Jeff Kripal

(Professor - Rice University)

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Jeff Kripal


Jeffrey J. Kripal is a professor of comparative religion at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He is the author of six books and over sixty essays on everything from Indian Tantra and erotic mysticism to psychical research and UFOs. His most recent work involves a history of paranormal experiences in major sci-fi and comic-book authors and artists, including Ray Palmer, Jack Kirby, Otto Binder, Barry Windsor-Smith, Philip K. Dick, and Whitley Strieber--Mutants and Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal (Chicago, 2011).