Author and clinical psychologist Jeffrey Mishlove joins Raghu Markus on the Mindrolling Podcast for a conversation around consciousness, identity and the intersection of science and spirituality.
Jeffrey Mishlove, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, an accomplished radio and television interviewer, and one of the most erudite and articulate personalities on television. Jeffrey holds the only doctoral diploma in parapsychology to be awarded by an accredited American university. Learn more about Jeff and his work at newthinkingallowed.com.
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Teshuva, The Return
Jeffrey shares his background and talks about getting back in touch with his Jewish heritage. He speaks with Raghu about why so many in the Jews have drifted away from the religious beliefs of their community and looked towards other traditions for guidance – particularly in the East.
Science and Spirit (12:45)
There has been a blurring of lines between science and spirituality in recent decades. Jeffrey speaks about the discoveries in the fields of near-death studies, quantum physics and parapsychology that are changing the way that we understand reality.
“If you look at the cutting edge of science, we are obtaining a lot of new data and a lot of new theories that are relevant to the field of theology.” – Jeffrey Mishlove, Ph.D.
The Roots of Consciousness (19:30)
How can we better navigate the difficulties involved with identity and consciousness? Raghu and Jeffrey talk about the nature of consciousness and working with how we identify with our narratives.
Letting Go of Certainty (31:00)
Jeffrey and Raghu discuss what is possible when we loosen our grip out what we think we know.
“Every time we feel that we know what is going on, it also implies that we buy into this subject-object duality – that we are separate from the rest of the world. Letting go of certainty enables us to reach deeper within ourselves to feel the connections that we have with everything.” – Jeffrey Mishlove, Ph.D.
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