IONS Directory Profile

Biography

Marilyn Schlitz, PhD, is IONS Senior Fellow and President Emeritus.

Dr. Schlitz was President and CEO of the Institute of Noetic Sciences from 2009 to 2012.

Her work focuses in psychophysiology, cross cultural healing, and consciousness studies. She has given lectures, conducted workshops, and taught all around the country.

She completed her training in psychology, behavioral and social science, and philosophy at Stanford University, University of Texas, San Antonio and Wayne State University, Detroit. She received her PhD in anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin.

She has been featured in various writings, interviews, and videos. As well, she has authored and co-authored numerous books, such as Living Deeply: The Art of Science of Transformation and Consciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine.

Education

1993-1994
Post Doc, Psychology
Stanford University

1986-1992
PhD, Anthropology
University of Texas, Austin

1983-1986
MA, Behavioral/Social Science
University of Texas, San Antonio

1975-1979
BPhil, Philosophy
Wayne State University, Detroit

Publications

Schlitz M., Vieten C., Miller E. (2010) Worldview Transformation and the Development of Social Consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Studies; July-Aug 2010; 17(7–8): 18-36.

Radin D., J. Stone, E. Levine,S. Eskandarnejad, M.Schlitz, L. Kozak, D. Mandel, G. Hayssen. (2008).Compassionate intention as a therapeutic intervention by partners of cancer patients: effects of distant intention on the patients’ autonomic nervous system. ExploreJul-Aug; 2008 4(4): 235-43.

Schlitz, M.M. The Integral Model: Answering the Call for Whole Systems Health Care. The Permanente Journal. Spring 2008 12 (2): 61-68.

Schlitz, M.M. (2007). Kan bonn studeres vitenskapelig? Parapsykologiske Notiser Nr. 63 2007. 24-26.

Vieten, C., T. Amorok, & M. Schlitz. (2006). From Me to We: The Study of Spiritual Transformation. Zygon December 2006 41 (4) 915-931.

Schlitz, M., R. Wiseman, C. Watt, & D. Radin. (2006). Of two minds: Skeptic-proponent collaboration within parapsychology. British Journal of Psychology. August 2006 97(3): 313-322.

Schlitz, M. (2005). The Discourse of Controversial Science: The Sceptic-Proponent Debate on Remote Staring. Journal of Consciousness Studies June 2005 12(6): 101-105.

Radin, D. I. & M. J. Schlitz (2005 Feb). Gut feelings, intuition, and emotions: An exploratory study. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 1(1): 85-91.

Schlitz, M. (2004). Intentional Healing: Exploring the Extended Reaches of Consciousness. Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine. 14 (1): 1-18.

Yount, G., J. Solfvin, D. Moore, M.Schlitz, M.Reading; K. Aldape, & Y. Qian. (2004). In vitro testing of external Qigong. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. March 15, 2004.

Schlitz, M., D.I. Radin, B.F. Malle, S. Schmidt, J. Utts & G.L.Yount. (2003). Distant healing intention: Definitions and evolving guidelines for laboratory studies. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 9 (3), A31-A43.

Killoran, M., M. Schlitz, & N. Lewis. (2002). Unremarkable Recoveries: Normalizing Adversity and Cancer Survival. Qualitative Health Research 12 (2): 208-222.

Schlitz, M. (2001). Boundless Mind: Coming of Age in Parapsychology. Journal of Parapsychology, 65: 335-350.

Schlitz, M. (2000). Creating a Better World. Journal of Adult Development. October 2000Vol. 7 (4).

Wiseman, R. & M. Schlitz (1999). Experimenter effects and the remote detection of staring:  a replication. Journal of Parapsychology, 63(3) 232-233.

Schlitz, M. J. & W. G. Braud, (1997). Distant intentionality and healing: Assessing the evidence. Alternative Therapies. 3(6), 62-73.

Schlitz, M. & S. LaBerge (1997). Covert observation increases skin conductance in subjects unaware of when they are being observed: A replication. Journal of Parapsychology 61, 185-196.

Schlitz, M. (1997). Intentionality and intuition and their clinical implications: A challenge for science and medicine. NWP Journal of Clinical Practice.

Schlitz, M. & N. Lewis (1997). Spontaneous remission and extended survival. Alternative Health Practitioner 3(2).

Schlitz, M. (1997). Intentionality: An argument for transpersonal consciousness. World Futures 48, 115-126.

Wiseman, R. & M. Schlitz, (1997). Experimenter effects and the remote detection of staring. Journal of Parapsychology. 61,197-207.

Schlitz, M. & W. Braud. (1996). Biological Psychokinesis (Bio-PK) Mind Science Foundation.

Schlitz, M. (1996). Intentionality and intuition and their clinical implications: A challenge for science and medicine. Advances: The Journal of Mind-Body Health 12(2), 58-66.

Schlitz, M. (1996). Intentionality: A program of study in Five questions on intentionality, science and mind-body medicine—an Advances forum. Advances: The Journal of Mind-Body Health 12(3), 31-32.

Schlitz, M. (1996). Intentionality: A challenge for science and medicine. World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution.

Moerman, D., W. Jonas, P. Bush, R. Edwards, A. Herxheimer, J. Kleijnen, A. Roberts, M. Schlitz, J. Solfvin, S. van der Geest & A. Watkins. (1996). Placebo effects and research in alternative and conventional medicine. Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine 2(2), 141-148.

