474. Rebekah Senanayake – Plantas Maestras: An Ethnographic Investigation into Altered States of Consciousness in Peruvian Amazonia

Rebekah is a PhD Cultural Anthropology candidate currently undertaking fieldwork in the Peruvian Amazon. Building on 7 years of experience, her research investigates the function of altered states of consciousness in Amazonia. Her MSc (Cross-cultural Psychology) explored psychedelic ego-dissolution, and her Honours (BSc, First-class) transmission of knowledge in altered states. Rebekah has lectured in ritual theory, designed courses for environmental and cultural psychology, published, and received grants and awards for her research. When not in the field, or researching, Rebekah can be found at a beach or cycling around the bays in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

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Dr. Darian Parker earned his Ph.D in Sports Education Leadership with an emphasis in Behavior Modification from UNLV. He earned his Master and Bachelor degrees from James Madison University in Kinesiology. Dr. Parker is the Co-Owner of Epic Leisure Management LLC., the Owner of Parker Personal Training LLC and the Host of Dr. D's Social Network Podcast. Dr. Parker is a certified personal trainer through the NSCA. During Dr. Parker's career he has served several roles in the fitness and wellness industry. He has worked extensively in both the academic and private club sector as a Director of Education for a Career College, General Manager of a high end luxury residential fitness club and National Director of Fitness for a global leisure management company.

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