(Eurotas of Ethnologic Knowledges and Anthropology)
Traditional medicines have always advocated healing methods and techniques that involved secrets and conceptions of health and disease, of life and death, and above all, states of consciousness absolutely revolutionaries that break all preconceived mental schemes, that question the scientific-religious paradigms and moreover CURE!
It is our duty, as scientists, philanthropists and scholars of the ancestral cultures living in our planet, to be attentive to all those inheritances, before they are diluted, lost or parted into a thousand pieces encouraged by an economic or intellectual profit.
It is fundamental, in this sense, to undertake actions that unite others already initiated by large and small groups, to be able to give light and knowledge of their existence.
The spirit of indigenous medicine is what has moved us for many years to undertake this great project of life.
It is about bringing together a small group of researchers, indigenous and academic, anthropologists and psiconauts, who come together to recover, recognize, protect and learn from indigenous cultures that are profoundly wise and, at the same time, threatened by “globalization” call it somehow.
Willing to enable to participate great shamanic cultures of our planet, but sometimes, because of the linguistic barrier, they do not have access to this type of international initiatives. We also intend to create at least two departments, one Spanish-speaking and the other one Russian-speaking, and in the future, Portuguese, French, Italian, etc. should be incorporated.
“Whatever specific symbolic form the shamanic journey takes, the common denominator is always the destruction of the old sense of identity and an experience of ecstatic connection with nature, with the cosmic order, and with the creative energy of the universe. In this process of death and rebirth, shamans experience their own divinity and attain profound insights into the nature of reality. They typically gain an understanding of the origin of many disorders and learn how to diagnose and heal them.”
—Stanislav and Christina Grof (1990)
- Goal and Objectives
The specific goal of the EUREKA is to promote and expand the body of indigenous knowledge and anthropology and to advance the state of recuperation, recognition, integration and exchange in the field of Transpersonal Psychology, including alternative healing practices.
- To recuperate traditional indigenous wisdoms and practices.
- To recognize traditional indigenous and shamanic practices.
- To integrate shamanic traditions and practices in a transpersonal anthropological framework.
- To exchange such practices and knowledge between professionals from all around the world.
- To create a corpus of transpersonal anthropology between professionals.
- To certify transpersonal rituals and neo shamanic practices.
The EUREKA follows international ethical guidelines for research and service, with respect for the dignity and worth of human life and rights as a guiding principle.
Willingness to recognize the indigenous knowledge of all shamanic practices that the new age and all transpersonal and humanist psychologists are taking advantage as the medicine wheel, or the work with entheogens, Passage Rites, etc.
Cover an emptiness with several professionals very serious who are currently working without being psychotherapist or researchers in the healing field.
- Ethical Principles
The EUREKA functions on the principles of the EUROTAS Committee for Certification and Accreditation (ECCA). The EUREKA supports indigenous cultures and rituals as a important source of knowledge for transpersonal psychology. The EUREKA collaborates with representants of indigenous cultures and professionals to build bridges broader than classical anthropology.
The core ethical guidelines are summarized below referring to, acknowledging and adapting the above-mentioned references:
EUREKA´s members respect the dignity and worth of the individual and strive for the preservation and protection of fundamental human rights. They are committed to increasing knowledge of human behaviour and of people’s understanding of themselves and others and the utilization of such knowledge for the promotion of human welfare.
While pursuing these objectives they make every effort to protect the welfare of research participants and those who seek their services. While demanding for themselves freedom of inquiry and communication, Transpersonal Psychotherapists and professionals accept the responsibility this freedom requires:
In the pursuit of these ideals, Transpersonal researchers also honour ethical principles in the following areas:
- Moral & Legal Standards;
- Welfare of the Consumer;
- Professional Relationships;
- Public Statements;
- Assessment Techniques;
- Origins: Saint Petersburg in September 2018, in the Eurotas Conference, presentation by Magda Solé, Jaume Mestres, MA (Spain), Vladimir Maikov Ph.D. (Russia), Steven Schmitz Ph.D. (USA), Alain Mullenex (UK), Irene Santiago (Spain), Nicolas Canvas (Argentina), Bernadette Blin (France), Katy Wortelkamp (Germany), Regina U. Hess, (Germany), Sven Donher (Mexico), María Islas (Mexico), Tina Linhart (USA).
- Meeting in Paris 2019 we decide to invite a shaman to the next Eurotas Conferences.
Presence of Steven Schmitz (USA), Katy Wortelkamp (Germany), Alain Mullenex (UK), Marco (Lebanon), Irene Santiago (Spain), Jaume Mestres and Magda Solé. Steven and Irene wrote the minutes.
- Change the name from EDIKA to EUREKA
- Create a platform for honouring and recognizing shamanic practices and ethnological contributions:
Inviting relevant shamans to our yearly Eurotas Conferences.
The Board have to approve the budget the EUREKA previously prepared for the topic.
Offering an honour mention and ceremonial gift to each person considered dignitary.
Space in the EUROTAS web site named “Global Transpersonal Cercle/ Forum” in order to show all new honoured members.
- Promoting and sponsoring initiatives related to anthropology and ethnological knowledges, as courses, symposiums, lectures, and other events like Ancestral Dances or Chanting Recital, Protection of ancient languages or other cultural manifestations.
Having a space in each yearly Eurotas Conference, at least.
- In order to include the Transpersonal Anthropology and Ethnology profession into Eurotas implementing or setting up a Certification System and other ways to involve this field. Plants works, Herbalism, Traditional Medicines, etc
- Opening discussion with UNESCO due International Secretary for Intercultural Dialogue and Professor of the UNESCO International Chair UniTwin Alliance of Civilizations of Media Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue, is currently a member of EUREKA.
- Current members of EUREKA:
Magda Solé, MSc.
Jaume Mestres, MBA, (Spain)
Vladimir Maikov PhD. (Russia)
Steven Schmitz PhD. (USA)
Alain Mullenex, BS. (UK)
Irene Santiago BS, MSc. (Spain)
Marco A. Masri (Lebanon)
Bernadette Blin (France)
Katy Wortelkamp (Germany)
Regina U. Hess, PhD. (Germany)
Sven Donher, Ph.D. (Mexico)
María Islas (Mexico)
Paulina Pozo (Chile)
Tina Linhart, PhD. (USA)
Josep Martí Ph.D. (Spain)
Gabriel Jaraba Ph.D. (Spain)
Elisabeth Torres Ph.D. (Mexico)
In colaboration with International Chair for Intercultural Dialog of UNESCO