Wednesday, July 10, 2013

#627: Joseph "Joe" Dispenza


Joseph Dispenza is an author of several fluffy New-Age snowflake bullshit self-help books, and is particularly notable for his appearance in the deranged piece of pseudo-science delusion “What the Bleep do we know”. Dispenza, who presents himself as "Dr. Dispenza", is the proud possessor of a “Doctor of Chiropractic degree” from Life University, and currently seems to be in the “miraculous healing” business. He is also a follower of Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment, and has produced several Youtube videos in which he talks about quantum physics the way he sees it, which has nothing to do with quantum physics (Dispenza really doesn’t even have the faintest idea what quantum physics is), but a lot to do with gibberish centered around various ridiculous forms of woo and crackpot spirituality crap.

If you enjoy torturing yourself with fluffy fogbanks of pink-tinged drivel, you may check out his DVD series “Your Immortal Brain,” which allegedly “looks at the ways in which the human brain can be used to create reality through the mastery of thought” – which does not mean anything (alludes to the Secret), but that doesn’t seem to matter much to Dispenza; like quantum physics linguistic meaning appears to be just whatever Dispenza fancies it to be at any given moment.

Diagnosis: Pretentious, delusional puddinghead who is apparently convinced that what he thinks becomes reality in virtue of him thinking it. Otherwise Dispenza doesn’t care too much about reality.

17 comments:

  1. Dispenza is a perfect model for the Dunning Kruger effect. He actually believes that he's a Neuroscientist. I think mental illness is the main criteria when Hay House selects its authors.

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    1. That's exactly what I meant to say. Thanks for the correction.

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  2. A friend recommended the work of this nut. What a glib arrogant man. He appears to believe that he's a neuroscientist and uses this title on his web site. His bio states that he studied Biochemistry at Rutgers, but he doesn't say for how long, one day? One year? Who knows? The only courses he seems to have passed are in Chiropractic and a BS from some Liberal Arts College, which, he claims, an emphasis on neuroscience,whatever that means. This guy is nothing more than a snake oil salesman.

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  3. Strange this guy doesn't have a Wikipedia page.

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  4. yeah truly this guy, what does he know? I mean 4 doctors told him to get an operation because he had hurt 6 vertebrae very seriously. But you know a guru like him, why should he right? hey for all you know that was 30 years ago, and he did managed to get completely healed, what do YOU GUYS know about anything?

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  5. These guys who who say joe dispenza is a loon Obviously Don't Know Anything.Never judge. READ DISPENZA'S books judiciously and tell me if you are not blown away

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    1. Have been listening to this guy in my car (audible).... complete BS. He talks about quantum energy and basically uses scientific language to fit his narrative.

      I wanted a book to help me start thinking more positively in the new year after a difficult year. I thought this could be it. After reading the first chapter I can honestly say this guy is indeed mental...

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  6. Can’t find any legitimate educational background on this doctor. I don’t suppose there are state exams or licenses for neuro scientists.

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  7. Dr Joe teaches MEDITATION. If your not willing to Work to change them go get a life somewhere else. Your blog should be called the BS hater blog. You put All your energy into hating. That's what your selling. BS.

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    1. Vp Mvp, I'm really curious about this person. Instead of focusing on the criticism, can you tell us more about him? He claims to be a neuroscientist, which while not a legally-protected title would seem to require some advanced training and/or original research publication credits. Instead, what I see on his Linked-in page is a carefully-worded statement that he attended Rutgers where he studied Neuroscience, and that he "also has a B.S. degree" (which seems to carefully not name Rutgers as the institution be degreed from).

      This strikes me as fishy, and nakedly deceptive. Am I mistaken? Did he not obtain a chiropractic degree from a private chiropractic school? Because I guarantee, there are no leading neuroscientists he could've studied under there.

      Are we mistaken? Can he legitimately claim expertise in Neuroscience? Peer-reviewed scientific publications? Co-authorships?

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    2. Here's what's on Dispenza's bio-page at "Quantum University"

      "Dr. Joe Dispenza, D.C., studied biochemistry at Rutgers University and also holds a B.S. degree with an emphasis in Neuroscience. Dr. Dispenza received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life University in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating magna cum laude."



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    3. But Life University is a laughable parody of an educational institution. No reasonable person would rank a degree from that place higher than a degree bought on the Internet through a link in a spam email.

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  8. The man's qualification is experiential rather than academic which is fine by me. In the end you have to use your own discernment to decide if someone has something to offer you, rather than listen to the self-aggrandizing naysayers own rants. I found this article informative http://www.superconsciousness.com/topics/health/physician-heal-thyself

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  9. The fact that thousands of people are healing themselves with his meditations including a friend of mine who was partially paralysed and went from wheelchair, to two walking sticks and then finally discarding the sticks altogether at one of his workshops makes your 'article' completely redundant. I genuinely feel sorry for the negative posters who will be trapped in the 20th century paradigm..

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