Elena Alfaya Lamas, PhD
Elena was born in La Coruña, Spain, in April 1970. She obtained an MA in Germanic Philology from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1994 and a PhD in English Historical Linguistics in 2002. From 1998 to 2000 she was a postgraduate worker and scholarship holder in the Department of Linguistics of the University of Edinburgh and in 2001 she became an Associate Lecturer at CESUGA-University College Dublin. In 2003 she obtained a position as a researcher at the University of A Coruna and one year later she became a Lecturer and Researcher in the area of Information and Documentation Science at this University in which she currently is a Tenured Senior Lecturer and a member of the MUSTE Research Group. Elena has also studied Mindfulness, Compassion and Teaching Skills for Mindfulness in the Tibetan Monastery Samye Dechi Ling of the Kagyu Linegae and is accredited by the Mindfulness Association, of which she is also a Member. In 2015 she founded "Karuna by LC" a Yoga and Meditation Center in La Coruña, Spain. After reading Robert Monroe's three books and My big TOE by Thomas Campbell she trained herself with the Gateway Experience® for years and continues to do it since Hemi-Sync® let us expand our vision of the World and go beyond our physical reality. She combines Hemi-Sync® with meditation since both are amazing treasures and exploration tools that let us understand and see how our minds work as well as experiencing what is beyond; they reduce our enthropy, as Campbell says, and improve our ethics. She deeply enjoys Hemi-Sync®, Mindfulness and Insight meditation because they radically expand our psyche and the concept of the World we may previously have. This being so, Elena is deeply honoured of being a member of the Professional Division of this research Institute® that Robert Monroe founded. Elena is a practical ethical vegan and and an activist for animals' rights being the Spanish Ambassador of Animals Trust. Her main research interests are historical and cognitive linguistics, discourse analysis, gender studies and mind-consciousness studies.