Soul Samples

Contenta Partes et Capitula







Personal Analysis of UFOEs

I.I = 1

Sticks or Shticks?


I.II = 2

Scientist or UFO Investigator?


I.III = 3

Psychologist or UFO Investigator?



Personal Analysis of POLs

II.I = 4

Legitimate Suffering


II.II = 5

Past Life Exploration


II.III = 6

Professor or Practitioner?



Some Studies of POLs & UFOEs

III.I = 7

Initial Studies


III.II = 8

Conference Profiles



Past / Praesent / Future Studies



Social Synthesis of POLs & UFOEs

IV.I = 10

Model Chapter


IV.II = 11

Some Speculations


IV.III = 12

Some Implications




[V.I = 13]



[V.II = 14]



[V.III = 15]







p. xii the author's relishing freedom from intellectual restrictions (after resigning from a professorship)

Now, I can write to colleagues – true colleagues – persons who share my enthusiasm for new science … . … . … I knew that I would write

not for some fearful professors … –

{fearful of being demoted by their university's administration if they were to write (or even say publicly) anything unconventional}

but for other compassionate, courageous … colleagues who are also seeking a spiritual path”.

p. xii Brian O'Leary

Brian O'Leary, Ph.D., former professor of physics …, ... has written

Exploring Inner and Outer Space [Berkeley : North Atlantic Bks, 1989],

The Second Coming of Science [Berkeley : North Atlantic Bks, 1992], and

Miracle in the Void [Kihei (HI) : Kampua>a Pr, 1996].

Dr. O'Leary has been asked …, “What do your colleagues think of your interests in parapsychology and ufology?” He has responded, “I have new colleagues, and they are … with … New Science.””

pp. xii-xiii characteristics of the author's new-found freedom (after resigning from a professorship)

p. xii

I had moved from being a “rescuer” to being a “guide” in my role with others around me.

No longer was I anxiously trying to please every

[p. xiii] Now, I could write to some persons who were both rational and emotional in their intellectual response.”

p. xiii

obsessive left-brained reader, and no longer was I trying to please every compulsive right-brained reader.

I recognized, and accepted, the probability that I could be … writing about the need for suffering, as well as joy, in understanding UFO activity and the evolution of humanity.”

p. xiii the objective of this book

The objective of this book is to offer … views of the journey of the soul, the significance of UFO activity, and the role of the individual person in human evolution. … Thus, I share with the reader … events that helped me … to become aware, to accept, and to acknowledge the interactions of humans, ETs (extraterrestrials) and higher beings.”

p. xiii “soul-samples”

Keith Thompson and I were discussing his thesis that the UFO phenomena “covers its own tracks” (see his book [NY : Addison-Wesley, 1991], Aliens and Angels). … Keith encapsulated my efforts. “Leo,” he said, “when other investigators where chasing lights in the sky and gathering soil samples, you were helping UFO experiencers and gathering soul samples!”

Soul samples! … Suddenly, I knew that the explorations of possible past lives and UFO encounters could be … for me to arrange … according to my own insights”.

pp. xiii-xiv the 4 psychological functions, according to Carl Jung

p. xiii

Carl Gustave Jung, M.D. … described [1933] four psychological functions :

feeling, intuiting, sensing, and thinking. He considered

two of these functions (sensing and intuiting) to be

p. xiv

methods by which we humans obtain information. He considered

two of these functions (thinking and feeling) to be

methods by which we human evaluate information.”

in some societies, intuiting (rather than sensing) may be emphasized as a method of gaining information; feeling (rather than thinking) may be emphasized as a method of evaluating information.

In the U.S., with a ... theory of materialistic science, the emphasis has been on sensing (not intuiting) as the approved method of gathering information, and thinking (not feeling) as the approved method of evaluating information.”

Jung 1933 = Carl Gustave Jung (transl. by W. S. Dell & C. F. Baynes) : Modern Man in Search of a Soul. NY : Harcourt, Brace & World.

p. xiv uniting of science & spirituality

A new focus is now occurring :

a new/old age of science and spirituality,

technology and ethics”.

"Yes! Now the new/old age is dawning.

