J. Deikman, M.D. is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard
Medical School and is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology.
Currently, he is Clinical Professor
of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco,
and divides his time between research, teaching, and the practice
Dr. Deikman is a pioneer in
the scientific investigation of meditation, the mystical experience,
and consciousness. He has published numerous articles and
three books on the subjects of mysticism, its relation to
psychotherapy, and the problem posed by cult behavior.