Charles Richet: Nobel Laureate Psychic Researcher with Carlos Alvarado

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Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, is a Research Fellow at the Parapsychology Foundation, and Adjunct Research Faculty at Sofia University. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Near-Death Studies and the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, and is the Book Review Editor of the Journal of Parapsychology, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Scientific Exploration. Alvarado is also the recipient of the 2010 Parapsychological Association’s Outstanding Contribution Award, the Parapsychological Association 2017 Outstanding Career Award. He is author of the book, Charles Richet: A Nobel Prize Winning Scientist’s Explorations of Psychic Phenomena.

Here he describes the many talents of the great, French renaissance man, Charles Richet — a pioneer in aviation, medicine, and psychology who also wrote extensively in many other areas. Psychical research may have been Richet’s greatest passion, and the area of inquiry for which he is mostly remembered today. His explorations of the physical phenomena associated with mediumship were extensive. He also experimented with telepathic hypnotic induction. Although he participated in many seances, he was not a spiritualist.

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is a past vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology; and is the recipient of the Pathfinder Award from that Association for his contributions to the field of human consciousness exploration. He holds a unique doctoral degree in parapsychology from the University of California at Berkeley.

(Recorded on November 15, 2019)

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