Friday, September 12, 2014

#1151: Joe H. Slate

Joe H. Slate is a licensed psychologist and emeritus professor of psychology at Athens State University. I would accordingly think twice about getting a psychology degree from Athens. Dr. Slate’s research interests include health and fitness, rejuvenation, pain management, … as well as reincarnation, astral projection, and the human aura. The “research” into the latter has partially been funded by the Parapsychology Foundation of New York, partially by private sources, and has apparently led him to found the Parapsychology Research Institute and Foundation (PRIF). He has also written several books, including Beyond Reincarnation; Psychic Vampires (you can read an interview with self-proclaimed psychic vampire Linda Rabinowitz here; she really enjoyed the Twilight movies); Aura Energy for Health, Healing & Balance; and Clairvoyance ( for Psychic Empowerment (“The Art & Science of ‘Clear Seeing’ Past the Illusions of Space & Time & Self-Deception”, and when you read that description literally, you’ll probably see why Slate views self-deception as an illusion). There is a more complete list here (many titles seem to be coauthored with one Carl Llewellyn Weschcke). The contents of the books appear to be rather … repetitive, but I suppose that’s the best recipe for maximizing revenue. In general, Slate seems to be into absolutely any and every branch of New Age mythology there is, and is about as attuned to reality in this field as Texe Marrs is in his.

Diagnosis: Open your mind so that your brain can fall out, take a journey on the astral plane, and/or decide that you need to pay Dr. Slate to help you empower your psychological evolution. Slate might, in fact, be under the impression that he is, indeed, helping people. He isn’t. 


  1. More potential loons

    John Shimkus
    Todd Starnes
    Kevin Sorbo (the genius behind God's Not Dead has inspired many by speaking out against the mean Christian-oppressing atheists)
    Kevin Swanson (this guy is the result of combining dominion ism with Neo-Confederate ideology and Taliban envy)
    Stacy Swimp (pastor in Michigan who thinks anti-discrimination laws destroy freedom. Or something.)
    Steve Stockman (A congressman who is more insane than Michelle Bachmann, Louie Gohmert, and Steve King combined)
    David A Stockman (a formerly very reasonable political commentor who as of late has descended into Austrian school nuttiness. A shame.)
    Tamara Scott (Iowa Republic Committee member who engages in demagoguery and xenophobia over child refugees from Central America)

  2. In your description of Joe H. Slates research you "mistakenly" left out that his research was also partially funded by the United States Army.