Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D.


In this address I lay out the formal case justifying the emerging research and development of accurate and reliable technology (called “The Soul Phone Technology”) for (1) detecting the presence of spirits, and (2) providing two-way communication between persons in the physical world and persons in spirit.  The case for this R & D effort is based on understanding three core principles and three major beneficial outcomes of successful transformative science: (1) validating anomalies, (2) changing assumptions, (3) transforming understanding, (4) increasing wellness, (5) inspiring unity, and (6) creating wealth. Ongoing research in the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health at the University of Arizona is illustrated for (1) hearing spirits with state-of-the-art digital audio technology, and (2) seeing spirits with state-of-the-art optical sciences technology. Both technologies employ specially designed software called REAPPS (Real-time Event Averaging Parallel Processing System). We predict that these emerging Soul Phone Technologies – enabled by the creation of the non-profit Soul Phone Foundation – will provide the essential unifying inspiration for awakening humanity to its highest physical and spiritual potentials.

Positions and Education

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 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.