Below are some books, articles and websites which I have found to be most useful and meaningful in hypnotherapy work, as well as in researching consciousness and esoteric topics, including the UFO/Anomaly/Close Encounter phenomenon. I have found these to be the defining works on their given topic and often use them for reference.
This list will be expanded as I find, learn, or think of more material. I invite you to send any additional suggestions for further website links or references to published info.
Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
North Shore Hypnosis An excellent clinic on Long Island, NY - run by Carol Denicker, NGH board certified.
National Guild of Hypnotists - The world’s oldest and largest certifying body for hypnotists and hypnotherapists: Excelling in training, development and representation of the hypnosis profession.
National Federation of NeuroLinguistic Psychology - My other certification body. An open and refreshing focus on areas of NLP and Hypnosis.
Quitza - an on-line community of new and revitalized non-smokers. Based in the UK and covering the world in freedom from smoking. This link is to a worldwide directory of hypnotists and hypnotherapists who participate in smoking cessation.
Persuasion, Communication and NLP
Kevin Hogan: A world-leading expert on persuasion, located in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. This website is the former site of the Minnesota Institute of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, my certifying school with the National Guild of Hypnotists. Kevin was my teacher, and one of the best instructors in the business.
Physics and Leading Edge Science Research
www.stardrive.org (An interesting site with timely updates on the latest in post-quantum physics, star-travel concepts, quantum computing, consciousness studies and other cool stuff)
www.newciv.org: the New Civilization Network (Network of far-reaching thinkers and doers concerned with building a new civilization)
University of Arizona Dept of Consciousness Studies deals extensively with quantum consciousness ideas and the Penrose/Hameroff theory of Microtubules as substrate for consciousness.
Edgar Mitchell, “The Quantum Hologram”, along with the Institute of Noetic Studies Edgar Mitchell's research organization, studying parapsychology, nonlocality and related topics.
UFO and Anomaly Studies:
National MUFON organization the primary UFO investigative organization in the USA, and internationally. A grass roots organization of researchers, investigators and those interested in the UFO phenomenon.
Minnesota MUFON the MUFON chapter in Minnesota. We provide UFO reporting and field investigation of UFO reports throughout the state of Minneota, as well as in adjacent areas in Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas.
Report a UFO. MUFON UFO Sighting Report page. This is the primary site recommended to report UFO sightings.
Alien Abduction Experience and Research Marilyn Ruben’s organization AAER, researching close encounters and other aspects of the phenomenon
UFO Historical Studies (Thanks to Tom Tulien: AFSDialog@aol.com for his suggestions)
PROJECT 1947 is a world-wide effort to document the origins of the modern UFO phenomenon
Sign Historical Group: Researching the history of the anomaly phenomenon
The UFO Evidence - an encyclopedia of information on UFOs, focusing on evidence and historical data
Writing and Editing:
www.writeandedit.net, the site of a great friend of mine, Amy Farrar, an excellent editor and author of the Indispensible Guide to Freelance Writing
http://www.magicwordsinc.com, the website of another dear friend of mine, Kathy Blixrud, life coach, author and editor. Kathy is the author of Guide*Book, Channelings and Articles, and of several metaphysical science fiction novels, Encounters with the Sixth Dimension, and Intervention Across Time, co-authored with Debra Yeager and available on lulu.com.
... and more links to come)
Note: This Links and Literature page is always a work in progress, so please be patient...
Please let me know if you have any suggestions, if would like to exchange links or know of an interesting link to info related to the topics on this site.
Psychology, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy:
David Elman, “Hypnotherapy”
Ernst L. Rossi, “The Psychobiology of Mind-Body Healing”
Kevin Hogan. “The Hypnotherapy Handbook” and “The Psychology of Persuasion”
C. Roy Hunter, "The Art of Hypnosis", “The Art of Hypnotherapy”, "Hypnosis for Inner Conflict Resolution"
Watkins & Watkins, “Ego States, Theory and Therapy”
Alan Watts (Swami Ajaya), “Psychotherapy East and West, A Unifying Paradigm”
Steven Wolinski, “Quantum Consciousness, the Guide to Experiencing Quantum Psychology”
Amit Goswami, “The Self-Aware Universe”
Bernard J. Barrs, “In the Theatre of Consciousness”
Robert Jahn and Brenda Dunne, “Margins of Reality”
David Bohm, “Wholeness and the Implicate Order”
David Bohm and B.J. Hiley, “The Undivided Universe”
Michael Talbot, “The Holographic Universe”
Stanislov Groff, “The Holotropic Mind”
Barbara Marx Hubbard, “Conscious Evolution”
Barbara Harris Whitfield, “Spiritual Awakenings”
James Redfield, “The Celestine Vision”
UFO Sightings and Evidence:
Peter Sturrock, The UFO Enigma, A New Review of the Physical Evidence, Aspect, 1999: An excellent summary of the Sturrock Committee study of the existing scientific evidence for UFO reality. An excellent reference for skeptics who say there is no evidence of UFO’s.
Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence: Original work by NICAP in the 1950’s - Recently re-released
Paul Hill, Unconventional Flying Objects, A Scientific Analysis (compiled posthumously by his daughter, Julie Hill), Hampton Roads, 1995: Note: An excellent treatment of the math and physics behind possible UFO Propulsion, as determined from analysis of high-value sighting reports.
UFO Experiences and Encounters:
David Jacobs, The Threat, Simon & Schuster, 1998: Tends to take a dark-side view of the phenomenon.
John Mack, Passport to the Cosmos, Human Transformation and Alien Encounters, Crown Publishing, 1999. CL Note: An excellent portrayal of the deep ambiguity associated with the phenomenon.
Alice Bryant and Linda Seebach, MSW, Healing Shattered Reality, Understanding Contactee Trauma, Wildflower Press, 1991, The first half of the book is an excellent treatment of post-contact trauma. The second half describes the authors’ (and others’) views on what’s behind the phenomenon – requires a high degree of comfort with post-modern metaphysical topics and a lot of discernment
Pritchard and Mack, Alien Discussions, Proceedings of the Abduction Study Conference at MIT. Description of the 1994 UFO Abduction conference, and associated case studies.
Parapsychology and Esoteric/Psychic Development:
Peter A. Sanders, You are Psychic
Dean Radin, The Conscious Universe
Karla McLaren, Your Aura and Your Chakras, The Owner’s Manual
Mark Smith, Auras, See Them in Only 60 Seconds