Professor Elias has been chairman of Eastern Studies and then researcher-professor at the University of The Andes, Mérida, Venezuela, where he taught Philosophy, Buddhism, Asian Religions, Globalization and Asian Aesthetics and Arts. He is an instructor of Buddhism and Dzogchen certified by Dzogchen Master Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. He lectures, leads workshops and teaches courses in many countries of the Americas, Europe and Asia. His works deal with: transpersonal and integral psychology; ontology; philosophy of history; political philosophy; Dzogchen and Tibetan Buddhism; aesthetics; epistemology; sociology; axiology, etc. He managed “spiritual emergency refuges” where those undergoing such natural self-healing processes could go through them, and is an ecological activist. Among his fifteen books published on paper, five e-books, over forty published papers and twelve book chapters, on transpersonal philosophy and psychology most recent and best known is the four-volume The Beyond Mind Papers: Transpersonal and Metatranspersonal Theory (Blue Dolphin, Nevada City, CA, 2013). His most recent book is Chamanismo y Dzogchén (La Llave, Barcelona, Spain).
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