It happened! What Magic is This? Podcast has reached 100 “Official” episodes! Of course there were some small episodes and some filler episodes here and there but now we are at the big century mark for the Podcast! And so, for a bit of a celebration, I was trying to think back at which show and guest do I think about more than any other. One episode in particular I think about constantly. I adore his work, and he is someone who I think that everyone who listens to this show should know. That’s right! It is time for The Return of Dr. Jeffrey Kripal!
My guest for this episode is the associate Dean of the school of Humanities and holds the J. Newton Rayzor chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice University in Houston Texas. He is the Associate Director of the Center for Theory and Research at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, where he also serves as Chair of the Board. He is also the author of several books, many of which are required reading if you listen to this Podcast. For all that Dr. Jeff gets up to, click the smilin’ fellow below!
- Dr. Jeff has a new book out! The Superhumanities: Historical Precedents, Moral Objections, New Realities – A wonderful book!
- Books by Dr. Jeffrey Kripal – Without a doubt, many of these books are well worth your time (see below)
- Last year Dr. Jeff held the Archives of The Impossible with such guests as Leslie Kean, Whitley Strieber and Jaques Vallée – Be sure to watch these presentations, they’re all amazing!
- Dr. Jeffrey Kripal – On Radar and Revelation: Connecting the Dots (and One Another) – Video from Archives of the Impossible
- Jeffrey Kripal on how to think about the UFO phenomenon
- Dr. Kripal talks about ‘The Flip’ at the Pacifica Graduate Institute
- ‘The Flip’ is now on Audiobook! Have a listen
- Herbert Thurston and his amazing book The Physical Phenomena of Mysticism
- A couple names which Dr. K brought up are Barbara Newman (a scholar of Hildegard of Bingen, no less) and Paul Eno
- Zora Neale Hurston – Extremely fascinating figure and her biography Dust Tracks on a Road
- Bron Taylor
Doug’s Favourite Books by Dr. Jeff
- The Super Natural – Co-authored with Whitley Strieber
- Authors of the Impossible
- Changed in a Flash: One Woman’s Near Death Experience and why a Scholar thinks it Empowers us all
- The Flip: Epiphanies of Mind and The Future of Knowledge
- Secret Body: Erotic and Esoteric Currents in the History of Religions