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The Alyce and Elmer Green Award was established by ISSSEEM in 1993.  The Green Award, given annually for the past 16 years, is the preeminent prize in new-paradigm science.  It recognizes excellence, innovation, and career achievement in subtle energies and energy medicine, the emerging scientific field developing at the interface of applied psychophysiology and biofeedback, physics, biomedical and electrical engineering, parapsychology, and complementary and alternative medicine.

Dr. Elmer Green and the late Alyce Green were true pioneers in the integration of subtle-energies and energy-medicine concepts with theory and research in Western science and technology.  They were founding members of ISSSEEM as well as of the Biofeedback Research Society, now known as the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.  Beginning in the 1960s, the Greens were pioneering investigators in the science of consciousness and psychophysiologic self-regulation.

The Greens’ book, Beyond Biofeedback, and their 1974 film, “Biofeedback, the Yoga of the West,” introduced the concepts of subtle energies and energy medicine to many ISSSEEM members and to the Western scientific community.  These works demonstrated parallels between modern accelerated self-regulation techniques and the ancient techniques of psychophysiologic self-regulation that were practiced in traditional cultures throughout the world.  The Greens devoted their professional lives to stimulating scientific recognition of our human potential for self-regulation and for transpersonal transformation.

Among past Green Award winners are the world’s most important scientists, clinicians, and theoreticians in the scholarly fields and disciplines defined by the interface of consciousness, human potential, bioenergy, spirituality, and medicine.  Green Award laureates include the first president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences,  the founder of the American Holistic Medical Association, the developers of CranioSacral Therapy and Therapeutic Touch, a father of the field of transpersonal psychology, and many renowned academic scientists and bestselling authors.

The following is a listing of all Green Award winners from the inception of the prize up through the current winner:

1993 • Edgar S. Wilson, M.D. (deceased)
The first recipient of this award was Edgar S. Wilson, M.D., teacher, author, artist, physician and consciousness researcher who devoted his life to service of others, using the mind-body-connectedness model, and to the study of spirit which he felt transcends the sensory-dependent plane. His studies of the EEG correlates of altered states of consciousness were pioneering


1994 • Charles T. Tart, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Davis. Internationally known for his research with altered states of consciousness and transpersonal psychology, his primary goals are to build bridges between scientific and spiritual communities and to help bring about a refinement and interaction between Western and Eastern approaches to personal growth, social growth, and parapsychology. for his website.


1995 • Willis Harman (deceased)
Willis Harman was President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, an international organization that honors open-minded approaches and multiple ways of knowing, and supports diversity of perspectives on social and scientific matters. A nonprofit research and educational organization founded in 1973, IONS' purpose is to expand knowledge of the nature and potentials of the mind, and apply that knowledge to the advancement of health and well-being for humankind and the planet.

For 16 years prior to assuming that post, he was a Senior Social Scientist at SRI International. He initiated a program on futures research, exploring the national and global future. In this capacity he worked on long-term strategic planning and policy analysis for an assortment of corporations, government agencies, and international organizations.


1996 • Marilyn Ferguson, Ph.D.
Marilyn is publisher and editor of the Brain/Mind Bulletin, an influential news bulletin which focuses on neuroscience, culture and consciousness with subscribers in fifty countries. Marilyn authored the best seller, Aquarian Conspiraey: Personal and Social Transformation in Our Time, which has been translated into twelve languages and was named "book of the decade" in 1990 by readers of New Options. She is also author of The Brain Revolution, co-author of PragMagic and author of the forthcoming book, Radical Common Sense. She is an internationally acclaimed speaker, consultant, and seminar leader.


1997 • Dolores Krieger, Ph.D., R.N.
Dolores Krieger,Ph.D.,R.N. is professor emerita of nursing at New York University and the author of five books on non-invasive healing, including the landmark work Therapeutic Touch: How to Use Your Hands to Help and to Heal. Following her pioneering studies into Therapeutic Touch in the 1970s,Dr. Krieger has gone on to teach her innovative methods to more than 42,000 health professionals and thousands more laypeople.


