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
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
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
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.
A detailed 22-page CV, (updated through 2007) is included. To read it as a PDF file, click
(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.
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
Extensive ongoing reading across a variety of
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.
BOOKS IN PROCESS:
Spiritual Canticles for the Twenty-First
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
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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