A GREATER REALITY aims to articulate a new paradigm that seeks to integrate the findings of consciousness research and the phenomenology of extraordinary experiences, what we at the Consciousness and Contact Research Institute (CCRI) call the Contact Modalities. CCRI is an academic research institute committed to an integrative approach to the entire spectrum of psychophysical anomalies. Members include professionals in the fields of Astrophysics, Theoretical Physics, Philosophy, Psychiatry, Psychology, Neuroscience, Sociology, Quantum Biology, Information Sciences, and Parapsychology. The three co-chairs of CCRI's research committee are Harvard Astrophysicist Dr. Rudy Schild, Medical Doctor and noted NDE researcher, Dr. Jeffrey Long, and Reinerio (Rey) Hernandez, an attorney and Ph.D. Candidate at UC Berkeley and researcher of the Contact Modalities. Dr. Rudy Schild, Dr. Michael Grosso, Dr. Jon Klimo, Dr. Jeffrey Long and Rey Hernandez are the five co-editors of the 4 volume series.
The Contact Modalities are all the diverse ways humans are piercing the veil of our multidimensional reality. The evidence for various types of extraordinary experiences suggest that humans may be in contact with higher forms of intelligence. The Contact Modalities are Near Death Experiences (NDEs), Out of Body Experiences (OBEs), Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP/UFOs), Spirit/Ghost Apparitions, Remote Viewing, Hallucinogenic/Psychedelic Experiences, Channeling, Post-Death Communications, Mystical Meditation, Lucid Dreams, Human Initiated Contact Experiences (HICE) and various other forms of consciousness that allow us to be in contact with transcendent realities.
CCRI argues that mind and consciousness are fundamental, non-local, and that matter, energy, and information are ultimately grounded in one mind and consciousness. We introduce the post-materialist hypothesis that “Consciousness is Primary”-- the philosophical position that the only thing that exists is consciousness. We hypothesize that all of the Contact Modalities are interrelated via a manipulation of space-time and by definition might be interdimensional in nature. We argue that there is a range of states of consciousness, the Contact Modalities, where we can access both non-physical and physical realms and interact with perceived Non-Human Intelligence via our ordinary senses. For all of these reasons, we assert that the Contact Modalities need to be studied as ONE PHENOMENON-- as manifestations of a single greater source of mind and consciousness.
Volumes 1 & 2 will be our theoretical volumes and will feature articles by Ph.D. academics and scholars who have focused on researching the connection between Consciousness and the Contact Modalities.
Volumes 3 & 4 will feature articles by persons who have had many diverse contact experiences with the Greater Reality. Our book will be available via Amazon on March 2022.
Reinerio (Rey) Hernandez
JD, MCP, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California at Berkeley
Director, Consciousness & Contact Research Institute, CCRI