Schlitz, M. (1995). Intentionality in healing: Mapping the integration of body, mind, and spirit. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 1(5), 119-120.

Braud, W., I.L. Child, S. Krippner, J. Palmer, K.R. Rao, M. Schlitz, J. Utts, R.A. White. (1993). Demonstration Research and Meta-Analysis in Parapsychology. The Journal of Parapsychology Vol. 57.

Schlitz, Marilyn Jean. (1993). Reflection on Chuck Honorton, Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, Vol. 87, Oct. 1993.

Schlitz, M. & C. Honorton. (1992). A ganzfeld ESP study within an artistically gifted population. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 86, 83-98.

Schlitz, M. (1992). Health care discourse and practice: An analysis of power relations and social space on St. John, United States Virgin Islands from 1917-1992. (Doctoral dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin.) Dissertation Abstracts International.

Braud, W. & M. Schlitz (1991). Consciousness interactions with remote biological systems: Anomalous intentionality effects. Subtle Energies 2(1) 1-46.

Targ, R., W. Braud, R. Stanford, M. Schlitz, & C. Honorton. (1991). Increasing psychic reliability. Journal of Parapsychology 55, 59-83.

Braud, W. & M. Schlitz (1989). Possible role of intuitive data sorting in electrodermal biological psychokinesis (bio-PK). Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 83(4), 289-302.

Braud, W. & M. Schlitz (1989). A methodology for the objective study of transpersonal imagery. Journal of Scientific Exploration 3(1), 43-63.

Schlitz, M. & W. Braud. (1985). Reiki plus natural healing: An ethnographic and experimental study. Psi Research 4, 100-123.

Schlitz, M. & J.M. Haight. (1984). Remote viewing revisited: An intrasubject replication. Journal of Parapsychology 48, 39-49.

Braud, W. & M. Schlitz (1983). Psychokinetic influence on electrodermal activity. Journal of Parapsychology 47, 95-119.

Schlitz, M. & E. Gruber (1981). Transcontinental remote viewing: A rejudging. Journal of Parapsychology 45, 233-237.

Schlitz, M. & E. Gruber (1980). Transcontinental remote viewing. Journal of Parapsychology 44, 305-317.

 

Books and Chapters

Schlitz, M.M. (2009). Forward. In L. Saputo A Return to Healing Radical Health Care Reform and the Future of Medicine.  San Rafael, CA.  Origin Press.

Bastian, E.W., M. Schlitz, Z. Schachter-Shalomi. (2009) Life After Life? InE.W. Bastian and T.L. StaleyLiving Fully Dying Well.Boulder, CO. Sounds True, Inc.

Bastian, E.W., M. Schlitz, Z. Schachter-Shalomi. (2009) Afterlife and Reincarnation Reconsidered. InE.W. Bastian and T.L. StaleyLiving Fully Dying Well.Boulder, CO. Sounds True, Inc.

Staley, T.L., E.W. Bastian, Z. Schacter-Shalomi, I. Byock, T. Bielecki, J. Halifax and M.Schlitz. (2009) Final Thoughts:  The Concluding Dialogue.InE.W. Bastian and T.L. StaleyLiving Fully Dying Well.Boulder, CO. Sounds True, Inc.

Schlitz, M.M. (2009) Exploring the Akashic Field: Bridging Subjective and Objective Ways of Knowing. In E.Laszlo The Akashic Experience: Science and the Cosmic Memory Field. Rochester, VT. Inner Traditions Bear and Company.

Schlitz, M. (2007) Prayer and Healing: Assessing the Evidence. In I. Serlin (ed.),Whole Person Healthcare, Westport, CT: Praeger.

Schlitz, M., C. Vieten, & T. Amorok. (2007) Living Deeply, The Art and Science of Transformation. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Schlitz, M. & D. Radin. Distant Healing: Assessing the Evidence. In Integrative Medicine. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Press.

Schlitz, M. (2006). In N. Cuellar (editor), Spirituality and Health. In Conversations in Complementary and Alternative Medicine:  Insights and Perspectives from Leading Practitioners. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Schlitz, M. & K. Thompson. (2005). Radical Empiricism: Esalen’s Contribution. InOn the Edge of the Future: Esalen and American Religious Culture. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Schlitz, M. (2005). Boundless mind:  Coming of age in parapsychology. In R. Wiseman & C. Watt, Parapsychology.  Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited.

Schlitz, M., T. Amorok. with M. Micozzi, editors. (2005). Consciousness & Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind Body Medicine. St. Louis, MO:  ELSEVIER: Churchill Livingstone.

Schlitz, M. (2004). Consciousness Beyond Death. In M. Schlitz, T. Amorok with M. Micozzi, (Eds.), Consciousness & Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind Body Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone.

Schlitz, M. & W. Harman. (2004). The Implications of Alternative and Complementary Medicine for Science and the Scientific Process. In Schlitz, M., T. Amorok, with M. Micozzi, (Eds.), Consciousness & Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind Body Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone.

Schlitz, M. (2004). The Integral Impulse: A New Perspective for Medicine. In M. Schlitz, T. Amorok with M. Micozzi, (Eds.), Consciousness & Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind Body Medicine.  London: Churchill Livingstone.

Schlitz, M. & D.I. Radin (2003). Telepathy in the ganzfeld: State of the evidence. In W. Jonas & C. Crawford, (Eds.), Healing, Intention and Energy Medicine. London: Harcourt Health Sciences.

