In this lecture Jeffrey Kripal will revisit his "Authors of the Impossible" thesis which was my first fascination/encounter with his work on the once vibrant but now neglected topic of the paranormal among academics. Kripal asks us to consider how we approach the study of religion in the academy: Phenomenologically, Phantasmagorically, in spite or in light of the 'Paranormal' or as a tripodal balancing act? -- Randal Cummings
Jeffrey Kripal holds the J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice University. He is the author of several books including, Comparing Religions (2014), Mutants and Mystics: Science Fiction and Super Hero Comics and the Paranormal (2011), and Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred (2010).