Dean is the Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and he turns a critical eye toward such practices as telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition and psychokinesis. Are such powers really possible? Science says "Yes".
According to noted scientist and bestselling author of The Conscious Universe, Dean states that magic is a natural aspect of reality, and each of us can tap into this power with diligent practice. However, aren't things like ESP and telepathy just wishful thinking and flights of the imagination? Not according to Dean, who worked on the US government's top secret psychic espionage program known as Stargate.
Dean has spent the last forty years conducting controlled experiments that demonstrate that thoughts are things, that we can sense others' emotions and intentions from a distance, that intuition is more powerful than we thought, and that we can tap into the power of intention (think The Secret, only on a more realistic and scientific level). These dormant powers can help us to lead more interesting and fulfilling lives.
Beginning with a brief history of magic over the centuries, what was called magic two thousand years ago is turning out to be scientific fact today, a review of the scientific evidence for magic, a series of simple but effective magical techniques. The key is mental focus, something elite athletes know a lot about, Dean then offers a vision of a scientifically-informed magic and explains why magic will play a key role in frontiers of science.
Dean Radin , PhD, is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Associated Distinguished Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He earned an MS in electrical engineering and a PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Before joining the research staff at IONS in 2001, Dean held appointments at AT&T Bell Labs, Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, and SRI International. He has given over 500 talks and interviews, and he is author or coauthor of hundreds of technical and popular articles, four dozen book chapters, and four popular books: The Conscious Universe (1997), Entangled Minds (2006), Supernormal (2013), and Real Magic (2018). These books are all in print, together they've sold over 120,000 copies, and they've been translated into 14 foreign languages so far.