For over 25 years the New York Center for Jungian Studies has brought leading analysts, authors and teachers to present at seminars and workshops in their programs. Our roster has included some of todays most notable including James Hollis, Ann Belford Ulanov, Sylvia Perera, Donald Kalsched, Jean Shinoden Bolen, Lionel Corbett, and Monika Wikman, as well as some of the greats that are no longer with us, including June Singer, Marion Woodman, Adolf Guggenbuhl-Craig, Christopher (Edward) Whitmont, and John O’Donohue, among others. Below are most of our more recent faculty.
Allan Guggenbühl, PhD, psychologist and Jungian analyst in Zürich, is a professor at the University of Education of the State of Zürich, editor of the Jungian journal Gorgo, and director of the Institute for Conflict Management in Bern. He earned a PhD from the University of Zürich in education and psychology and a diploma in analytical psychology from the Jung Institute in Zürich. Well known for his innovative methods of Mythodrama, Dr. Guggenbuhl’s publications include, among others, Men, Power, and Myths: The Quest for Male Identity; and The Incredible Fascination of Violence.
Ann Belford Ulanov, MDiv, PhD, is an internationally known and practicing Jungian analyst in New York City; Professor Emerita of Psychology and Religion at Union Theological Seminary; and lecturer in the U.S. and abroad. She is the author of many books including Spiritual Aspects of Clinical Work; The Female Ancestors of Christ; Madness & Creativity; The Psychoid, Soul and Psyche: Piercing Space/Time Barrier; and Back to Basics; as well as with her late husband, Barry Ulanov, Cinderellla and Her Sisters: The Envied and the Envying; The Healing Imagination; and Transforming Sexuality: The Archetypal World of Anima and Animus.
Anthony Keane, OSB, who joined the Abbey of Glenstal in 1965 to teach in the Abbey School, studied archaeology and the Irish language in Dublin, and theology in Rome. Following his studies, Father Keane embarked on pilgrimage for a year in India before returning home to tend the forest in Glenstal and serve as the monastery’s forester. Situated on several hundred acres, Glenstal’s forest contains some of the oldest and most magnificent trees in Ireland.
Arlene Landau, PhD, is a member of the Jung Institute of Los Angeles, Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and in private practice in Pacific Palisades, California. Dr. Landau holds a master’s degree in psychology and both a master’s and doctorate in mythological studies. She has lectured in Berlin, Bucharest, Cape Town, London, Zurich, and the United States. A veteran of film, television, and dance, she has been active in the teaching, analysis, and evaluation of candidates, and a film critic for the journal Psychological Perspectives.
Aryeh Maidenbaum, PhD, Jungian analyst, is co-director of the New York Center for Jungian Studies. His publications include the articles The Search for Spirit in Jungian Psychology; Sounds of Silence; Psychological Types, Job Change, and Personal Growth, and, most recently, Anti-Semitism: The Jungian Dilemma, which appeared in a recent book entitled Psychiatry and Anti-Semitism, as well as co- editor of Lingering Shadows: Jungians, Freudians and Anti-Semitism and editor of, and contributor to, Jung and the Shadow of Anti-Semitism. Additionally, Dr. Maidenbaum, has organized and led Jewish Heritage Travel programs throughout the world and is currently completing a book on aspects of Judaism through a Jungian lens.
Ashok Bedi, MD, Jungian psychoanalyst, and board-certified psychiatrist is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Clinical Professor in psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. A training analyst at, and former President of, the Jung Institute of Chicago, Dr. Bedi is also in private practice in Milwaukee. The author of many books and articles, he and his wife Usha lead annual study groups to India. His publications include Awaken the Slumbering Goddess; Retire Your Family Karma; Path to the Soul; The Spiritual Paradox of Addiction; Crossing the Healing Zone and In the Eye of the Storm: Staying Centered in Personal and Collective Crisis.
Carol S. Pearson, PhD, DMin, is the author of Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within (winner of a Nautilus Award Gold Medal), as well as The Hero Within, Awakening the Heroes Within, The Hero and the Outlaw, The Transforming Leader, and the Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator. Her most recent professional roles include provost and then president of Pacifica Graduate Institute and director of the Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland.
