Published Works of Barry Klein

Conscious Living magazine:

The Inner Observer

Conscience or humunculus?
What in us keeps track of our transitions?


Scholarly Papers from PhD Studies
© 2010-2015, Barry Klein, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Conscious Decision making
  • Esoteric psychology
  • Mapping states of Consciousness
  • Psychedelic_Therapy
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Qualitative states
  • Science of Psychology
  • Testing & Validating Nonordinary States
  • Determining Criteria for Distingtuishing States of Consciousness (doctoral dissertation)

  • Presentation handouts:

    "Representing Specific States of Consciousness" (2015 TQR Conference, Fort Lauderdale)

    "Mapping States of Consciousness" (2013 Midwinter Conference of Society for Theoretical & Philosophical Psychology - APA div. 24)

    "How a Shaman Changes Reality" (with Stanley Krippner, 2016 APA convention, Denver - div. 32)

    "Debunking Ideas about Consciousness" (2017 APA convention, DC, Mythbusters symposium)

    "Determining Criteria for Conscious States" (2017 Society For Phenomenology and the Human Sciences, Memphis)

    "Interviewing the Subonscious" (2017 APA convention, DC, Skill-builders session, Div. 1)

    "Altering Realities via Transformational Psychology" (APA 2018)

    "Psychosis vs Religious Experience" (Sophere, 2019)


    Barry's Whole Life Expo talks (audio, ~13 min. each part)

    The Dream

    part 1

    part 2
    part 3

    The Love

    part 1

    part 2
    part 3
    part 4
    and Ecstasy

    part 1, 2, 3,
    Beyond Life
    and Death

    part 1, 2,


    Published Writings as Runyan Wilde

    (from issues 6, 7 and 8 of Psychedelic Illuminations magazine)

    "Meetings with Castaneda" – a survey of ideas he shared in-person compared with those in his books (Psychedelic Illuminations magazine, issue 6)

    "Journey through the Assemblage Point" – a concise explanation of don Juan's ideas portrayed in Castaneda's Tales of Power (Psychedelic Illuminations magazine, issue 7)

    "Hallucinations on The Archaic Revival" – a simulated interview with Terence McKenna (Psychedelic Illuminations magazine, issue 8)


    Book Reviews

    Runyan's presentation about the Santo Daime religion
    at the Psychedelic Society of St. Louis, at Kismet bookstore

    Carlos Castaneda, Academic Opportunism and the Psychedelic Sixties
    by Jay Courtney Fikes, PhD

    "Opportunistic Opinion"
    – a critique of a critique of Castaneda's credibility
    (Psychedelic Illuminations magazine, issue 7)

    Alien Landscapes?
    Interpreting Disordered Minds

    by Jonathan Glover

    Reviewed as Barry Klein