Hillary S. Webb went onto earn her doctorate after earning her MA in Goddard’s Consciousness Studies concentration. Building on her master’s thesis, her newest book, Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World: Complementary Dualism in Modern Peru, focuses on her own scholarly and personal journey as well as well as her study of yanantin — complementary opposites. Now she will be returning to Goddard during the August, 2012 fall residency to speak with students and present a workshop on where her studies have taken her, and what she discovered along the way.
Bonnie Glass-Coffin, author of The Gift of Life: Female Spirituality and Healing in Northern Peru, calls Webb’s book, “An outstanding, important work … In addition to adding to the ethnographic literature about these fundamental concepts that inform Andean world views, it adds a fabulous case example that will be cited long into the future”
Stanley Kripner, author of Psychiatrist in Paradise: Treating Mental Illness in Bali, explains that the book “….recounts the compelling scholarly and personal odyssey of Dr. Hillary Webb, an anthropologist who came to understand the Andean complementary worldview as a sophisticated and practical philosophical model and, in doing so, was transformed both personally and professionally. Many readers of this book will no doubt be transformed as well.”
To read an excerpt of the book, “Mind and Body; Flesh and Spirit,” click here.