Consciousness & Healing Editors and Contributors


Consciousness & Healing Editors and Contributors

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Marilyn Schlitz
Marilyn Schlitz, PhD is Vice President for Research and Education at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Senior Scientist at the Research Institute at the California Pacific Medical Center. Schlitz completed a Bachelor of Philosophy Degree from Montieth College, Wayne State University, a Masters of Arts in Social and Behavioral studies from the University of Texas, San Antonio, a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Texas, Austin, a post doctoral fellowship in the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory, Science Applications International Corporation, and a post doctoral fellowship in Psychology, Stanford University. She has published over 200 articles in the area of consciousness studies, has conducted research at Stanford University, Science Applications International Corporation, the Institute for Parapsychology, and the Mind Science Foundation, has taught at Trinity University, Stanford University and Harvard Medical School, and has lectured widely at sites including the United Nations and the Smithsonian Institution. She served as a congressionally appointed Advisory Member for the National Institutes of Health Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and is currently on the Editorial Board of Alternative Therapies and Advances in Mind Body Medicine, the Board of Trustees for the Esalen Institute, and the Board of Directors for the Institute of Noetic Sciences. She also serves on the Scientific Program Committee for the Tucson Center for Consciousness Studies.

Tina Amorok
Tina Amorok, PsyD, is a Clinical Psychologist and a Research Psychologist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, where she co-edited Consciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine, and is a co-researcher on The Transformations Project an examination of the nature of transformations in consciousness across traditions. She has worked in the mental health field for 8 years in the Bay Area, providing both inpatient and outpatient clinical services in community and private sectors.

Tina has a history of innovation. Starting with the development of programs in complementary alternative health and healing at UCLA where she founded and directed the UCLA Holistic Health Association. In addition, she conducted academic research at the UCLA Pain and Stress Management Clinic, and UCLA Perceptual Motor Learning Laboratory. In both the US and Australia, she has led and trained multidisciplinary health teams in delivering holistic treatment modalities in pain & stress management, occupational rehabilitation, and sports medicine. Tina has worked to educate the corporate, university, and lay sectors on self-created wellness in the management of various chronic pain and stress conditions, through research, creation and delivery of health promotion seminars, publications, and conference presentations.

Before coming to IONS, Tina coordinated a graduate program in Integral Medicine and Health Education at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and worked as a change and career consultant to Fortune 100 companies. Her dissertation research, entitled, The Eco-Trauma and Eco-Recovery of Being, examines how alienation from nature results in destructive ecological behaviors, violence, and unhealthy lifestyles.

Marc Micozzi
Marc Micozzi, MD, PhD, executive director of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and former director of the National Museum of Health and Medicine, is emerging as a major figure in the field of alternative and complementary medicine.

Trained as both a medical physician and an anthropologist, Dr. Micozzi was the founding editor of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and now serves on the editorial board of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. He edited the landmark 1996 textbook, Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, published by Churchill Livingstone, and is the series editor for a group of textbooks on various aspects of alternative medicine.

Dr. Micozzi served as co-chair, with Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, for the WORLDMED conference, held in Washington, DC in May 1996. A second WORLDMED is tentatively scheduled for Philadelphia in September 1997.

He has been a frequent speaker on these topics nationally and internationally, as well as an effective spokesman with the print (New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times) and broadcast (Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, CNN, C-SPAN, NPR) media.


  • Tina Amorok, MA, PsyD
  • Don Hanlon Johnson, PhD
  • Maureen Redl, MFT
  • John Astin, MD
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD
  • Rachel Naomi Remen, MD
  • Alexander Astin, MD
  • Robert Kenny, MBA, PhD
  • Sogyal Rinpoche
  • David Begay, PhD
  • Sumedha Khanna, MD
  • Michael Ruff, PhD
  • William Benda, MD
  • Stanley Krippner, PhD
  • Michael Samuels, MD
  • Thomas Berry, PhD
  • Michael Lerner, PhD
  • Marilyn Schlitz, PhD
  • William Braud, PhD
  • David Michael Levin, PhD
  • Allen C. Sherman, Ph.D
  • Deepak Chopra, MD
  • Jeff Levin, PhD, MPH
  • Bahman Shirazi, PhD
  • Sarah Conn, PhD
  • Rondi Lightmark, MA
  • Stephanie S. Simonton, PhD
  • Elliott Dacher, MD
  • Frederic Luskin, PhD
  • Br. David Steindl-Rast, PhD
  • Harris Dienstfrey
  • Nancy C. Maryboy, PhD
  • William Stewart, MD
  • Larry Dossey, MD
  • Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer, PhD
  • Brian Swimme, PhD
  • Henry Dreher, MD
  • Betsy MacGregor, MD
  • Ron Valle, PhD
  • Loren Eskenazi, MD
  • Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD
  • Frances Vaughan, PhD
  • Larry George, MD
  • Richard B. Miles
  • Roger Walsh, MD, PhD
  • James Gordon, MD
  • Mary Mohs, LVN, MA
  • Jean Watson, PhD, RN
  • Stanislav Grof, MD
  • Wayne Muller, PhD
  • Ken Wilber
  • Anna Halprin, PhD
  • James O'Dea
  • Karen Wyatt, MD
  • Willis Harman, PhD
  • Dean Ornish, MD
  • Micheal J. Yedida, Ph.D
  • Caryle Hirshberg, PhD
  • Joseph Chilton Pearce
  • Garret Yount, PhD
  • Gail Bernice Holland
  • Candace Pert, PhD
  • Honglin Zhang, MD
  • Tom Janisse, MD
  • Yifang Qian, MD, PhD