Support For Dr. Stanley Krippner

$25,425 of $90,000 goal

Raised by 202 people in 2 months
Created June 8, 2019
Stanley's Warriors
on behalf of Stanley Krippner
As some of you may know, Saybrook University, where Stanley has served for more than four decades, is moving from the Bay Area to Southern California.  Rather than find a way to accommodate Stanley into Saybrook’s future, Saybrook is terminating its relationship with him.  This means that as of this month, Stanley loses his office, his administrative assistant, research funding, and his job.

These are crushing blows. Stanley has not accumulated the nest egg that you might expect for one of his stature.  He has never taken the most lucrative positions his intellectual prowess would allow, instead pioneering fields such as parapsychology, shamanic studies, and dream work, often at his own expense and primarily within non-conventional institutions. Still, at 86, he is determined to continue contributing in ways that make this a smarter and more compassionate society.  But at this juncture, he is in a time of substantial financial straits at both the personal and professional levels.

As two of the many people who love Stanley – but two of the very few who have this intimate glimpse into his predicaments – we wish we had the means to make a decisive difference. But we don’t.  So we are initiating a GoFundMe campaign to help him.  We had to work very hard to get Stanley to agree to it, but desperation won out. Sidian Jones has created and will be managing the GoFundMe page.

Meanwhile, Drs. Bob and Zohara Hieronimus are setting up a page on their AUM-Center website  which can receive tax-deductible donations. The GoFundMe allows contributions that are not taxed for the receiver, but they are not tax-deductible for the donor.  AUM makes your donation tax-deductible, but the receiver pays taxes on them.  Whichever makes more sense for your situation, 100% will all go to support Stanley and his work.

We know few people who have been more kind, more generous, and more effective in enhancing the lives of so many others than Stanley Krippner. Now is the time for that kindness to come back to him.

Stanley has touched us both in profound ways (we are a couple who have known him for forty-one years).  We hope that everyone else who has been touched or helped or moved by witnessing this beautiful man’s life will step up in the ways you can, large or small (preferably large if you can find a way). 

Also, please forward this link to anyone you can think of who might help. Stanley’s twilight years should be cradled in the knowledge that those he has touched are reaching back with an embrace of love, peace, and comfort as well as encouragement to continue to be creative and effective in the wisdom that age has brought him. Stanley continues to be a precious resource. Let’s meet him there.

Thank you,

Donna Eden
David Feinstein

Sidian Jones

P.S. You may not know the extent of Stanley’s contributions. When he received the American Psychological Association’s coveted “Distinguished Contribution to the International Advancement of Psychology” Award in 2002, the APA published an article describing the substantial impact he had already made by that point.
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On behalf of Stan and his Warriors, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all members of this FB GoFundMe page for your tremendous outpouring of emotional and financial support in Stanley’s greatest time of need.

We also would like to take this opportunity to inform all of you that, in addition to GoFundMe contributions you see listed here, your support has helped to attract a few additional and significant donations to the tax-deductible AUM Center fund being used for larger donations from a handful of Stanley’s key benefactors who wish to remain anonymous. 

That said, on Stanley's behalf, we wish to specifically express our gratitude to longtime friends, Mickey and Caryl Hart, for a significant donation to Stan's legacy and well-being. Mickey is a lifelong friend and benefactor, author of Planet Drum, progressive activist, and former drummer for The Grateful Dead.

As a gift of gratitude to all of you who are members of this page and Stanley’s supporters, including donors on this GoFundMe page, we would like to share some very rare footage of a brief video excerpt of an interview conducted years ago with Stan and Mickey Hart at Mickey’s ranch. Here is the URL:


This footage is provided courtesy of Ron Boyer, long-time friend and colleague of Stan, and filmmaker Tamara Gurbis, who shot the raw footage for an intended documentary on Stan’s life and work. Ron acted as Second Camera on the shoot. Sadly, tons of excellent original video footage is currently archived and perhaps will never be seen, except for this brief excerpt.

Stanley, Ron, Tamara, and Sidian met with Mickey on this memorable occasion. It was not only memorable for the exceptionally interesting stories of their relationship shared by Mickey and Stan, but because this meeting introduced Sidian for the first time to Mickey who—along with Stan—were two of Rolling Thunder’s (Sid’s grandfather’s) closest friends.

Mickey gifted Sid that afternoon with a treasure trove of cassette tapes he had preserved of lectures by Rolling Thunder (“RT”) over the years. In turn, transcriptions of these tapes formed the inspiration and basis for the extraordinary book, The Voice of Rolling Thunder: A Medicine Man’s Wisdom for Walking the Red Road (available at www.BearandCompanyBooks.com) co-authored by Stan and Sid several years ago. A second volume, The Shamanic Powers of Rolling Thunder, has also been published (available from Simon & Schuster at https://www.simonandschuster.net/books/The-Shamanic-Powers-of-Rolling-Thunder/Sidian-Morning-Star-Jones/9781591432272). Those of you interested in the psychology of shamanism, in which Stan is an international pioneer, are encouraged to check out these books!

Your contributions are helping immensely in the efforts to ensure Stan’s well-being, security, dignity, and important ongoing legacy in the world. In answer to public inquiries, Stan has obtained legal counsel but is prohibited from sharing the details of his case.  The primary purpose of the GoFundMe effort is to secure Stan’s basic living expenses and the freedom and financial ability to continue his international work.

Stan is not yet fully out of the woods on the financial front, so please continue to step up with whatever you can, however small a donation, and share this page with your friends who might know Stan or be interested in his important work.

Hope you enjoy the footage!

With gratitude and blessings from the Steering Committee/Fundraising Committee,

On behalf of Stanley Krippner
Sidian Morningstar Jones
Bob and Zohara Hieronimus
David Feinstein and Donna Eden
Ron Boyer
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Hi everyone. Stanley wanted me to share a few documents with his donors as a gift to us! I couldn't quite find a great place to upload them so I just hosted them on my website.

The Psychedelic Experience, Contemporary Music, and the Grateful Dead:


An experiment in dream telepathy with the Grateful Dead:
A meta-analysis of dream-ESP studies

A meta-analysis of dream-ESP studies:

Let me know if there is any issue accessing these.

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Update From Stanley:

Thank you all for your support. I now have a lawyer who is examining every aspect of this very bizarre case. I am not allowed to give more details than those that you already know.

Just as soon as I have some news, I will send it to Sidian to post it. I am very touched by all the support you have given to me. And you have done this out of trust and love, knowing few details of the reasoning for my termination at Saybrook. Your money will be put to good use. And when I have news, it will come to people on this list before it goes anywhere else.

I am overwhelmed by all of this support. Most people have to wait until they die to get this sort of praise. I am glad that I have lived long enough to appreciate it right now.
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