565. Iain McGilchrist

Iain McgilchristDr. Iain McGilchrist is a Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, an Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford, a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and former Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director at the Bethlem Royal & Maudsley Hospital, London. He has been a Research Fellow in neuroimaging at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. He has published original articles and research papers in a wide range of publications on topics in literature, philosophy, medicine, and psychiatry. He is the author of a number of books but is best known for The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World, and is currently working on a book of epistemology and ontology. He lives on the Isle of Skye and has two daughters and a son.

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Interview recorded August 22, 2020.

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557. Mark Pitstick

Mark PitstickMark Pitstick, MA, DC, has over forty-seven years’ experience and training in hospitals, pastoral counseling settings, mental health centers, and private practice. His training includes a premedical degree, graduate theology/pastoral counseling studies, master’s in clinical psychology, and doctorate in chiropractic health care.  He also has provided suicide prevention counseling and education to many people.

Mark became aware of clairaudient experiences at age ten and has since been blessed with numerous miracles, revelatory, and spiritually transformative experiences.

After working in hospitals with many suffering and dying adults and children, he was motivated to find sensible, evidence-based answers to the questions that many people ask: “Who am I?  Why am I here?  What happens after I die?  Will I see my departed loved ones again?  Is there a God?  If so, why is there so much suffering? and How can I best live during this brief earthly experience?”

His books, documentary film, CDs, and experiential workshops address all of these questions and help you survive and even thrive through life’s biggest changes and challenges.  Further, his work helps you discover how to enjoy the greatest life you have envisioned—no matter what your current circumstances.  To learn more, visit SoulProof.com.

Dr. Pitstick wrote the following books:

Mark was the executive producer for the Soul Proof documentary film, a 93-minute movie featuring interviews with people who had evidentiary experiences.  He created twelve transformational CDs that use deep relaxation, breathing techniques, and guided imagery. A frequent radio guest, Pitstick hosted Soul-utions, a nationally syndicated radio show about practical spirituality, and Ask the Soul Doctors interviewing top consciousness experts.

Mark is certified in Past Life Regression therapy by Brian Weiss MD and the Facilitated After-Death Contact technique by Raymond Moody Ph.D., MD.  Pitstick has given many nationwide workshops on spiritual awareness and holistic wellness at churches, retreats, and conferences.

He directs the SoulPhone Foundation that supports R & D of technology to communicate with post-material (“deceased”) persons.  He also assists in the research conducted by Dr. Schwartz and other scientists at the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health at the University of Arizona.

Mark founded Greater Reality Living groups to help prepare people for the great news that life after death has been definitively demonstrated scientifically by replicated multi-center studies.  To learn more about Dr. Pitstick’s outreaches, visit SoulProof.com.

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Interview recorded June 27, 2020.

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549. Donald Hoffman

Donald HoffmanDonald Hoffman received a Ph.D. from MIT and is a Professor of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. He is an author of over 120 scientific papers and three books, including The Case Against Reality: Why Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes. He received a Distinguished Scientific Award of the American Psychological Association for early career research, the Rustum Roy Award of The Chopra Foundation, and the Troland Research Award of the US National Academy of Sciences. His writing has appeared in Scientific American, New Scientist, LA Review of Books, and Edge, and his work has been featured in Wired, Quanta, The Atlantic, Ars Technica, National Public Radio, Discover Magazine, and Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman. He has a TED Talk titled “Do we see reality as it is?

Interview recorded May 9, 2020

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