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Biography of Les Sponsel

Leslie E. Sponsel holds a BA in Geology from Indiana University and the MA and PhD in Anthropology from Cornell University. He is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Hawai`i. Sponsel is Founder and Director of the Research Institute for Spiritual Ecology (https://spiritualecology.info).


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