Completed Projects


This project has been completed AUGUST 2012 — The John E. Mack Institute (JEMI) is pleased to announce an alignment between a television production company and JEMI for the creation of a television series that will explore the meaning of alien encounter experiences via open-minded interviews with experiencers. The board of JEMI believes the proposed …

IONS Shift Report 2007: Evidence of a World Transforming

JEMI co-sponsored Dr Diane Powell’s efforts to produce IONS annual Transformation of Consciousness report, The Shift Report 2007: Evidence of a World Transforming. The report is an 80 page overview of cutting-edge research, with Dr Powell’s examination of what the implications and applications of this research are for people personally and collectively.

Examining the Healing Potential of Holotropic Breathwork in Addiction

It is strongly indicated that the primary cause of an individual’s use of alcohol and drugs is the desire to seek transcendence. The proposed study would offer Holotropic Breathwork to volunteers selected at random from a treatment facility as a means of allowing the participant access to deep levels of the psyche.

Program for Extraordinary Experience Research (PEER)

The Program for Extraordinary Experience Research (PEER) was founded in 1993 by Harvard professor of psychiatry and Pulitzer Prize-winning author John E. Mack, M.D. to explore how the experience of alien contact deeply affects personal, societal and global worldviews. The nature of aliens (whether or not they are “real”) was secondary to PEER’s primary interest in how alien encounters affect people’s perspectives on spiritual, environmental, and social aspects of life.

Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster

A mind-body technique which has been demonstrated to speed post-surgical recovery and reduce hospital costs.

Spirituality & Global Affairs

There are few institutions that play a more central role in shaping prevailing worldview than the United Nations. The John E. Mack Institute’s United Nations NGO representative, Nancy Roof, Ph.D., founded Spirituality & Reality to bring spiritual values to this influential body and the international community as a whole.

Ecopsychology Institute

The Ecopsychology Institute’s mission is to explore the connection between human health and the health of the Earth, focusing on the development of mutually sustaining relationships within and among humans and the environment.