Christine Downing, Ph.D., will be retiring this August after over 35 years of teaching at Pacifica Graduate Institute, primarily in its Mythological Studies program and lecturing frequently to Jungian groups around the country. Before her “encore career,” she taught at San Diego State University for almost twenty years and, concurrently, at the California School of Professional Psychology. Nevertheless, before retiring, what she most enjoyed doing was leading study tours to such destinations as Greece, Turkey, Sicily and most recently one she called Exploring Freud’s World. Among her many publications are The Goddess; Myths and Mysteries of Same-Sex Love; Women’s Mysteries: Toward a Poetic of Gender; Gods in Our Midst: Mythological Images of the Masculine: A Woman’s View; Psyche’s Sisters: Re-Imagining the Meaning of Sisterhood; Gleanings: Essays 1982-2006; and most recently, Mythopoetic Musings: 2007-2018.
Colmán Ó Clabaigh is a monk of Glenstal and a historian specializing in the monastic and religious history of medieval Ireland. He is the author and co-editor of several works in this field and his recent publications include contributions to The Cambridge History of Ireland and The Cambridge History of Medieval Monasticism in the Latin West. His most recent publication (co-authored with Professor Rachel Moss, Trinity College Dublin) is Modest and Civil People: Religion and Society in Medieval Galway.
Connie Zweig, PhD, is a writer, and retired Jungian-oriented psychotherapist. In the past, she has contributed articles to Esquire magazine and the Los Angeles Times and holds a doctorate in Depth Psychology. Dr. Zweig has led seminars nationwide on meditation, spirituality, religious disillusionment and “shadow work.” She is co-author of Meeting the Shadow and Romancing the Shadow, and author of To Be A Woman, Meeting the Shadow of Spirituality, and the novel A Moth to the Flame: The Life Story of Sufi Poet Rumi. Her forthcoming book, The Inner Work of Age: How to Shift from Role to Soul, extends shadow-work into late life.
Cydny Urbina Rothe, MSW, is a Jungian analyst in Los Angeles with a practice that spans over 40 years. Losing her father at age 15 fostered lifetime sensitivity to the imminence of death as well as a passionate interest in the moments around dying. She has lectured and led workshops on the body in psychotherapy, films through a Jungian lens, racism from her perspective as a person of mixed ethnicity, and death.
Cynthia Anne Hale, Ph.D., LCSW, has explored the connections between inner and outer experiences as an educator, author, and a psychotherapist for over thirty years, emphasizing a relational and sociopolitical context. Her book, The Red Place: Transforming Past Traumas through Relationships, is about the healing potential of empathic connection. Dr. Hale has worked in higher education to facilitate strategic change, most recently at Reiss-Davis Graduate School. As a professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute, she led studies of the school’s multi-faceted perceptions and needs, including an institute-wide dream study. She has taught courses in archetypal and depth psychologies, clinical practice, and qualitative research methods, and has given talks in the U.S. and England.
David Merkowitz, PhD, has extensive experience in publishing, journalism, higher education, politics, and public policy. Early in his career, he taught literature, creative writing, and journalism at several major universities. He also has been a speechwriter for prominent elected officials and other leaders, as well as a consultant to numerous organizations and political campaigns. He holds a doctorate in American culture from the University of Michigan.
David Schoen, LCSW, MSSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an IAAP Certified Jungian Analyst since 1996, with a private practice in Covington, Louisiana. He has a great deal of experience and a strong background as an alcoholism/addiction counselor. He is a senior analyst in the Inter Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, co-founder and former coordinator of the New Orleans Jungian Training Seminar, advisor to the C.G. Jung Society of Baton Rouge.
Dennis Patrick Slattery, PhD, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Mythological Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute in California. He had been teaching there for 27 of his 55 years in the classroom. He is author, co-author, editor or co-editor of 33 volumes, including 7 volumes of poetry as well as a co-authored novel. Dr. Slattery has also authored over 200 articles, book reviews and blogs on cultural topics. His most recent book is The Fictions in Our Convictions: Essays on the Cultural Imagination. He has also taught student inmates in a California prison for over two years using Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces.
Diana Rubin, LCSW, co-director of the New York Center for Jungian Studies, has organized and led Jungian Seminars and Study Tours for over 25 years. Currently she has a private psychotherapy practice in New York City and New Paltz, New York, where she works with individuals and groups and also works remotely. A former staff psychotherapist at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health’s Institute for the Performing Artist, Ms. Rubin has a special interest in the interface of psychotherapy and the creative process.
