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Entelechy Mind & Culture



Alice Andrews, Editor/Founder

Alice Andrews (B.A. in philosophy and M.A. in developmental psychology from Columbia University) has taught both writing and psychology — and sometimes both at the same time — with an evolutionary lens for over a decade. (Currently she's teaching "Social Psychology" and "Personality and Psychotherapy" at the State University of New York at New Paltz. In the spring, "Psychology of Women.") She is also an editor and writer (books and magazines), and was the associate editor of Chronogram from 2000-2002. She is the author of Trine Erotic (Vivisphere, 2002), a novel which explores evolutionary psychology.

Howard Bloom, Instant Evolution

Howard Bloom, a visiting scholar at the Graduate Psychology Department at New York University and a faculty member at The Graduate Institute, is the author of two books: The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of History and Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind From The Big Bang to the 21st Century. Bloom is the founder of two new fields: mass behavior and paleopsychology.  


From 1968 to 1988, Bloom did fieldwork in the world of business and mass media. Bloom edited and art-directed an experimental graphics and literary magazine that won two National Academy of Poets prizes. Bloom worked with  most all of the major TV and film companies such as Sony, NBC-TV, Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures, EMI and Disney, and helped  Sony launch its first software operation in the US (Sony Video); and advised the strategists putting together a new venture called MTV.


Bloom’s clients in public relations and career strategy included Michael Jackson, Prince, Bette Midler, John Mellencamp, Bob Marley, David Byrne, Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon, and click here for the rest.


 Bloom is the founder of: The International Paleopsychology Project, The Big Bang Tango Media Lab; and The Howard Bloom Organization, Ltd. He co-founded Cloud Studio Inc., has been a founding board member of the Epic of Evolution Society and founding council member of The Darwin Project; and is executive editor of The New Paradigm book series.


Wyatt Ehrenfels, "The Science of Oppositionality"

Wyatt Ehrenfels is the pen name of a social psychologist who assumed anonymity to mitigate the risks associated with the publication of his controversial critique of Psychology. Author of Fireflies in the Shadow of the Sun, click here to read pdf of Chapter 1. Book now available from PublisherDirectWyatt provides a sociological analysis of Psychology's organizational culture and community. He advocates the reform of (or alternatives to) policies and procedures that currently make Psychology's academic community inhospitable to the advancement of knowledge about dreams and other classes of phenomena requiring separate-but-equal standards for research of an exploratory nature. Through his book, his website: fireflysun, and his cable access itinerary, Wyatt is raising public awareness that a monolithic Psychology with bureaucratic, one-size-fits-all standards imposed across all phenomena regardless to their status (complexity and mystery) will continue to discourage and punish interest in dreams and will continue to promote their neglect and distortion.


Adrian Flange, "White Fur"

Adrian Flange is the pseudonym of a notorious primatologist.

Elizabeth Insogna, Eryngo in Erebus

Elizabeth Insogna received her BFA in Sculpture at the State University of New York at New Paltz and has received a diploma from the Lorenzo De Medici School of Art in Florence. She is a painter and book artist.

On Eryngo in Erebus

 "Eryngo comes from the word, Eryngion; a candied root of the beautiful sea holly/thistle which was once made/said to conjure up concupiscence. She is walking through the darkness, the black deep in between, questioning, much like the main character in the poem, 'Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.'  This poem and Eryngo in Erebus enter an important relationship as they enrich one another with meaning."   

  — E. Insogna                                                                                                                                    


Calla Jones, "Resistentially Yours"

Calla Jones (aka C.L. Jones) is the pseudonym belonging to the editor/founder of this e-zine/journal. This is her fill-in-the-blank attempt to put out her 'powams' (how her daughter once spelled it) without having to search for the right place for them and, perhaps, without having to deal with rejection. Two other powams of hers/theirs appeared in the first issue of EMAC and one appeared in Alice's novel Trine Erotic

Sharmagne Leland-St. John, "I Said Coffee"

Sharmagne Leland-St. John, (Walks Far Woman), a San Poil of the Confederated Colville Tribe of Nespelem, Washington is a performance poet, lyricist, concert performer, movie production designer, actress, screenwriter, and recently producer/director. She spends her time between her home in the Hollywood Hills, in Southern California and her fishing lodge in Arlington, Washington. Sharmagne is also the publisher of the poetry e-zine Quill and Parchment; has published a book of poetry Unsung Songs, and has just signed a publishing contract with Greenwood-Praeger as co-author on a memoir, to be tentatively titled, Contingencies.

Phillip Levine, Poetry Editor

Phillip Levine is a poet, actor, director, yurt dweller. He is the poetry editor for the Hudson Valley magazine Chronogram, has been the host for three years of the Monday night Poetry/Prose/Performance open-mic at the Colony Cafe in Woodstock, NY, and is the president of the Woodstock Poetry Society. Phillip is a four-year alumnus of the Chenango Valley Writers' Conference and was a scholarship attendee and invited reader in 2002. He was a featured poet at both the 2001 and 2002 Woodstock Poetry Festivals and competed in the 2000 National Poetry Slam.

Meganjz, Three Women

Meganjz arrived in the Hudson Valley in 1977 and received a BS in Visual Arts at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She also received a degree in language studies from the Universidad Nacional Autonimo de Mexico. During the '80s, Megan was an advocate for migrant farm workers and Guatemalan and El Salvadoran refugees. Currently, Megan writes and creates art, and works as a healer. Her Flower Girl appeared in EMAC's second issue.


