Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture and Spring Journal Books
Spring 89
$ 25.95

Spring 89: Buddhism and Depth Psychology: Refining the Encounter

ISBN: 978-1-935528-44-9
216 pp.

Nancy Cater, Editor-in-Chief
Polly Young-Eisendrath, Guest Editor

This volume introduces a new level of discourse between two contemplative practices—Buddhism and psychoanalysis—that are still coming to know one another and whose cross-fertilization promises a new paradigm of human healing. Spring Journal presents an extraordinary collection of papers that allows us to examine the realms of human suffering, subjective experience, wisdom, and truth from surprising new perspectives.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction Polly Young-Eisendrath
AWAKENING AND INSIGHT
Light and Dark: Koans and Dreams Henry Shukman
Settling the Mind Meditation: Subjectivity and Beyond Adeline Van Waning
On Being a Zen Psychoanalyst: The Union of Presence, Meaning, and Intimacy Jeffrey B. Rubin
Unconscious and Conscious Meet Self and self: Depth Psychology and Zen Meditation Grace Jill Schireson
Calming the Mind (An-hsin): The Early Chinese Zen Buddhism and Psychotherapy Shoji Muramoto
IDEALIZING, SUGGESTION, AND PROJECTION
Suggestion and Truth in Psychoanalysis and Buddhism Robert Caper
Knowing Our Teachers: Intersubjectivity and the Buddhist Teacher/Student Dyad Pilar Jennings
Buddha as a Walkaway Alexandra Fidyk
HUMOR, HEALING, AND HELPING
A Sense of Humor, Enlightenment, and Individuation Deon van Zyl
Reflections on Genjokoan, Kintsugi, and Participation Mystique: Mutual Transformation through Shared Brokenness Melvin E. Miller
Haiku and the Healing Way David H. Rosen
Buddhism, Psychoanalysis, and the Care of Homeless People Deborah Anna Luepnitz
LAGNIAPPE
Buddhism—A Personal Experience Leslie de Galbert
FILMS
Buddhism, Suffering, and Being Human: Akira Kurosawa’s Lower Depths Helena Bassil-Morozow
Werner Herzog’s Wheel of Time Catriona Miller
BOOKS
The Female Buddha: Discovering the Heart of Liberation and Love, by Deborah Bowman Patricia Reis
Anteros: A Forgotten Myth, by Craig E. Stephenson John Beebe
Connecting with South Africa: Cultural Communication and Understanding, by Astrid Berg Roger Brooke
Songlines of the Soul: Pathways to a New Vision for a New Century, by Veronica Goodchild Dennis Patrick Slattery
Guest Editor's Biography
Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst, Psychologist, author; Clinical Supervisor, Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont; Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont; and in private practice in central Vermont. She is chairperson of the non-profit "Enlightening Conversations: Buddhism and Psychoanalysis Meeting in Person" that hosts conferences in cities around the USA. She has published many chapters and articles, as well as fourteen books that have been translated into more than twenty languages. Her most recent books are The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance (Little, Brown: 2008) and The Cambridge Companion to Jung: New and Revised, of which she is co-editor with Terence Dawson (Cambridge University Press: 2008). She is working on a new book, tentatively called Love Broken Open. Polly is a long-time practitioner of Zen Buddhism (since 1971) and Vipassanā (since 1998) and a mindfulness teacher. www.young-eisendrath.com.
Contributor Biographies
Articles
Henry Shukman has published eight books of poetry, fiction, and memoir, several of which have been Books of the Year in the Times (London) and Guardian. He has won the Arvon Poetry Prize, Times Literary Supplement Poetry Prize, and Arts Council England Writer’s Award and has an M.A. from Cambridge and an M.Litt. from St. Andrews University. He is a Zen teacher in the Sanbo Kyodan lineage and is primary teacher at Mountain Cloud Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico (www.santafezen.org). He also has a small practice as an Archetypal Dreamwork therapist.
Adeline Van Waning, M.D., Ph.D., has worked as a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and psychoanalyst at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Psychoanalytical Institute, and Pharos—Health Services for Refugees. She has an M.A. in Buddhist studies and participated in the Shamatha Project, a three-month Buddhist meditation retreat combined with neuroscience research, in 2007. Her book on this expedition will be published in 2013 by Mantra Books. Her recent publications include "A Mindful Self and Beyond: Sharing in the Ongoing Dialogue of Buddhism and Psychoanalysis," in Awakening and Insight: Buddhism and Psychotherapy East and West, and "Naikan, a Buddhist Self-Reflective Approach: Psychoanalytic and Cultural reflections," in Freud and the Far East—Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the People and Culture of China, Japan, and Korea. She works in hospice care, offers meditation guidance, and paints.
