A Two-Hour Interactive Master Class – July 15, 2023
With Paola Harris and Karin Austin of the John E Mack Institute
Saturday, July 15, 2023, 6pm MST / 8pm EST, $30
Limited to 40 attendees.
A massive part of the Dr. John Mack archive was recently donated by the John E Mack Institute to Rice University Archives of the Impossible. These archives also include the archival research of Jacques Vallée, Paola Leopizzi Harris and Whitley Strieber.
This is a 2-hour interactive discussion about the donation of the Dr. John Mack Research Archives to Rice University. Paola Harris will discuss the life of Dr. Mack with his Volunteer Representative Karin Austin who is digitalizing the archive in Houston, Texas. Bring your questions for Paola and Karin!
The following is an excerpt from Paola Harris’s new revised book, Connecting the Dots: Making Sense of the UFO Phenomena
Establishing a New Science of Human Experience
By Dr. John Mack
Lecture Transcription for Audio tape
November 16, 2003
“Thank you to the Gruppo Academico Scandicci GAUS and Paola Harris for inviting me to Florence for this conference. What I’d like to do first is give an overview of the “so called” Abduction phenomena and lead into questions of how do we know—or what are the ways of knowing—when we are dealing with something this strange. I also will discuss the implications of this and phenomena like this for our world. I am a Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst and I have a special interest in extraordinary experience. I’d like to discuss how our language shapes the experience. For instance, words like “abduction” and “alien” shape the conversation a certain way.”
The John E. Mack Institute (JEMI) is named in recognition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and Professor of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School, Dr. John E. Mack (1929-2004). Through his warmth, compassion, and courage, John had a profound impact upon the many lives he touched. He is remembered for his fierce commitment to those who most needed his advocacy. His legacy is defined by the deep intelligence he employed in his exploration of human experience and the ways in which our beliefs about reality influence the condition of all life on Earth.
Archives of the Impossible. For the last six years, the Woodson Research Center at Rice University has been collecting and professionally archiving materials related to paranormal currents in American history. Ranging from once highly classified government remote viewing files to thousands of firsthand abduction accounts, the Archives of the Impossible Collection at Woodson has become one of the largest and most significant collections of research materials related to these marginalized or tabooed topics in the world. It is also the archival basis necessary for inaugurating a new phase of scholarly attention to this field.
Poala Harris is an Award Winning Italian / American UFO Investigative Journalist.