Edward F. Kelly is a Research Professor in the Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS) at the University of Virginia. He received his Ph.D. in psycholinguistics/cognitive science from Harvard in 1971 and spent the next 15-plus years working mainly in experimental parapsychology. Later, at the University of North Carolina, he studied human cortical adaptation to tactile stimuli. He returned to psychical research in 2002, serving as lead author of Irreducible Mind (2007) and Beyond Physicalism (2014) under the auspices of the Esalen Center for Theory and Research. He is now president of the Cedar Creek Institute, where he researches altered states in exceptional subjects. We spoke about his and others’ research on psychic phenomena and how it relates to spiritual development. Learn more about Edward F. Kelly here: http://cedarcreekinst.org