Authors

List of Chacruna Contributors:

Gretel Echazú, Ph.D

Gretel Echazú, Ph.D

Gretel Echazú has a Ph.D in anthropology. She has researched gender, ethnicity and the nation in the context of ayahuasca tourism in the Peruvian Lowland Amazon. She currently works as a Post Doctorate Researcher at the Universidade Federal de Rio Grande do Norte, RN/Brazil.
Gretel Echazú, Ph.D

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Amanda Feilding

Amanda Feilding

Amanda Feilding is the Founder and Director of the Beckley Foundation. Through the Scientific Programme, Amanda orchestrates collaborations with leading scientists worldwide, investigating cannabis, psilocybin, LSD, Ayahuasca, DMT and MDMA.
Amanda Feilding

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Jenna Fletcher, M.A.

Jenna Fletcher, M.A.

Jenna Fletcher is a psychotherapist in private practice in Ottawa, Canada. She has done research on ayahuasca-assisted therapy for eating disorders and comorbid mental health challenges.
Jenna Fletcher, M.A.

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Alex K. Gearin, Ph.D

Alex K. Gearin, Ph.D

Alex K. Gearin has a Ph.D in cultural anthropology. He has done ethnographic research on ayahuasca healing ceremonies in Australia. He is the Chief Editor at Chacruna.
Alex K. Gearin, Ph.D

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Hayden Griffin, Ph.D

Hayden Griffin, Ph.D

Hayden Griffin is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He has a PhD in criminology from the University of Florida and a JD from the University of Richmond. He has more than 30 publications and is first author (along with Vanessa Woodward and John Sloan) of The Money and Politics of Criminal Justice Policy (Carolina Academic Press, 2016.)
Hayden Griffin, Ph.D

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Graham St. John, Ph.D

Graham St. John, Ph.D

Graham St John, PhD, is Senior Research Fellow, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He is a cultural anthropologist specialising in event-cultures and entheogens. He has authored/edited eight books including "Mystery School in Hyperspace: A Cultural History of DMT". www.edgecentral.net
Graham St. John, Ph.D

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Stanley Krippner, Ph.D

Stanley Krippner, Ph.D

Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., is the Alan Watts Professor of Psychology at Saybrook University in Oakland California. His many books include "Personal Mythology and Working with Dreams" and "PTSD Nightmares: 14 Approaches for Psychotherapists and Counselors".
Stanley Krippner, Ph.D

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Bia Labate, Ph.D

Bia Labate, Ph.D

Bia Labate has a Ph.D in anthropology. She has published seventeen books about psychedelic plant medicines, shamanism, religion, ritual and drug policy. She is an Associate Editor at Chacruna.
Bia Labate, Ph.D

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Dr. Adèle Lafrance

Dr. Adèle Lafrance

Dr. Adèle Lafrance is a psychologist, Associate Professor and a trainer/consultant. She also co-developed Emotion-Focused Family Therapy.
Dr. Adèle Lafrance

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Dr. Gabor Maté

Dr. Gabor Maté

Dr. Gabor Maté, M.D., is a renowned speaker and bestselling author. His work focus on a range of topics including addiction, stress, childhood development, and the psychedelic medicine ayahuasca.
Dr. Gabor Maté
Dr. Claudio Naranjo

Dr. Claudio Naranjo

Dr. Claudio Naranjo is a Chilean psychiatrist who was part of the early Esalen Staff, created the International SAT program for personal transformation and has lately been mostly interested in changing Education as a response to the world problematique.
Dr. Claudio Naranjo

 

Jeremy Narby, Ph.D

Jeremy Narby, Ph.D

Jeremy Narby has a PhD in anthropology from Stanford University. He has published 3 books about ayahuasca, shamanism and ecological knowledge, including the book "Psychotropic Mind: The World According to Ayahuasca, Iboga, and Shamanism"
Jeremy Narby, Ph.D

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Dr. Bruno Rasmussen Chaves

Dr. Bruno Rasmussen Chaves

Bruno Rasmussen Chaves is a physician who has been researching and working with ibogaine in Brazil for more than 20 years. He is the former director of  the Global Ibogaine Therapists Alliance (GITA). He is also interested in MDMA and other psychedelics.
Dr. Bruno Rasmussen Chaves

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Isabel Santana de Rose, Ph.D

Isabel Santana de Rose, Ph.D

Isabel Santana de Rose has a Ph.D in anthropology. She is co-author of the book "Ayahuasca Religions: a bibliography & critical essays" (2009), and several research articles. She examines the emergence of contemporary shamanic networks in Brazil, and is a researcher at the Institute Brazil Plural (IBP).
Isabel Santana de Rose, Ph.D

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Oscar Calavia-Sáez, Ph.D

Oscar Calavia-Sáez, Ph.D

Oscar Calavia-Sáez - born in La Rioja, Spain, 1959, living in Brazil from 1986 on- is a writer and anthropologist specialized in Amazonian indians and religion.
Oscar Calavia-Sáez, Ph.D

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Dr. Scott Shannon

Dr. Scott Shannon

Dr. Scott Shannon, MD, is a leader and pioneer in the field of Integrative Medicine and Integrative Psychiatry. He has authored four books and trains professionals worldwide.
Dr. Scott Shannon

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Glenn H. Shepard Jr., Ph.D

Glenn H. Shepard Jr., Ph.D

Glenn Shepard Jr., is an ethnobotanist, medical anthropologist and film maker now working at the Goeldi Museum in Brazil. He has written on topics ranging from shamanism to human ecology to indigenous modernity. See his blog: ethnoground.blogspot.com
Glenn H. Shepard Jr., Ph.D

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Dr. Jordan Sloshower

Dr. Jordan Sloshower

Jordan Sloshower, MD, MSc, is a resident psychiatrist at Yale University and co-founder of the Yale Psychedelic Science Group. His research focuses on therapeutic applications of psilocybin and ayahuasca.
Dr. Jordan Sloshower

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Dr. Joe Tafur

Dr. Joe Tafur

Dr. Joseph Tafur is a Colombian-American family physician. After post-doctoral research in psychoneuroimmunology, Dr. Tafur trained in ayahuasca shamanism under Shipibo healer Ricardo Amaringo at Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual.
Dr. Joe Tafur

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Robin Wright, Ph.D

Robin Wright, Ph.D

Robin Wright has researched and published widely on indigenous Amazonian shamanism for 30 years. His recent book is entitled "Mysteries of the Jaguar Shamans of the Northwest Amazon". He is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida.
Robin Wright, Ph.D

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