Stanley Krippner: A Life of Dreams, Myths, & Visions

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Stanley Krippner – A Life of Dreams, Myths and Visions explores the intellectual contributions and personal influence of a pioneering psychologist and prolific writer whose work has yielded a major impact on illuminating frontiers of original knowledge, generating innovative research and scholarship, and guiding a new generation of cutting-edge thinkers. Contributors explore Krippner’s early life and development, key areas of his groundbreaking research and collaborations in consciousness, shamanism, parapsychology, dreams, hypnosis, mythology, and trauma. This edited volume also offers personal reflections that further reveal the breadth of Krippner’s inspired professional influence.


Stanley Krippner is a living thesaurus of greatness–brilliant, creative, inspiring, courageous, selfless, generous.  No one has done more to advance the field of parapsychology in our era than Dr. Krippner. He is a towering giant who has seen farther than most, and he remains one of our most effective global ambassadors for the science of consciousness.
Larry Dossey, MD
Executive Editor:  Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing
Author: Reinventing Medicine and One Mind

This is a remarkable book on a remarkable man–one who never hesitated to ask the important questions of life and mind and never hesitated to give the most direct and honest answers without regard for what the mainstream might think.  His courage has been rewarded: His work is now standard fare, recognized as a celebrated part of the leading edge. This is a book to read and to ponder for many years to come.
Ervin Laszlo, PhD
President, the Club of Budapest
Chancellor, the Giordano Bruno University
Co-Founder of the Ervin Laszlo Center for Advanced Study

Stan Krippner is a pillar of humanistic thought; and this book is a monument to his influence.
Kirk Schneider, PhD
Author of The Polarized Mind and Awakening to Awe
President, Society of Humanistic Psychology (APA Division 32)

Stan’s entry to the field began when he arranged for my father, JB Rhine, to speak at the University of Wisconsin in 1953, and completely captivated JB with his talents and potential…Stan’s subsequent contributions have extended over a remarkably broad range of parapsychological and psychological topics and taken him across many continents. I cannot think of anyone in parapsychology today who has devoted so many decades of his active professional life with such brilliance, steadiness and level of productivity.
Sally Rhine Feather, PhD
Executive Director Emeritus, Rhine Research Center

Before we met many years ago, I was a big fan of Stanley Krippner. He had written one of the earliest and most profound reflections on creativity and altered states of consciousness as part of Houston and Masters seminal book on Psychedelic Art. We have continued our friendship and Stan visits and presents at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, the church co-founded by my wife, Allyson, and myself.  He is always uplifting, encouraging, and beloved by all those who hunger for deeper understanding of reality and our true nature.
Alex Grey
Artist & Co-Founder of CoSM (Chapel of Sacred Mirrors)