Linda Shepherd

Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Transformative Studies
Transformative Inquiry Department
School of Consciousness and Transformation

PhD, Pennsylvania State University

BA, Millersville University

Linda Jean Shepherd holds a B.A. in biology from Millersville University, and a biochemistry from Pennsylvania State University. Her book, Lifting the Veil: The Feminine Face of Science earned the Washington Governor's Writers Award. This book led Anna Harrison, past president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Chemical Society "to think anew about science and about women in science." Linda's love of nature led her to become a scientist. She wanted to know about life, to understand the nature of reality. She was curious about dreams and the mind. Her Ph.D. research on the mechanism of anesthesia was as close as she could get to studying consciousness within a biochemistry department in the 1970s. Her questions strayed into other fields; she was stimulated by courses in anthropology, Eastern philosophy, and quantum chemistry. She read books on spirituality and Jungian psychology. As much as she loved science, it alone didn't satisfy her. Over time, she came to the conclusion we need to expand the definition of science to include studying more realms of reality than just the physical. As a scientist, Linda worked in the biotechnology industry. In 1984, she also began to explore inner realms through Jungian analysis and began a meditation practice.

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