An Insider’s View of Parapsychology at UCLA with Barry Taff

Barry E. Taff holds a doctorate in psychophysiology with a minor in biomedical engineering. He worked at UCLA’s former parapsychology laboratory from 1969 through 1978. He also was investigated as a psychic subject, the results of which were published in Behavioral Neuropsychiatry. He is author of Aliens Above, Ghosts Below: Explorations of the Unknown. His website is

Here he describes psychic experiences he had beginning in childhood. They involved clairvoyance that seemed akin to x-ray vision. This led him to seek out Dr. Thelma Moss, at UCLA, where he was subject to a variety of tests and eventually became a member of the laboratory staff. While at UCLA, he conducted regular classes in psychic development. He also describes explorations of psychic dreams and precognition.

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980).

(Recorded on November 24, 2019, in Palm Desert, California)

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