Schlitz, M. & N. Lewis. (2002). Distant Healing: The Power of Prayer and Intention. in Breast Cancer: Beyond Convention. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Harman, W. & M. Schlitz. (2002). The role of consciousness in mind/body healing: Implications for a new epistemology. In Proceedings of the 3rd Dead Sea conference: Potentiating health and the crisis of the immune system. New York: Plenum Press.

Schlitz, M. & W. Harman. (2001). The implications of complementary and alternative medicine for science and the scientific process. In David Lorimer (Ed) Thinking Beyond the Brain: A Wider Science of Consciousness. Floris Books: London.

Schlitz, M. & E. Targ. (2000). Parapsychological experiences. In Lynn, E. Cardena, and S. Krippner (Eds.), Varieties of anomalous experience. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Taylor, E. & M. Schlitz. (1998). Entry for “Meditation”. In Allison, N. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Body Mind Disciplines. New York: The Rosen Publishing Group.

Schlitz, M. & E. May. (1998). Parapsychology: Fact or fiction? Replicable evidence for unusual consciousness effects. In S.R. Hameroff, A.W. Kaszniak, & A.C. Scott (Eds.), Toward a science of consciousness II. (pp. 691-700). Cambridge: The MIT Press.

Schlitz, M. & N. Zingrone. (1997). Research in parapsychology. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press.

Moerman, D., W. Jonas, P. Bush, R. Edwards, A. Herxheimer, J. Kleijnen, A. Roberts, M. Schlitz, J. Solfvin, S. van der Geest & A. Watkins. (1997). Placebo effects and research in alternative and conventional medicine. In Proceedings of the Alternative Medicine Research Methodology Conference, April 1995. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins.

Schlitz, M. (1994). Women, power, and the paranormal: A cultural critique. In L. Coly and R. White (Eds.), Women in parapsychology. (157-174). New York: Parapsychology Foundation Press.

Schlitz, M. (1992). Psychic unity: The meeting ground of anthropology and parapsychology. In B. Shapin and L. Coly (Ed.), Psychology, depth psychology, and spontaneous psi research. New York: Parapsychology Foundation Press.

Schlitz, M. (1987). Reflections on Medina Lake: 1912-1987. San Antonio: Quadrangle Press.

Schlitz, M. (1985). The phenomenology of replication. In B. Shapin and L. Coly (Ed.), The repeatability problem in parapsychology (73-97). New York: Parapsychology Foundation Press.

Hansen, G., M. Schlitz & C. Tart. (1984). Bibliography: Remote viewing research, 1973-1982. In R. Targ and K. Harary (Ed.), The mind race (265-269). New York: Villard Press.

Schlitz, M. & E. Gruber. (1984). Transcontinental remote viewing: a rejudging. In K. R. Rao (Ed.), Basic experiments in parapsychology (pp. 237-42). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc.

Schlitz, M. & E. Gruber. (1984). Transcontinental remote viewing. In K. R. Rao (Ed.), Basic experiments in parapsychology (pp. 225-236). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc.

 

Popular Writings

Vieten C., Schlitz M., Amorok T. (2008). Seeing with new eyes. Science of Mind: A Guide for Spiritual Living, 81:11, 4-14.

Schlitz, M.M Developing Worldview Literacy for Kids. Shift. June-August 2008 No 19:36-37.

Radin, D. & M.M. Schlitz. The Love Study. Shift. December 2007-February 2008 No 17:36-37.

Schlitz, M.M., C. Vieten & T. Amorok. The Transformative Experience: A Choice Point. Excerpted from Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation. Shift September-November 2007. No. 16:36-37.

Schlitz, M.M. IONS Research Projects: 2007-08. Shift June-August 2007 No. 15:38-40.

Schlitz, M.M. Kan man forske i bon? nyt aspekt Maj-Juni 2007 39(3):18-19.

Schlitz, M. Healing and Wholeness: Mapping an Integral Approach to Healthcare. Unified Energetics Spring 2007 3(7):58.

Schlitz, M.M. Metanexus: Bridging Science and Spirituality. Shift December 2006-February 2007 No 13:38-41.

Schlitz, M.M. Can Science Study Prayer? Shift September-November 2006 No. 12:38-39.

Schlitz, M.M. Meditation: An Integral Perspective. Shift June-August 2006 No. 11:38-39.

Schlitz, M.M. Higher Wisdom. Shift March-May 2006 No. 10: 38-40.

Schlitz, M.M. A Study of Experimenter Effects in Psi Research. Shift. December 2005-February 2006 No. 9:40-41.

Schlitz, M. Open Heart, Open Mind Column. Spirituality and Health. 2002-2005. Monthly column.

Schlitz-Mandala, M. The Science of Transformation in Everyday Life. Shift September-November 2005 No 8:38-40.

Schlitz, M. Transformation in Action. Shift. June-August 2005. No. 7:42-43.

Schlitz, M. Consciousness and Healing: A Call to Action. Shift March-May 2005 No. 6:40-41.

Schlitz, M. Stories of Hope. Shift December 2004-February 2005 No. 5:38-40.

Schlitz, M. Child Spirit. Shift September-November 2004 No. 4:36-38.

Schlitz, M. Cultivating Compassion. Shift June-August 2004 No. 3:48.

Schlitz, M. Exploring Indigenous Science. Shift March-May 2004 No. 2:49.

