Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D.

Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D., is a social anthropologist, researcher, award winning writer, and charismatic public speaker. She serves as President Emeritus and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Additionally, she is a Senior Scientist at the California Pacific Medical Center, where she focuses on health and healing, and board member of Pacifica Graduate Institute. For more than three decades, Marilyn has been a leader in the field of consciousness studies. Her research and extensive publications focus on personal and social transformation, cultural pluralism, extended human capacities, and mind body medicine. She has a depth of leadership experience in government, business, and the not-for-profit sectors. Her broad and varied work has given her a unique ability to help individuals and organizations identify and develop personal and interpersonal skills and capacities needed by 21st century leaders. Her books include: Consciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind Body Medicine; Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life; and Death Makes Life Possible. She also wrote and produced a feature film, Death Makes Life Possible, with Deepak Chopra, that has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network. She is currently creating enrichment programs for life-long learning and health professionals.


    IRVA 2022 - Extended Human Potentials: Exploring Transpersonal Realms of Knowing and Being

    IRVA 2016 – Extended Human Capacities: Gateways to Transformation

    Dr. Schlitz’s keynote address provided an amazing overview of her research in the field of nonlocal perception, focused on remote viewing. Her presentation included a discussion of her original research projects duplicating the original outbounder protocol published by Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff, Ph.D. and continued through the extensive research done at the Institute of Noetic Sciences while she was the director there. She spoke of the connections between the psi research of the past and current remote-viewing research, giving insights into the nature of psi and how remote viewing can be used in the future to help the public recognize that nonlocal perception is not only a reality but also a productive tool that can be used in many aspects in our daily lives.