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Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D. is a well respected inter-disciplinary expert on topics of current interest, including cultural change and transformation, consciousness studies, individual and social healing, diversity, pluralism, mind body medicine, social and emotional learning, ecology, conscious leadership, death and dying, and the link between science and spirituality. Her work has been featured in scientific journals as well as radio, newspapers, magazines, television, and feature films.

Media Contact: media@marilynschlitz.com

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Featured Media

Woman Reads Dan Brown Novel, Discovers Herself

By Barbara Bradley Hagerty – Dan Brown’s latest blockbuster, The Lost Symbol, is jampacked with surprising twists and turns — especially for Marilyn Schlitz.

“Waking up one morning to find yourself a fictional character in a best-selling novel has taken a little adjusting to,” she says, laughing.

The day before The Lost Symbol arrived in bookstores, Schlitz began to notice some unusual traffic on Twitter. Rumor had it that the heroine in the book was a woman at the Institute of Noetic Sciences — a real institute in California that conducts research on things like consciousness and healing…

Read the Full Article – NPR

Listen to the – NPR All Things Considered Episode

Can Prayers Heal? Critics Say Studies Go Past Science’s Reach

By Benedict Carey – In 2001, two researchers and a Columbia University fertility expert published a startling finding in a respected medical journal: women undergoing fertility treatment who had been prayed for by Christian groups were twice as likely to have a successful pregnancy as those who had not.

Three years later, after one of the researchers pleaded guilty to conspiracy in an unrelated business fraud…

Read the Full Article – New York Times

Far-off healing

By Hilary E. Macgregor – San Francisco — On an operating table at a medical center in San Francisco, a breast cancer patient is undergoing reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy. But this will be no ordinary surgery. Three thousand miles away, a shamanic healer has been sent the woman’s name, a photo and details about the surgery.

For each of the next eight days, the healer will pray 20 minutes for the cancer patient’s recovery, without the woman’s knowledge. A surgeon has inserted two small fabric tubes into the woman’s groin to enable researchers to measure how fast she heals….

Read the Full Article – Los Angeles Times

Far-off healing

By Jill Davies and Jackie Wood – On a fair afternoon in February I emerged from my bunker to walk the nature path in Bear Valley Springs with Dr. Marilyn Schlitz. At the trailhead a merle of red-winged black birds gathered in an oak tree, chattering about their transformative experiences during a day in the wetlands — you know they had a close call or two with some crazy raptor. Marilyn’s pup, Maggie, trotted beside us…

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Featured Media – YouTube

Wise Words in a Time of Change – That will Improve Your Life

Beyond Reality Radio with Jason Hawes & JV Johnson (2019)

Institute of Noetic Sciences 16th International Conference (2015)

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Selected Media

2018

Dr. Marilyn Schlitz will be leading a workshop at the 50th anniversary for Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas. Learn More Here

2017

In winter 2017, Dr. Marilyn Schlitz will teach a 10-week course based on the co-created film with Deepak Chopra: Death Makes Life Possible. Click here to view the ad on Facebook

2016

Interview Series: Does ESP Reveal Spirit Existence? Closer to Truth Website

2015

New documentary says facing mortality can help people live more mindful life, Fox 4

The Nikki Rich Show: Live with Marilyn Schlitz

Living Deeply & Death Makes Life Possible, Monroe Institute

Death Makes Life Possible: Revolutionary Insights on Death, Dying and the Continuation of Consciousness, Pamala Oslie’s Radio Show

Living the Noetic Life Audio Book Excerpt, Published by Sounds True

Dr. Marilyn Schlitz: Living and Dying Well, Excellence Reporter (What is the Meaning of Life?)