Schlitz, M. Action at a Distance. Shift. December 2003-February 2004. No. 1:38-39.

Schlitz, M. Toward an Integral View of the Body. Vision Magazine November 2004.

Schlitz, M. Dreaming Culture, Dreaming Truth. Vision Magazine, July 2004.

Schlitz, M. (2000-2003). Exploring the Frontiers of Consciousness. Noetic Sciences Review. Quarterly column.

Schlitz, M. (1998). Pathways Interview with Marilyn Schlitz. Summer 1998: 11.

Schlitz, M. (1998). Remote Attention. IONS Circle News. June 1998.

Schlitz, Marilyn. (1995). Intentionality: A Central Issue in Consciousness Studies: Noetic Sciences Review # 36: 26
Winter 1995

Schlitz, M. & Lewis, N. (1994-2000). Exploring the Frontiers of Consciousness. Noetic Sciences Review. Quarterly column.

 

Media

Schlitz, M. & K. Durkin. (2008). Compassionate Intention, Prayer and Distant Healing: Bridging Culture, Science, and Spirituality: A Self-Paced Learning Program. Institute of Noetic Sciences: Petaluma, CA.

Schlitz, M. (2007). Executive Producer. Living Deeply (DVD). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Press.

Schlitz, M & K. Corr. (2005) Integral Medicine (DVD), with Consciousness and Healing, St. Louis, MO Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone.

Schlitz, M., J. Mathews. & K. Durkin. (2004). Love (DVD/video). Petaluma, CA: Institute of Noetic Sciences.

Schlitz, M & K. Corr. (2003). Distant Healing Website, Petaluma, CA: Institute of Noetic Sciences.

Schlitz, M., J. Mathews & K. Durkin. (2003). Gratefulness (DVD/video). Petaluma, CA: Institute of Noetic Sciences.

Schlitz, M., J. Mathews & K. Durkin. (2003). Forgiveness (DVD/video). Petaluma, CA: Institute of Noetic Sciences.

Schlitz, M., J. Mathews & K. Durkin. (2003). Mind in Matter (DVD/video). Petaluma, CA: Institute of Noetic Sciences.

Schlitz, M. (2001). Director. Stories of Hope (video). Mill Valley, California: InCA Productions.

Schlitz, M. (1999). Producer. Frontiers of Consciousness (Research Video). Sausalito, CA: Institute of Noetic Sciences.

Schlitz, M. (1991). Consultant to Canadian Broadcasting Company. The nature of things, science documentaries on healing research and parapsychology.

Speaking

October 24, 2009
Invited Speaker. “Science and Nonduality Conference.” San Rafael, CA

October 13, 2009
Invited Speaker. “Where the Minds Meet the Brain,”
Litquake Panel, San Francisco, CA

September 30, 2009
Invited Speaker and Panelist. “The Living Matrix”
Premiere opening, Los Angeles, CA

September 16, 2009
Workshop Leader. Toward a Global Shift - SAC IONS,
"Consciousness and Healing," Sacramento, CA

September 16, 2009
Workshop Leader. Toward a Global Shift- SAC IONS,
“Navigating Change in the 21st Century,” Sacramento, CA

September 15, 2009
Invited Speaker with Elizabeth Miller. “World View Literacy”
Assembly at Elk Grove School District, Sacramento, CA

September 1-9, 2009
Invited Speaker. Alaskan Consciousness Cruise, Vancouver, Canada

June 21-25, 2009
Invited Speaker/ Workshop Leader. “Seeding the Field of Collective Change”
IONS International Conference: Toward a Global Shift, Tucson, AZ

June 9-14, 2009
Invited Speaker. Social Approaches to Consciousness,
Asian Consciousness Festival, Hong Kong

May 13, 2009
Invited Speaker.  “Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life.” Hospice of Petaluma’s Community Education Series.  Petaluma, CA 

January 21-25, 2009
Invited Speaker. “Changing Our Minds:  The Art and Science of Transformation.”  Transformation Leadership Counsel Meeting. Kohala Coast, Hawaii

December 3, 2008
Invited Speaker. “Living Deeply.” 
Inside Edge Foundation for Education. UCI Irvine, CA

November 21, 2008
Invited Speaker. New York Open Center, New York, NY

November 18, 2008
Invited Speaker. Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA

October 12-16, 2008
Invitational Conference Convener and Presenter. How Do We Get There From Here?: Advances in & Strategies for the Integration of Consciousness into Healthcare. Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA

July 19, 2008
Conference Presenter.  “Worldview Literacy: Seeing the World Whole.” 3rd Annual Summer Conference and Teacher Training, Teaching Hope:  The Nonviolent Classroom, Educators for Nonviolence. Oakland, CA

June 29, 2008
Speaker. “Bridging Worlds The Astronaut, The Scientist, the Poet.”
The Institute of Noetic Sciences. Big Sur Community Group. Big Sur, CA

May 28, 2008
Invited Speaker.  “Culture and Healing:  An Integral Approach.” Ways of Knowing Symposium: Exploring Culturally Based Healing Traditions and Practices. Chaska, MN

April 24, 2008
Invited Speaker. “Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life.” The United Nations

July 2, 2007
Seminar Leader with F. Pascoe. “Dreaming for the Collective.” 24th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, The Spirit of the Dream. Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

May 2, 2007
Invited Speaker. “Consciousness and Healing.” Be the Change USA in Healthcare Conference, The Crisis in Healthcare. Houston, TX