Donald Kalsched, PhD, is a Jungian Analyst and Clinical Psychologist who practices in Brunswick Maine, and lives in nearby Topsham with his wife Robin van Loben Sels. He is a member of the C.G. Jung Institute of New England, a senior faculty member and supervisor with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and lectures nationally and internationally on the subject of trauma and its treatment. His first book The Inner World of Trauma; Archetypal Defenses of the Personal Spirit described a core complex of the dissociating psyche (Self-Care System) and demonstrated its clinical applications. His most recent book, Trauma and the Soul: A Psycho-spiritual Approach to Human Development and its Interruption explores how psychotherapeutic work with trauma-survivors sometimes provides access to an ineffable world of soul and spirit. For more information, visit www.donaldkalsched.com
Earl Collins, PhD, is a native of Belfast, where he studied philosophy and Byzantine Studies. For many years a Benedictine monk in Ireland, and for five years Abbot of the Dormitian Abbey in Jerusalem, he studied for two years at the Jung Institute, Zurich and has lectured widely in Europe and the United States. A priest of the Church of England (currently Vicar of St John’s, Hove, and Officer for Clergy Development in the Diocese of Chichester), he is co-producer of The Glenstal Book of Prayer, and author of The Glenstal Book of Icons and Meeting Christ in His Mysteries, and is fascinated by the relationship between mysticism and Jungian psychology.
Erik Goodwyn, MD, holds bachelor’s degrees in physics and mathematics, a master’s in anatomy and neurobiology, and a medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. Currently the director of psychotherapy training at the University of Louisville in the Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Goodwyn is the author of The Neurobiology of the Gods; Healing Symbols in Psychotherapy; and Understanding Dreams and Other Spontaneous Images. An officer in the U.S. Air Force for seven years, Dr. Goodwyn has researched and written about the dreams of soldiers in combat zones, as well as authored articles combining archetypal theory with cognitive anthropology and evolutionary psychology.
Evry Mann, MA is a percussionist, composer and writer who holds masters degrees in religious studies and in music composition. Founder of the Center for Creative Education -— a non-profit cultural center in Stone Ridge, New York — he was an artist in residence with the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico for six years, performing throughout the country. Ev has led over 50 trips to Cuba to study music, dance, and visual art, and authored the section on Music and Nightlife in Havana for the “Time Out” Guidebook. He has also studied traditional African music in Mali and Senegal and worked extensively with the Ballet Folklorico Cutumba of Santiago de Cuba.
Father Simon Sleeman, MA, earned a BA in psychology and philosophy at University College, Dublin, and MAs in theology and organizational development. Ordained in 1991, Father Simon was born in Berlin and educated at the Glenstal Abbey School. Headmaster of Glenstal’s Secondary School from 1991 to 1998 and for many years bursar of Glenstal Abbey, he notes that “providential encounters with psychotherapy, poetry, and alternative philosophies have helped me to forge another understanding of life.”
Gary D. Astrachan, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Jungian psychoanalyst in private practice in Portland, Maine. He is a faculty member and supervising and training analyst at the C.G. Jung Institutes in Boston and in Switzerland, and he lectures and teaches widely throughout North America, Latin America, and Europe. A founding member of the C.G. Jung Center of Brunswick, Maine, he is the author of numerous scholarly articles in professional journals and books. His most recent book is Naming the Gods: Cy Twombly’s Passionate Poiesis.
Gary Trosclair, DMA, LCSW, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City and Westchester County, NY. He is president of the New York Association for Analytical Psychology and serves on the faculty of the Jung Institute of New York. He is the author of I’m Working On It in Therapy: How to Get the Most Out of Psychotherapy; and of the blog The Healthy Compulsive Project. His new book, The Healthy Compulsive Project: Taking the Wheel of the Driven Personality, will be published this year.
Henry Abramovitch, PhD, founding president and senior training analyst of the Israel Institute of Jungian Psychology, is a professor at Tel Aviv University Medical School, as well as former president of the Israel Anthropological Association and co-facilitator of the Interfaith Encounter Group. He supervises “Routers” in the IAAP Developing Groups in Poland and Russia.
Dr. Abramovitch is the author of Brothers and Sisters: Myth and Reality (published in English, Hebrew, and Russian) and the forthcoming Therapy as Performance Art. His passions are poetry, dream groups, and the holy city of Jerusalem.
James Hollis, PhD, is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst with a practice in Washington DC. He is the author of 16 books that have been translated into 18 languages. An internationally acclaimed analyst, he is former executive director of the Jung Educational Center of Houston, professor of Jungian Studies at Saybrook University, and vice president emeritus of the Philemon Foundation. His books include The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other; Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life; What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life; The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Mid-Life; Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts Who Run Our Lives; Mythologems: Incarnations of the Invisible World; Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey; and his most recent books: Living Between Worlds: Finding Personal Resilience in Changing Times and Prisms: Reflections on this Journey We Call Life.