1998 Co-Recipient • C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Shealy holds 10 patents for innovative discoveries, has published over 300 articles and 23 books, the latest of which are Life Beyond 100—Secrets of the Fountain of Youth and Soul Medicine. In 2008 his book Pony Wisdom for the Soul and The Secret Code, a movie on the benefits of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, will be released. His free e-newsletter is available at


1998 Co-Recipient • Dr. John E. Upledger
is the President and Medical Director of The Upledger Institute, Inc. Dedicated to the natural enhancement of health, the Institute is recognized worldwide for its groundbreaking continuing-education programs, clinical research and therapeutic services.

Dr. Upledger has been recognized as an innovator and leading proponent in the investigation of new therapies. His development of CranioSacral Therapy in particular has earned him an international reputation. Dr. Upledger has served on the Alternative Medicine Program Advisory Council for the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. From 1975-1983 , he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics at Michigan State University, going on to develop and refine CranioSacral Therapy and other complementary modalities, which are now taught worldwide to healthcare professionals through The Upledger Institute. The Upledger Foundation is helping to improve live experiences of the physically, mentally and financially challenged nonprofit organization is dedicated to the ongoing research and development of new therapeutic applications, and the establishment of community-outreach programs that enhance total health.


1999 Co-Recipient • Gladys McGarey, M.D.
Dr. Gladys McGarey is internationally recognized as the Mother of Holistic Medicine. In practice as a family doctor from 1946 to 2004, she relentlessly advocated and advanced the emergence of holistic patient care. Often, in the early years, she experienced staunch opposition from a male-dominated medical establishment. In 1970, she co-founded the A.R.E. Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, where she and her former husband pioneered the integration of allopathic and holistic medical practices, laying groundwork for the cultural shift of recent years. Among Dr. McGarey’s innovations for natural birthing was the Baby Buggy Program founded in 1978, featuring a fully-equipped paramedical and emergency transport vehicle for home deliveries. Her ability to foster effective holistic self-management of debilitating chronic conditions has attracted patients from afar, including notable celebrities. Since 1979, she has offered intensive holistic healing programs such as the Phoenix Experience, a residential retreat currently held semi-annually in Carefree, Arizona.


1999 Co-Recipient • Evarts Loomis, M.D. (deceased)
Evarts Greene Loomis, MD (1910 - 2003), was regarded as "the father of holistic medicine," Loomis was an internationally known homeopathic physician, surgeon, author, lecturer, and visionary. Preferring to be called Evarts rather than "doctor," he was inspired to conceptualize holistic medicine while a young doctor working for the Grenfell Mission, which served the fisherman families of Newfoundland and Labrador, traveling by dog sled and boat when necessary. "It was out of the ethers, or perhaps from God, that the words 'Treat the whole man, treat the whole man,' kept flashing through my mind, and they have been with me ever since. For the next eighteen years, I gave much thought as to the practical application of a therapy that would include the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of illness." Because Evarts grew up in a spiritual, humanitarian, and global environment, he was already naturally applying these concepts at the medical mission. He used prayer and meditation, in particular, in conjunction with his mother Amy and later with other spiritual healers.


2000 • Paul Rosch, M.D.
Dr. Paul J. Rosch is President of The American Institute of Stress, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at New York Medical College, Honorary Vice President of the International Stress Management Association and Chairman of its U.S. branch. He completed his internship and residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and subsequently at the Walter Reed Army Hospital and Institute of Research, where he was Director of the Endocrine Section in the Department of Metabolism. He had a Fellowship at the Institute of Experimental Medicine and Surgery at the University of Montreal under the supervision of Dr. Hans Selye, the founder of the Stress Concept, and has co-authored works with Dr. Selye as well as Dr. Flanders Dunbar, who introduced the term, "psychosomatic" into American medicine.


2001 • Larry Dossey, M.D.
Dr. Larry Dossey is a physician of internal medicine, formerly with the Dallas Diagnostic Association, and is former Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital.

