Edward F. Kelly is a research professor in the Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS), a unit of the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia, and president of Cedar Creek Institute, a Virginia nonprofit research institute. He has a Ph.D from Harvard in psycholinguistics and cognitive science.
Rafael G. Locke is national director of IKon Institute, which he founded in Australia. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Western Australia and did postdoctoral research at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since l988 he has undertaken extensive research in cross-cultural medicine and psychiatry developing a number of therapeutic innovations for the treatment of alcoholism in indigenous people. Dedicated to the preservation and teaching of traditional healing methods, he is currently preparing a new volume that is a detailed analysis of shamanism and its relation to contemporary healthcare practice while working in cooperation with the Cedar Creek Institute to further joint research.