an old topic, but I love the line he had about trace memory being an incoherent theory. lotta Skeptiko jumping off points from that one :)
Sounds good - I'll try Braude as I've talked to him before....I'm not sure how to reach Goertzel but will look into it.
 
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Another rec -> JF Martel who wrote Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice.

Essay on what Art can say about Consciousness

Aesthetic vision perceives the entire universe as an immanent field of forces. At the aesthetic level, we experience all reality as ensouled, wilful, and alive. As the products of aesthetic vision, works of art do the same: the worlds they depict are living, breathing, almost animistic worlds. The forces that compose them are not the blind and brute entities of physics. They are living forces of desire, or what the filmmaker John Carpenter, in his excellent pulp film Big Trouble in Little China, refers to as “furies.” Look at any great painting, any great piece of music, and you will see it. In visual art, colours and line are more than the static spatial entities that they seem to be for the intellect; they are furies vying with one another, forming alliances and striving against each other to make up what is called a composition. The same is true of other art forms.
And from an interview he did where the idea of the "paranormal" comes up:

If science is about replication, then art is about the unrepeatable. At one point in the book, I compare a sunflower illustration of the type found in botanical textbooks to Van Gogh’s famous paintings of sunflowers. The difference is that whereas the technical illustration aims at showing us what all sunflowers share, extracting from each specimen a general form that can represent them all, Van Gogh is extracting from one specific bunch of sunflowers that which is totally unique to their manifestation in his field of awareness at that moment. He tears the sunflowers out of the system of ordinary signs in order to make of them a symbol, that is, a numinous event occurring outside “the metaphysical order of the day.” There is a kernel of singularity, of pure difference, in every experience, and that’s what I’m thinking of when I speak of the paranormal in the passage you cite. The paranormal is that which eludes explanation, representation and judgment. We can never get to it scientifically because it can’t be repeated; it can’t even be translated into ordinary language. For language to capture it, it must become poetry.
 
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I have heard about Kelly Brogan, who describes herself as a holistic psychiatrist, and would like to know her reasoning to reject pill popping mainstream psychiatry in more detail. I think that is probably one of the most materialistic fields of science, along psychology and biology, and it is interesting to hear the "rogues" that after being educated in the "gospel", still find fundamental cracks in the theories.
 
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Have you ever considered interviewing Dr Rita Louise, author of Man Made ET? I ask because she really looks into the myths around the world and comes to an interesting conclusion about those myths.

My second recommendation would probably be Hoagland, but that isn't a good guest for he has a political agenda behind his work.
 
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Dr. Lissa Rankin (Alex think you might've tried her already?):


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Neuroscientist Marjorie Woollacott:

 
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Stanislav Grof





Ken Wilber





John Yates(Culadasa) mostly because of his extremely appreciated book The Mind Illuminated

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOjd3VoIIPA


Patrick Harpur

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6OPl4QQxZg


Michael Singer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyKuN1bQzCo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo-SK7v08Do


Daniel Pinchbeck on his Breaking Open the Head,not on his mayan crap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M15EN3bt-cg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvm33KdcfJU


Bit of an overkill I know, but there you go. Hope the links work, my internet connection is busted.
 
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