In his first presentation, Gary will present compelling new research that demonstrates how science is proving that spirits are collaborating with us. He will explain experiments where (1) scientists in spirit identify themselves to blinded mediums under controlled conditions, (2) specific spirits visit with a skilled psychic who can see spirits and carefully sketches them, and (3) individual spirits following detailed instructions and give “yes-no” answers using state-of-the-art optical sciences technology. He will also reveal (and honor) core spirit members of our devoted SoulPhone technology development team.
Lessons from Mediumship Science for Spirit Communication Technology Research
In the other of his two presentations, Gary will speak to the afterlife-communication researchers. The description of his presentation follows:
In The Sacred Promise, I describe three complementary levels of science: (I) personal self-science, (II) exploratory controlled investigations, and (III) formal laboratory research, as successfully used in mediumship science. Currently, the majority of experiential observations made in spirit communication technology research (e.g. ITC, including EVP) are Level I. However, in order for these Level I observations to be taken seriously by mainstream science and society, it is essential that Level II and Level III be conducted as well. This presentation provides an introduction to core lessons learned from mediumship science applied to spirit communication technology research: (1) carefully describing the procedures used and the context in which data were collected, (2) intentionally attempting to replicate observations in a friendly yet rigorous fashion, (3) using simple standardized scoring procedures that can be used by blinded raters, (4) mindfully considering potential alternative explanations and investigating these hypotheses (e.g. self-fulfilling prophecies), (5) presenting the observations in terms of means and variance, (6) employing other personnel to use the equipment to demonstrate that the observations are not operator specific. Examples will be drawn from Level II and III SoulPhone research in the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health at the University of Arizona.
Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology, Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Surgery at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He teaches courses on health and spiritual psychology and is the Director of the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health.
Gary received his Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University in 1971 and was an assistant professor at Harvard for five years. He later served as a professor of psychology and psychiatry at Yale University, was director of the Yale Psychophysiology Center, and co-director of the Yale Behavioral Medicine Clinic, before moving to Arizona in 1988.
In September 2002 he received a $1.8 million dollars award from the National Center on Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health to create a Center for Frontier Medicine in Biofield Science at the University of Arizona, which he directed for four years.
Gary collaborates with Canyon Ranch on biofield science and energy healing research and serves as the Corporate Director of Development of Energy Healing at Canyon Ranch.
Publications and Honors
Gary has published more than four hundred and fifty scientific papers, including six papers in the journal Science. Gary has also co-edited eleven academic books, is the author of The Energy Healing Experiments (2007), The G.O.D. Experiments (2006), The Afterlife Experiments (2002), The Truth about Medium (2005), and The Living Energy Universe (1999). His new book The Sacred Promise: How Science is Discovering Spirit 's Collaboration with Us in Our Daily Lives was published in January 2011.
The Energy Healing Experiments (2007) received the Gold Medial from the Nautilus Book Awards.
Gary is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the Society for Behavioral Medicine, and the Academy for Behavioral Medicine Research.
He received a Young Psychologist Award and an Early Career Award for Distinguished Research from the American Psychological Association. He served as President of the Biofeedback Society of America and the Health Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association. In 2004 he received a Distinguished Scientist Award for Energy Psychology from the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, and in 2006 a Distinguished Scientist Award from the United States Psychotronic Association.