November 9, 2006
Keynote Speaker. “The Healing Powers of Intention.”
8th Annual Energy Psychology Conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

November 6, 2006
Post-Conference workshop leader. “Where Science and Spirit Meet.”
Therapeutic Touch Conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

September 7-9, 2006
Plenary speaker. “Consciousness and Healing: An Integral Perspective.”
ATP-ITP 2006 Conference, 100 Years of Transpersonal Psychology. Palo Alto, CA

August 17-20, 2006
Speaker. "Nexus of Change.” “Subtle Realms of Healing: assessing the evidence.” and “Reflections on creating a conscious life.” Institute of Noetic Sciences/HeartMath Creating a Conscious Life conference. Petaluma, CA

August 17-20, 2006
Speaker with T. Amorok. “Looking at your personal transformation map through the lens of healing.” Institute of Noetic Sciences/HeartMath Creating a Conscious conference. Petaluma, CA

June 23-24, 2006
Invited Speaker. Sacramento IONS event,
A Glimpse of Our Future: Pathways of Healing conference. Sacramento, CA

May 5-7, 2006
Invited Speaker. The International Association of Sufism, 13th Annual Sufism Symposium, Sufism: An Ancient Wisdom for Everyday Life. San Jose, CA

August 11-15, 2005
Speakers with R. Wiseman, D. Radin & C. Watt. “Of Two Minds: Skeptic-Proponent Collaboration Within Parapsychology. 48th Annual Convention of The Parapsychological Association, Inc. Petaluma, CA

July 6-11, 2005
Keynote speaker. “Harbingers of a New WorldView.” Panel member. “Consciousness and Healing: Steps to Personal and Societal Renewal and Transformation.” Institute of Noetic Sciences 11th International Conference: Consciousness and Healing. Arlington, VA

May 20-21, 2005
Panel member. “Does skepticism have a leg to stand on?” Invited speaker, “Reflections on the Skeptic Proponent Debate in Parapsychology.” 24th Annual Society for Scientific Exploration Meeting. Gainesville, FL

May 6, 2005
Invited Speaker. “The Mind in Matter.”
Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

May 3, 2005
Invited Speaker. “Consciousness and Healing”
Scientific and Medical Network. London, UK

March 31, 2005
Invited Speaker. “Science, Consciousness, Healing and the Transpersonal: Are We Really Connected?” Club of Budapest. San Francisco, CA

March 26, 2005
Invited Speaker. “Consciousness and Healing.”
Forum on Science and Spirituality. Haverford College Philadelphia, PA

March 22, 2005
CAM Panel keynote. “Spiritual Healing, Prayer and Meditation.”
Kaiser Permanente National Primary Care conference. Maui, HI

November 13, 2004
Conference Faculty. “The Future of Medicine—2004.”
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

July 9-11, 2004
Invited Speaker. Aspen Institute, “The Evidence for Life-After: Can Science Give Us Faith.” Living Fully, Preparing for the End of Life and Beyond conference. Aspen, CO

June 14, 2004
Invited Speaker. “Dreaming for the Collective.” Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, Mythic Imagination and Modern Society: Search for Re-Enchantment of the World conference. Palm Springs, CA

April 12, 2004
Invited Speaker. “Towards An Integral Model of Medicine: Examining Our Beliefs and Challenging Our Assumptions.” Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

January 14, 2004
Invited Speaker. “Creative Convergence: The Meeting of Science and Spirit.”
Catholic Health Care West conference. Millbrae, CA

December 20, 2003
Scientific Research Co-Chair & Research Forum Co-Chair.  The Sixth World Congress on Qigong and the 6th American Qigong Association Congress. San Francisco, CA  

June 8-10, 2003
Keynote Speaker. “New Science and the Human Experience.”
Spirit in Business. San Francisco, CA

May 15-18, 2003
Conference Faculty. “Charting the Noetic Sciences.” Institute of Noetic Sciences,
Living Deeply: Expanding Human Capacities conference. Petaluma, CA

March 22, 2002
Invited Speaker. “The Power of Intention in Healing: A Research Overview.” The Chopra Foundation International Symposium, Science is God: Explaining God to God Through the Human Nervous System. La Jolla, CA

1996
Invited Speaker. “Distant Mental Healing—a Review.”
Mind-Body Medicine Program, Harvard University Medical School.

1996
Invited speaker. “Examining the Heart of Medicine: Reclaiming the Joy of Practice.” Philadelphia, PA

1996
Invited speaker and panelist. World Med '96: The World Congress on Complementary Therapies in Medicine. Washington, DC

1996
Invited Speaker. “Creating Integrated Healthcare.”
First Annual Alternative Therapies Symposium. San Diego, CA

1995
Keynote Speaker. “Overview of the Investigations into and Uses of Subtle and Profound Energies.” The Smithsonian Associates' Energy and Consciousness: Eastern Philosophy and Western Sciences Meet seminar. Smithsonian Institution Washington, DC

1995
Invited Speaker. “Beyond the Brain, New Avenues in Consciousness Research.”
St. John's College Cambridge, England

1995
Presenter. “Spirit in Action.”
International Transpersonal Association Conference. Santa Clara, CA

1995
Round Table Chair. “Research Concerns and Technical Interests.” Panel Discussant. “Towards a Unified Approach to Healing.”Fifth Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM). Boulder, CO

1995
Commentator. Arthur Hastings’ Consciousness in Transpersonal Experiences panel contribution: “Privileged Access to Consciousness.” 69th annual meeting of The Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness. San Francisco, CA

