JEFFREY MISHLOVE, PHD
As host of the weekly, national public television series Thinking Allowed, Jeffrey Mishlove has pioneered the introduction of deep, authentic and thoughtful discussions in a broadcast medium noted mostly for soundbites and sensationalism. In this capacity he conducts interviews with leading figures in science, philosophy, psychology, health and spirituality. Jeffrey's guests have included Joseph Campbell, Rollo May, Virginia Satir, Houston Smith and Jean Houston. About 500 of these interviews have been broadcast since 1986. Now Jeffrey has also hosted the daily, two-hour Wisdom Radio program, Virtual U, available worldwide on the internet.
He is author of the classic Roots of Consciousness (originally published in 1975, with new editions in 1993 and 1997) -- an overview of the history, science and folklore of parapsychology and consciousness exploration -- which has been widely used as an introductory college text. Psi Development Systems, a book based upon his doctoral dissertation, evaluates dozens of methods for training extrasensory abilities. Another book, Thinking Allowed consists of edited transcripts from the television series. His newest book is The PK Man: A True Story of Mind Over Matter.
He currently serves as Director of the Intuition Network, an organization of thousands of individuals in business, government, health, science and education who are interested in cultivating and applying intuitive skills. The Intuition Network operates a computer conference and also sponsors conferences, seminars, tours, research and publications. An anthology, Intuition At Work, was published by New Leaders Press in 1996 in cooperation with the Intuition Network.
Jeffrey has the distinction of holding a doctoral diploma in "Parapsychology" which is the only such diploma ever awarded by an accredited, American University. He received this degree in 1980 from the University of California at Berkeley. He is also past-president of the California Society for Psychical Study and past-vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology.
Jeffrey has helped to create a new institution of higher education, the University of Philosophical Research that has recently been approved by the State of California to offer a distant learning masters degree in Consciousness Studies. He serves as the dean of program for this college, and also teaches the course in parapsychology.