CLAUDIA MÜLLER-EBELING

Claudia Müller-Ebeling
Freelance Scientist, Lecturer

Dr Claudia Müller-Ebeling, (born 1956), studied history of art, cultural anthropology, German literature and indology in Freiburg, Hamburg (Germany), Paris (France) and Florence (Italy). She did her PhD on visionary art and French symbolist Odilon Redon. She was formerly employed as art historian in the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Hamburg; chief-editor of DAO magazine on far eastern philosophies and martial arts. She has been a co-organizer of several "Psychoactivity"-conferences on altered states of consciousness and shamanism in Amsterdam and Nepal.

Her main foci of interest are visionary art, altered states of consciousness, shamanism and ethnobotany. She has carried out fieldwork on the knowledge of healing plants in the French Caribbean (Guadeloupe) and the Seychelles. And, together with Christian Raetsch, a longterm study (18 years) on Shamanism in Nepal along with expeditions to Korea and the Peruvian and Columbian Amazon. She is the co-author, with Christian Raetsch and others, of "Witchcraft Medicine", "Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas" (available in English by Thames & Hudson, London, and Inner Traditions, Vermont, USA) and "Lexikon der Liebesmittel“ (on Aphrodisiacs). She is also the author of a cross cultural comparative of symbols, signs and patterns. She lives as a freelance scientist, lecturer and author in Hamburg, Germany.