Author Biographies (Alphabetical)
Paul Bishop, D. Phil., is professor of German at the University of Glasgow. In a series of books and articles he has tried to situate Jung within a tradition of German thought linking the classical aesthetics of Goethe and Schiller with the philosophy of Nietzsche and, ultimately, depth psychology. He is currently editing a collection of papers on the subject of the archaic. Among his most recent publications are Reading Goethe at Midlife: Ancient Wisdom, German Classicism, and Jung (Spring Journal Books, 2011); and Analytical Psychology and German Classical Aesthetics, vol. 1, The Development of the Personality (Routledge, 2007) and vol. 2, The Constellation of the Self (Routledge, 2008). His other research interests include Stefan George, Ludwig Klages, Thomas Mann, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Arthur Schopenhauer.
Blake Burleson is Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences and Senior Lecturer in World Religions at Baylor University where he formerly directed the African Studies Program. He is the author of Jung in Africa (2005) and Pathways to Integrity (2000).
Linda Buzzell, M.A., M.F.T., is co-editor with Craig Chalquist of Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind (Sierra Club Books 2009) and the founder of the International Association for Ecotherapy. She has been a practicing psychotherapist for over thirty years and an ecotherapist since 2000. From 2006 to 2010 she was Adjunct Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute, supervising the community and ecological fieldwork of first-year students in the Depth Psychology Ph.D. program. She is on the board of the OPUS Archives and Research Center in Santa Barbara, California, which holds the works of Joseph Campbell, Maria Gimbutas, James Hillman, Marion Woodman, Jane Hollister Wheelwright, Joseph Wheelwright, Adolf Guggenbühl-Craig, Christine Downing, and Katie Sanford.
Axel Capriles M., D.Ec., is professor of psychology at the Catholic University of Caracas. He has a degree in psychology, a diploma from the C. G. Jung Institut Zürich, and a doctorate in economics. He is a past president of the Venezuelan Society of Jungian Analysts, director of the C. G. Jung Foundation of Venezuela, and the current editor of the Venezuelan journal Revista Venezolana de Psicología de los Arquetipos y Estudios Junguianos. He is a columnist for the main daily journal of Caracas, El Universal. His published books include El complejo del dinero (The Money Complex; Consorcio de Ediciones Capriles, 2004) and La picardía del venezolano o el triunfo de Tío Conejo (The Success of Uncle Rabbit; Taurus, 2008). Another book, The Fantasies of Juan Bimba, is forthcoming.
Craig Chalquist is a core faculty member in East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where he teaches depth psychology and ecopsychology, and adjunct faculty at John F. Kennedy University and Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is the author of Terrapsychology: Reengaging the Soul of Place (Spring Journal Books, 2007), co-editor with Linda Buzzell of Ecotherapy: Healing the Nature with Mind (Sierra Club Books, 2009), and editor of Rebearths: Conversations with a World Ensouled (World Soul Books, 2010). He lives in California's Bay Area, a highly productive ecological, cultural, and spirirtual estuary. His website is Chalquist.com.
Leonard Cruz, M.D., is a Cuban-American, Jungian-oriented psychiatrist in practice in Asheville, North Carolina. With Dr. Steven Buser, he co-founded the Asheville Jung Center. He is a consultant to small and medium-sized businesses on leadership issues, new venture creation, and strategic planning. He is interested in the application of analytical psychology, especially the principle of the transcendent function, to clinical practice and business consulting.
Hendrika de Vries, M.T.S.,M.F.T, is a licensed depth-oriented Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Santa Barbara, California. She has served as adjunct faculty in the Mythological Studies and Counseling Psychology programs at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her recent publications include "The Chrysalis Experience: A Mythology for Times of Transition," in Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field, edited Dennis P. Slattery and Lionel Corbett (Daimon Verlag and Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2000); and "Beyond Forgiveness: Re-Weaving the Remains of War," Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture 81 (2009). Her current research interest is the archetypal theme of interdependence.
Alexandra Fidyk, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Secondary Education, University of Alberta, Canada, and Adjunct Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute, California. Her work draws from the fields of process philosophy, depth psychology, Buddhist thought, curriculum theory, and poetic inquiry. She has published poetry, chapters, articles, edited collections, and has forthcoming books in education and analytical psychology. She is an associate editor for the International Journal of Jungian Studies and an editor of the current issue of the Jungian Journal of Scholarly Studies. She is a certified Jungian psychotherapist.
John Hoedl is a Jungian psychoanalyst with a private practice in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He trained at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, is the current president of the Western Canadian Association of Jungian Analysts, and is an executive member of the International Society for Psychology as the Discipline of Interiority. He is also the current president of and regular presenter at the Edmonton Jung Forum Association. He has lectured in a number of Canadian cities on various topics, including alchemy and Jungian psychology.
