It’s true: Our thoughts, prayers and intention can affect the health and well-being of others. The late Elisabeth Targ, M.D. and Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D. are at the forefront of this discovery. In this dialogue they discuss how the research and study of consciousness has progressed steadily to a new era of human possibilities. “Probably the most challenging aspect of consciousness studies is the idea that perhaps consciousness is non-local . . . there is a transpersonal capacity for the mind aspect of our being to reach out and to touch other people, even at a distance.” suggests Schlitz. “We are only just beginning to look at the issue of subjective experience. It is beginning to broaden our sense of how big this question of consciousness is. . . . It is getting more and more interesting,” says Targ.
Schlitz is the director of research at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and senior scientist at the Geraldine Brush Cancer Research Institute at the California Pacific Medical Center. The late Elizabeth Targ was a psychiatrist and director of the Complementary Medicine Research Institute at California Pacific Medical Center and assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. She was the principal investigator for a National Institute of Health funded study of distant healing for people with AIDS.
Topics Explored in this Dialogue:
- How to understand the power of your intention
- How loving human thoughts can affect cellular life, including your own
- How the collective sharing of dreams can enrich your life
- What is the leading edge of consciousness studies
- What is the impact of a researcher’s or therapist’s intention on a subject
Program Number: 2832 Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 9/12/2000