Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture and Spring Journal Books
Spring 87
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Spring 88: Environmental Disasters and Collective Trauma

ISBN: 9781935528425
368 pp.

This issue explores the intimate connections between environmental disasters and collective trauma. It is becoming increasingly obvious that our relationship with nature has changed. While our ability to predict natural events has increased, our collective illusions of control are being eroded by global communications that confront us with detailed information and images of the damage wrought by such events, leaving us to recognize how fragile our communities really are. The intrusion of natural disasters into the human psyche stimulates an age–old anxiety about our place on the earth and activates our fear of catastrophic change.

The articles in this issue are intended to stimulate discussion about environmental disasters and our relationship with the earth and how this is changing. I hope it will encourage more professionals to work with impacted communities or, at a minimum, promote new approaches to anxiety management. With more than seven billion humans on the earth, and global climate change affecting food production, weather, and natural cycles, change is inevitable. In response to these shifts our state of consciousness must expand to meet new environmental challenges.

—from the Introduction by Stephen Foster

A Note from the Editor Nancy Cater
Guest Co–editor's Introduction Stephen Foster
Solastalgia: When Home is No Longer Home Don Frederickson
Global Warming: Inaction, Denial, and Psyche Leslie Stein
The 2011 Earthquake in Japan: Psychotherapeutic Interventions and Change of Worldview Toshio Kawai
The Garden of the Heart and Soul: Psychological Relief Work in the Earthquake Zones and Orphanages in China Heyong Shen and Gao Lan
Expressive Sandwork: A Jungian Approach in Disaster Areas Eva Pattis Zoja
Hearing the Bugle's Call: Hurricane Katrina, the BP Oil Spill, and the Effects of Trauma Randy Fertel
Hurricane Katrina: The Tequila, the Kleenex, and the Ivy Marilyn Marshall
In My Back Yard: Legacies of the American West Stephen Foster
Catastrophe and Dreams Luigi Zoja
Children's Dreams Can See Through Roberto Gambini
Sons of Narcissus Evangelos Tsempelis
Melancholia and Catastrophic Change: An Essay on the Film Melancholia (2011) Pamela Power
Trauma, Mourning, and Renewal: Agnieszka Piotrowska's Out of the Ruins Helena Bassil-Morozow
Archetypes Assemble: How Superhero Teams Save the World from the Apocalypse and Lead the Way to Individuation—Marvel's The Avengers James Alan Anslow
Psychopathologia Psychoanalistis: An Essay on The Meaning and Matrix of Character : An Archetypal and Developmental Approach, Searching for the Wellsprings of Spirit, by Nancy J. Dougherty and Jacqueline J. West Ronald Schenk
And the Dance Goes On: An Essay on Ron's Essay on The Meaning and Matrix of Character Jacqueline J. West and Nancy J. Dougherty
Risky Business: A Jungian View of Environmental Disasters and the Nature Archetype, by Stephen J. Foster and Moby Dick and the Mythology of Oil: An Admonition for the Petroleum Age, by Robert D. Wagner, Jr. Susan Rowland
Sandplay Therapy in Vulnerable Communities: A Jungian Approach, by Eva Pattis Zoja Astrid Berg
In the Image of Orpheus: Rilke, a Soul History, by Daniel Joseph Polikoff Paul Bishop
The Animus: The Spirit of Inner Truth in Women, by Barbara Hannah Priscilla Murr
The Secret of Eranos Riccardo Bernardini
The Dichotomy of M. Esther Harding Polly Armstrong
Guest Co-editor's Biography
Stephen Foster has a B.S. degree in chemistry from Sussex University, and Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Imperial College, London. He has postdoctoral fellowships from the University of Wisconsin in biochemistry and toxicology, and Harvard University in cancer research, and has worked as an environmental consultant in hazardous waste for over 28 years. Foster also has a Master’s degree in counseling psychology from Regis University, and graduated as a Jungian analyst from the Inter- Regional Society of Jungian Analysts in 2009. His book, Risky Business: A Jungian View of Environmental Disasters and the Nature Archetype, expands on the archetypal aspects of environmental psychology and shadow.
Author Biographies (Alphabetical)
James Alan Anslow is a media psychology researcher working on his Ph.D. at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex, and formerly a journalism lecturer at City University London. Before becoming an academic, he worked for thirty years on Britain’s biggest-selling newspapers, The Sun and the controversially discontinued News of the World. He was chief production editor of News of the World in the 1990s and ran its editorial output the night Princess Diana died.
