Jay Courtney Fikes

Jay Courtney Fikes, Social Sciences Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in securing religious freedom for members of the Native American Church, who venerate the divine spirit in peyote. Professor Fikes’ extensive research with Huichol shamans & Native American Church ritual leaders prepared him to defend their religious freedom, to publish ground-breaking books on Huichol myth, ritual, and shamanism and debunk the books of Carlos Castaneda, the consummate anthropological hoaxer of the twentieth century.