Validating the Collaborating Spirits Hypothesis: Convincing Evidence from Converging Experiments
Gary E. Schwartz, PhD., is Professor of Psychology, Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Surgery at the University of Arizona and Director of the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health. He is also Corporate Director of Development of Energy Healing at Canyon Ranch. He 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, Director of the Yale Psychophysiology Center, and Co-Director of the Yale Behavioral Medicine Clinic, before moving to Arizona in 1988. He has published more than four hundred and fifty scientific papers, including six papers in the journal Science. He has co-edited 11 academic books. His science books for the general public include The Afterlife Experiments (2002), The Energy Healing Experiments (2007, a Nautilus Book Award Gold Winner in 2008), The Sacred Promise (2011), An Atheist in Heaven (2016), and Super Synchronicity (2017). In 2012 he won the Distinguished Contribution to the Science of Psychology award from the Arizona Psychological Association for his research in energy psychology and spiritual psychology. Gary is a Fellow of multiple societies including the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Academy for Behavioral Medicine Research.
How do we scientifically document whether specific spirits are actively collaborating in ongoing afterlife research? This is especially important in current research on communication with spirits where a distinguished team of deceased scientists in spirit form seems to be playing a central role in the design and testing of the scientific development of spirit communication technology. Gary E Schwartz, PhD, will explain how convincing evidencing is converging from five types of research: (1) the collaborative “stepping forward” experiments, (2) the collaborative “visit and sit for drawing” experiments, (3) the collaborative “yes-no” technology experiments, (4) the collaborative “synchronized speech” technology experiments, and (5) independent evidence from thirteen separate evidential mediums. Implications of this evidence for the phrase “It’s not about the Teams; it’s about the Technology” will be explained.
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 Liveswas 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.
Gary is highly experienced in speaking publicly about health psychology, energy healing, and spiritual research, and is in high demand. He has been interviewed on major network television shows including Dateline and Good Morning America, as well as on MSNBC, Nightline, Anderson Cooper 360, and The O’Reilly Factor. His work has been the subject of documentaries and profiles on Discovery, HBO, Arts & Entertainment, Fox, History and the SciFi Channel, among others.
Gary has been interviewed on hundreds of radio shows, including four evenings on Art Bell ‘s Coast to Coast AM, and on PBS, CBC and BBC. His work has been described in various magazines and newspapers including USA Today, The London Times, The New York Times, and The LA Times, as well as a feature profile in Biography Magazine.
The most compelling evidence for life after death and the existence of a greater reality comes from laboratory experiments (as well as real-life observations including mediumship and after death communications) that collectively demonstrate the voluntary and intentional collaboration of “deceased” people / “formerly physical” persons / “spirits.” Validating the Collaborating Spirits Hypothesis is especially important […]