Yes! Every psychological function is worthy of scientific exploration and public expression."

p. xv the 4 Parts of this book – emphases


emphasizeth __


sensing of UFO experiences (UFOEs).”


intuiting of Possible Other Lives (POLs).”


thinking about some studies of UFOEs and POLs.”


feeling about a possible synthesis of reincarnation and UFO activity.”

p. xv the 4 Parts of this book – personal connections


personal experience / personality


my personal professional background and the events that caused me to view myself as a UFOEr – a UFO experiencer – as well as a UFO researcher.”


my experiences as a psychologist, which led me to become a past life therapist and a researcher of POLs.”


some studies on the personality characteristics of UFOErs and … of clients who explore their POLs.”


personal perspective of possible social synthesis of reincarnation and UFO activity.”

p. xv readership of this book

If __

then I am __ .

one person reads this book”


several persons read it and understand its message”


many people read it, understand the message, and use the message to explore self and others



Contenta – Introductiones


Introduction to Pt. __



Personal Analysis of UFOEs



Personal Analysis of POLs



Some Studies of POLs & UFOEs



Social Synthesis of POLs & UFOEs



Personal Analysis of UFOEs


p. 3 parapsychology is officially made a division the American Assn for the Advancement of Science

In 1979, I was pleased when the AAAS approved the Parapsychology Association as a division of AAAS. Yet … later … the American Psychological Association (APA) rejected, several times, the proposal that a division of parapsychology (or transpersonal psychology) be added to the list of … APA divisions.

Does the condition indicate that APA is more or less scientific than the AAAS?”

{The APA is the less scientific.}

p. 4 the ideal scientist

it seemed to me that the “ideal” scientist is one who is willing to study difficult[-to-explicate] or unpopular phenomena; one who uses courage and compassion … to advance knowledge, thereby contributing … to human welfare.”



Personal Analysis of POLs


p. 59 connection between parapsychology & UFOlogy

"Part Two is written in order to describe my "intuiting" of hypnosis, ESP (extrasensory perception), and reincarnation."

some researchers (e.g., Jerome Clark, editor of International Reporter; former editor of FATE magazine; and author of UFO Encyclopedia I, II, III) choose to differentiate between ESP experiences and UFO experiences.

Some UFO researchers avoid the topic of ESP because they wish to maintain their sense of scientific respectablility;

some parapsychologists use the same argument in their refusal to study UFO phenomena.

However, I appreciate the efforts of those many researchers (e.g., David Cassirer and Rhea White, et al.) who are showing the connections between parapsychology and ufology.”



Some Studies of POLs & UFOEs


pp. 112-3 science as compassion/rapport/resonance

p. 112

agreement could only be reached if each participant were willing to accept and acknowledge his own psychic awareness, or compassion, or rapport, or resonance, with the other participant. … New science involves – indeed, it requires – the acceptance and application of mutual psychic experiences, the awareness of common consciousness from individual perspectives.

p. 113

I wonder how long it will be before this important principle is accepted among the majority of the academic and scientific community.”

p. 113 the 3 stages towards a science's becoming accepted

"Santayana was quoted as saying ... : Every science goes through three stages;

first, it is ignored;

second, it is ridiculed; and

third it is accepted.

When friends as me if I am bothered by public ridicule of past life therapy and UFO research, I smile and reply, "Hey! We're making progress.""



Social Synthesis of POLs & UFOEs


pp. 155-6 sensing, intuiting, thinking, feeling

p. 155

In parts One, Two, and Three, I have been describing what I experienced when I was "sensing" UFOEs, "intuiting" POLs, and "thinking" about the results of various studies ... .

Now, in Part Four, I have the opportunity to describe my "feelings" about connections of these phenomena. ... However, these chapters … synthesize, or … merge, … UFO activity and the process of reincarnation or soul development.”

Chapter 10, A Model Chapter, provides a brief description of mental models about "personal," "interpersonal," and "transpersonal" patterns of human behaviors. ...

Chapter 11, "some Speculations, provide some tentative guidelines for the psychical analysis of UFO experiences. If the reader is willing to regard the guidelines ..., then he/she can evaluate or interpret any UFOE as an indication of … level or soul development and … readiness for ET contact.

p. 156

Chapter 12, Some Implications, summarizes my views about the meaning and signiicance of reincarnation and UFO activity, ... within a transpersonal perspective. I argue that -- to some degree -- we can choose, individually and collectively, what our response shal be to ... UFO activity."


NEW MILLENNIUM LIBRARY, Vol. VII = R. Leo Sprinkle : Soul Samples : personal explorations in reincarnation and UFO experiences. Granite Publ, Columbus (NC), 1999.