Bridging Science and Wisdom…
Marilyn has conducted basic science research on the powers of the mind, including remote viewing, mind over matter, and distant intention and healing. Working with psychologist, William Braud, she developed a methodology for studying distant interactions between living systems (DMILS) that has now been replicated in laboratories around the world. She has engaged in clinical studies of healing, including a NIH sponsored study looking at the power of compassionate intention on wound healing in women undergoing reconstructive surgery. She has conducted fieldwork in the West Indies, rural Texas, the Ecuadorian Amazon, and among healers and spiritual teachers from a broad representation of the world’s traditions. She is a pioneer in the area of Integral Healthcare, including a book entitled, Consciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind Body Medicine, together with Tina Amorok and Mark Micozzi. She has also completed a decade-long study of transformation, culminating in the book, Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life, together with Cassandra Vieten and Tina Amorok.
Her current work focuses on individual and social transformation and healing, applying what she has learned from her basic research to major institutional sectors including science, healthcare, and education. She has just completed a feature film entitled, Death Makes Life Possible, together with Deepak Chopra and Petaluma Pictures. Her book by the same name is now in production with Sounds True Publishers. This work explores diverse worldviews and belief systems about death and what lies beyond. The goal is to transform the fear of death into an inspiration for living.
“What is called for by our times is a science that seeks to understand the nature of consciousness, not from the outside in, but from the inside out. It is not the world outside us that has created the greatest problems facing civilization, but our own limited consciousness. We need a science that bridges the rigor and discernment of controlled research with wisdom that guides our practices and the choices we make. Bridging different ways of knowing offers the potential of great breakthrough–for ourselves and for future generations.” – Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Ph.D.
If as a culture we have grown disenchanted with the capacity of science to save us from ourselves, we might do well to consider that science will serve us well if we will only treat it as a servant and be its conscientious master.” – Robert Kegan, Ph.D. In Over our Heads: The Mental Demands of Modern Life.
[Science is] an imaginative adventure of the mind seeking truth in a world of mystery. – Sir Cyril Herman Hinshelwood (1897-1967) English chemist. Nobel prize 1956.