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Ted has BA & BFA degrees in Communications (New Media track) & Photography (Video Art emphasis) respectively from the University of Washington, and an MA in Philosophy & Religion (Philosophy, Cosmology & Consciousness program) and a Humanities PhD in East-West Psychology (Consciousness Studies track) from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. His dissertation on lucid dreaming experiences of kundalini and nonduality examines research participants’ perceptions from a transdisciplinary perspective, including: transpersonal psychology, consciousness studies, religious studies, and dream studies. He currently teaches graduate-level Consciousness Studies and Transpersonal Studies (Transpersonal Psychology’s philosophy, theory, and research methods) at Sofia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology).

  • Adjunct Professor – Sofia University
  • Teaching graduate-level Consciousness Studies and Transpersonal Philosophy, Theory, and Research Methods classes
  • Concentration Areas: Consciousness Studies and Transpersonal Studies (Transpersonal Psychology’s philosophy, theory, and research methods), Religious Studies, and Dream Studies
  • Additional Research Interests:

  • Consciousness Studies: Transpersonal Theory
  • Transpersonal Psychology: Spiritual Emergence & Emergency (Crisis), Jungian & Integral Psychology
  • Religious Studies: Religious & Secular Mysticism, Eastern & Western Esotericism, Global Syncretism & Local Traditionalism, Dreams, Spiritual Energy, Nonduality, Personal Mythology, and Recovering Indigenous Mind
  • Dream Studies: Lucidity, Global Traditions
  • Intellectual History: The Comparative History of Ideas
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