William Zialcita Vickery

William Z. Vickery, MA, MBS, is a Ph.D. student in East-West Psychology at CIIS with an MA in Social Policy and Social Research from Middlesex University and a Master in Buddhist Studies from the University of Hong Kong. William’s main research interests are in Buddhist Studies and he has been studying and practicing Buddhism for 16 years, has lived in Asian Buddhist cultures for 9 years, has participated in numerous work-studies and retreats in a number of Buddhist traditions, and has received initiations in several Tibetan Buddhist lineages. William’s other major research interests are in psychedelic studies, entheogenic shamanism, alchemy and alchemical psychology, comparative mysticism, transpersonal psychology, and participatory theory.