Cuyamungue, The Felicitas D. Goodman Institute is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization [Section 501 (c) (3)] committed to the study of “ASC” Altered States of Consciousness as a natural extension of the human experience.The Cuyamungue Institute is an independent, 501c3 not-for-profit educational organization.  We rely on the generosity of our Community to maintain our course and fulfill our mission. Thank you! Each one of us can make a difference in our own way; some have the resources to provide financial support, while others have talents which they can share as a committed volunteers.

Your financial support is crucial to the long term health of this work. 100% of your donation goes directly to the programs of the Cuyamungue Institute.

Why Become a Member? What does My Donation Support?   Our focus is reflected in three main areas: Experience, Education and Exploration:

      • Experience: We are committed to transforming consciousness through the ancient wisdom of Ecstatic Trance Postures and are committed to the study of “ASC” Altered States of Consciousness as a natural extension of the human experience.
      • Education: Research. Current understanding of the fields of Trance, ASC and consciousness via Anthropology, Archeology, Wisdom traditions, Psychology, neuroscience, physiology and more. Empowering, engaging, informing, and inspiring people.
      • Exploration: As part of our mission is to promote the exploration via educational outreach. “C4E” Conversation4Exploration: the continued exploration into trance states, consciousness and human experience – broaden the scope of our work to the latest discoveries and theories.

What Works Best for You? A One Time Donation 0r Sustaining Membership?

Do you want to give but aren’t sure how to donate? There are a number of ways you can contribute …  from monetary donations to donations of time and more. Discover ways to donate that work for you and your family.

Whether a one time donation or sustaining membership – we welcome and need your support! Ongoing research and new applications of our work with Ecstatic Trance Postures is only possible because of donations made by people like you. These are remarkable times. It is good to include you as part of the story. What is more, the Cuyamungue Institute is registered as a 501(c)(3) charity under the United States Internal Revenue Code, so your donation may be tax-deductible. We are always available for questions and are happy to hear from you should you need assistance.

One Time Donation: Your gift goes directly toward programs of the Cuyamungue Institute.  The Cuyamungue Institute is run by an all-volunteer group of Directors, Advisors, and Friends. All tax-deductible donations go to projects, operations, and supporting our free educational offerings.

Sustaining Membership: Please consider donating  every month! Your Sustaining Membership gives you complete control and will automatically continue unless you choose to cancel or change it. You can increase, decrease or stop your donation at any time . Sustaining Members provide the Cuyamungue Institute a dependable base of revenue used to sustain the programs, ongoing research and new applications of our work. Most importantly, our sustaining members have the satisfaction of knowing they are always actively doing their part to keep this work thriving.

We welcome donations of any amount and any frequency, no amount is too small. Save the time and trouble of writing and mailing a check, digging out your credit card, or making a one-time donation on multiple occasions.

As always, thank you for whatever you can give. We appreciate your time and are grateful for your donation … but most of all, we are humbled by your desire to support the research and practice of Ecstatic Trance Postures!



Planned Giving. Including the Cuyamungue Institute in your estate plans can help you accomplish a charitable goal while realizing significant tax savings and supporting our future. With thoughtful planning, you can create a win-win solution for you and the Cuyamungue Institute. Planned gifts allow you to leave a legacy of playing a critical role of supporting our mission and our on-going research. more information

In-Kind Donations.  In-kind donations can be in the form of good and services. We welcome in-kind service contributions, including legal work, marketing support, management consulting, filming, photography, and more. The Cuyamungue Institute also accepts some specific tangible goods as needed.  Whether you are seeking to share your professional business skills or you have an item you wish to donate. contact us and we will gladly discuss this further.

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Not everyone is a fan of PayPal… we understand.  We do have another electronic means of donations if you prefer – please contact us.

By Check: Our bank does not charge any fees for our use of the bank account, or per-check processing fees. 100% of your intended donation amount goes to The Cuyamungue Institute. Donations of $100 or over will receive a written “thank you’ and you will automatically become a member of The Cuyamungue Institute.  please contact us for the correct address:  Cuyamungue Institute PO Box 20843 Sedona AZ 86341

International Check or Money Order: While PayPal is a simple way to convert funds and send payments, you may prefer or need a different way to start or renew your membership.  Contact us for alternatives. .

Tax-deductible: The Cuyamungue Institute is a registered 501(c)(3) under the United States Internal Revenue Code.  Your donation may be tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Should you need any additional information or documentation of your donation, or have questions, please contact us.

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