About Me
Dr. Jon Klimo is widely considered to be the world's leading authority on the subject of channeling and author of the definitive work on the topic, Channeling: Investigations on Receiving Information from Paranormal Sources (1988, 1998), which has been translated into 8 different languages. Dr. Klimo has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Brown University and a doctorate in psychology. He has been continuously teaching in doctoral programs for the past 38 years, and is currently starting his fourteenth  year as a core faculty member, now as Full Professor,  in the clinical program at the San Francisco Bay Area campus of The American Schools of Professional Psychology, Argosy University. Dr. Klimo has chaired some 200 dissertation committees primarily in  mainstream psychology and clinical psychology.  Some 20 dissertations chaired have been in the areas of parapsychology (e.g., precognition, psychokinesis, and the near-death experience), consciousness studies, and ufology.  He has done research, teaching, public presentations, and publishing in the areas of parapsychology, complementary and alternative medicine, consciousness studies, new paradigm thought and 'new science', ufology/extraterrestriology, metaphysics, the perennial philosophy,  and the transpersonal domain. He has also done over a 100 conference presentations and has appeared on more than 120 different radio and 20 different television programs.

Having begun his career as a poet and painter, he was a professor at Rutgers University from 1974-82 as the Founding Director for its large Creative Arts Education Program. As a lifelong multi-disciplinarian, he has also done extensive research, writing, teaching, and presentations in the areas of the arts, creativity, intuition, inspiration, and imagination, philosophy and physics, as well as in the areas already mentioned. 

in April 2010, his latest book, Handbook to the Afterlife, co-authored with Pamela Heath, M.D., Psy.D., was published. In 2006, he co-authored with Heath, Suicide: What Really Happens in the Afterlife?. He is currently working on a number of other books: Close Encounters of the Inner Kind: Channeling Extraterrestrials; Scientific Information from Paranormal Sources; The Nature of How We Create Our Own Reality (working title), and Helping Those with Anomalous, Paranormal, and Otherworldly Experiences (working title). He is also in the process of finalizing er two book-length manuscripts for submission to publishers, one comprised of his inter-related papers, presentations, and essays, under the working title, Essays on Quantum Idealism (many of which are included on this website under "Publications") and the other a collection of approximately 20 of his earlier "Lyrical Essays," with the working title, Spiritual Canticles for the New Millennium, together with their section-by-section explications (six of which are recorded as hyper-linked  WMA audio files under "Audio Files" on this website.  

Dr. Klimo lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with Jane, his wife of 30 years. His daughter, Elizabeth, is a professor of theater at Swarthmore College.  


Academic History

  • BA in Multidisciplinary Studies from Brown University in 1972 (originally was class of '63).

  • MA in Multidisciplinary Studies, Creative Writing, and Studio Art from Brown University in 1972.

  • Worked with teaching about and facilitating the creativity and self-expression of thousands of students and adults in the federal and state Artists-in-the-Schools programs in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and New York, from 1969-1974.

  • From 1974-1982, was a professor in Rutgers University's Graduate School, where he was the Founding Director of its Creative Arts Education Program, the largest program of its kind in the country, working with hundreds of graduate students to explore the nature of the creative process, intuition, inspiration, imagination, symbolization, and the art-making process across all the arts modalities, guiding dissertation research and developing new ways in the helping professions of working with students and clients.    

  • Ph.D. in Psychology from Rosebridge Graduate School of Integrative Psychology in 1988 (Rosebridge became part of The American School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area campus, in 1998); professor at Rosebridge from 1982-1998).

  • From 1991-1998 designed, developed, and was chief instructor in one of only two doctoral-level academic specialization programs in Parapsychology in the United States (at Rosebridge)

  • For the past fourteen years he has been a Professor of Psychology (Full Professor since 2007) at the American Schools of Professional Psychology (an APA-accredited clinical program), at Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area Campus, in Alameda, California.


Curriculum Vita

A detailed 22-page CV, (updated through 2007) is included. To read it as a PDF file, click here.


Professional Associations

  • Member of the Parapsychological Association

  • Member and Board Member of the United States Psychotronics Association (USPA)



Television Appearances

  • (see News and Events for more recent appearances, and under CV  for earlier ones).


Radio Appearances

  • (see News and Events for a selection of some of the most recent appearances, and see under CV for earlier ones). I've been the guest of Art Bell (once) and George Noory (twice) each for  three hours on Coast to Coast AM. These interviews are  available  for download for Streamlink paid subscribers from their website at Coast to Coast.


Appearances in Print

  • See my CV (above), under Publications for a complete listing. A number of these are included, full text, here on this website under Publications and Drafts.


Personal Interests

  • My life-long desire is to understand the ultimate secrets of the universe, including how God works and how each of us is the living Universal in localized, individualized, vastly-stepped-down form. This has led me to my now-decades-old understanding that we are all something like "cosmological sub-personalities" of the one Creator Universal Being, as relativistic experience-gathering  frames of reference operating through kinds and degrees of what I call "cosmological dissociation." Individually and conjointly, the process of overcoming this dissociation is the great religio-spiritual and scientific quest that constitutes my primary personal interest and comprising much of what I have written over the last 30 years.  

  • Extensive ongoing reading across a variety of disciplines

  • Working to integrate  my earlier (circa 1957-1982) poet/artist interests, abilities, productivity,  and 'calling' with my more recent calling (1982-present)  to research and writing in more interdisciplinary scientific and philosophical fields.    

  • Maintaining the earlier poet thread through occasional excursions into what I call my "lyrical essay" or "prose poem" writing, which now includes much more multi-disciplinary content than my earlier literary-world versions. 

  • Trying to introduce new ways of teaching and conceptualizing the educational/learning/developmental process, K through Graduate School

  •  Since 1998, working to develop a new company (with former doctoral student, Ray Faulkenberry) to design and offer to the world a new, creative way of approaching the whole multi-market realm of testing and assessment.  


Future Plans


  • Spiritual Canticles for the Twenty-First Century.

  • Essays on Quantum Idealism

  • Close Encounters of the Inner Kind: Channeling Extraterrestrials - this book will focus on the channeled messages of extraterrestrials. Tentative publication date 2007, by North Atlantic Books.

  • Scientific Information from Paranormal Sources

  • Helping Those with Paranormal and Otherworldly Experiences - this will be a book to aid those with spiritual emergences and  related paranormal and other-worldly experiences and abilities.

  • How we Create Our own Reality-- This is a book project I have been working on since the mid-1980's. Aspects of it, and perhaps eventual parts of it, may be found in my various published and unpublished writing available on this website in full-text PDF file form. 


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