Jan Bauer, MA, was born and raised in the USA, lived in various European countries for 20 years, and has sort of resolved her tension of opposites by settling in Quebec Canada for the last 40 years. She has been involved in training with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts as Director of Admissions and then of Training. And in Quebec, she gives seminars and presentations for professionals and the public in French and English, as well as maintaining an active bi-lingual private practice. Particular areas of interest are individuation, the shadow, the ‘democracy of the psyche’.
Janis M. Maxwell, PhD is a Jungian Analyst with a private practice in Easton, Maryland. She is a graduate, faculty member and supervising training analyst of the C. G. Jung Institute-Zurich and is currently a member of the Curatorium at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. Dr. Maxwell is past president of the Philadelphia Jung Institute and has served as Director of Training for that Institute as well as the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. She worked as a corporate officer of a major Fortune 500 company for 18 years before becoming an analyst, and holds degrees in mathematics and psychology.
Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, is a Jungian analyst in private practice, a member of the C.G.Jung Institute of San Francisco, and a past chair of the joint North-South Certifying Board, She is and has been a leader in psychiatry: a UCSF Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, a Distinguished Life Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association, a member & chairperson of the American Psychiatric Association’s Council on National Affairs; a member of the Board of the Ms. Foundation for Women; a representative to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, a presenter at several Parliament of the World Religions, is the author of thirteen books in well over a hundred foreign translations including Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman, The Millionth Circle, and a virtual video speaker at many international conferences while sheltering in place; she received Marquis Who’s Who in America, Lifetime Achievement Award 2020. For more information, visit www.jeanbolen.com
Jeanne Bresciani, Ph.D. is Artistic Director of the Isadora Duncan International Institute and director of its Certificate Program in Myth, Movement and Travel. Former faculty member at New York University, she has lectured, performed, and led workshops internationally, including at the British Museum, the Delphi Museum in Greece, and New York’s Lincoln Center. A former Fulbright Scholar, she performs internationally and is a choreographer and creator of festivals, specializing in dance, myth and movement studies.
Jeffrey Raff, PhD, Jungian analyst in private practice in Denver since 1976, is a graduate of the Jung Institute of Zurich. A highly acclaimed author and Jungian analyst, he is the former president of the Jung Institute of Colorado, where he is currently a training analyst. Dr. Raff has been studying alchemy as well as the esoteric spiritual tradition for over 50 years. In addition to lecturing all over the country, he is the author of numerous articles and several books, including Jung and the Alchemical Imagination, The Wedding of Sophia, and The Practice of Ally Work. Dr. Raff is delighted to be returning to Jung on the Hudson.
Joanne Wieland Burston, PhD, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Munich, Germany. A graduate of the Jung Institute in Zurich, she teaches at the International Seminar for Analytical Psychology in Zurich, has lectured internationally, and is the author of various articles. In 1999 she began a supervision group on the effects of the Nazi period on clients today. Her books, Chaos and Order in the World of the Psyche and Contemporary Solitude: The Joy and Pain of Being Alone, have been translated into many languages. Her most recent book is Archetypal and Cultural Perspectives on the Foreigner: Minorities and Monsters.
Joe Cambray, Ph.D., is past-president-CEO of Pacifica Graduate Institute; past-president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology; has served as the U.S. Editor for The Journal of Analytical Psychology and was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. Dr. Cambray is also a Jungian analyst living in the Santa Barbara area of California. His numerous publications include Synchronicity: Nature and Psyche in an Interconnected Universe, a newly edited volume, with Leslie Sawin, Our World of Uncertainty: Possibilities and Challenges Through a Jungian Perspective. He has published numerous papers in a range of international journals.
John Hill, MA, earned a diploma in analytical psychology from the Jung Institute of Zurich, where he served for many years as training analyst. Additionally, he has earned degrees in philosophy from the University of Dublin and Catholic University in Washington, DC, has a private practice in Zurich, and is a training analyst at ISAP Zurich. Born and raised in Ireland and a graduate of the Glenstal Abbey School, he has published, among others works, “Celtic Myth”; “Dreams”; “Christian Mysticism”; and At Home in the World: Sounds and Symmetries of Belonging.
John Peck, PhD, Jungian analyst, lives and works in Brunswick, Maine.