Jeffrey B. Rubin, Ph.D., is a practicing psychotherapist and teacher of meditation in New York City and Bedford Hills, New York. Considered one of the leading integrators of the Western psychotherapeutic and Eastern meditative traditions, he is the creator of meditative psychotherapy. Rubin is the author of Meditative Psychotherapy, The Art of Flourishing, Psychotherapy and Buddhism, The Good Life, and A Psychoanalysis for Our Time. He has taught at various universities, psychoanalytic institutes, and Buddhist and yoga centers. His pioneering approach to psychotherapy and Buddhism has been featured in the New York Times Magazine. His website is www.drjeffreyrubin.com.
Grace Jill Schireson is a Zen abbess, president of Shogaku Zen Institute (a Zen teachers’ training seminary), and a clinical psychologist. She received her doctorate at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. She received Dharma Transmission from Sojun Mel Weitsman Roshi of the Suzuki Roshi Zen lineage. The late Fukushima Keido Roshi of Tofukuji Monastery, Kyoto, asked her to teach the koan she studied with him during her practice there. She leads two practice centers and a retreat center under the Central Valley Zen Foundation. She is the author of Zen Women: Beyond Tea Ladies, Iron Maidens and Macho Masters (2009) and has published articles in Shambhala Sun, Buddhadharma, andTricycle magazines. She has also been anthologized in The Book of Mu, Receiving the Marrow, and The Hidden Lamp. She lives with her husband at her Zen retreat center, Empty Nest Zendo, in North Fork, California.
Shoji Muramoto, Ph.D., is an editorial committee member of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology and was a professor at Hanazono University and Kobe City Universities of Foreign Studies. He is the coeditor of Awakening and Insight: Buddhism and Psychotherapy (2001), based on the 1999 international conference in Kyoto organized with P. Young-Eisendrath, which includes his translation from the German original of the 1957 Jung-Hisamatsu conversation. He is the author of Jung and Goethe (1992), Jung and Faust (1993), and The Encounter of the West with Buddhism (1998).
Robert Caper, M.D., is a psychoanalyst and assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine. He is the author of Immaterial Facts: Freud’s Discovery of Psychic Reality and Klein’s Development of His Work (1988), A Mind of One’s Own (1999), and Building Out into the Dark (2010). He is the author of numerous papers on psychoanalysis and has lectured extensively in North America, Europe, Australia, and Latin America. He currently practices in Vermont.
Pilar Jennings is a psychoanalyst with a private practice in New York City. She received her Ph.D. in psychiatry and religion from Union Theological Seminary and has been working with patients and their families through the Harlem Family Institute since 2004. Jennings is a lecturer at Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary, focusing on the clinical applications of Buddhist meditation. Her publications include "East of Ego: The Intersection of Narcissism and Buddhist Meditation Practice" in Journal of Religion and Health, and "I’ve Been Waiting for You: Reflections on Analytic Pain" in Psychoanalytic Review. Her most recent book is Mixing Minds: The Power of Relationship in Psychoanalysis and Buddhism (2010).
Alexandra Fidyk, Ph.D., is an assistant professor on the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta and adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is also a certified Jungian psychotherapist, trained as well in family constellation systems and integrated body psychodynamics.
Deon van Zyl, D.Phil., is a clinical psychologist and corporate consultant in private practice in Johannesburg, South Africa, and formerly associate professor of psychology at the University of Pretoria. He is a regular meditator in the Buddhist mindfulness tradition and author of "Polarity Processing: Self/No-Self, the Transcendent Function, and Wholeness" in Self and No-Self (2009). He publishes regular articles in Mantis, the journal of the South African Association of Jungian Analysts, most recently "The Clown Archetype: Reflections on the Age-Old Wisdom Within the Fool’s Humour" (2007), "Holographic Dreaming" (2011), and "Vocation as Archetype—Instinctual Calling" (2013). His website is www.dvanzyl.co.za.
