Jon Klimo: Oracles and Spirit Communication
Dr. Jon Klimo is widely considered to be the world's leading authority on the subject of channeling and author of the definitive work on the topic, Channeling: Investigations on Receiving Information from Paranormal Sources (1988, 1998), which has been translated into 8 different languages. Dr. Klimo has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Brown University and a doctorate in psychology. He has been continuously teaching in doctoral programs for the past 38 years, and is currently starting his fourteenth year as a core faculty member, now as Full Professor, in the clinical program at the San Francisco Bay Area campus of The American Schools of Professional Psychology, Argosy University. Dr. Klimo has chaired some 200 dissertation committees primarily in mainstream psychology and clinical psychology. Some 20 dissertations chaired have been in the areas of parapsychology (e.g., precognition, psychokinesis, and the near-death experience), consciousness studies, and ufology. He has done research, teaching, public presentations, and publishing in the areas of parapsychology, complementary and alternative medicine, consciousness studies, new paradigm thought and 'new science', ufology/extraterrestriology, metaphysics, the perennial philosophy, and the transpersonal domain. He has also done over a 100 conference presentations and has appeared on more than 120 different radio and 20 different television programs. Having begun his career as a poet and painter, he was a professor at Rutgers University from 1974-82 as the Founding Director for its large Creative Arts Education Program. As a lifelong multi-disciplinarian, he has also done extensive research, writing, teaching, and presentations in the areas of the arts, creativity, intuition, inspiration, and imagination, philosophy and physics, as well as in the areas already mentioned. in April 2010, his latest book, Handbook to the Afterlife, co-authored with Pamela Heath, M.D., Psy.D., was published. In 2006, he co-authored with Heath, Suicide: What Really Happens in the Afterlife?. He is currently working on a number of other books: Close Encounters of the Inner Kind: Channeling Extraterrestrials; Scientific Information from Paranormal Sources; The Nature of How We Create Our Own Reality (working title), and Helping Those with Anomalous, Paranormal, and Otherworldly Experiences (working title). He is also in the process of finalizing er two book-length manuscripts for submission to publishers, one comprised of his inter-related papers, presentations, and essays, under the working title, Essays on Quantum Idealism (many of which are included on this website under "Publications") and the other a collection of approximately 20 of his earlier "Lyrical Essays," with the working title, Spiritual Canticles for the New Millennium, together with their section-by-section explications (six of which are recorded as hyper-linked WMA audio files under "Audio Files" on this website. Dr. Klimo lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with Jane, his wife of 30 years. His daughter, Elizabeth, is a professor of theater at Swarthmore College.