Dr. Michael Winkelman

Dr. Michael Winkelman

Michael Winkelman received his Ph.D. from the University of California-Irvine and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Arizona). He retired from the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University in 2009. He was President of the Anthropology of Consciousness and Anthropology of Religion Sections of the American Anthropological Association. His cross-cultural and interdisciplinary research on shamanism and altered states of consciousness has focused on identifying the biological bases of religious experiences. His principal publications include Shamans, Priests and Witches (1992) which provides a cross-cultural examination of shamanism; and Shamanism: A Biopsychosocial Paradigm of Consciousness and Healing (2nd edition 2010). This evolutionary approach to religion is expanded in his co-authored Supernatural as Natural (2008). Winkelman’s work has shown that shamanism and psychedelics have a deep intersection in human evolution, and that these capacities for altering consciousness continue to be important today, as illustrated in his co-edited volumes on Psychedelic Medicine [2007] and Altering Consciousness [2011]. Winkelman can be contacted at michaeljwinkelman@gmail.com or through skype: michaeljwinkelman. His website is at http://michaelwinkelman.com/


See all of Michael Winkelman’s books on Amazon

October 1-14 . 2012

Shamanism, Biological and Cognitive Considerations Details

October 1-14 . 2011

Shamanic Consciousness and the Supernatural Details

August 18 – 31 . 2008

Theoretical and Experiential Seminar on Shamanism Details

Concepts 1.

Michael Winkelman: Psychointegration /wasi-research/concepts-1″>Details