Rick Love interviews Marilyn Schlitz, Film: Death Makes Life Possible

People in Parapsychology (Interview by Carlos Alvarado)

The Shift Network, Transforming Aging Summit

Jefferson Public Radio (Live Show), Appreciating Life in the Shadow of Death

Wild & Scenic Film Festival, KVMR Broadcast from WSFF Media Reception

Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Media Day video interview

Mindful Life Conference, The Creative Potential of an Evolving Consciousness

2014

Mindful Life Conference, Consciousness – A Conversation

California Lutheran University, “Death, And What May Come After Death”

Trans-Evolutionary Fitness Radio Show, “Living Deeply, with Dr. Marilyn Schlitz”

Myth in the Mojave with Dr. Catherine Svehla, Death Makes Life Possible

Dance to Death Afterlife Podcast, How Death Makes Life Possible with Marilyn Schlitz

‘Ask the Soul Doctors’ Radio Show with Dr. Pitstick (scroll to Marilyn’s)

Light of Consciousness Magazine, Death Makes Life Possible Film Review

Light of Consciousness Magazine, Can Understanding Death Change How We Live Our Lives?

The Dr. Julie Show: All Things Connected

Inexploré (French), Les nouvelles sciences de la santé

2013

Kindred Media, Lisa Reagan’s interview with Marilyn Schlitz

End of Life University, A Conversation with Karen Wyatt (for transcript, click here)

Integral Meditation for Optimal Health, The Power of Transformative Practice

The Intelligent Optimist, The Consciousness Conversations

EFT Radio Online, Is There A Science to Learning the Art of Transformation?

International Association of Conscious and Creative Writers, How to Harness the Transformative Power of Consciousness as a Creative Writer
2012, Interview with Elite Radio Network

2012

Steve Villano with Marilyn Schlitz IONS 40th Anniversary Conversations

NPR Forum with Michael Krasny – Doomsday Predictions and the Mayan Calendar

Marilyn Schlitz & Edwin Rutsch: Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy

Call Kira About Aging – Cultivating Wisdom Through Conscious Aging

Love Bomb the Movie – Creating an Epidemic of Goodness

A Conversation with Deepak Chopra – What is Nonlocality?

Pathways to Family Wellness Magazine Interview – Noetic Sciences, Worldviews and Wellness

2011

The Truth is Out There Documentary – Movie Clip

Lilou’s Juicy Living Tour Interview with Marilyn Schlitz

2010

World Conference Culture of Peace and Sustainability – The Power and Potentials Within Us

Consciousness Chronicles Documentary – How can states of consciousness change?

NPR, All Things Considered, Woman Reads Dan Brown Novel, Discovers Herself

Interview with Conscious TV – The Art and Science of Transformation Parts (1-6)

2009

Fasten Your Seat Belt: There’s Code to Crack, New York Times

Noetic Sciences Clip – Studying Healing in the Laboratory

Spiritual Transformation in a Post-Modern World: A Report from the Laboratory with Craig Hamilton

Noetic Sciences Clip – Marilyn Schlitz: Lead Character in the Lost Symbol?

On Becoming a Fictional Character: Insights from a Comparison of Noetic Scientists Katherine Solomon and Marilyn Schlitz

Science Behind the The Lost Symbol The Institute of Noetic Sciences, at www.noetic.org/about/godeeper.cfm

Dateline: The Lost Symbol – Interview with Dan Brown (Part 5)

Sages and Scientists Symposium – A Conversation with Deepak Chopra

My Interview with a Luminary, The National Networker

“Mind Over Chocolate,” Oprah Magazine

“Quest into Inner Space,” South China Post

Primetime, Discovery, “Hunting the Lost Symbol”, October 25th

NPR, All Things Considered – Compassionate Intention and Distant Healing

The Karel Show, October 16th

Everything is Energy – Radio Talk Show

The Lost Symbol, “Reforma” Mexican Newspaper

Global Spirit TV for 2010

Alison Rose Levy, Psychology Today, “The Lost Symbol; Intention Goes Mainstream”, October 12th

The Living Matrix Los Angeles Premiere

The Living Matrix Video Clip – Do Our Thoughts Have the Power to Heal?

2008

Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within – Collective Dreaming

Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within – Living in a Society that Separates Us

2007

PBS, “Closer to Truth.”

2006

ABC World News. The Power of Prayer.
Discovery Channel, Intuition.

2005

Los Angeles Times.
New York Times.

1998

Discovery Channel. “Incredible Science.”
British Broadcasting Company. Documentary on frontiers of science.

20/20. Essay on “Charisma”.

1997

Newsweek. “Is God Listening.” March 31, 1997.

