Marilyn Schlitz
Biography & Resources


Marilyn Schlitz is the 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. Trained in medical anthropology and psi research, Schlitz has published over two-hundred articles on cross-cultural healing, consciousness studies, distant healing, and creativity. She has conducted research at Stanford University, the Institute for Parapsychology, and the Mind Science Foundation. She has taught at Trinity, Stanford, and Harvard universities, and has lectured widely, including giving talks at the United Nations and the Smithsonian Institute. She serves on the Editorial Board of Alternative Therapies, is the leader of Esalen's Center for Theory and Research Working Group on Distant Healing Intentionality, and is on the Scientific Program Committee for the Consciousness Center at the University of Arizona, Tucson.

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.

selected books

Consciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine
with Tina Amorok and Marc Micozzi (C.V. Mosby, 2004)
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selected articles

Boundless Mind: Coming of Age in Parapsychology.
The Journal of Parapsychology (Digital - December, 2001)

Psi-related experiences
with Targ, E. & Irwin, H.J. in Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence (ed. Cardena, E., et al) (APA, 2000)
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Experimenter Effect and the Remote Detection of Staring: A Replication
with Richard Weisman, The Journal of Parapsychology (Digital - September, 1999)

Experimenter Effects and the Remote Detection of Staring
with Richard Weisman, The Journal of Parapsychology (1998)

selected video, audio, dvd

The Mind in Matter: New Directions in Psi Research
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organizational affiliations

Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS)
Director of Research

National Institutes of Health
Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Advisory Member

Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona, Tucson
Scientific Program Committee

Esalen Institute
Board of Directors