Marilyn Schlitz is the Vice President for Research and Education at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Senior Scientist at the Research Institute at the California Pacific Medical Center. Trained in medical anthropology and psi research, Schlitz has published over two hundred articles on cross-cultural healing, consciousness studies, distant healing, and creativity. She has conducted research at Stanford University, the Institute for Parapsychology, and the Mind Science Foundation. She has taught at Trinity, Stanford, and Harvard universities, and has lectured widely, including giving talks at the United Nations and the Smithsonian Institute. She serves on the Editorial Board of Alternative Therapies, is the leader of Esalen’s Center for Theory and Research Working Group on Distant Healing Intentionality, and is on the Scientific Program Committee for the Consciousness Center at the University of Arizona, Tucson.