1995
Keynote Speaker. “Intention and Intuition: Implications of Consciousness Research for Treatment and Diagnosis in Mind-Body Health.” The Lloyd Symington Foundation Conference on New Directions in Cancer Care. UCSF San Francisco, CA

1994
Paper. “The ganzfeld debate in parapsychology: Truth construction and scientific controversy.” Presented to the American Anthropological Association. Atlanta, GA

Research

Teaching

2006
Grand Rounds, Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, CA

2006
Faculty
Association for Energy Psychology, Toronto, Canada

2006
Lecturer
Consciousness and Healing, School of Public Health, Stanford University

2006
Faculty
Creating a Conscious Life, Institute of Noetic Sciences, CA

2006
Lecturer
Osher Center, Course on Spirituality and Health.
Mt. Zion Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, CA

2004-present
Clinical Preceptor,
Dominican University of California. San Rafael, CA

1995-present
Adjunct Professor, Dissertation Advisor
Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA

2000
Featured Faculty
Mayo Clinic Course on Research on Spirituality and Healing.
Spirituality Care Research: Applications to Practice Seminar,
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

1996-1999
Adjunct Faculty
Harvard University School of Medicine, Department of Continuing Education.
Course on Spirituality and Medicine

1997
Adjunct Faculty
University of New Mexico School of Medicine,
Office of Continuing Medical Education

1993-1994
Lecturer
Stanford University, Department of Psychology

1990-1992
Instructor
Trinity University, San Antonio, TX,
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

1988-1989
Associate Faculty
School for Field Studies,
St. John, United States Virgin Islands/Northeastern University, Boston, MA

1985-1987
Instructor
Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX

1983-1985
Instructor
St. Phillips College, San Antonio, TX

1980-1982
Lecturer
Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man,
Summer Study Program, Durham, NC

1977
Seminar Leader
Montieth College, Wayne State University,
"Plate Tectonics," Detroit, MI

Honors & Service

1993-1994
Thomas Welton Stanford Psychical Research Fellowship,
Department of Psychology, Stanford University.

1991-1992
Career Development Award,
Office of Graduate Studies, University of Texas, Austin.

1988
Community Service Award,
Jobs for Progress, San Antonio, Texas.

1986
Contribution to Future Leadership Program Award,
Incarnate Word College.

1980-1982
Research Fellowship,
Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man/Institute for Parapsychology

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  • Death Makes Life Possible (class 6 of 6)

    Healing Self and Society: An Emerging New Story

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    Week 6 of the course Death Makes Life Possible.

    In this sixth class we conclude this course by considering how at the meeting place of science and spiritual wisdom traditions we are discovering a new paradigm of reality and what it means to be fully human.

    • Death Makes Life Possible
    • 2013-02-27
    • 00:56:15
  • Death Makes Life Possible (class 5 of 6)

    Practices for Death Preparation, Grief, and the Call to Transformation

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    Week 5 of the course Death Makes Life Possible.

    This fifth class explores the ways that diverse cultures and worldviews have developed methods and practices for dealing with death, grief, and loss—such as by working with dreams and art.

    • Death Makes Life Possible
    • 2013-02-20
    • 00:53:50
  • Death Makes Life Possible (class 4 of 6)

    Bridging Subjective and Objective Realms: Science of the Afterlife

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    Week 4 of the course Death Makes Life Possible.

    This fourth class looks at recent scientific findings from studies of mediumship, reincarnation, near-death experiences, journeys out-of-body, mysticism, neuroscience, and non-local consciousness.

    • Death Makes Life Possible
    • 2013-02-13
    • 00:55:21
  • Death Makes Life Possible (class 3 of 6)

    Exploring Worldviews of Death, Dying, and the Afterlife

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    Week 3 of the course Death Makes Life Possible.

    This third class explores diverse views of the afterlife that co-exist in our modern world, and looks at practices that help us hold these views along with our own core beliefs.

    • Death Makes Life Possible
    • 2013-02-06
    • 00:55:41
  • Death Makes Life Possible (class 2 of 6)

    Noetic Experiences and the Afterlife

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    Week 2 of the course Death Makes Life Possible.

    This second class explores noetic and transpersonal realms of the afterlife, and how to share worldviews in the face of conflicting models of reality.

    • Death Makes Life Possible
    • 2013-01-30
    • 00:51:27
  • Death Makes Life Possible (class 1 of 6)

    How Death Makes Life Possible: The Great Cycle of Life

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    Week 1 of the course Death Makes Life Possible.

    This first class offers a deep and sweeping tour of how death is viewed from different worldviews, belief systems, and cultural perspectives.

    • Death Makes Life Possible
    • 2013-01-23
    • 00:45:40
  • Cultivating Wisdom Through Conscious Aging

    Radio Interview

    Listen to this recorded radio program with Marilyn Schlitz, PhD, and Kira Reginato, talk show host and president of Living Ideas for Elders. As part of the "Call Kira about Aging" radio show, they discuss cultivating wisdom and fostering continual growth during the challenges and opportunities of aging.

    • Interviews
    • 2012-12-15
    • 00:57:29
  • Death Makes Life Possible: Exploring the Context

    An Interview for Pathways Magazine and LILIPOH Publications

    Listen to Marilyn Schlitz being interviewed by Lisa Reagan for Pathways Magazine and LILIPOH Publications around Marilyn's film project, "Death Makes Life Possible."

