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Dr. Valerie V. Hunt sits in her office at her home in Malibu. Hunt has worked in the scientific world for most of her 95 years and is still active in her field today. Catalina Wrye/TMT

On a quiet street in Malibu at the end of a cul-de-sac, tucked behind lush bougainvillea vines, lives Dr. Valerie Hunt, who has traveled the world digging up information on everything from atoms to auras.

Hunt is a professor emeritus of Physiological Science at UCLA, and works as a scientist, educator, lecturer, philosopher and mystic. She is 95 years old.

For much of her life, Hunt has researched the existence of human energy fields. Hunt has researched “the relationship between energy field disturbances, disease, emotional pathologies, human field communication and the energy spectrum of consciousness,” according to her Web site.

She also has studied ritualistic healing and mysticism, and is now working on a search for the source of cancer, a radical approach to its elimination.

The Malibu Times caught up with Hunt on a sunny July afternoon at her house overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Describe what you do.

I electronically record high-frequency energy coming from the surface of the body. Computer processing shows patterns unique to each person. These patterns are a biomarker of diseases, consciousness and behaviors. It constitutes a new model of a human being.

What is an energy field?

Everything that exists in space is an atom. That computer you have, your hair, those leaves out there, the ground, is made up of atoms. And depending on how those atoms are squeezed together, determines how much vibration they give out. A diamond gives out more energy than an old rock. Living things give out more energy than dead things.

What are we?

We’re a dynamic, living organism that transacts in the world. And unless we have the world to transact with, we wouldn’t live. It isn’t the food we put into our bodies. It’s the energy we take from the outside world, constantly.

Do you believe humans have a spirit?

Spirit is a word we use to understand the soul. The soul is an information system that has existed as a human being before. That system has become rich and stinking from being human. Why do we keep coming back? We haven’t got it right. We come back to be good and big, and to change the world and that is what I’m doing. It’s human evolution.

Much of your research is on consciousness and what it is. Do you believe we are conscious after death?

Yes, we are conscious upon death because it is the soul, which carries the consciousness from the mind’s experiences on earth. Remember, it is the mind and not the brain that carries the pattern of awareness of earth and the environment.

What keeps you going?

I can go down and play with the earth. I can make communion with the bugs, with the leaves, with the winds, with the sun, with the mist, with the clouds and with the ocean. That’s what keeps me so alive. I don’t have to eat a lot. I don’t indulge in sweets because I don’t have to. We think you’ve got to have energy put in your gut. Energy’s all around us.

Do we create our own disease, cancer, for example?

I believe cancer is self-induced and not a disease or some outside influence. Cells grow like embryo cells, very rapidly, and create tumors. The causes I have found and treated are embedded viruses that use up the oxygen, which cause inflammation and stimulatory tumor growth.

Do you believe in God?

I believe in divinity. Divinity is the field of information. So we have to give it a place. And that place is heaven. God wants us to be divine and human simultaneously to carry this information to the world.

What would you do if you had one day left to live?

Who tells me I got one day to live? I’m the one who decides whether to die or not. And I haven’t decided to die.

Are you on Facebook?

Hell yeah! I gotta communicate with the people!

What are you working on at the moment?

I just finished a major film from Down Under called “Eternal Youth,” [a documentary on her life to be directed by her nephew] in which I’m talking about what constitutes eternal youth for a person. But what’s my work? Thinking.

What’s your definition of happiness?

It is a kind of exuberance that comes when you know who you are.

If you could live anywhere else, where would it be?

I would go nowhere. This is the most dynamic place in the world. This is why the most creative people in the world are in Southern California. Places that are on the ocean, near the desert, with high mountains, have the most dynamic environment for a human being to live in. Malibu is the most dynamic place in the world because of its energy field.

When will you retire?

I’m not retiring till all my thinking’s done.