Stanley Krippner

Stanley Krippner, PhD, is an American psychologist, parapsychologist, professor, and author focusing on the study of dreams, hypnosis, shamanism, and dissociation.


Shamans and Their World with Stanley Krippner

Here he discusses the common features that he has observed in his studies of shamans around the world. He describes their rituals in terms of drumming, dancing, sensory deprivation, drugs, diet, and dreaming.

Healing States: A Journey into the World of Spiritual Healing and Shamanism

A colorful and compelling examination of evidence for the mind's ability to heal, taking a step into the fascinating world of psychic healing and shamanism. 80 black-and-white photographs.


Human Sexuality and Gender Identity with Stanley Krippner

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.

The Voice of Rolling Thunder: A Medicine Man’s Wisdom for Walking the Red Road

Rolling Thunder’s life and wisdom in his own words and from first-hand accounts and interviews with those who knew him well.


Video Nugget: The Shaman as Master Trickster with Stanley Krippner

This New Thinking Allowed "Video Nugget" has been excerpted from a longer conversation with Stanley Krippner and Jeffrey Mishlove titled "Shamans and Their World".


Dream Telepathy with Stanley Krippner

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.

Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans

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.


Working with Extraordinary Dreams with Stanley Krippner

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.

Personal Mythology: Using Ritual, Dreams, and Imagination to Discover Your Inner Story

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.


Video Nugget: The Dark Side of Hypnosis with Stanley Krippner

This New Thinking Allowed "Video Nugget" has been excerpted from a longer conversation with Stanley Krippner and Jeffrey Mishlove titled "Understanding Hypnosis".


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