NBC Dateline. “Psi Research.”

Discovery Channel. “Remarkable Science.”

1996

Psychology Today. “Do the Spirits Move You?” Sept/Oct 1996.

Time. “Faith and Healing.” June 24, 1996.

American Health. Distant healing. (Article in progress).

New York Times Magazine. Essay on the medicalization of parapsychology.

1995

Wall Street Journal. “The healing power of prayer is tested by science.”

Harpers Magazine. Article on consciousness studies.

Simpson Brochimer, Hollywood Pictures. Motion picture on alternative medicine.

Vogue Magazine. “Mysterious remission.” March, 1995.

1994

New Dimensions Radio. Production of programs on healing research. British Broadcasting Company. Production of a documentary on heretical science.

National Geographic Society, Explorations. Production of a science documentary on parapsychology.

OMNI magazine. Series of articles and programs on parapsychology.

1992

1992 Public Broadcasting Station, Curiosity shop. Production of a science documentary on experimental parapsychology.

National Public Radio, Talk to the nation, Science Friday. Interview on the skeptic-proponent debate in parapsychology.

N.H.K. Productions, Japan. Production of a science documentary on experimental parapsychology.

American Broadcasting Company. Production of a science documentary on experimental parapsychology.

1991

Canadian Broadcasting Company, The nature of things. Production of science documentaries on healing research and parapsychology.

Public Broadcast System Television, Joseph Campbell and the power of myth.

Trinity University Cable Station, Conversations.

1990

National Geographic Society Science Documentaries. Production of a science documentary on experimental parapsychology.

1989

Time-Life Book Series, Mysteries of the unknown.

1987

Public Broadcasting System, Thinking allowed.

1986

OMNI magazine. Series of articles and programs on parapsychology.

1985

Public Broadcasting System, NOVA, The case of ESP.

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Resources

Here are some of Marilyn’s selections of resources that bridge consciousness, science, and society. They are organized according to those that were created under Marilyn’s direction and those that connect to Marilyn’s broader world of institutional affiliations.

Part of the many great resources that have been created by Marilyn Schlitz and her colleagues are those from the Institute of Noetic Sciences. They serve to deepen people’s engagement with a variety of topics. These include Distant Healing, The Science of Meditation, the Science behind Spontaneous Remission, and What the Bleep Study Guide.

Distant Healing Project

Explore the realm of distant healing by examining this resource center. It includes information about distant healing as reported by healers as well as considering the evidence base.
http://noetic.org/research/project/compassionate-intention-prayer-and-distant-healing

Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life

This is a resource center for the Living Deeply Program, which includes a book, DVD, Learning Programs, Community Group Programs, and other tools.
http://www.livingdeeply.org

Meditation Bibliography

Here is an online resource for exploring the evidence base for the psychological and physiological basis of meditation.
http://noetic.org/meditation-bibliography/bibliography-info

Spontaneous Remission

Learn more about the field of spontaneous remission, examining this online resource to better understand the literature and evidence base.
http://noetic.org/research/project/online-spontaneous-remission-bibliography-project

What the Bleep do we Know Study Guide

Learn more about the science behind the Bleep movie in this thoughtful study guide.
noetic.org/sites/default/files/uploads/files/Bleep_Study_Guide.pdf

What follows are links to organizations and programs that Marilyn works with and whose work she supports and with whom whom she has active collaborations:

Esalen Center for Theory and Research

Through public programs and invitational conferences, the Esalen Institute continues to offer innovative programs in transformation. Marilyn served as a Trustee for 15 years and led several track through the Center for Theory and Research. She has worked in partnership with Wayne Jonas, M.D. through the Center for Theory and Research on Humanistic Health Care as well as Conferences on Distant Healing, and the Science of Meditation.
http://www.esalenctr.org/

Institute of Noetic Sciences Research and Education

Learn more about the research and educational programs of the Institute of Noetic Sciences
http://noetic.org/research/overview

Tucson Center for Consciousness Studies

This program and the bi-annual conference offer a general overview of the emerging field of consciousness studies.
http://www.consciousness.arizona.edu/

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Death Makes Life Possible Podcast Series

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Hosted by Dr. Marilyn Schlitz the goal of this podcast series is to help redefine death and transform our fears into inspirations for living – and dying well.

