Biography

Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D., is a research scientist, medical anthropologist, and writer on the subjects of consciousness, healing, and consciousness-based healthcare. She is professor and chair of transpersonal psychology at Sofia University. She is also the former President and CEO of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Senior Scientist at the Research Institute of California Pacific Medical Center, and co-founder of the Integral Health Network, Inc. and Heallio.com—Your Healthy Living Network.

Schlitz grew up in Detroit, Michigan and received a Bachelor of Philosophy Degree from Montieth College, Wayne State University. She also gained a Master's Degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin. From very early on in her career she was interested in remote viewing and similar ESP-themes. She has earned two post doctoral fellowships: one from the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory at Science Applications International Corporation and one in Psychology at Stanford University.

Dr. Schlitz has published numerous articles on consciousness studies in both scholarly and popular journals, has lectured at institutions including the United Nations, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Explorers Club, and has taught at Trinity University, Stanford University, and Harvard Medical Centers. She is co-editor of Consciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind Body Medicine (Churchill Livingston/Elsevier, 2005) and co-author of Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life (New Harbinger/Noetic, 2008).