After graduating with high honors from the University of Texas at Austin, he received his M. D. degree from Southwestern Medical School (Dallas) in 1967. Following internship he served as a battalion surgeon in Vietnam, later completing his residency in internal medicine at the Veterans Administration Hospital and Parkland Hospital in Dallas. His diverse background includes serving as a battalion surgeon in Vietnam, later completing his residency in internal medicine at the Veterans Administration Hospital and Parkland Hospital in Dallas to being past president of The Isthmus Institute of Dallas, an organization dedicated to exploring the possible convergences of science and religious thought. Dr. Dossey is the former co-chairman of the Panel on Mind/Body Interventions, Office of Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health. He is currently executive editor of EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing. He lectures widely in the United States and abroad. In 1988 he delivered the annual Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Lecture in New Delhi, India, the only physician ever invited to do so.

Dossey has published numerous articles and is the author of nine books, Dr. Dossey's goal in all his books is to anchor the so-called holistic health movement in a model that is scientifically respectable and which, at the same time, answers to man's inner spiritual needs.


2002 • T.M. Srinivasan, Ph.D.
Dr. Srinivasan received a Ph.D. in Electron Physics at Goteborg, Sweden, after which he returned to his native India to help set up a Biomedical Engineering department at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. During 1977-1978, he was in charge of the Institute of Yoga studying prevention and cure through yoga. He served as Chairman of the International Conference on Energy Medicine at Madras during March, 1987, the papers from which are reported in his edited book, Energy Medicine Around the World. Dr. Srinivasan joined the A.R.E. Medical Clinic, in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1988, to investigate the holistic health concepts in the Cayce material as well as work on acupuncture diagnostics. He joined the John E. Fetzer Institute at Kalamazoo, Michigan in November, 1989, and worked to set up a lab to investigate medical devices available in the holistic health area. Presently, he works in Madras, India with Ayurveda and Yoga practitioners.


2003 • Kenneth Cohen, M.A., M.S.Th.
Ken Cohen ( is a renowned health educator, Qigong Master, and practitioner of indigenous medicine. He is the author of the critically acclaimed books The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing (Ballantine 1999) and Honoring the Medicine: The Essential Guide to Native American Healing (Ballantine 2003), as well as numerous Sounds True audio/DVD courses and more than 200 journal articles on spirituality and health. In 1974 Ken received the prestigious Teaching Certificate from the William C.C. Chen School of T'ai Chi Ch'uan and later became the principle apprentice to Rev. K.S. Wong, Ph.D., acupuncturist and Taoist Abbot from Xi Qiao, one of China's sacred mountains. Ken speaks and reads the Chinese language, and his academic training includes graduate study of Taoism and theology. Highly respected as a traditional healer, Ken spent more than 30 years learning from North American Indian elders. He is a member of the Red Cedar Circle and other medicine societies and maintains close ties with his adoptive Cree Indian family from Canada. In addition, Ken studied Zulu medicine for five years with Fred Lee “Ingwe,” in the lineage of the High Sanusi (Holy Man), Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa and was one of four North American students of a master dibia (shaman) of the Igbo tribe, Nigeria. Ken is passionate about the dialogue between ancient wisdom and modern science. He was able to demonstrate extraordinary bio-electric states in the laboratory of Ed Wilson, M.D. and was one of 9 "exceptional healers" studied in the Menninger Clinic’s Copper Wall Project. Ken’s lectures and workshops have been sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the Canadian Ministry of Health, and numerous medical schools and conferences. He lives at 9,000 ft. elevation in the Colorado Rockies.


2004 • Joseph Chilton Pearce
World renowned thinker, author, and advocate of evolutionary child-rearing practices, Pearce has expertise that spans a broad range of disciplines: psychology, anthropology, biology, and physics. He has been a seminal figure in the study of human consciousness and child development for over a quarter century, beginning with the publishing of his influential works, The Crack in the Cosmic Egg and Exploring the Crack in the Cosmic Egg. His greatest publishing success was with the national best seller, Magical Child, in which he delineated an exhaustive and visionary approach to child rearing, especially focused on support for the "non-violent" birthing approach revived by LeBoyer, Lamaze and Odent, and popularized by Sondra Ray. He has since written three other books, most recently, Evolution's End, referring to the inherent potential which he claims lies dormant within all human beings.

