East West Psychology presents:

The Healing Power of the Icaros: A Phenomenological Study of Ayahuasca Experiences

A doctoral dissertation defense by: Susana Bustos

Chair: Janis Phelps, Ph.D.
Amedeo Giorgi, Ph.D.
Luis Eduardo Luna, Ph.D.

This is a qualitative exploratory study of intense healing experiences
with icaros, or ayahuasqueros’ songs, during traditional ayahuasca
ceremonies in the Peruvian Amazon. Giorgi’s Descriptive Phenomenology
in Psychology was utilized in the analysis of the data, uncovering an
essential meaning structure of the phenomenon, which supports the
perception of particular musical features as healing.

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007
10:00am-12:00pm, Room 216, CIIS

To get in touch with Susana: sanaikar@yahoo.com

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