Dr. Imants Baruss

Dr. Imants Baruss

Dr. Imants Baruss


Office: DL323
Phone: 4369
Email: baruss@uwo.ca

Dr. Barušs is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at King’s University College and an Adjunct Research Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Western University. With expertise in Consciousness Studies, Professor Barušs teaches courses about consciousness and altered states of consciousness. His current research includes the development of a flicker theory of consciousness as well as laboratory studies of human-machine interactions with random event generators. He is the author of 6 books, 46 papers, and 22 reviews, and has given 93 presentations at conferences and universities around the world. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Scientific Exploration and a member of a number of professional societies, including the New York Academy of Sciences and the Society for Consciousness Studies, which he co-founded.


  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of Regina
  • M.Sc., Mathematics, University of Calgary
  • B.Sc., New Program, University of Toronto 


  • Altered States of Consciousness (Psych 2011a/b)
  • Consciousness (Psych 3177F)
  • Altered States of Consciousness: Selected Topics (Psych 3120g)
  • Independent Study


  • Consciousness studies
  • Quantum theories of consciousness
  • Psychology of self-transformation

Selected Publications

  • Barušs, I. & Mossbridge, J. (2018). Mind-boggling chicks. Response to Broderick. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 32(1), 159–160.
  • Schwartz, G. E., Woollacott, M., Schwartz, S., Barušs, I., Beauregard, M., Dossey, L., Kafatos, M., Miller, L., Mossbridge, J., Radin, D, & Tart, C. (2018). The Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences: Integrating Consciousness into Mainstream Science, Explore, 14(2), 111–113.
  • Barušs, I. (2018). Meaning fields: Meaning beyond the human as a resolution of boundary problems introduced by nonlocality. EdgeScience, 35, 8–11.
  • Barušs, I. (2019). Categorical modelling of conscious states. Consciousness: Ideas and Research for the Twenty-First Century, 7(7), 1–10.
  • Barušs, I. & Mossbridge, J. (2017). Transcendent mind: Rethinking the science of consciousness. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Barušs, I. (2017). Consciousness: Where we are at. Consciousness: Ideas and Research for the Twenty First Century, 2(5), 1–7.
  • Barušs, I. (2014). The politics of science. Hypnology: The Journal of Hypnosis and Consciousness Exploration, 2, 37–38. [Extract from Science as a Spiritual Practice]
  • Barušs, I. & Rabier, V. (2014). Failure to replicate retrocausal recall. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 1(1), 82–91.
  • Barušs, I. (2014). Rethinking the inevitability of aging. Hypnology: The Journal of Hypnosis and Consciousness Exploration, 3, 39–41.
  • Barušs, I. (2014). Questions about interacting with invisible intelligences. EdgeScience 18, 18–19.
  • Barušs, I. (2014). A vision for the Society for Consciousness Studies. Journal of Consciousness Exploration and Research, 5(6) 551–555. [Guest Editorial]
  • Barušs, I., van Lier, C., & Ali, D. (2014). Alterations of consciousness at a self-development seminar: A Matrix Energetics seminar survey. Journal of Consciousness Exploration and Research, 5(11), 1064–1086.
  • Barušs, I., & Woodrow, R. (2013). A reduction theorem for the Kripke-Joyal semantics: Forcing over an arbitrary category can always be replaced by forcing over a complete Heyting algebra. Logica Universalis, 7(3), 323–334. (DOI: 10.1007/s11787-013-0084-y)
  • Barušs, I. (2013). Learning to forget: Deprogramming as a precondition for the occurrence of non-dual states of consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Exploration and Research, 4(8), 816–832.
  • Barušs, I. (2013). The impossible happens: A scientist’s personal discovery of the extraordinary nature of reality. Alresford, Hampshire, UK: John Hunt Publishing.
  • Barušs, I. (2008). Quantum mind: Conscious intention in the context of quantum mechanics. Dydaktyka Literatury, 28, 31–40. 
  • Barušs, I. (2007). Franklin Wolff’s mathematical resolution of existential issues. Journal of Scientific Exploration 21(4), 751–756. 
  • Barušs, I. (2007). Science as a spiritual practice. Exeter, UK: Imprint Academic. 
  • Barušs, I. (2003). Alterations of consciousness: An empirical analysis for social scientists. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 
  • Barušs, I. (1996). Authentic knowing: The convergence of science and spiritual aspiration. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press.