John Mack (1929 - 2004)
John Mack has been a psychiatrist at Harvard University, one of the most good in USA. Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and founder of the Center for Psychology & Social Change, Mack dedicated his last years to the study of abductions.
By Michele Bugliaro Goggia - last modified: April 17, 2006 9:28 PM
Born in 1929, Mack has been a psychiatrist at Harvard University and the most authoritative expert on abductions. John E. Mack, M.D. has been Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and founder of the Center for Psychology & Social Change. Mack earns his medical degree at the Harvard Medical School (Cum Laude) after undergraduate study at Oberlin (Phi Beta Kappa). He is a graduate of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and is certified in child and adult psychoanalysis with over 40 years of clinical psychiatric education and experience.
The Center for Psychology & Social Change is founded by Mack in 1983. The Center’s projects apply psychology to the process of healing and reshaping relationships in the social, ecological, political and spiritual realms. The Center's work is designed to promote shifts in consciousness and behavior that invite sustainable, equitable, and peaceful ways of living.
In 1992, Dr. Mack co-chairs the Abduction Study Conference held at MIT, a landmark scientific assembly on alien encounters. In 1993, Mack founds the Program for Extraordinary Experience Research (PEER) to formalize his explorations in this area. He and his colleagues at PEER work with over 200 individuals from six continents who have experienced encounters with unknown intelligences. Mack's research into this controversial subject focuses on the consideration of the merits of an expanded notion of reality, one which allows for experiences that may not fit the Western materialist paradigm, yet deeply affect people's lives.
He is the author of many books detailing how one's perceptions shape relationships with one another and with the world, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of T.E. Lawrence, A Prince of Our Disorder (1977), and Passport to the Cosmos: Human Transformation and Alien Encounters (1999).
Mack dies after a car accident in London in 2004.
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