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A proposed series of Seattle University talks to be given by doctoral candidate Kaleb Smith, discussing his dissertation and other fascinating research into the science of shamanism: its social, psychological, neurological, and genetic components. By exploring cross-cultural perspectives on non-ordinary states-of-consciousness and the mechanisms underlying shamanic healing, a strong argument will be made for an evolutionary basis to these first of our species’ spiritual traditions, with universal ritual structures providing a means of enhancing group fitness and social functioning.

The material shared during these monthly talks will draw heavily from the work and continued guidance of Dr. Stanley Krippner, Kaleb's dissertation chair and professor of shamanic studies at Saybrook University, who has tentatively agreed to speak to the Seattle University group, via Skype. Dr. Krippner has received three awards from the American Psychological Association, including the coveted Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology award and is a leading authority on the topic of culturally-based healing traditions and practices.

Proposed Topics of Focus:

1) Introduction To Shamanism
2) Cross-Cultural and Biological Roots
3) Neo-Shamanism and the Americanization
4) NDE, OBE, EVP, OMG!
5) Shaman As Psychotic: The Shifting Anthropological Perspective
6) Tart’s States-of-Consciousness Model
7) Harner’s Jivaro: People of the Sacred Waterfall
8) EEG Correlates to Auditory Driving: Isochronic Entrainment Research
9) Dimethyltriptamine: Sensory Neurotransmitter of The Amazon Rainforest
10) The Initiatory Illness and Other Cultural Universals
11) Grof’s Spiritual Emergency and the DSM
12) The Future of Materialistic Science

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pamur777
Nov. 8th, 2015 02:37 pm (UTC)
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