Biography: Thomas W. Campbell, Jr.

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Thomas W. Campbell, Jr.

Tom Campbell, AKA Uncle Tom
Born December 9, 1944 (1944-12-09) (age 77)
  • NASA Consultant,
  • US Missile Defense Systems
Employer NASA
Notable works Author: Trilogy of My Big TOE

This material is copied from the MBT web site with slight additions from various posts on the MBT Forums and needs expansion if possible, including if possible a Cv on another page.

Tom Campbell graduated in 1966 with honors and majors in both Mathematics and Physics from Bethany College, a small college in West Virgina that is nationally distinguished. Tom subsequently received a master's degree in Physics, granted by Purdue University in 1968. Afterwards PhD work commenced at the University of Virginia. Tom's specialization was in experimental nuclear physics and his thesis explored excited states of the NA21 nucleus. He left the University of Virginia before completing his doctorate to work for contractors for the Department of Defense in the national missile defense program. After retiring formally there, he most recently worked part-time as a consultant for NASA within the Aries I program (follow-on to the Shuttle) assessing and solving problems of risk and vulnerability to insure mission and crew survivability and success.

Tom Campbell began researching altered states of consciousness with Bob Monroe (Journeys Out Of The Body, Far Journeys, and The Ultimate Journey) at Monroe Laboratories in the early 1970s where he and a few others were instrumental in getting Monroe's laboratory for the study of consciousness up and running. These early drug-free consciousness pioneers helped design experiments, developed the technology for creating specific altered states, and were the main subjects of study (guinea pigs) all at the same time. Campbell has been experimenting with, and exploring the subjective and objective mind ever since. For the past thirty years, Campbell has been focused on scientifically exploring the properties, boundaries, and abilities of consciousness.

During that same time period, he has excelled as a working scientist, a professional physicist dedicated to pushing back the frontiers of cutting edge technology, large-system simulation, technology development and integration, and complex system vulnerability and risk analysis. For 20 years previously, he has been at the heart of developing US missile defense systems. He has attempted to retire more than once but has been recalled. Most recently he has been a consultant for NASA related to system reliability and handling of emergencies.

Tom is the "TC (physicist)" described in Bob Monroe's second book Far Journeys and has been a serious explorer of the frontiers of reality, mind, consciousness, and psychic phenomena since the early 1970s. My Big TOE is a model of existence and reality that is based directly on Campbell's scientific research and first hand experience. It represents the results and conclusions of thirty years of careful scientific exploration of the boundaries and contents of reality from both the physical and metaphysical viewpoints. The author has made every effort to approach his explorations without bias or preconceived notions. There is no belief system, dogma, creed, or unusual assumptions at the root of My Big TOE.

By demanding high quality repeatable, empirical, evidential data to separate what's real (exists independently and externally) from what's imaginary or illusory, Campbell has scientifically derived this general model of reality.

Most recently Campbell has been involved in extensive travel and speaking, providing live presentations explaining and expanding upon his trilogy of My Big TOE. In 2011 the first of an anticipated series of meetings was held with regular members of his Forum sponsored from his web site at