June 22, 2012
I am a Ph.D. candidate in East-West Psychology. My areas of interest are consciousness studies and spirituality; integral psychology is my chosen tool. My dissertation is about the treatment of opiate addiction with the entheogen ibogaine.
A fine gathering of committed, forward-looking, cutting edge researchers with heart and soul. They seem to have their finger on the pulse of the needs and interests of the current and developing entheogenic audience. I think that ERIE - both as a concept and as a community - is the visible enactment of the universal telos, the impulse for the evolution of consciousness, expressed within the current zeitgeist and world situation as particularly manifested in the U.S. - although some may question whether northern California is actually part of the U.S.!