Jeff Miller, "Meta Review: Reactions to a Review of The Blank Slate"

Jeff Miller is an assistant professor in the Political Science and International Relations department at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where he also directs the Honors Program. He teaches political theory and conducts his research on fourth-century BCE democratic theory.

Jill Parisi, Botanica Fantasia

Jill Parisi lives and works in New Paltz, NY and Joshua Tree, CA. Her work reflects a reverence for nature and the study of botanical and zoological forms. A native of the Hudson Valley, Parisi has exhibited her work nationally. Most recently she received a 6-week fellowship at Women's Studio Workshop where she created new sculptural drawings and prints on handmade paper. Parisi was also awarded a 2-year fellowship/residency in 2003 at the AIR Gallery in Chelsea, where her work was displayed in May.

Gretchen Primack, "Patient"

Gretchen Primack's publication credits include The Paris Review, The Tampa Review, Open City, 5 AM, Poet Lore, The Brooklyn Review, and others. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her manuscript Fiery Cake was a finalist or semifinalist for book awards from Zoo Press, Alice James Press, Kenyon Review, and Kelsey Street Press. She lives in the woods near Kingston, NY.

Irene Pérez, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain"

Irene Pérez obtained a Master’s degree in Spanish at Hunter College and a Bachelor’s degree in Writing at Columbia 
University. Her poems and short stories have appeared in The Olive Tree Review, The Américas Review, The Bilingual 
Review, Long Shot, Centro Journal, Mangrove and Gulfstreaming. She has also written book reviews for Latingirl Magazine 
and Críticas. She has taught Latino Literature and Spanish at Hudson County Community College. She now lives in 
Cornwall, New York. 

Marnia Robinson, "Pulling Away (After Sex)"

Marnia Robinsonrelationship (with degrees from Brown and Yale) is a former corporate lawyer who left her career to learn how ancient
sacred-sex prescriptions can heal the current widespread disharmony in intimate relationships. With the collaboration of her husband Gary Wilson, who is a human sciences instructor, she authored
Peace Between the Sheets and  they maintain a website and newsletter called Reuniting.  






E. M. Salle, "Arctic Refuge"

 E.M. Salle is the pseudonym of a freelance science writer who lives in Maine. She has published many science
 articles in journals and magazines. This is her first (published) work of fiction.


George Wallace, " Panama"

George Wallace is the author of 11 chapbooks of poetry, including Without Benefit of Men (Chlemskiy, NY), Burn My Heart In Wet Sand (Troubador, UK) and Swimming Through Water (La Finestra, IT). He is also the editor of Poetrybay, an electronic literary publication archived and distributed by Stanford University through the worldwide LOCKSS program. A regular reader in the New York metropolitan area, he has appeared on stage with David Amram, Paul Winston, Leonard Lehrman, Levon Helm, John Sinclair, and Thurston Moore in performance of his work, and has toured his work internationally on several occasions. In 2003 George Wallace was named the first Poet Laureate for Suffolk County, New York.


George Williamson," What Wild Kingdom Never Told You"

George Williamson teaches philosophy in the Continental tradition and is concerned with issues in hermeneutics, historicism, and (social) constructivism. He has been interested in evolutionary thought ever since attempting at the age of ten to explain natural selection to his younger brother, while sitting on the roof of a granary in Saskatchewan where he grew up.


Jannie Wolff, "A General Theory of Relativity"

Jannie Wolff is an actor and writer who lives in Manhattan. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, she spent her first year in New York working with the Circle Repertory Company (now Circle East) and became a member of that company’s LAB the following year. Since then she has appeared in over 40 plays and independent films, and has had her work produced in Boston and New York. She often works on collaborative projects with artists from other media, producing evenings of new theater, music and art throughout downtown Manhattan. Her full length play, Coyote, was selected for the NYSSA/South Hampton College workshop in July, 2000; her short play, Conductors, was a finalist for the Actors Theatre of Louisville Year 2000 Heideman Award. In 2001 she was named a semi-finalist for the Chesterfield Writer’s Film Project. Her photographs and poetry are part of the September 11 Photo Project and were published as part of a collection from that exhibit in April of 2002; her work is also featured in the spring 2002 issue of the literary journal How2 as part of a section on women writers’ responses to September 11. In August of 2002, an ongoing collaboration with a photographer and interior designer resulted in “New York: Through My Friend’s Eye” at the Belmont Lounge, a show of poetry and photographs of people and places throughout Manhattan and the five boroughs. Two articles she wrote on home renovation were published in the March 2004 issue of New York Interiors Quarterly. An article about theater collaborations will be published in the next issue of OutLet, a Boston-based performance magazine. 


John Wymore, "Nature Lover"

John Wymore has an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and a graduate degree in counseling. He has been resident in  Iowa, Florida, California, Minnesota, Massachusetts and New Mexico where he is a licensed therapist. In Massachusetts he took training in Gestalt Therapy and continues to practice as a therapist and an organizational consultant. About ten years ago he discovered evolutionary psychology and since then has annoyed his friends with it. Nevertheless, he is convinced that almost everything we have been taught about what humans are up to and how we got that way is basically wrong.



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