A poet and author, he has taught at Princeton University, Mount Holyoke College, and the University of Zurich. Dr. Peck edits and translates for the Philemon Foundation—collaboratively on The Red Book and currently on The Black Books of Jung. He is final editor for Jung’s Dream Interpretation Ancient and Modern: Notes from the Seminar Given in 1936–1941. Dr. Peck’s honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Josephine Evetts-Secker, B.A, M.Phil., is a graduate of the University of London. Trained at the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich, for many years she taught at the Canadian University of Calgary, retiring with Emerita status to return to England in 1997. A founder of the Calgary Jung Society, she is Co-Chair of AGAP (a Jungian Training institute in Zurich) and IGAP (a London Training group). In private practice in Whitby, Yorkshire she also lectures at Jungian training groups in Canada and the U.S. Her publications include edited volumes of fairy tales and published poetry, and various articles on literature and psychology. She gave the 2011 Zurich Jung Lectures, based on her book: At Home in the Language of the Soul: Exploring Jungian Discourse and Psyche’s Grammar of Transformation.
Lara Newton, M.A. is a senior Jungian Analyst in private practice in Denver. President of the C.G. Jung Society of Colorado (in Denver) since 1996, she is Director of Training for the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado. Lara earned a masters degree in English literature before studying at the Jung Institute in Zurich (1980). She then returned to the U.S., completed a masters degree in psychology and resumed her formal Jungian training with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analyst from which she received her diploma as a Jungian analyst in 1993.
Lara’s thesis for IRSJA was on the brother-sister relationship with a focus on animus development in women who had been deeply affected by their relationships with their brothers. Work on that writing began in the late 1980’s, culminating in her book titled, Brothers and Sisters: Discovering the Psychology of Companionship. Her most recent studies have focused on Jung’s work with alchemy, the female alchemist known as Maria Prophetissa, and Celtic Mythology.
Linda Carter, MSN, CS, IAAP (USA), is a nurse and a Jungian analyst in private practice in Carpinteria, California, On the faculty of Pacifica Graduate Institute, she publishes widely and teaches internationally, especially in China, and is a graduate of Georgetown and Yale Universities, and the Jung Institute in Boston. In addition, she is chair and founder of the Art and Psyche Working Group, a collaborative group based on models of emergence, whose mission is to bring together members of the art world with psychotherapists and anyone interested in depth psychology. Currently, U.S. editor of the Film and Culture Section of the Journal of Analytical Psychology, Linda was the winner of several Gradiva Awards by the NAAP (National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis): in 2019 in the art category for the exhibition of “The Illuminated Imagination, The Art of C.G. Jung;” in 2021 in the digital media category for her work “Art in a Time of Global Crisis: Interconnection and Companionship; and in 2022 for her article “Amazing Grace.”
Lionel Corbett, MD, trained in medicine and psychiatry in England and as a Jungian Analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. A professor of Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California, he is the author of five books: Psyche and the Sacred: Spirituality Beyond Religion; The Religious Function of the Psyche; The Sacred Cauldron: Psychotherapy as a Spiritual Practice; The Soul in Anguish: Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Suffering; and Understanding Evil: A Psychotherapists Guide; and co-editor of several volumes of collected papers: Psyche’s Stories, Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field; Psychology at the Threshold; and Jung and Aging. His latest book is The God-image: From Antiquity to Jung.
Lori Pye, Ph.D., is the Founder and President of Viridis Graduate Institute whose focus is Ecological Psychology and Environmental Humanities. As an environmental activist and executive director for international marine nonprofits, Lori worked with numerous NGOs to co-develop the Eastern Tropical Pacific Biological Seascape Corridor with the Ministers of the Environment from Latin and South America. She has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals promoting the field of ecological psychology. She serves on the Editorial Board for Ecopsychology Journal. Forthcoming textbook: Fundamentals of Ecological Psychology, Routledge in 2022.
Lyn Mather, MA, is an artist and a Jungian-oriented art therapist whose practice emphasizes active imagination, dream interpretation and eco-arts. She regularly facilitates workshops themed on the imaginal, the mythopoetic, and the symbolic. With her husband Mathew, she co-pioneered a certificate course on Jungian psychology with art therapy. A current project is “Art and Psyche Ireland,” a networking platform that focuses on the role of the emergent unconscious, the creative imagination, and process work.
Manisha Roy, PhD, is an anthropologist and Jungian analyst on the faculty of the Jung Institute of Boston. In private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Roy, who writes in English and in Bengali, is the author of eight books and coeditor of three as well as having written more than fifty articles. Her publications include novels, a collection of short stories, and memoirs (including My Four Homes, in English).
Margaret Klenck, MDiv, LP, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York. A graduate of Union Theological Seminary, she is past president of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association in New York, where she teaches and supervises trainees. Margaret has lectured and taught nationally and internationally. Her most recent publications are two books in which she is a featured interviewee: Visible Mind: Movies, Modernity and the Unconscious, by Christopher Hauke; and There’s a Mystery There: The Primal Vision of Maurice Sendak, by Jonathan Cott. Before becoming an analyst, Ms. Klenck had a 20-year acting career, appearing on stage, television, and film.
