A Psychiatric Reclassification of UFO Extraterrestrial Experiences
Exoconsciousness and Psychopathology
Edited by David Stein
Phoenix, ARIZONA - Rebecca Hardcastle is presenting a paper on Exoconsciousness and Psychopathology at the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, Karl Jaspers Society of North America, on Saturday, December 29, 2007, at the Marriott Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland.
In the legacy of John Mack, Professor of Psychiatry Harvard Medical School, Hardcastle advocates for a reclassification of the UFO extraterrestrial experience from pathological to normal. She bases this reclassification on 1.) the experience of quantum consciousness and 2.) the culture of contact evident in mainstream media coverage of UFOs such as Presidential Candidate, Dennis Kucinich’s, sighting and former Governor of Arizona, Fife Symington’s, press conference calling for full disclosure of UFO related military and government information.
Hardcastle created the concept of Exoconsciousness to describe the extraterrestrial origins, dimensions, and abilities of human consciousness. She maintains, “Consciousness is our most precious natural resource.”
According to Hardcastle, “mental illnesses are a by-product of the individual’s ability to function in culture and community. As culture transforms with information, such as disclosure of extraterrestrial visitation, new communities and belief systems form. These changes in culture generate possibilities for redefining experiences, such as UFO extraterrestrial contact, as normal.
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Rebecca Hardcastle, Ph.D. is a pioneer in paranormal experience and research. She specializes in Exoconsciousness, a concept she created to describe the extraterrestrial origins, dimensions, and abilities of human consciousness. In 2005, she taught Extraterrestrial Reality at Scottsdale Community College, one of the first ufology courses in the nation.
Featured in the award-winning documentary, The Phoenix Lights, she collaborates with Dr. Lynne Kitei, key witness to the Phoenix Lights, and Terri Mansfield, co-founder of Arizona Department of Peace. Together, they are coordinating a growing civilian contact and peaceful disclosure program with liaisons in Mexico City, Toronto, Paris, South Africa, and Washington, DC.
Internationally she serves on the Exopolitics Institute Board of Advisors, which is a non-profit organization committed to the study and dissemination of information on disclosure that extraterrestrial civilizations may be visiting, monitoring, and even residing on earth.
Academically, Ms. Hardcastle holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Parapsychic Sciences and a Master of Divinity in Philosophical Theology. She has professional certifications and maintains a private practice in hypnotherapy and life coaching.
Her professional background includes the directorship of an ecumenical chaplain program at Wright State University in Ohio. As an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, she served on national boards and agencies for the denomination. She is dedicated to peacefully bridging mainstream religion, science, government, and education with ufology and exoconsciousness.
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