Anthropologist (UBA) with postgraduate training in Epistemology. Researcher at CONICET and professor of the Master’s Degree in Cultural Diversity at the Tres de Febrero University and at the Master’s Degree in Systemic Thinking at the National University of Rosario. She is Co-founder of the Foundation from America and contributor of the Opinion section of the newspaper La Nación.
Her topics of interest and research cover a wide trans disciplinary arc: indigenous art and worldview, symbolic languages, spirituality, the transformation of consciousness, holistic thinking and new paradigms, among others. She has specialized in the study of shamanism, and her practice is also part of her own personal path. For Ana María, entering the shamanic worldview is an invitation to review or abandon many of our usual Western preconceptions. And at the same time, it is a privileged way to broaden awareness through the synergistic power of image, movement, rhythm, sound, word and voice.
She taught classes and workshops in various private and official institutions, including the National Universities of Buenos Aires and Tucumán, the Universities of El Salvador and Palermo, the University of Cambridge (England), Autonomous Of Barcelona (Spain), Autonomous of the West (Colombia) and the California Institute of Integral Studies, CIIS (United States).
Currently, in addition to university teaching, she coordinates study and reflection groups on paradigm shift, and workshops on shamanism and trans cultural symbolism.
She has published numerous specialized and journalistic articles. Her books include The Language of the Gods. Art, shamanism and indigenous worldview in South America (2004) and From Clock to Lotus Flower. Contemporary crisis and paradigm shift (2011).
Her vocation and commitment is to continue to work for the awakening of consciousness, by modifying the old patterns of thought and behavior, by building bridges between new paradigms and ancestral traditions of wisdom, for generating trans disciplinary networks and deploying creativity. That’s why she felt called up by the Columbia Foundation, because she believes it’s a serious new area where she can continue to develop her activity.
ANA MARÍA´S PRESENTATION:
Ana María’s talk will help us explore the cosmogony of the native peoples from South America and how they are related to native peoples from other regions of the world, how by working together we can awaken our consciousness in order to modify old patterns of thought and behavior and build bridges between new paradigms and ancestral traditions of wisdom.