Marian Dunlea M.Sc., IAAP, ICP, author of Body-Dreaming in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: An Embodied Therapeutic Approach, is a Jungian analyst in Galway, Ireland. Marian is a Somatics practitioner who has been teaching and leading workshops internationally for the past 30 years on the theme of integrating body and soul. She is head of the BodySoul Europe training program, sister organization of the Marion Woodman Foundation, where she is a core faculty member. With the development of her unique approach, Marian incorporates developments in neuroscience, trauma therapy, and attachment theory with Jungian psychology, and the phenomenological standpoint of interconnectedness. In 2019 her book, Body-Dreaming in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: An Embodied Therapeutic Approach, won the Gradiva Award for best book by NAAP (National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis) and shared first-place Best Book award from The International Association for Jungian Studies’.
Mark Patrick Hederman, former abbot of Glenstal Abbey, has been a monk of Glenstal Abbey for over 45 years. Founding editor of The Crane Bag Journal of Irish Studies, he spent the first years of the new century wandering in search of the Holy Spirit, allowing inspiration and coincidence to lead him. Among his many publications are Walkabout: Life as Holy Spirit; Kissing the Dark: Connecting with the Unconscious; Underground Cathedrals; Dancing with Dinosaurs; The Opal and the Pearl, and his most recent book, Crimson and Gold: Life as a Limerick.
Marlene Frantz is a Jungian analyst, a certified Group Psychotherapist, an Equine therapist and an artist. Her private practice in Santa Monica, California, includes adults, couples, and children. Ms. Frantz has lectured on creativity, grief, and equine therapy and led workshops on the creative process, dreams, and rebuilding one’s life after loss. She has contributed articles and been a featured artist in the journal Psychological Perspectives. She is a member of the faculty and the Board of the C.G. Jung institute of Los Angeles and on the Board and a Supervisor at The Coldwater Counseling Center.
Mary Dougherty, MFA, ATR, NCPsyA, is a Jungian analyst and art psychotherapist in private practice. She teaches at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and nationally on the clinical uses of image-making as active imagination, and the impact of Jung’s thought on creative development and artistic production. Her special interest is on the symbolic function of art-making on the life of the maker.
Mathew Mather, PhD, is a graduate of the University of Essex, a lecturer at Limerick School of Art and Design, and course director of the Certificate in Jungian Psychology with Art Therapy. Dr. Mather regularly presents at international conferences, is a guest lecturer at ISAP-Zurich, and is interested in dream interpretation, synchronicity, art, alchemy, and astrology. He is the author of The Alchemical Mercurius: Esoteric Symbol of Jung’s Life and Works.
Michael Gibbons, one of Ireland’s most respected archaeologists, is acclaimed for his ongoing fieldwork in Connemara. A popular presenter, he has lectured worldwide, including at Oxford, Cambridge, the National Geographic Society, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Author of Connemara: Visions of Iar Chonnacht, as well as numerous articles, Michael is a member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland, the Croagh Patrick archaeological research team, and the Heritage Council of Ireland.
Michael Meade, DHL, is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. He combines hypnotic storytelling, street-savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths with a deep knowledge of cross-cultural rituals. He is the author of Awakening the Soul: A Deep Response to a Troubled World; The Genius Myth; Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of The Soul; Why the World Doesn’t End: Tales of Renewal in Times of Loss; and The Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of the Soul. He is editor, with James Hillman and Robert Bly, of The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart. He is also the creator of the Living Myth podcast. Meade is founder and Director of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, a nonprofit network of artists, activists, and community builders that encourages greater understanding between diverse peoples.
Monika Wikman, PhD, is a Jungian analyst and astrologer. Author of Pregnant Darkness: Alchemy and the Rebirth of Consciousness, she has contributed chapters, articles and poems to numerous journals, and lectures and leads workshops internationally on mythology, active imagination, dreams, wellness, alchemy, and creativity. Dr. Wikman, with a degree in Clinical Psychology, and a graduate of the Jung–Von Franz Center for Depth Psychology in Zurich, has taught in the graduate department at California State University, Los Angeles, lives and has a private practice in Tesuque, New Mexico and Gaviota, California. Along with her partner, Tom Elsner, she hosts a non-profit project, The Center for Alchemical Studies.
