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Laurie M Simpkinson

Curriculum Vitae


  • 1996-1998: John F. Kennedy University
    M.A. Interdisciplinary Consciousness Studies
  • 1991-1995: Humboldt State University

Teaching Experience

  • Taught PHIL 101 "Introduction to Philosophy" Spring 1996
    Coconino Community College, South Rim Extension, AZ
  • Created and taught "Ways of Thinking" Summer 1995
    Upward Bound, Humboldt State University, CA


  • "A New Quantum Science of Dreams," Toward a Science of Consciousness
    Tucson, AZ, April 2000
  • "Dream Analysis," Practicing Wisdom, Our Common Work
    Institute of Noetic Sciences, conference in Orlando, FL, July 1999
  • "A New Science of Dreams," Dreams and the New Millennium
    John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, CA, Feburary 1999

Papers and Publications

  • Simpkinson, Laurie (2004), 'Book Review: Alnold Mindell's Dreaming While Awake,' Shift Magazine, p.31-32
  • Schlitz, M., LaBerge, S., Lind, V., Simpkinson, L., and Dalton, K. (2001), 'Musical Training and Psi in the Ganzfeld: A Partial Replication', (submitted for publication)
  • Goswami, Amit and Laurie Simpkinson (1998), 'A New Quantum Science of Dreams', (currently unpublished)
  • Mikulasek, Laurie (1997), 'Fishing For Paradox', IONS Review, 42, p.54

Areas of Interest

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Physics
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology


  • Research Assistant, Institute of Noetic Sciences, 1998-2000
    • ran Ganzfeld experiment at Stanford University
    • analyzed dream reports from the Achuar Indians, Ecuador
    • conducted dream research groups at IONS with Amit Goswami
  • Awarded Research Grant, Institute of Noetic Sciences, 1998
    For dream research with Amit Goswami, A New Quantum Science of Dreams

Other Relevant Experience

  • 2009-current, Substitute Teacher, Santa Cruz County Schools, CA
  • 2005-2008, Youth Group Leader, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Santa Cruz County, Aptos, CA
  • 2004-2007, Board Member, Children's Center of San Lorenzo Valley, CA
  • 2000-2001, Substitute Teacher, Woodside School, CA
  • 1998-2000, Development Specialist, Institute of Noetic Sciences, CA

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