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Sunday, January 14, 2018   3:58 PM

The Anthropology of Consciousness with Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz is a Distinguished Consulting Faculty of Saybrook University. He is the columnist for the journal Explore, and editor of the daily web publication in both of which he covers trends that are affecting the future. His other academic and research appointments include: Senior Fellow for Brain, Mind and Healing of the Samueli Institute; founder and Research Director of the Mobius laboratory. Government appointments include Special Assistant for Research and Analysis to the Chief of Naval Operations. Schwartz was the principal researcher studying the use of Remote Viewing in archaeology. Using Remote Viewing he discovered Cleopatra's Palace, Marc Antony's Timonium, ruins of the Lighthouse of Pharos, and sunken ships along the California coast, and in the Bahamas. He is the author of more than 130 technical reports and papers. He has written The Secret Vaults of Time, The Alexandria Project, Mind Rover, Opening to the Infinite, and The 8 Laws of Change.

Here he describes the founding of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness. He also notes that anthropological views concerning shamanism have changed over the past century. While still controversial, more anthropologists are willing to take the claims of shamans more seriously. Anthropologists are also starting to use non-local methods of perception, such as dowsing, in their own fieldwork. Schwartz also shares his views on spirit guides, deities, and other-worldly helpers

(Recorded on February 7, 2017)  

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