Diana Baynes Jansen is a Jungian-trained analytical psychotherapist with a practice in the North of England. She is the youngest of H. G. Baynes's six children and the author of Jung's Apprentice: A Biography of Helton Godwin Baynes (2003).
Kaj Noschis, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is a member of the faculty at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich and a lecturer at the University of Lausanne (in Jungian psychology) and the Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (in environmental psychology). His publications are mainly in French; his most recent book is Monte Veritŕ—Ascona et le génie du lieu (Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, 2011).
Elena Pourtova is a Jungian analyst and a member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology and the Russian Society of Analytical Psychology. She is an Assistant Professor and Chair of Consulting Psychology at the High Psychology School in Moscow. She lectures at the Moscow Association of Analytical Psychology and is a teacher of Jungian analysis in Moscow and other Russian cities.
Jörg Rasche, M.D., is a child psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and sandplay therapist in Berlin where he teaches at the Berlin Jung Institute. He has served as President of the German Jungian Association (DGAP) and as Vice President of the International Association of Analytical Psychology. Dr. Rasche is also a trained musician (organ, harpsichord, piano). His publications include books on mythology (Prometheus, 1988), sandplay therapy (1992), and music and analytical psychology (The Song of the Green Lion: Music as a Mirror of the Soul). He has published many clinical papers and performed Jungian concert-lectures around the world.
Gert Sauer was born in 1942 in Germany to a Russian mother and a German father. He initially studied theology, but since 1976 he has been a psychoanalyst. He is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich and has had an analytical practice in Freiburg, Germany, for many years. He is a teaching analyst at the Institute for Analytical Psychology in Stuttgart and a member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology and the German Association for Analytical Psychology. In 1991, he and his wife, Rodtraud Sauer, founded a network to support colleagues studying analytical psychology in Eastern Europe. He has written many articles on analytical theory and practice, especially about applying principles of analytical psychology to social issues in Eastern Europe. He also works in Eastern Europe as a psychoanalyst and a supervisor.
Julie A. Sgarzi, Ph.D., holds a doctorate in depth psychology and currently writes and lectures on cultural issues from a depth psychological perspective. She is a member of the board of directors of the Philemon Foundation.
Glen Slater, Ph.D., teaches Jungian and archetypal psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in California and Antioch University in Seattle. He edited and introduced the third volume of James Hillman's Uniform Edition, Senex and Puer (Spring, 2005), and co-edited (with Daniel Patrick Slattery) a volume of essays by Pacifica faculty, Varieties of Mythic Experience: Essays on Religion, Psyche and Culture (Daimon Verlag, 2008). He has contributed a number of essays to Spring.
Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D., is Core Faculty in Mythological Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, California. He is the author, co-author, editor, and co-editor of fifteen books, including four volumes of poetry. Among his titles are The Wounded Body: Remembering the Markings of Flesh (SUNY Press, 2000) and Grace in the Desert: Awakening to the Gifts of Monastic Life (Jossey-Bass, 2004). He has co-edited two books with Lionel Corbett: Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field (Daimon Verlag, 2000) and Psychology at the Threshold (Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2000). With Charles Asher he has written a novel, Simon's Crossing (iUniverse, 2010), as well as a meditation book, Day-to-Day Dante: Exploring Personal Mythology through The Divine Comedy (iUniverse, 2011). He offers writing workshops on the works of Joseph Campbell and exploring one's personal myth.
Robin van Löben Sels, Ph.D., received her doctorate in Psychiatry and Religion from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She attended the Jung Institute in Zurich and graduated from the C. G. Jung Institute of New York. Her professional affiliations include the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the International Association of Analytical Psychology. She is the author of A Dream in the World (Routledge, 2003), Dreamwork(ing): A Primer (Trout & Mountain Press, 2010), several articles, and a book of poetry.
Terrie Waddell, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Cinema Studies at La Trobe University (Australia). Her most recent writing focuses on the relationships between screen media, myth, gender, popular culture, and analytical psychology. She is the author of Wild/Lives: Trickster, Place and Liminality on Screen (Routledge, 2010) and Mis/takes: Archetype, Myth and Identity in Screen Fiction (Routledge, 2006); the editor of Cultural Expressions of Evil and Wickedness: Wrath, Sex, Crime (Rodopi, 2003); and co-editor (with Annabel Rattigan) of Lounge Critic: The Couch Theorist's Companion (ACMI, 2004).
Valentina Lucia Zampieri is a Jungian analyst and psychotherapist in private practice in Zurich. With an academic background in architecture, psychology, and philosophy, she trained at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich and studied ethnopsychoanalysis in Paris. She has worked as an interior designer in Milan and New York and as a psychotherapist in Venice and Cairo. She is particularly interested in exploring cross-cultural issues in analysis.