In part two of Mishlove's ongoing interview with Stanley Krippner, Krippner discusses apports:
Here he describes his research in Brazil with an unusual spiritist medium, Amyr Amiden, who had the ability to produce apports. Krippner describes how his team observed over ninety instances of objects simply appearing in mid-air and dropping to the ground in front of startled observers. The objects included semi-precious stones, medallions, and even jewelry. Many research papers were published regarding these observations. Furthermore, the research team was able to record various physiological, and geomagnetic, measurements while the phenomena occurred. Krippner’s studies are probably the most extensive, scientific observations of apports on record.
In part 3 of the Krippner interview, Stan talks about skeptics:
Here he describes his complex relationship with individuals he terms “scoffers” of parapsychology. Some of these individuals have labeled him a “charlatan” and have also consistently misrepresented the details of his own research – even after having been repeatedly corrected. However, on other occasions he has developed good working relationships with skeptics – many of whom contributed chapters to his anthology on Debating Psychic Experiences. Krippner goes into some detail describing his experiences with the magician James Randi and his “Project Alpha”.
Stan Krippner is back on New Thinking allowed. I found this interview particularly interesting because he and Jeff discuss at some length the connection between childhood trauma and anomalous experiences. Stan also describes a veridical out-of-body experiment conducted at his dream lab:
Here Stanley Krippner describes how psychology is taking a renewed interest in out-of-body experiences, near-death experiences, reports of UFO-related abductions, mystical experiences, past-life memories, synesthesia, lucid dreaming, hallucinations, and psi. There is research showing a correlation between such experiences and early childhood trauma. In some instances, such as UFO abduction claims, the remembered experience may serve as a “mask” for an earlier trauma. In other instances, childhood trauma may serve as a predisposing condition for actual anomalous events.