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Jon Klimo





  • Ph.D. Psychology, Rosebridge Graduate School of Integrative Psychology, 1988
  • M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, Brown University, 1972
  • B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, Brown University


With undergraduate and graduate degrees from Brown University and a doctorate in psychology, Jon Klimo has taught in doctoral programs for the past 34 years, including eight years at Rutgers University, and is currently in his 13th year as core faculty (and now Professor) in the clinical program at the San Francisco Bay Area campus of The American Schools of Professional Psychology, Argosy University. He has chaired approximately 125 dissertations and served as a reader on as many more. He is considered the leading authority on the phenomenon of anomalous cognition and communication, or channeling, based on his definitive book, ‘Channeling: Investigations on Receiving Information from Paranormal Sources’ (1987, 1998). He has also co-authored two other books and published many journal articles. He has appeared on approximately 20 television and 120 radio programs, including ‘Coast to Coast A.M.’ with both Art Bell and George Noory as hosts. As a lifelong multi-disciplinarian, he has done extensive research, publishing, teaching, and presentations in the areas of creativity, intuition, imagination, parapsychology, transpersonal psychology, consciousness studies, and new paradigm science.


  • Qualitative research methods
  • Mentoring student research
  • Humanistic and transpersonal psychology
  • Consciousness studies

Selected Publications

  • Klimo, J., & Heath, P. R. (2010). Handbook to the afterlife. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.
  • Klimo, J., & Heath, P.R. (2006). Suicide: What really happens in the afterlife? Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.
  • Klimo, J. (2010). Consciousness Studies: Past, Present, and Future. Proceedings of the United States Psychotronics Association Annual Conference. Louisville, KY, July.
  • Klimo, J. (2008). Toward an understanding of "Breatharianism." Journal of spirituality and paranormal studies, 31(2).
  • Klimo, J., (2005). Consciousness engineering and state-specific science. Proceedings of the United States Psychotronics Association annual conference, Columbus, Ohio, July.
  • Trichter, S., & Klimo, J. (2007). Ayauasca and spirituality: Empirical research on experiencing the divine. Journal of psychoactive drugs.
  • Ham, J.T., & Klimo, J. (2001). Fetal awareness of maternal emotional states during pregnancy. Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health, 15(2), 118-145.


  • Society for Humanistic Psychology (APA, Div. 32) (in process of applying to)
  • Transpersonal Psychology Special Interest Group (APA)
  • Parapsychological Association
  • United States Psychotronics Association


  • Invited keynote presentation: The International Conference on After Death Communication (ICADC) April 13-15, Phoenix, AZ