Stanley Krippner, PhD, is an American psychologist, parapsychologist, professor, and author focusing on the study of dreams, hypnosis, shamanism, and dissociation.
Here Stanley Krippner describes his association with Harry Benjamin, the doctor who first introduced gender reassignment surgery into the United States. Krippner’s studies showed that transgender individuals typically came from normal backgrounds and did not suffer from any psychiatric condition.
Here he describes a series of experiments that ran for ten years during his tenure as director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory in Brooklyn, New York. These studies were eventually published in a variety of mainstream psychology journals.
Since 1990, U.S. Veterans’ centers have treated more than 1.6 million PTSD-affected men and women, including an estimated 100,000 from the Gulf War and an untallied total from the Iraq and Afghanistan fronts. The number also includes World War II veterans, because PTSD does not fade easily.
In this interview, host Jeffrey Mishlove describes two extraordinary dreams that were instrumental in shaping his career in parapsychology. Stanley Krippner describes a variety of ways in which dreams can have a life-changing impact. Famous musical composers have heard their compositions in dreams.
Each and every one of us grapples with our own highly personal mythology-the psychic force that allows us to weave the fragments of our experience into coherent story. These mythologies shape our every thought, perception, and action, helping us to feel safe and secure in our identities.
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