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Pat Hanratty

Dr. Pat Hanratty received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in psychology, master’s degree in counseling psychology from Marquette, and PhD in clinical psychology from Saybrook in San Francisco. He did clinical work much of his career.

While at Saybrook, Dr. Hanratty completed a dissertation on holotropic breathwork, an experiential psychotherapy, based on a transpersonal model of the psyche, discovering it reduced emotional distress and, after a period of time, death anxiety in a small group of subjects. This triggered an ongoing search for reasons this might have happened. In his first unpublished book, Quantum Psychology: The Search for a New Paradigm, he concluded that consciousness exists independently of the brain. This would allow such things as near-death experiences and reincarnation, which a more comprehensive paradigm would include.

His second nonfiction book, Atlantis: The Evidence, is currently under consideration for publication. In it he compares the hypotheses of new paradigm theorists, who believe civilization is much older than mainstream science proposes, with those of mystics about the existence and destruction of Atlantis. In addition to these books, he has written four fictional works, two volumes of short stories and two novels. 

Dr. Hanratty is also a member of the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE), which publishes the Journal of Scientific Exploration. This is a fascinating journal that explores anomalous phenomena in which PhD’s argue back and forth on a variety of subjects, including Atlantis. They also review books that are related to the lost continent.

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Professor Charles Hapgood believed strange, unexplained maps were signs of a long-forgotten civilization of ancient sea kings. Source: Freesurf / Adobe Stock

Charles Hapgood and the Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings

Charles H. Hapgood began his book, Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings , by stating, after studying composite maps at least partially derived from ancient sources, that ancient voyagers traveled from pole...
he Earth endured a cataclysm that caused a mass extinction of many large mammals. Source: James Thew / Adobe Stock.

Cataclysm, Mass Extinctions, and the Consequent Myths

According to geologists, in the interval from 10,000 to 8,000 BC, some 35 to 45 species of large mammals became extinct. This is called a mass extinction . Mass extinctions can be defined as species...
Viking explorers  Source: Vlastimil Šesták / Adobe Stock

Pre-Columbian Explorers in the Americas: The Hard Evidence

These days, few people still believe Christopher Columbus was the first explorer to travel to the “New World.” But there is still a debate over whether adventurers and explorers from Europe, Asia,...