Human Sexuality and Gender Identity with Stanley Krippner
Stanley Krippner, , Alan Watts professor of psychology at Saybrook University, is a Fellow in five APA divisions, and past-president of two divisions (30 and 32). Formerly, he was director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory, in Brooklyn NY. He is co-author of Dream Telepathy, Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them, The Mythic Path, and Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans, and co-editor of Debating Psychic Experience: Human Potential or Human Illusion, Healing Tales, Healing Stories, Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence, Advances in Parapsychological Research and many other books. He is a member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.
Here Stanley Krippner describes his association with Harry Benjamin, the doctor who first introduced gender reassignment surgery into the United States. Krippner’s studies showed that transgender individuals typically came from normal backgrounds and did not suffer from any psychiatric condition. They are simply individuals whose inner gender identity is not consistent with their sexual organs. The discussion focuses on Jungian theories regarding the androgyny of the psyche and the implications of this for spiritual growth and tolerance.
New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). He is also past-president of the non-profit Intuition Network, an organization dedicated to creating a world in which all people are encouraged to cultivate and apply their inner, intuitive abilities.
(Recorded on May 13, 2016)