born April 24th, 1947, St.Gallen, Switzerland. Swiss Citizen.
1996 - Independent scholar, author and consultant, e.g., Patient Information, Berlin, Germany (Documentation, research
and consultancy for complementary medicine and frontier sciences).
1994-1995 Managing Director, International Institute of Biophysics, Neuss, Germany
1992 visiting scholar, Center for Frontier Sciences, Temple
1992 - member, board of directors, International Institute of
Biophysics, then Kaiserslautern, now Neuss, Germany.
1980-1990 collaborator, International Institute of Biophysics,
1990-1992 co-founder and member, advisory board, Research
Laboratory for Biophysical Balneology, Zurzach,
1989-1994 Director, Institute for Synthesis, Coordination and
Documentation (ISCD), Biberist, Switzerland.
1985 - independent scholar and author. Consultant to various
research projects, companies and institutions.
1981 - free-lance science writing, specialized in frontier sciences.
Regular contributor to German OMNI (now defunct),
German Penthouse, Esotera, Sphinx, Bioenergetik,
1981 - well known and frequent lecturer in Switzerland, Germany,
and Austria. Occasional lectures in many other countries.
1976 - breathing, relaxation and body therapist, self-employed.
1966-68 free-lance journalist, arts and reviews, Zurich.
1981-85 University of Zurich, Switzerland, cultural and medical anthropology, comparative religion, and psychology.
1979-81 State College for Adults, Zurich, matura certificate (roughly B.A./B.Sc. equivalent) with distinction.
1974-76 Institute for Breathing Therapy and Breathing Education, Berlin-West (Prof. I.Middendorf), diploma breathing
What the critics have said about his work
"Sober, rich in material and well written, the book contains any amount of explosives for engrained notions.
To me it is one of the most important books of the last several years" (Hans-Curt Flemming in Connection Magazine
(Germany), on "Biophotons").
"The book is a must for any leading edge scientist or researcher or alternative specialist who wants a scientific
overview, and seeks to understand the variety of theories or possible explanations for a part of reality which
has just begun to be measured - the interface between the material world and virtual reality. (...) We consider
the book a work of reference with regard to the New Paradigm of science and philosophy in general and specifically
with regard to the exciting area of biophoton research. (...) The biophoton theory may be one of the links between
spiritual and esoteric empiricism and the New Paradigm science. (...) We find the book enlightening and recommendable.
It provides scientific foundation for the developing New Paradigm within the sciences. The book is a treasure of
information and details, rich in illustrations, and the glossary contains definitions of concepts normally difficult
to define. This book was awarded the SMN Book Price in 1995 - an obvious choice". (Ole and Suzette van Hauen-Drucker,
in The Scientific and Medical Network Review (U.K.), No.62, December 1996, on "Biophotons").
"A fascinating and unique book which does not fit into any current scheme" (Christian Bachmann, in Tages-Anzeiger,
Zürich, Switzerland, on "Biophotons")
"A spirited and highly interesting discourse" (Dennis Stillings in Artifex (Minneapolis) on "Unsere
Seele kann fliegen").
"Marco Bischof disposes of a language that through its simplicity makes complex relationships accessible also
to the layman" (Bruno Kesseli in Limmat-Zeitung (Switzerland) on "Unsere Seele kann fliegen").
"Marco Bischof belongs to a tradition mainly found in Anglo-Saxon writing whose most known representative
is maybe Arthur Koestler. Like Aldous Huxley, and today Colin Wilson or Robert Anton Wilson, he soberly investigates
border areas of rationality without abusing cheap catchwords or neboulous expectations. What characterizes these
authors is the ability to present difficult scientific concepts in a simple way without misrepresenting them. By
proceeding and thinking in an interdisciplinary way, they arrive at surprising and new insights. Marco Bischof's
book is a good exemple of this" (Guido Stefani in Luzerner Neuste Nachrichten and Badener Tagblatt (Switzerland)
on "Unsere Seele kann fliegen").