    • Interviews
    • 2012-10
    • 00:36:12
  • Foundations of Worldview Literacy (class 6 of 6)

    Conscious Leadership: Transforming Worldviews

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    Week 6 of the course Foundations of Worldview Literacy.

    In this sixth and final class of this series, we look at the world of possibilities through the lens of Worldview Literacy, and explore how these skills can be applied in different domains of life, including work.

    • Foundations of Worldview Literacy
    • 2012-10-17
    • 01:10:35
  • Foundations of Worldview Literacy (class 5 of 6)

    Developing Social Consciousness

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    Week 5 of the course Foundations of Worldview Literacy.

    In this fifth class we explore the dynamics of shifting worldviews and develop basic skills to help us transform our perspectives and beliefs.

    • Foundations of Worldview Literacy
    • 2012-10-10
    • 01:00:42
  • Foundations of Worldview Literacy (class 4 of 6)

    Assumptions and Stereotypes

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    Week 4 of the course Foundations of Worldview Literacy.

    In this fourth class we explore assumptions and stereotypes by considering how cultural conditioning has impacted our beliefs, perceptions and actions.

    • Foundations of Worldview Literacy
    • 2012-10-03
    • 01:02:40
  • Foundations of Worldview Literacy (class 3 of 6)

    Self-Regulation and Self-Caring

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    Week 3 of the course Foundations of Worldview Literacy.

    In this third class we learn ways to avoid being "hijacked" by our emotional and physiological automatic responses to threats and perceived threats.

    • Foundations of Worldview Literacy
    • 2012-09-26
    • 00:54:36
  • Foundations of Worldview Literacy (class 2 of 6)

    What Shapes My Worldview?

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    Week 2 of the course Foundations of Worldview Literacy.

    In this second class we explore factors that shape our worldview, including family, culture, biology and environment.

    • Foundations of Worldview Literacy
    • 2012-09-19
    • 01:27:54
  • Foundations of Worldview Literacy (class 1 of 6)

    What is My Worldview?

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    Week 1 of the course Foundations of Worldview Literacy.

    This first class focuses on understanding and exploring our own worldview and how different people's worldviews vary.

    • Foundations of Worldview Literacy
    • 2012-09-12
    • 01:07:23
  • Steve Villano with Marilyn Schlitz

    IONS 40th Anniversary Conversations

    IONS new CEO/President, Steve Villano, talks with Marilyn Schlitz, PhD, in her new role as Ambassador for Creative Projects and Global Affairs, and Senior Scientist. This engaging dialog explores IONS' current projects spearheaded by Dr. Schlitz, IONS' role in the global community, and questions from the listening audience.

    • Teleseminars
    • 2012-08-28
    • 01:00:31
  • Marilyn Schlitz on The Mystical Positivist Radio Show

    July 7, 2012

    Join Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, PhD, on The Mystical Positivist radio, a show dedicated to "the application of reason in the pursuit of spiritual practice and development."

    • Interviews
    • 2012-07-07
    • 01:35:32
  • Consciousness

    The Missing Piece in the Sustainability Puzzle

    Join IONS' former president and CEO Marilyn Schlitz for a talk entitled "Consciousness: The Missing Piece in the Sustainability Puzzle," facilitated by Lynne Michelson.

    • Interviews
    • 2012-06
    • 00:37:22
  • Living Deeply course (class 8 of 8)

    No More Floating Clouds

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    Week 8 of the course Living Deeply: The Art & Science of Transformation in Everyday Life.

    This week we rejoice in the tools we have learned that have grounded the insights realized in this course and we celebrate the ways in which our lives have transformed. Featured presenter – Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, PhD.

    • Living Deeply
    • 2012-06-27
    • 01:08:05
  • Transforming Healthcare from the Inside Out

    Join IONS' former president and CEO Marilyn Schlitz for a talk entitled "Transforming Healthcare from the Inside Out," facilitated by Edward Mills.

    • Interviews
    • 2012-01-10
    • 00:52:13
  • Living Deeply course (class 1 of 8)

    Seeing with New Eyes

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    Week 1 of the course Living Deeply: The Art & Science of Transformation in Everyday Life.

    This first class focuses on the pivotal moments in our lives that broadened our perspective. Featured presenter – Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, PhD.

    • Living Deeply
    • 2012-05-09
    • 00:57:50
  • Conscious Aging course (class 6 of 8)

    End-of-Life Cosmologies with Marilyn Mandala Schlitz

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    Week 6 of the course Conscious Aging.

    The featured presenter for this class is Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, President/CEO of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. In this class we learn about IONS’ transformation model as it relates to conscious aging. We explore the beliefs of other cultures about what happens to consciousness after death, discover the latest research about survival of consciousness, and reflect on our own beliefs and how they impact our ability to support others as they move through their process of transition.

    • Conscious Aging
    • 2012-02-22
    • 01:21:33
  • Marilyn Mandala Schlitz on Good Vibrations Radio, April 23, 2011

    Solarzar and Kyralani were joined by Marilyn Schlitz, PhD., scientist, anthropologist and President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, who shared the history of IONS and the research it conducts as it studies spirituality using the discipline of science.

    • Interviews
    • 2011-04-23
    • 00:44:05
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    Education
  • "Consciousness and Healing Panel" with Marilyn Schlitz, Elliott Dacher, and Janet Quinn

    IONS President Marilyn Mandala Schlitz leads a Consciousness and Healing panel with Elliott Dacher and Janet Quinn for the Next Evolution of Health Summit.

