Elias retired from the Chair of Eastern Studies and Center for Studies on Africa and Asia / University of The Andes, Mérida, Venezuela, where he taught Philosophy, Buddhism, Asian Religions, Globalization and Asian Aesthetics and Arts. He has offered conferences in many Universities across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and has also led workshops and courses in several countries. He managed “spiritual emergency refuges” where people could go through the natural self-healing process in which they unwillingly embarked, and has been an ecological activist. Elias is on the Board of the International Transpersonal Association; He has published fourteen books, five Internet books, over forty academic papers and twelve book chapters, on transpersonal psychology; Dzogchen; Tibetan Buddhism; ontology; philosophy of history; aesthetics; political philosophy; epistemology; sociology; etc. His most recent and best known work is the four-volume work The Beyond Mind Papers: Transpersonal and Metatranspersonal Theory (Blue Dolphin, Nevada City, CA, 2013).