New Thinking Allowed - Conversations on the Leading Edge of Knowledge and Discovery



New Thinking Allowed - Conversations on the Leading Edge of Knowledge and Discovery

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.
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.

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Stephen Braude talks about multiple personalities in this three-part Thinking Allowed interview:

Multiple Personalities, Part One: The History of an Enigma, with Stephen E. Braude

Here he points out that eighteenth century mesmerists discovered that, during trance, individuals could exhibit two simultaneous and independent states of consciousness. Many variations of this type of experiment were performed over the coming century. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, clinicians began reporting instances of what was known as multiple personality disorder. Patients reported that their various sub-personalities were sometimes unaware of each other. Many other unusual characteristics of this condition are described, including physical changes that are observed between different sub-personalities. Braude maintains that paranormal explanations are not required to understand multiple personalities.

Multiple Personalities, Part Two: The Transcendental Ego, with Stephen E. Braude

Here he argues that, even when sub-personalities are in serious conflict with each other, they form a holistic system that is both adaptive and utilitarian. Braude invokes the eighteenth century philosophical argument between David Hume and Immanuel Kant to highlight the concept of the transcendental ego. He maintains that we are justified in inferring the existence of this mental function underlying all of the diverse expressions of multiple personalities. Generally speaking, however, his approach to defining multiple personalities is situation dependent.

Multiple Personalities, Part Three: Parapsychological Implications, with Stephen E. Braude

Here he notes that various clinicians have reported to him that their multiple personality patients occasionally exhibit remarkable instances of telepathy. While the intimacy of the psychotherapeutic situation can foster telepathy, there are also both psychological and sociological reasons that such abilities are associated with an alternative personality. The discussion also focuses on the nature of spiritual mediumship and its relationship to multiple personality disorder.