I concluded thirty-five years of academic life as Associate Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at
Georgia State University in Atlanta, where I taught courses in philosophy, metaphysics, consciousness studies, Eastern thought and parapsychology on levels ranging from freshman to doctoral. During this time, I authored twenty-eight articles in both mainstream and alternative journals and received two post-doctoral fellowships for advanced study at Brown University and UC-Berkeley. I've authored a widely used text, A Preface to Philosophy (8th edition), adopted by universities in all fifty states and abroad. I was also a consulting editor for the Journal of Near-Death Studies. My larger work, Paradigm Wars, offers both critical and visionary analyses of a wide spectrum of current transformational challenges. In it, as well as in independent journal articles, I've developed a theory of the mind-body relation and of the integration of science and spirituality.
In addition to my life as an academic, I've participated in scientific, spiritual, and healing communities, and presented at thirty national conferences, including the Whole Life Expo, Scientific and Medical Network, International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, New Science, Toward a Science of Consciousness, and International Futures Forum, as well as the American Philosophical Association.
I've also served as an informal consultant, speaker, support system, and referral source on a wide range of ideas and experiences relating to New Paradigm dialogues (e.g., alternative medicine, environmentalism, spiritual pathwork, and emerging worldviews). Included in these dialogues is a substantial interest both in Conspiracy Theory as a credible intellectual genre and in a range of particular conspiracies.
I am or have been a member of the American Philosophical Association, the Society for Scientific Exploration, the Scientific and Medical Network, the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, and the International Futures Forum.