535. Diane Hennacy Powell

Diane Hennacy PowellDiane Hennacy Powell, M.D. is a Johns Hopkins-trained psychiatrist, therapist, neuroscientist, and public speaker. She develops multidisciplinary theories towards understanding psychological anomalies, such as savant skills and verified accounts of spacetime navigation. Her current research focuses on controlled testing of autistic savants and children reported to be telepathic and/or precognitive by their caregivers.

Dr. Powell has been on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, a member of a think tank on human consciousness at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, and Director of Research for the John E. Mack Institute. Her investigation into the neurocorrelates of ESP is discussed in her 2008 book The ESP Enigma: The Scientific Case for Psychic Phenomena, and in Seriously Strange: Thinking Anew about Psychical Experiences.

Dr. Powell is also an expert on PTSD and created the psychiatry program for Survivors of Torture, International in San Diego, California. She was the principal author of IONS The 2007 Shift Report: Evidence of a World Transforming and a contributing author to Beyond Forgiveness: Reflections on Atonement, the 2014 Campus Book of the Year at Indiana University. She is also a participant in the #NeverAlone movement for suicide prevention launched by Deepak Chopra.

Website: drdianehennacy.com

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Transcript of this interview

Interview recorded February 1, 2020

Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.

YouTube Video Chapters:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction to Diane Hennacy Powell Interview
  • 00:03:48 – Autistic Savants: Extraordinary Abilities
  • 00:07:14 – The Brain’s Processing Unit
  • 00:11:07 – Acquired Savant Syndrome and Twin Intuition
  • 00:14:54 – Extraordinary Mental Calculation Abilities
  • 00:18:05 – Extraordinary Abilities and Experiments
  • 00:21:43 – Accessing Universal Knowledge
  • 00:25:25 – Contributions to the Universal Field of Intelligence
  • 00:29:21 – Haley’s Remarkable Abilities
  • 00:33:04 – The Blind Savant Syndrome and Blind Seers
  • 00:36:43 – Phenomenal Stories of Twins Raised Apart
  • 00:40:28 – The Academy for the Advancement of Post-Materialist Sciences
  • 00:44:31 – A New Paradigm: Consciousness as Fundamental
  • 00:48:19 – The Three Theories of Post-Materialism
  • 00:52:37 – The Role of Junk DNA and Glial Cells
  • 00:57:02 – The Beauty of Specialization and Connection
  • 01:00:52 – The Manifestation of Human Consciousness
  • 01:04:09 – Challenging the Scientific Paradigm
  • 01:07:51 – Challenges in Biological Sciences Research
  • 01:11:27 – Embracing the Evolution of Human Beings and Unusual Perceptions
  • 01:15:28 – Knowledge Beyond Experience
  • 01:19:30 – Reincarnation and Desire
  • 01:23:09 – Technologically Assisted Telepathy
  • 01:27:20 – The Subtler Aspects of the Senses and Emotions
  • 01:31:53 – The Relationship Between Physiology and Emotions
  • 01:35:58 – The Evolution of Consciousness and Free Will
  • 01:40:04 – The Illusion of Free Will and Conscious Decision-Making
  • 01:44:12 – The Tragedy of Suicide
  • 01:48:12 – The Importance of Preserving Human Consciousness
  • 01:51:39 – Rational Vaccination and the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • 01:55:07 – The Great Awakening and the Next 20 Years