Ritual Postures, Ritual body Postures, Ancient Ritual Postures

Advisory Committee

What do we mean by Advisory Committee?  Researchers, professionals and associates who bring unique knowledge and skills which augment the knowledge and skills of our formal board of directors in order to more effectively guide the organization.

The Cuyamungue Institute is very fortunate to have the following advisors — they have joined us to support our mission by sharing with us their insights and experiences in developing needed and effective programs.  Thank you for your support!

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Christine VanPool, Ph.D

Advisory Committee Member

Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Missouri. “Like anthropology, my research is multifaceted. I explore broad anthropological questions derived from theory that use a variety of means including library, museum, and field research. Primary among my questions is how evolutionary theory can be integrated with praxis theory (agency-based approaches) to better understand human behavior, especially symbolic and religious behavior.”


Tony Hull Ph.D

Advisory Committee Member

Tony Hull is Adjunct Professor of Physics and Astronomy at University of New Mexico, and lectures broadly in the US and Europe.  He is educated at The University of Pennsylvania in engineering and astrophysics, and UCLA in archaeology.  Tony has broad interests from space astrophysics to animal rescue, cultural astronomy to art.  He is presently architect of a NASA study for a large space observatory to continue the space legacy of ultraviolet astrophysics.  His professional experience include leadership of the team that polished all the mirrors for the James Webb Space Telescope, larger and more powerful than Hubble, and at JPL served as NASA technologist for Terrestrial Planet Finder, a spaceborne mission to do direct imaging of worlds around other suns.  He has been privileged to be co-investigator of an extended archaeology research project in Chaco Canyon started in 1994.  In addition to results from that research, he lectures on research design methods to avoid false positives, and on methods accessible to early cultures to accurately determine the cardinal directions.  He supported the design of the CI Gnomon marking the exact date of the equinox and the true E-W azimuth.

In 2011 Maxwell Museum Conference Astronomy and Ceremony in the Prehistoric Southwest. 


Geert Mayer, MD, Ph.D

Advisory Committee Member
Director of the Hephata Klinik

Schwalmstadt-Treysa, Germany

Geert Mayer is Associate Professor in Neurology at the Philipps University in Marburg/Germany and the director of the Hephata Klinik in Schwalmstadt-Treysa/Germany. He has graduated from the Georg-August University in Göttingen/Germany where he also did his doctorate and habilitation. He specialized in psychiatry, psychotherapy and neurology. In the past 25 years he has worked in the field of sleep disorders. He owns degrees in German and European sleep medicine, epilepsy and EEG. He is a member of several national and international scientific societies. Dr. Mayer is the head of the “Task Force Polysomnography” for the German Society for Neurophysiology and Imaging, the head of the “Task Force Sleep Medicine” of the German Neurological Society. He has been the president of the German Sleep Society until 2012.He has been a founder of the European Narcolepsy Network and currently is the president. He has also been a founder of the “International RBD Study Group” for which he served as a secretary for one term. He has also served as the head of the “Clinical Committee” of the European Sleep Research Society for several years.

Dr. Mayer has published many articles in peer reviewed scientific journals and books and is a frequent speaker at national and international scientific meetings


Barbara Hand Clow

Advisory Committee Member
Vancouver BC Canada

Barbara Hand Clow is an international lecturer and workshop teacher and writer. She majored in philosophy at Seattle University, then behavioral psychology at the University of Washington, Seattle, and then began extensive reading and study of Reichian, Freudian and Jungian Psychology. In 1969, she discovered that astrology was an exceedingly accurate diagnostic tool, and she began her study and practice of astrology. In 1982-83, she earned a Master’s degree in theology and healing with Matthew Fox in Chicago, and her thesis compared Jungian psychoanalytic technique and past life regression therapy.

Brian Tucker

Advisory Committee Member
Central New Jersey (West Trenton)

Brian holds a B.A. degree in Computer Science (Kansas State University) and works as a Project Manager/Systems Analyst for a large Human Services non-profit in Philadelphia with over 25 years of experience. Additionally, he has trained as a Spiritual Director (1999) with the Guild for Spiritual Guidance, organized and facilitated Interfaith events for the Vincentian Renewal Center in Plainsboro, NJ and studied Vedanta under the supervision of the head monastic monk, Swami Amarnathananda of the Bharat Sevashram Sangha (NJ chapter) since 2005. Working professionally as a Software consultant to both non-profit and for-profit organizations, he helps individuals and organizations make efficient use of technology to improve their business processes. He has published a book examining the generational trauma of war called “Generations of War: A Family’s History of World War II.” Currently, he is examining the role Cosmology and the Humanities can serve in increasing awareness of our sacred Cosmos, helping us to better imagine a world of love and justice for all. His passions include integrating spirituality in the workplace, Social Justice issues, Big History, Cosmology, Vedanta, Torah, Yoga, Ecstatic Trance Postures, Neurofeedback research and teaching Meditation. ( for more information see http://interspirituality.org ).


Belinda Gore Ph.D

Advisory Committee Member

Belinda is the former vice-president then president of The Cuyamungue Institute. For over twenty years, she was a close friend and colleague of Dr. Goodman. Her books Ecstatic Body Postures: An Alternate Reality Workbook and The Ecstatic Experience: Healing Postures for Spirit Journeys introduce fifty-seven different postures and the method for using them, and is an essential resource for practitioners of ecstatic trance.

Belinda is the founder and co-director of the Enneagram Institute of Central Ohio and a leadership consultant and coach. All of her work emerges from a deeply held vision of supporting the evolution of consciousness in all aspects of life.

As a psychologist and teacher, Belinda has over thirty years’ experience helping people to identify and transform core issues in relationships, work life, and spiritual development. She is the founder and co-director of the Enneagram Institute of Central Ohio and a leadership development consultant and executive coach with The Exetor Group and with S-4 Consulting. All of her work emerges from a deeply held vision of supporting the evolution of consciousness in all aspects of life.


Robert Schwartzberg, CFRE

Advisory Committee Member

Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Bob Schwartzberg retired in June, 2009 from The University of Washington where he had served as Director of Development for the UW’s Friday Harbor Laboratories on San Juan Island, in Washington State. He continues his involvement in fund raising as Principal of SbergDev, a fundraising consulting firm that specializes in working with small and grass roots non-profit organizations and serves as an adjunct instructor at Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy where he is a Senior Associate.

Bob has more than 30 years of leadership and professional experience in fundraising and has been directly involved in raising more than $50 million dollars for non-profit organizations. Bob is also an accomplished trainer and motivational speaker with demonstrated strengths in membership, marketing, sales development, program implementation and involvement of corporate and community leaders. He has conducted popular sales training and fund raising seminars for numerous groups including Fortune 500 corporations, national and international businesses, business schools, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and major marketing and professional organizations.

Bob has a Graduate Certificate in Public Relations from American University and a Bachelors Degree from the City University of New York at Queens College. In 1992 he received his CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) accreditation from the Association of Fund Raising Professionals (AFP).