This program includes her own observations as a medical anthropologist about the growing movement around death awareness and its healing potentials. Together we consider insights from wisdom holders representing many different cultures and worldviews.

Episodes

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Grief and the Wisdom Path (Podcast)

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This is the fourth podcast in the recently launched Death Makes Life Possible Podcast Series. Join host Dr. Marilyn Schlitz as she helps redefine death and transform our fears into inspirations for living – and dying well.
It’s important that we find ways to transform our grief and see it through its various phases.  To better understand the survival value of overcoming grief, Dr. Schlitz interviewed Margaret Rousser, who works at the Oakland Zoo in California. This podcast is a discussion of the insight gleaned in that interview and more.

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Sharing Our Grief (Podcast)

Subscribe and download these podcasts in iTunes by clicking here. This is the fifth podcast in the recently launched Death Makes Life Possible Podcast Series. Join host Dr. Marilyn Schlitz as she helps redefine death and transform our fears into inspirations for living – and dying well. In this podcast, she considers the ways in which death and grief can connect us to the cycle of life.

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Dreaming and Transformation (Podcast)

Subscribe and download these podcasts in iTunes by clicking here. This is the sixth podcast in the recently launched Death Makes Life Possible Podcast Series. Join host Dr. Marilyn Schlitz as she helps redefine death and transform our fears into inspirations for living – and dying well. In this podcast Dr. Schlitz explores how dreams can be a powerful tool for transforming our relationship to death. They can be used to process our grief, to enhance our feeling about or relationship with our departed loved ones, and potentially, to prepare ourselves for the great adventure that lies ahead.

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Tending Our Dreams (Podcast)

Subscribe and download these podcasts in iTunes by clicking here. This is the seventh podcast in the recently launched Death Makes Life Possible Podcast Series. Join host Dr. Marilyn Schlitz as she helps redefine death and transform our fears into inspirations for living – and dying well. In the last podcast, we considered dreams as a powerful tool for transforming our relationship to death. They can be used to process our grief, to enhance our feeling about or relationship with our departed loved ones, and potentially, to prepare ourselves for the great adventure that lies ahead. In this podcast we will continue this exploration on the transformative role of dreams.

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Living, Lucid Dreaming, & Dying (Podcast)

Subscribe and download these podcasts in iTunes by clicking here. This is the eighth podcast in the recently launched Death Makes Life Possible Podcast Series. Join host Dr. Marilyn Schlitz as she helps redefine death and transform our fears into inspirations for living – and dying well.

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Dreaming and Death Preparation (Podcast)

Subscribe and download these podcasts in iTunes by clicking here. This is the ninth podcast in the recently launched Death Makes Life Possible Podcast Series. Join host Dr. Marilyn Schlitz as she helps redefine death and transform our fears into inspirations for living – and dying well.

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Art & Transformation: Creating Ceremony (Podcast)

Subscribe and download these podcasts in iTunes by clicking here. This is the tenth podcast in the recently launched Death Makes Life Possible Podcast Series. Join host Dr. Marilyn Schlitz as she helps redefine death and transform our fears into inspirations for living – and dying well.

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Sound and Healing (Podcast)

Subscribe and download these podcasts in iTunes by clicking here. This is the eleventh podcast in the recently launched Death Makes Life Possible Podcast Series. Join host Dr. Marilyn Schlitz as she helps redefine death and transform our fears into inspirations for living – and dying well.

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Healing Words (Podcast)

Subscribe and download these podcasts in iTunes by clicking here. This is the twelfth podcast in the recently launched Death Makes Life Possible Podcast Series. Join host Dr. Marilyn Schlitz as she helps redefine death and transform our fears into inspirations for living – and dying well.

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Healing & Laughter (Podcast)

Subscribe and download these podcasts in iTunes by clicking here. This is the thirteenth podcast in the recently launched Death Makes Life Possible Podcast Series. Join host Dr. Marilyn Schlitz as she helps redefine death and transform our fears into inspirations for living – and dying well.