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Arthur Hastings is former dean of faculty at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology (ITP) in Menlo Park, California; and a past president of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology. He currently serves as a professor in the Residential Program, Research Director, and also as the Director of the Institute’s William James Center for Consciousness Studies. Prior to his arrival at ITP in 1975, Arthur taught at Stanford University, the University of Nevada and the University of California at Santa Barbara. Arthur has done postdoctoral studies with M.H. Erickson (hypnosis), F.S. Perls (gestalt therapy) and T. Tulku (Buddhism).

He is the author of the book, With the Tongues of Men and Angels , co-author of Argumentation and Advocacy, Changing Images of Man, and senior editor of Health for the Whole Person. His recent work includes research studies on remote viewing, hypnosis and non-drug altered states, dreams, and facilitated reunions in a Psychomanteum chamber. An invited article, "Transpersonal Psychology: The Fourth Force" is published in In Search of Human Potential: A Sourcebook of Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology, ed. by Donald Moss.


  • "The Psychomanteum" with Arthur Hastings

    Is there scientific evidence for life after death? Join professor Arthur Hastings and Marilyn Schlitz in a discussion of the evidence for the survival of consciousness, focusing especially on the "psychomanteum," a shrouded room designed to induce an altered state with the intention of making contact with the deceased.

    • Teleseminars
    • 2005-10-12
    • 01:01:06

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