Today Prof. Jay Courtney Files returns for his 3rd time to the Gnostic Media podcast, and this episode is titled “MK-ULTRA Continued… The Carlos Castaneda Deception”. This episode is being released on Sunday, January 19, 2014, and was recorded on January 08, 2014.
After completing his doctorate in anthropology at the University of Michigan in 1985, Jay Fikes taught in several universities and wrote the biography of Reuben Snake (a Native American activist and spiritual leader) while lobbying to pass national legislation to protect the religious freedom of peyotists–some 300,000 members of the Native American Church. Since 1999 he has been a Professor of Social Anthropology at Yeditepe University in Istanbul, Turkey. In his latest book, Unknown Huichol: Shamans and Immortals, Allies against Chaos, Jay Fikes summarizes what he learned from four Huichol shamans during 34 years of ethnographic research, including participation in peyote rituals and making pilgrimages to contact their gods. He is now translating Huichol myths and songs recited in various rituals, preparing a biography of Jesús González (a shaman from Tuxpan) and writing a sequel to his expose; Carlos Castaneda, Academic Opportunism and the Psychedelic Sixties.
Previous interviews with Prof. Fikes:
Prof. Jay Fikes, Joe Atwill and Jan Irvin – “A Conversation about Mind Control” – #155
Prof. Jay Courtney Fikes interview – “Huichol, Peyote, and the Carlos Castaneda Deception” – #118
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