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Expanded Consciousness 101

12-month Reading List

Discussion Group / Office Hours - First Saturday of the month

The Lab - starts in 2024

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Read the review for the first book on the list: The Flip by Jeffrey Kripal.

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Expanded Consciousness 101

A 12-month literary survey of Consciousness Studies and Channeling.

This course is intended to inform discussion of consciousness related to new technology and public policy.

It's a work in progress.

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Syllabus and


Subscribe to the Expanded Consciousness 101 Email List to receive a Heads Up email about the next month's books and a Reminder email the day before the Discussion Group / Office Hours online meeting.

Assigned each month are one fast-reading personal narrative and one slow-reading academic book, with links to online articles and papers for context.

Click on the underlined titles for a short Book Review.

The Discussion Group / Office Hours online meeting is where you can ask questions and talk to others interested in expanded consciousness. The meeting structure is casual, and it's ok if you didn't finish the reading and you're not caught up with the list.

Sign-up below and the Zoom link will be emailed to you..



Start Here

January 6, 2024

9 am PT



Introduction To

February 3

9 am PT

Adventures in Consciousness: an Introduction to Aspect Psychology by Jane Roberts 

(you'll probably need to buy a used copy or kindle)

Mind & Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False by Thomas Nagel (the most despised science book of 2012!)

Op-ed article: Channeling... What Comes Through by Mark Wallek

March 2

9 am PT

Application of Impossible Things: My Near Death Experience in Iraq by Natalie Sudman

Channeling: The Intuitive Connection by William H. Kautz (Stanford Research Institute Computer Science) and Melanie Branon

"Hidden Voices: The intuitive recovery of foreign language" - Chapter 11 in Opening the Inner Eye by William H. Kautz (This chapter contains the best explanation I've found for the modern light language phenomena.)

Research paper that demonstrated no physiological changes during channeling: A physiological examination of perceived incorporation during trance  by Helané Wahbeh, Cedric Cannard, Jennifer Okonsky, Arnaud Delorme



Flipped Scientists
& Consciousness Studies

April 6

9 am PT

Living with a Wild God by Barbara Ehrenreich 

(I recommend the audiobook. Barbara is a wonderful narrator.)

Science and Human Transformation by William Tiller (Stanford Materials Science & Engineering)

Academic paper about psy device in Tiller's Materials lab: A Gas Discharge Device for Investigating Focussed Human Attention by William A. Tiller

May 4

9 am PT

My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor

(watch her famous TED talk on Youtube)

Being & Biology: Is Consciousness the Life Force? Edited by Brenda Dunne and Robert Jahn (Plasma physicist, Professor of Aerospace Science, and Dean of Engineering at Princeton University)

Academic papers from PEAR lab:

Correlations of Random Binary Sequences with Pre-Stated Operator Intention: A Review of a 12-year Program by Robert Jahn, Brenda Dunne, Roger Nelson, Y.H. Dobyns, & G.J. Bradish  

Field REG II: Consciousness Field Effects: Replications and Explorations by Nelson, Jahn, Dunne, Dobyns, & Bradish

June 1

9 am PT

Proof of Heaven: a Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander, MD

The Akashic Experience: Science and the Cosmic Memory Field Edited by Ervin Laszlo

Edgar Cayce channelings on the Akashic Records



Specific Applications

July 6

9 am PT

Electric Body, Electric Health by Eileen Day McKusick, 2021

Complete Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Mind-Reading and Spiritualism by A. Alpheus, 1903 - Free ebook at Project Gutenberg  "The dangers of hypnotism have been recognized by the law of every civilized country except the United States, where alone public performances are permitted." (from Chapter VIII)

1979 Magazine Article:

A Sound Approach to Altered States of Consciousness by Steven Halpern

"Music is a carrier wave for consciousness." - Steven Halpern

2012 Journal Article:

Musical Hypnosis: Sound and Selfhood from Mesmerism to Brainwashing by James Kennaway

1975 Medical Journal article:

Mesmerism: A Prelude to Anaesthesia by CDT James

2015 Journal Article:

Orienting Hypnosis by Anna E. Hope and Laurence I. Sugarman

1848 Book:

The Philosophy which shows the Physiology of Mesmerism and Explains the Phenomenon of Clarivoyance by T.H. Pasley,  Free eBook at Project Gutenberg

August 3

9 am PT

Psychic Warrior: The True Story of the CIA's Paranormal Espionage Programme by David Morehouse

From Outer Space to Inner Space: An Apollo Astronaut's Journey Through the Material and Mystical Worlds by Edgar Mitchell

YouTube Video:

"What is Consciousness?" In 4 minutes, Edgar Mitchell explains how Entanglement and Non-locality are experienced by humans, even though it's taboo to talk about it.

Declassified CIA document: A Suggested Remote Viewing Training Procedure by G. Scott Hubbard (SRI International) and Gary O. Langford



Systems of Embodiment and Non-Embodiment

September 7

9 am PT


Projection of the Consciousness: A Diary of Out-of-Body Experiences by Waldo Vieira, MD

Destiny of Souls by Michael Newton

"Who Am I" chapter in Why Everyone Else is a Hypocrite: Evolution and the Modular Mind by Robert Kurzban

October 5

9 am PT

Three different perspectives about non-embodied entities:

Hypnosis - Healing Lost Souls: Releasing Unwanted Spirits from Your Energy Body by William J Baldwin

Hinduism - Kali's Child: The Mystical and the Erotic in the Life and Teachings of Ramakrishna by Jeffrey Kripal

Catholicism - Spiritual Warfare and the Discernment of Spirits by Dan Burke

"The UED/IHD Research Disclaimer" at the bottom of the page about William Tiller's psychoenergetic devices contains a Warning to connect to only positive forces and a Caution about lower astral entities.



Ascension and Coalition Building: Expanded Consciousness
In Religion

November 2

9 am PT

Coming Home: The Experience of Enlightenment in Sacred Traditions by Lex Hixon

"Various traditions have developed subtle languages..." - pg 60

Naam or Word by Kirpal Singh

How to Pray Always by Fr Raoul Plus​

December 7

9 am PT

The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy

You can email book suggestions to

Scientists and Engineers

The Lab

An interactive online workshop where participants try a variety of secular, drug-free methodologies to access and navigate expanded consciousness.

This is an intermediate-level class for people who participate in The Book Club and have completed the self-paced classes in The Triforium.

The Lab starts in 2024 - schedule TBA

Subscribe to our email list to be notified when it begins.

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Coming in 2024
Start Date TBA

Methodologies covered in The Lab will include:

  • Wording (Paul Selig channelings)

  • Power of Eight (Lynne McTaggart)

  • Quantum Touch (Richard Gordon)

  • Biofield Tuning (Eileen McKusick)

  • Silva Method (Jose Silva)

  • Remote Viewing (The CIA)

  • Random Event Generators (PEAR lab). 

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