Melvin E. Miller, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst and Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology and director of doctoral training at Norwich University. He has conducted research and published in psychoanalysis and spiritual development and is past president of the Vermont Association for Psychoanalytic Studies and the Society for Research in Adult Development. He is on the faculty and a supervisor for the Vermont Institute for the Psychotherapies. He coedited, with P. Young-Eisendrath, The Psychology of Mature Spirituality (2000) and most recently, with D. Mathers and O. Ando, Self and No-Self: Continuing the Dialogue between Buddhism and Psychotherapy (2009). He has a private psychoanalytic practice in Montpelier, Vermont.
David H. Rosen, M.D., was the initial holder of the McMillan Professorship in Analytical Psychology at Texas A&M University. He continues to host the Fay Lectures and edit the Fay Books in Analytical Psychology series. He currently lives in Eugene, Oregon, and is affiliate professor in psychiatry at the Oregon Health and Science University. He is the author of more than a hundred articles, many poems, and ten books. His most recent work is a chapbook "Clouds and More Clouds" and his memoir, Lost in Aotearoa: Finding My Way Home (forthcoming).
Deborah Anna Luepnitz, Ph.D., is a psychoanalyst practicing in Philadelphia. She is on the clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and on the faculty of the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia. She is the author of Schopenhauer’s Porcupines: Intimacy and Its Dilemmas and was a contributing author to The Cambridge Companion to Lacan. Luepnitz is the founder of Insight for All (IFA), a pro bono psychotherapy project for homeless adults and families.
Lagniappe
Leslie de Galbert, B.A., D.E.S.S. (Diplôme d’Études Supérieures Spécialisées), D.U. (Diplôme Universitaire), was born and raised in New Orleans and moved to France after earning her undergraduate degree in philosophy at Hollins University in Virginia. She completed her graduate studies in clinical psychology at the Université de Paris VII and earned a postgraduate degree in psycho-oncology at the medical school of the Université de Paris VI. She trained as a Jungian analyst at the Société Française de Psychologie Analytique and is a member of the International Society of Analytical Psychology. She has taught in the training program of the S.F.P.A. and is currently supervising analysts in training in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, under the auspices of the I.A.A.P. She has published articles in the Cahiers jungiens de psychanalyse and lectured on Jung’s Red Book in France and in Belgium. She maintains a private practice in Paris.
Films
Helena Bassil-Morozow is a cultural philosopher and film scholar, researching the dynamic between individual personality and sociocultural systems in industrialized and postindustrial societies. She is an honorary research fellow of the Research Institute for Media Art and Design, University of Bedfordshire. Her books include Tim Burton: The Monster and the Crowd and The Trickster in Contemporary Film.
Catriona Miller, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University, where she teaches film theory and writing for television. Her research interests include the archetypal dimensions of science fiction, horror, and fantasy genres, and she has published in Jungian film and television studies in Jung and Film 2 (2012) and House: The Wounded Healer on Television (2011). Her website is www.gcu.ac.uk/gsbs/staff/drcatrionamiller.
Books
Patricia Reis is a writer and psychotherapist practicing in Portland, Maine, and Nova Scotia. She is the author of Daughters of Saturn: From Father’s Daughter to Creative Women and The Dreaming Way: Dreams and Art for Remembering and Recovery, available at www.springjournalandbooks.com.
John Beebe is a Jungian analyst in private practice in San Francisco. A past president of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, he was the founding editor of the San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal (now titled Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche), and the first American coeditor of the Journal of Analytical Psychology. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters and of the book, Integrity in Depth. He is coauthor, with Virginia Apperson, of The Presence of the Feminine in Film. Beebe is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Roger Brooke, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., is a clinical psychologist, professor of psychology, and director of the Military Psychological Services at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. He is an affiliate member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, author of Jung and Phenomenology (1991), and editor of Pathways into the Jungian World (1999). He is a graduate of the Universities of Cape Town, Wits, and Rhodes, and was formerly a faculty member at Rhodes University, South Africa.
Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D., is core faculty in the Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he has taught for the past nineteen years. He is the author, coauthor, editor, or coeditor of nineteen books, including four volumes of poetry, and dozens of articles that have appeared in journals, newspapers, and collections of essays. His most recent publications include Day-to-Day Dante: Exploring Personal Myth through the Divine Comedy and Riting Myth, Mythic Writing: Plotting Your Personal Story. Currently he is finishing a collection of essays on psyche and poetics, Creases in Culture, as well as a book on Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. He offers Riting Myth retreats at Friends of Jung groups throughout the United States and Switzerland. His website is www.dennispslattery.com.