2005 • William Tiller, Ph.D.
Fellow to the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, Professor Emeritus William A. Tiller, of Stanford University’s Department of Materials Science, spent 34 years in academia after 9 years as an advisory physicist with the Westinghouse Research Laboratories. In his conventional science field he has published over 250 scientific papers, 3 books and several patents. In parallel, for the past 30 years, he has been avocationally pursuing serious experimental and theoretical study of the field of psychoenergetics which he thinks will become a very important part of "tomorrow’s" physics. In this new area, he has published to date, an additional 100 scientific papers and two seminal books.
2006 • Harry Oldfield, D.Hom.(Med) FRMS
Harry Oldfield, DHom(Med), qualified as a homoeopathic physician in 1982 and received an Honorary Doctorate (Citation of Honour) from the World Peace Centre in Pune, India, in 2000. He was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Medicine at Grenada University in 2001, is a Professor Honoris Causa in the Department of Alternative Medicine, Zoroastrian College, Mumbai, India, and is a Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society, Oxford. He is a regular speaker at international conferences.

More than 100 articles have been published on Dr Harry Oldfield's research in the UK and overseas, including in publications such as the British Medical Journal, Medical News Weekly, the Times, Guardian, Daily Mail and New York Times and in all the major complementary medicine and healthcare magazines. His work has been featured in television programs in the UK and overseas, most recently in a 15-part television series on complementary medicine, shown worldwide on the Discovery Health channel in 2001. Harry Oldfield's earlier research, especially on Kirlian photography, can be found in The Dark Side of the Brain, co-authored with Roger Coghill (published in 1988 by Element Books, it is currently out of print but copies can sometimes be found via the Internet). Dr Oldfield is the subject of the book Harry Oldfield's Invisible Universe by Jane and Grant Solomon, published in 1988 by Thorsons
2007 • Elizabeth Rauscher, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Rauscher earned her B.A. in physics and chemistry, a Masters in nuclear engineering and a Ph.D. in nuclear science from Berkeley. She spent 19 years with Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, three of them in a theoretical physics group at Lawrence Livermore Labs. She has served as a consultant with SRI International, NASA, and the Navy. For many years she has had a special interest in quantum electronics, the biological effects of electromagnetics, and natural sources of low-frequency, long wavelength magnetic field emissions from the earth. She has published influential papers in nuclear physics, astrophysics, and fusion research. She is presently engaged full time with the medical research project that involves the use of electromagnetic frequencies.

2008 • Puran and Susanna Bair
for pioneering advances in the science of subtle energies, manifesting spirit in matter, and investigating states of the heart in its many dimensions.

?Puran and Susanna Bair are the co-founders of the Institute for Applied Meditation, the international spiritual school that developed Heart Rhythm Meditation. They are masters of mysticism in the tradition of universal Sufism, and in their 30 years of work have advanced beyond the first nine stages. They have authored two books: Living from the Heart, and Energize Your Heart. They offer 40 seminars a year and have been frequent presenters at ISSSEEM. Many of their articles are offered on their website. Puran is the author of two papers published in the ISSSEEM Journal: “The Effect of Vocalized Sound on Consciousness and Energy” and “Visible Light Radiated from the Heart with Heart Rhythm Meditation”.


2009 • Beverly Rubik, Ph.D.
for her theoretical brilliance and unflagging tenacity initiating subtle energy and energy medicine concepts advancing the frontiers of science.

Beverly Rubik holds a Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of California at Berkeley. As a frontier scientist, she is internationally renowned for exploring the subtle energies at the Institute for Frontier Science, a nonprofit research center that she founded, in Oakland, CA. Her main area of focus is the biofield, and her research has been supported by NIH grants. She has published over 80 papers and 2 books. Dr. Rubik presently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, and Integrative Medicine Insights. She is a core professor in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences in the Graduate College at Union Institute and University, and part-time professor in Integrative Health at Saybrook Graduate School. She is a consultant on maverick health and wellness products and serves as a holistic health practitioner to clients at Health Medicine Center in Walnut Creek, CA.


2010 • Gilah Yelin Hirsch
for her innovative blending of science and art revealing existing relationships between forms in nature, forms in human physiology, and the forms that are present universally in all alphabets.


2011 • Karl Maret, M.D., M.Eng.
for creating and founding the Dove Health Alliance to bring living systems,healing processes, the nature of consciousness and all of science to an understanding of This Side and the Other Side.