The Infinite Spiral Staircase, Part Two: Semantic Field Theory, with Chris H. Hardy

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Chris H. Hardy, PhD, is a psychological anthropologist with a specialty in systems theory. She is author of Cosmic DNA at the Origin – A Hyperdimension Before the Big Bang: The Infinite Spiral Staircase Theory, and also The Sacred Network and Networks of Meaning. She also has worked as a parapsychological researcher at the Psychophysical Laboratory in Princeton, New Jersey.

Here she describes how her quest to understand the nature of ultimate reality led her to pursue a career as a researcher and scholar following her explorations as a spiritual sadhu. In endeavoring to explain the phenomena she encountered, she developed “semantic field theory”. Semantic fields are expressions of consciousness, in that they embody meaning. She claims that they exist at every level of reality and are consistent with the philosophy of panpsychism. She maintains that the ritual activity of people, over generations, in temples and spiritual centers tends to embed those locations with powerful semantic fields. These fields also help to explain how telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis operate.

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). He serves as dean of transformational psychology at the University of Philosophical Research. He teaches parapsychology for ministers in training with the Centers for Spiritual Living through the Holmes Institute. He has served as vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology, and is the recipient of its Pathfinder Award for outstanding contributions to the field of human consciousness. He is also past-president of the non-profit Intuition Network, an organization dedicated to creating a world in which all people are encouraged to cultivate and apply their inner, intuitive abilities.

(Recorded on November 21, 2015)
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