An online text-based chat with Dr. Mack hosted by the SciFi Channel’s website in 2002 during the promotion of the Steven Spielberg-produced mini-series Taken.
By Vivienne Simon
Vivienne Simon helped set up Dr John Mack’s Program for Extraordinary Experience Research (PEER) in the early 90s. She revisited Dr Mack in 2000 to see where his research led.
by Christina Zohs
“I’ve been interested in what is called transpersonal psychiatry, psychiatry that derives from an understanding that human consciousness is more than simply what the brain does but is a factor in the universe in which human beings participate. …That point of view made it possible for me to then hear about people who are having experiences that did not seem to fit the notions of the material world as the predominant reality.” Feb 2000.
by Sean Casteel
A brief interview in support of the release of Passport to the Cosmos.
by David J. Brown
An interview with John Mack by the editor of Mavericks of the Mind and Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypse. 21 August 1996
by Christopher Lydon
“…psychiatrist John Mack of the Cambridge Hospital and the Harvard Medical School has been saying attention must be paid here, these alien abductions are not dreams or fabrications or science fiction he says, and he’s been in all kinds of trouble for saying so. Trouble with Harvard, trouble with colleagues and the press, and now with Nova, the PBS science show. John Mack and the alien argument are next on The Connection.”
This interview was likely conducted during a visit by Nova to the PEER offices on April 25, 1995. The Nova special itself was televised on PBS on February 27, 1996.
by Richard Cutting
“A Zen teacher strikes a student to get his attention. From the student’s point of view it hurts. But it doesn’t mean it isn’t part of his enlightenment. And I’m not saying the purpose of the aliens is to enlighten us. I’m not saying that at all. But the phenomenon, by opening us up to the existence of beings, consciousness, intelligences beyond ourselves or beyond the earth may, by its very nature, help overcome some of the collective egocentrism of our species.”
by Missy Daniel
The psychiatrist and biographer addresses human encounters with aliens. April 1994
by Sara Terry
John Mack, a Harvard psychiatrist at the front lines of UFO abduction research, is convinced that abductees are not making up their stories: “I encountered something here that did not fit anything I had ever come across in 40 years of psychiatry.”
Dr. John E. Mack, Professor and head of the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry at the Cambridge Hospital … had worked for 12 years on his biography, A Prince of Our Disorder: The Life of T.E. Lawrence. His research had led him-on a camel-to the fabled Gulf of Aqaba; aboard the British rails to Oxford and its Bodleian Library; and through the winding, cobbled lanes of Delvin, County Westmeath in Ireland and to Tremadoc in Wales, where Lawrence of Arabia was born.