Polly Armstrong, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst trained in New York, with a private practice in Washington, D.C. for over 30 years until her retirement, when she moved to the coast of Maine. She was president of the Washington Society for Jungian Psychology and director of education for the Jungian Analysts of the Greater Washington Area. She earned graduate degrees from Columbia University and the University of Maryland, has taught psychology and education, and has conducted organizational development workshops throughout the United States for the National Training Laboratories.
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.
Astrid Berg is a psychiatrist as well as a Jungian analyst. She is an associate professor at the University of Cape Town and a senior consultant in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, where she heads the university’s Parent-Infant Mental Health Service. She also holds an honorary position as associate professor extraordinary in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Stellenbosch. Since 1995, she has been involved in a community in Cape Town where she is in charge of a weekly mother-baby mental health clinic. Her particular interest is in intercultural communication.
Riccardo Bernardini, Ph.D., Psy.D., serves as scientific advisor at the Eranos Foundation in Ascona, Switzerland. He previously taught, as adjunct professor of analytical psychology and educational psychology, at the University of Turin. He has published, among other books, Jung a Eranos. Il progetto della psicologia complessa (FrancoAngeli, 2011), now being translated into English. He serves as coeditor of the Eranos Yearbooks, the Eranos Series, and the Jungiana section of Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture.
Paul Bishop has written various articles and books on Jungian thought and German culture, particularly the relation of Jung’s ideas to key themes in German classicism, Romanticism, and literary modernism. He is professor of German at the University of Glasgow.
Nancy Dougherty, M.S.W., is a Jungian analyst with a private practice in Austin, Texas. She is a senior training analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago and is the former director of training of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. They are co-authors of The Matrix and Meaning of Character.
Don Fredericksen is professor of film in the Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University and a psychotherapist in the tradition of C. G. Jung. He currently serves as chairman of the executive committee of the International Association for Jungian Studies.
A native of New Orleans, Randy Fertel, Ph.D., has taught the literature of war at Harvard, Tulane, the University of New Orleans, and the New School for Social Research. He heads the Ruth U. Fertel Foundation, which is devoted to Louisiana education and (which) brought Alice Waters’s Edible Schoolyard project to post-Katrina New Orleans. He also heads the Fertel Foundation, which sponsors the Ron Ridenhour Prizes for Courageous Truth Telling. A contributor to NPR, Huffington Post, the Smithsonian, the Kenyon Review, and Creative Nonfiction, he wrote The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak: A New Orleans Family Memoir (University Press of Mississippi) and A Taste for Chaos: The Hidden Order in the Art of Improvisation (forthcoming from Spring Journal Books).
Roberto Gambini is a Jungian analyst in São Paulo, Brazil. His books include Indian Mirror: The Making of the Brazilian Soul and Soul and Culture.
Toshio Kawai is professor of clinical psychology at Kokoro Reseach Center, Kyoto University. He also works as a Jungian analyst. He has written on postmodern consciousness in connection with psychotherapy and the works of Haruki Murakami, autistic spectrum disorder, Jung’s Red Book, and Jungian psychology in Japan.
Gao Lan is professor of psychology at South China Normal University, a sandplay therapist, a member of ISST and an IAAP analyst in training.
Marilyn Marshall, M.A., LPC, is a Jungian analyst practicing and teaching in New Orleans. She is a graduate of the Inter-Regional Society for Jungian Analysts (IRSJA) and a faculty member of the New Orleans Jungian Seminar. She is the author of published articles and has cowritten, with analysts Connie Romero and Charlotte Mathes, the play Vault of the Heart, adapted from selected themes and dialogues in Jung's Red Book. The play has been performed by analysts in New Orleans, Fall 2010, and in Boulder (IRSJA Conference), Spring 2011.
