Rey graduated with honors from Rutgers College, was a Masters Candidate at Cornell University and was a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of California at Berkeley where he received straight As in his graduate work and where he was the recipient of a National Science Foundation Ph.D. Fellowship. He previously was a Professor for six years at the New School for Social Research and at the City University of New York. He is currently an attorney with the US Dept of Treasury in New York City.
Previous to March 2012, Rey had zero interest in the topics of Consciousness or any of the so-called paranormal Contact Modalities. On March 4, 2012, Rey and his wife personally witness a miraculous medical healing of their paralyzed dog, who they were going to euthanize that same day, by an Energy Being that appeared in their living room. After seeing large UFOs randomly appear to them, they later began to call down large UAPs, some appearing at a distance of less than 30 feet. Over the next 3 years Rey began to have a series of non-stop paranormal experiences. Since then, Rey, and a team of Ph.D. academics and medical doctors, have dedicated their lives to studying the relationship between Consciousness and the Contact Modalities.
Rey Hernandez is currently the Director of the Consciousness and Contact Research Institute, or CCRI, a 501c3 academic research institute comprised of more than 25 Ph.D. academics, medical doctors, and researchers whose mission is to explore a new paradigm that seeks to integrate the findings of consciousness research and the phenomenology of extraordinary experiences, what the CCRI calls the Contact Modalities, a term that he coined in 2013.
Rey was previously one of the 4 co-founders of The Dr. Edgar Mitchell FREE Foundation, comprised of 12 Ph.D. academics and lay researchers, who during a 5 year period, conducted the world’s first and only comprehensive academic statistical research study on UFO contact experiencers. Much of FREE’s research data, based on responses from over 4,200 UFO contact experiencers from over 100 countries, contradicts much of what is circulating in mainstream materialist Ufology. Yet much of Ufology has shown little interest in their 820 page academic book titled “BEYOND UFOS: The Science of Consciousness and Contact with Non-Human Intelligence.”
Besides being one of the 3 co-editors of the historic 820-page academic book titled “BEYOND UFOS”, Rey has also published in several peer reviewed academic journals including the Journal of Consciousness Studies and the Journal of the Society for Scientific Exploration. Rey’s new project is a 4 volume book and a full feature science documentary titled “A GREATER REALITY: The New Paradigm of Nonlocal Consciousness, the Paranormal and the Contact Modalities”. A GREATER REALITY was published on October 1, 2021.
His email is: [email protected] and the FREE website is Experiencer.Org and ConsciousnessAndContact.Org