Morgan Stebbins, MDiv, LMSW, DMin, LP, is a supervising analyst, faculty member, and former President and Director of Training at the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association in New York, where he also maintains a private practice. Holding a doctorate in Religious Studies and Hermeneutics, he began his Zen training at the San Francisco Zen Center where he was also a monastic resident. He has written on symbol formation, dreams, the role of mindfulness in analysis, the meaning of compulsion, and the archetypal psychology of Buddhist sutras and precepts.
Nóirín Ní Riain, PhD, an acclaimed spiritual singer, has introduced the Dalai Lama at official occasions in Ireland and elsewhere. A theologian, musicologist, and recording artist who was awarded the first doctorate in theology from the University of Limerick, she has written several books, including Listen with the Ear of the Heart: An Autobiography and Theosony: Towards a Theology of Listening. Dr. Ní Riain was ordained as a minister in 2017 with One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in London.
Padraig McIntyre, is a baker, singer, and monk since 2010 at Glenstal Abbey, where he heads the hospitality team. He recently earned an MA in ritual chant and song from the University of Limerick—taking electives in dance, the wisdom of the body moving, and religious song from the Irish tradition.
Phil Cousineau, BA, is a writer, teacher, editor, independent scholar, documentary filmmaker, and storyteller. He lectures frequently on mythology, movies, beauty, and creativity. He has published over 40 nonfiction books, including the bestseller The Art of Pilgrimage, and a mythopoetic novel The Lost Notebooks of Sisyphus. His 25 scriptwriting credits include The Hero’s Journey: The World of Joseph Campbell, and the Oscar-nominated Forever Activists: Stories from the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. His work on mythology in the modern world includes story consulting for Warner Brothers, Twentieth-Century Fox, Pixar Films, the Smithsonian Channel, and Major League Baseball. For more information, visit www.philcousineau.net
Pittman McGehee, DD, lecturer and educator in psychology and religion, is a widely published author, poet, and essayist. A practicing Jungian analyst in Austin, Texas, he was formerly Carolyn Fay Adjunct Lecturer in Analytical Psychology at the University of Houston, and faculty member at the Jung Institute in Zurich. His many publications include The Invisible Church: Finding Spirituality Where You Are, Raising Lazarus: The Science of Healing the Soul, and The Paradox of Love.
Raymond P. Scheindlin, PhD, recently retired professor of Hebrew Literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary, is a former Guggenheim Fellow. Dr. Scheindlin’s main field of research has been the encounter of Hebrew and Arabic cultures in Spain, especially as embodied in the poetry of the two traditions. His books on medieval Hebrew poetry — Wine, Women, and Death: Medieval Hebrew Poems on the Good Life, dealing with secular poetry; and The Gazelle: Medieval Hebrew Poems on God, Israel, and the Soul, reflect both the academic and the literary aspects of his career. He is the author of a widely-used textbook, A Short History of the Jewish People and co-editor of The Literature of Al-Andalus. His most recent book is The Song of the Distant Dove: Judah Halevi’s Pilgrimage.
Richard Tarnas, Ph.D., is professor of psychology and cultural history at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where he founded the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness. He teaches courses in depth psychology, the history of philosophy, and religious evolution. He frequently lectures on archetypal studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute and was formerly the director of programs and education at Esalen. The author of two books, The Passion of the Western Mind and Cosmos and Psyche, he is a past president of the International Transpersonal Association and served on the Board of Governors for the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco.
Safron Rossi, PhD, is Core Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute in the Jungian and Archetypal Studies Program. Formerly she was Curator of the Joseph Campbell and James Hillman archives. Safron is the author of The Kore Goddess: A Mythology & Psychology, editor of Joseph Campbell’s Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine, and co-editor of Jung on Astrology. Safron is also a consulting archetypal psychological astrologer.
Sanford L. Drob, PhD, is on the core faculty of the doctoral program in clinical psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California, and served for many years as director of psychological assessment and senior forensic psychologist at Bellevue Hospital in New York. He holds PhDs in philosophy and clinical psychology and is the author of four books on the interface between Jewish mysticism, theology, and philosophy, including Kabbalah and Postmodernism: A Dialogue; Kabbalistic Visions: C. G. Jung and Jewish Mysticism; and Reading the Red Book: A ematic Guide to C. G. Jung’s Liber Novus.
Stephen A. Martin, PsyD, a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, has been in private practice in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, for over 35 years. Cofounder and president emeritus of the Philemon Foundation and the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts, Dr. Martin is a leading expert on twentieth-century decorative arts, focusing on British decorative arts of Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts period. Editor of definitive monographs on British artist Archibald Knox, Dr. Martin has been guided by Hermes in many guises over the years, for which he is most grateful.