    • Lectures
    • 2010-12-11
    • 01:28:30
  • "The Noetic Science behind 'The Lost Symbol' book" with Marilyn Schlitz

    IONS President Marilyn Schlitz launches IONS' 15-week teleseminar series on the science behind The Lost Symbol from Washington D.C., the location of Dan Brown’s thriller.

    • Teleseminars
    • 2009-10-08
    • 01:00:55
  • 2009 IONS Conference: Marilyn Mandala Schlitz (sample)

    President/CEO Marilyn Mandala Schlitz at the IONS 13th International Conference. Marilyn welcomes conference attendees, providing context and meaning for coming together. During her closing remarks, she summarizes the presentations and shares how this work can be carried into the world.

    • Lectures
    • June 2009
    • 00:03:00
  • "An Inside View" with Marilyn Schlitz

    IONS President Marilyn Mandala Schlitz tells us about her journey. She shares a bit of her personal history and how she became aware of consciousness research. Her fifteen year history at the Institute of Noetic Sciences has been filled with ground-breaking studies which have helped bring consciousness research into mainstream ...

    • Lectures
    • 2009-01-22
    • 00:45:41
  • IONS Research Program: Consciousness and Healing (sample)

    IONS President Marilyn Mandala Schlitz offers historical context and future plans for this research focus on the nature of healing, which integrates ancient wisdom. Schlitz discusses the Consciousness and Healing book's integral approach to mind-body medicine and its impact on the mainstream.

    • Lectures
    • April 2008
    • 00:03:00
  • IONS Research Program: Emerging Worldviews (sample)

    IONS President Marilyn Mandala Schlitz and Research Director Cassandra Vieten engage in a spontaneous dialogue on IONS' exploration of how we form and change our models of reality. Cutting-edge science and ancient wisdom converge, expanding worldviews.

    • Lectures
    • October 2007
    • 00:03:00
  • IONS Research Program: Science of Transformation (sample)

    IONS President Marilyn Mandala Schlitz and Research Psychologists Cassandra Vieten and Tina Amorok discuss their systematic investigation of the transformative process.

    • Lectures
    • July 2007
    • 00:03:00
  • IONS Research Program: Extended Human Capacities (sample)

    IONS President Marilyn Mandala Schlitz and Senior Scientist Dean Radin engage in a spontaneous dialogue about IONS’ scientific legacy and continuing inquiry into the frontiers of consciousness and the outer limits of “inner space.”

    • Lectures
    • Spring 2007
    • 00:03:00
  • Essential Shifts Interview: Marilyn Schlitz

    In this interview, Dr. Marilyn Schlitz explores an expanded vision of health for ourselves and our society. In this time of rapid acceleration, it is easy to fixate on answers rather than questions, and speed rather than quality. Real transformation, as borne out by IONS research and new scientific studies, is a process that often requires slowing down, appreciating relationships in a new way, and quite literally smelling the roses.

    • Interviews
    • 2006-05-15
    • 00:19:22
  • "Frontiers of Integral Medicine" with Marilyn Schlitz

    Join President/CEO of IONS Dr. Marilyn Schlitz on the "Frontiers of Integral Medicine." Her book Consciousness and Healing, which highlights the pioneering work of some 60 leaders in the field, has proven to be a cross-over success, reaching into both professional and lay audiences.

    • Teleseminars
    • 2006-02-15
    • 01:07:20
  • Consciousness and Healing Forum: Marilyn Schlitz

    Marilyn shares exciting news about IONS projects and experiments that explore an integral, consciousness-based approach to healing. She highlights studies where physiological changes have been rigorously monitored to demonstrate a fundamental interconnectedness between physically separated subjects, and the impact of compassionate intention.

    • Lectures
    • 2005-03-23
    • 00:15:19

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  • Death Makes Life Possible - Film Project Apr 23, 2012

    Thank you so much for this post. I appreciate the complexities that you describe so beautifully and hope that our film and companion book can help in some small way. I am giving a talk this weekend at the Bioethics Forum in Wisconsin on Death, Dying and Beyond. Would love to use a bit from your blog if that is ok. Would you like me to use your name, or just keep it general?
    With great appreciation for the work you are doing!
    Marilyn

  • Does IONS Org. think itself teacher or learner? I wonder if there is any learning going on here... or only preaching & posturing. Sep 14, 2011

    Hi there. I do believe it is the intention of IONS core team to ask questions, and offer a forum to listen and reflect. I'm sorry that we don't have more opportunities for direct contact, but we are glad that you are part of the community and have called us out for conversation. We are looking to create more forums where we can have shared conversations on topics that matter to us all. In the meantime, we'd love to know more about what's important to you? How would you like to engage with the noetic sciences community? I embrace the chance to be part of a global learning community with wonder and curiousity. Cheers, Marilyn Schlitz, President/CEO, IONS.

  • Happy 80th Birthday Edgar Mitchell! Sep 16, 2010

    Dear Edgar,
    As you move into your 80th year, please know how much love and appreciation the staff and members of IONS have for you...as a leader, scientist, visionary, friend, and beloved colleague. You gave birth to a beautiful organization and now we can celebrate your own birth and all your many remarkable contributions to the world. You have created quite a legacy and we honor you!
    Much love and best birthday wishes!
    Marilyn

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