Priscilla Murr is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Austin, Texas. She studied at the Jung Institute in Zürich where she graduated in 1985. She also earned a Ph.D. at the University of Zürich while living there. She is interested in Native American art and manifestations of the unconscious.
Pamela J. Power, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst practicing in Santa Monica, CA. She is an analyst member and on the faculty of the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, where she also served as training director and clinic director. She has published numerous articles, film essays, and book reviews for Psychological Perspectives and articles for Journal of Jungian Theory and Practice. Her most recent article is “Violence and the Religious Instinct,” Psychological Perspectives 54(4), 2011.
Susan Rowland, Ph.D., is a member of the core faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute and previously professor of English and Jungian studies at the University of Greenwich, UK. She was a founding member and first chair of the executive committee of the International Association for Jungian Studies 2003–2006. She has published several books on literary theory, gender, and depth psychology, including Jung: A Feminist Revision (2002) and Jung as a Writer (2005). Her latest book is The Ecocritical Psyche: Literature, Complexity Evolution, and Jung (2012), arguing that literary symbols are embodied, biosemiotic, and communicative between human and other.
Ronald Schenk, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst practicing, teaching, and writing in Dallas and Houston. He is a past president of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and currently president-elect of the Council of North American Societies of Jungian Analysts. His interests are cultural, as well as clinical, and he is author of American Soul: A Cultural Narrative, The Soul of Beauty: A Psychological Investigation of Appearance, Dark Light: The Appearance of Death in Everyday Life, and The Sunken Quest, the Wasted Fisher, the Pregnant Fish: Postmodern Reflections on Depth Psychology.
Heyong Shen is the president of the Chinese Federation of Analytical Psychology and Sandplay Therapy and a Jungian analyst. He is a member of Sandplay Therapists of America, the International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST), and the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) and professor at South China Normal University, City University of Macao, and Fudan University in China.
Leslie Stein is a scholar in residence at the Center for Environmental Legal Studies, Pace University and an analyst in training at the C. G. Jung Institute of New York.
Evangelos Tsempelis is an analyst in training at ISAPZURICH.
Jacqueline J. West, Ph.D., has served as the president and director of training for the C. G. Jung Institute of New Mexico. Currently she is a senior analyst in the New Mexico Institute and a training analyst in the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. She also currently serves as president of CNASJA, the Council of North American Societies of Jungian Analysts. She practices in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Eva Pattis Zoja is a clinical psychologist and Jungian psychoanalyst and a member of Österreichische Gesellschaft für Analytische Psychologie, the Association of Graduate Analytical Psychologists, Centro Italiano Psicologia Analitica, and the New York Association for Analytical Psychology. She has a diploma in sandplay from the International Society for Sandplay Therapy and teaches at the C. G. Jung Institute, Zürich, the C. G. Jung Foundation, New York, and ÖGAP, Vienna. She is the author of Abortion: Loss and Renewal in the Search for Identity and Sandplay Therapy in Vulnerable Communities and editor of Sandplay Therapy: The Treatment of Psychopathologies. She is currently working in Colombia, Argentina, and Romania on a project in expressive sandwork, helping neglected children in areas where psychotherapy is not available (www.sandwork.org).
Luigi Zoja, Ph.D., is a former training analyst of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zürich, past president of the Centro Italiano di Psicologia Analitica, and former president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP). He has taught at the School of Psychiatry, State University of Palermo, and at the University of Insubria and practiced in Zürich, New York, and Milan. He is the author of many papers and books, published in many languages, including The Father (2001), Cultivating the Soul (2005), Ethics and Analysis (2007), and Violence in History, Culture and the Psyche (2009).