Susan M. Tiberghien, living in Geneva, Switzerland, has been teaching Jungian writing workshops for twenty-five years in Europe and the USA. With a degree in Philosophy and English and graduate studies at the Université de Grenoble and the C.G. Jung Institute in Küsnacht, she has authored seven books, including Looking for Gold; Writing Toward Wholeness; and Circling to the Center. She recently recorded master classes for the Jung Society of Washington as well as a series of webinars for the International Women’s Writing Guild.
Sylvia Brinton Perera, MA, Jungian analyst, practices, writes and teaches in New York and Vermont. On the faculty and former board member of the Jung Institute of New York, she lectures and leads workshops internationally. Ms. Perera’s many publications include Descent to the Goddess: A Way of Initiation for Women; The Scapegoat Complex: Toward a Mythology of Shadow and Guilt; Dreams, A Portal to the Source; Celtic Queen Maeve and Addiction: An Archetypal Perspective; and The Irish Bull God: Image of Multiform and Integral Masculinity.
Thomas Elsner, JD, MA, is a certified Jungian analyst practicing in Santa Barbara, California, and a graduate of the Jung–Von Franz Center for Depth Psychology in Zurich. A core faculty member and highly respected lecturer at Pacifica Graduate Institute for many years where he taught courses on depth psychology and alchemy, Thomas has lectured and presented and led workshops on the theme of Jungian psychology and alchemy nationally and internationally. A recipient of the distinguished annual Fay Lecture series in analytical psychology, he is the author of a soon to be published book on Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s epic poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
Thomas Moore, Ph.D., is the author of the number one bestseller Care of the Soul and twenty-five other books. He is a musician, a psychotherapist and family man. His most recent book is Soul Therapy: The Art and Craft of Caring Conversations. He also teaches a year-long series of courses online called Soul Psychology.
Thomas Singer, MD, is a psychiatrist and Jungian psychoanalyst who trained at Yale Medical School, Dartmouth Medical School, and the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. He is the author and editor of many articles and books, including a series of books on cultural complexes in Australia, Latin America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the United States. Cultural Complexes and the Soul of America won the IAJS award for Best Edited Book of 2020. In addition, Dr. Singer has co-edited a series of books on Ancient Greece/Modern Psyche. He serves on the Board of ARAS (Archive for Research into Archetypal Symbolism) and has edited ARAS Connections for many years.
Tina Stromsted, Ph.D., LMFT, BC-DMT, LPCC, RSMT/E, is a Jungian analyst, dance/movement therapist, Somatics educator, and author. She is the founder of Soul’s Body Center®, and on the faculty of the Authentic Movement Institute in Berkeley, California. Dr. Stromsted, with forty-five years of clinical experience, teaches at the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco and the Marion Woodman Foundation as well as teaching at universities and healing centers in many parts of the world. With a private practice in San Francisco, and international virtual consultation, her work, webinars, and publications have focused on exploring the integration of body, psyche, relationship, community, and nature in the process of healing and transformation. In addition, in a video resource of Dr. Stromsted’s, she described how “Embodied Active Imagination can help us recover forgotten, denigrated, and repressed aspects of the self which often remain buried in the body until conditions allow them to surface, heal, and grow – with applications to therapy, meditation, and creativity.”
Veronica Goodchild, PhD, is Professor Emerita at Pacifica Graduate Institute, where she was a core faculty member for over sixteen years. Among the courses she taught were Jungian Psychology, Alchemy, and Depth Psychology and the Sacred. An affiliate member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, Dr. Goodchild has trained at the Jung-Von Franz Center for Depth Psychology and has been a practicing Jungian psychotherapist for more than thrity-five years. Her publications include Eros and Chaos: The Sacred Mysteries; Dark Shadows of Love; and Songlines of the Soul: Pathways to a New Vision for a New Century.
Yoram Bilu is a professor emeritus of anthropology and psychology at the Hebrew University. His research interests include the anthropology of religion (focusing on saint worship, messianism, and religious healing), culture and mental health, the sanctification of space in Israel, and Moroccan Jewish culture.
Professor Bilu served as the chair of the department of psychology and the head of the Authority for Doctoral Students, both at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and as the president of the Israeli Anthropological Association. He has been a visiting professor at several American Universities. In 2013, he received the Israel Prize (most prestigious award in Israel) in sociology and anthropology. In 2015 he was elected to the Israeli Academy of the Sciences. His publications include many articles in important journals and two books published in English: Without Bounds: The Life and Death of Rabbi Ya’aqov Wazana, Detroit: Wayne State University Press and The Saints’ Impresarios: Dreamers, Healers, and Holy Men in Israel’s Urban Periphery.