Oakley Gordon, Ph.D.

Picture of Oakley in Peru
Oakley in Peru, 2014

I received my doctorate in cognitive psychology (the study of perception, learning, memory, and consciousness) from the University of Utah in 1984. For fifteen years I taught psychology at the Southern Utah University, eventually becoming a tenured full professor. In 2001 I moved back to Salt Lake and became a part-time associate professor (Career-Line Lecturer) teaching statistics classes for the psychology department. Academic Vita

My research interest is in the Andean Cosmovision, a way of perceiving and interacting with reality that has its roots in the traditional, indigenous culture of the high Andes. The Cosmovision provides a path for exploring aspects of ourselves and reality that fall outside of the Western worldview. It also nourishes a more loving and mutually supportive relationship between ourselves and nature.

I have been studying the Andean Cosmovision for over 22 years, which has included 16 trips to the high Andes of Peru to work with paq'os (Andean mystics) and indigenous healers. I have shared the Cosmovision with Western society through papers at academic conferences, published articles, presentations to the public, an extensive blog, my book, and several hundred experiential classes and workshops. For more information please visit my web site (Salka Wind) or my blog (Salka Wind Blog) or visit the web site for my book (The Andean Cosmovision: A Path for Exploring Profound Aspects of Ourselves, Nature, and the Cosmos.)

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Contact Info: Oakley.Gordon@utah.edu

Some Fun Photos from Peru

17000 feet in Peru
Apu Ausangate, photo taken at 17,000 feet.

Oakley in Mollamarka
Oakley, don Americo Yabar, and the people of Mollamarka.

ceremony at 16,000 feet
Walking back from a ceremony at 16,000 feet.

Americo and paqos
Don Americo Yabar and paq'os (Andean mystics) from Q'ero.

Jungle shot
Adventure in the jungle with U of U grad students, Tom Malloy, and Gayle Yabar.

Don Americo Yabar and paq'os from Q'ero.