Many of my family members are Stanford grads so I had to do some research into 
this one.  This is not a Stanford course, just fyi.  (No credits, no cost.) It 
was a part of a free series of lectures given in 2013-2014 and billed as a 
course affiliated with the LifeWorks initiative.  The reviews give a nod to Dr. 

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 Customer Reviews Jerry       
by Jerry62t I watched the first lecture by Dr. John Hagelin. I find it hard to 
believe that Stanford university actually associated itself with this 
anti-intellectual twaddle. This is truly proof of the adage that if you are 
considered an expert in a field you don't need any evidence of the things you 

 Stanford credits for this... Really? (No credits-de)      
by Thierry M D Don't look for anything enlightning... Unlike the previous 
reviewer, with whom I agree though, I actually made it to the 4th video before 
giving up. This series is border line sect recruiting. Talking at length and 
mixing good science, that they have nothing to do with, to plug at the end 
their own mistic view and try to give it credentials in the process. 

Snake oil at best, it is amazing that Stanford would associate its name with 
this course, much less give credit for it. It should be reclassified under 
Entertainement at best...! Amazing also was the unwillingness to address 
questions from the few skeptics in the audience.

 Hmm, interesting, but ???       
by Roger2014 Skip the first two lectures. Little or no science there.
Watch Dr. Peeke. She's interesting and you might pick up a point or two.

The final lecture presents the science and it's interesting.




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