The latest issue of Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture, Vol. 80, is dedicated to an exploration of life in the Information Age. Combining Jungian and Archetypal perspectives with the views of artificial intelligence and internet pioneers, the volume penetrates the array of present and future innovations in search of their psychological implications. Connected or disconnected? Essays by Robert Romanyshyn, Mikita Brottman, Glen Mazis and others take up this central question. Enter a virtual world, discover your smart phone transference and consider living with robots--all in Vol. 80.
Mikita Brottman has a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from Oxford University and is a psychoanalyst in private practice. She is the author of a number of books on the pathological aspects of contemporary popular culture, and is currently Chair of the Program in Engaged Humanities at Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Veronica Goodchild, Ph.D., is a professor of Jungian and Imaginal Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has been a Jungian psychotherapist for over twenty-five years. She is the author of Eros and Chaos: The Sacred Mysteries and Dark Shadows of Love (Nicolas-Hays, 2001), and of a forthcoming book, The Songlines of the Soul: A New Vision for a New Century, that explores the implications of Jung’s psychoid archetype from synchronicity to UFOs and Crop Circles, and further to the mystical cities of the soul.
Joy Greenberg completed her MFA in creative writing with a focus in creative nonfiction from California State University Chico. Her memoir, A Pause in the Rain, details her marriage to Chuck Greenberg, founder and leader of the Grammy Award-winning band, Shadowfax. She is presently a doctoral candidate in the Mythological Studies program at Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Henry Gros received his Ph.D. in Engineering from the ETH (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule or Swiss Federal Institute) in Zurich. He first worked as engineer, and later as manager in an environment technology company. Since 1994 he has served as an independent strategy and team-management consultant and coach for individuals and business. He completed his training to become a Jungian analyst, from Zurich C.G.Jung-Institute in 2006, and has maintained a private analytic practice in Zurich and Geneva since then.
Adolf Guggenbühl-Craig (1923-2008) was a Jungian analyst, lecturer, and author based in Zürich, Switzerland. He authored numerous articles and three books--Power in the Healing Profession; Marriage: Dead or Alive; and Eros on Crutches,later re-issued as The Emptied Soul—which have been translated into many languages, and he lectured extensively throughout Europe, England, North and South America, and Japan
Robert S. Henderson is a Pastoral Psychotherapist in Glastonbury, Connecticut. He and his wife, Janis, a psychotherapist, are co-authors of Living with Jung: “Enterviews” with Jungian Analysts: Volumes 1 & 2 (Spring Journal Books, 2006 and 2008). Volume 3 will be released in 2009. Many of their interviews with Jungian analysts also have been published in Spring Journal, Quadrant, Psychological Perspectives, Harvest, and Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche
Paul Kugler, Ph.D., received his Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C. G. Jung Institute, Zürich in 1979. While in Zürich, he worked at the Clinic and Research Center for Jungian Psychology (Klinik am Zürichberg) before returning to the United States to teach at SUNY / Buffalo and work in private practice in East Aurora, New York. He is the author of numerous works ranging from contemporary psychoanalysis and experimental theatre to postmodernism and clinical supervision. Kugler’s most recent book is Raids on the Unthinkable: Jungian and Freudian Psychoanalyses (2005). He is past president of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and currently serves as an Officer of the International Association of Analytical Psychologists.
Ottavio Mariani, M.D., worked as a consulting psychiatrist up to 1999, when he graduated from the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich and began to practice privately as an analytical psychologist in Milan. He has served as the head psychiatrist at a public rehabilitation facility for psychotic patients. He has published a number of papers about psychotherapy and psychotic states. He teaches at the Centro Italiano di Psicologia Analitica in Milan and at the International School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich (ISAPZURICH). During the last ten years, he has developed a great interest in the thought of Wolfgang Giegerich.
Glen A. Mazis teaches philosophy and humanities at Penn State Harrisburg in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program as Full Professor. He is also a poet who gives readings, performances, and has published about 70 poems in literary reviews. He is the author of Emotion and Embodiment: Fragile Ontology; The Trickster, Magician and Grieving Man: Returning Men to Earth; Earthbodies: Rediscovering our Planetary Senses (SUNY, 2002), and Humans, Animals, Machines: Blurring Boudnaries (SUNY, 2008). He has many published essays on imagination, art, film, dreams, animality, ecology, and embodiment. He is currently writing Merleau-Ponty and the Sensual Depth of the World.
Leigh Melander, Ph.D., has a doctorate in cultural mythology and psychology, andis the Founding Fomenter of the Imaginal Institute, http://www.imaginalinstitute.com. Derek Robinson is a Fellow of the Imaginal Institute.
Michael Melczak, Ph.D., is a psychologist and researcher. He received his degrees in clinical psychology from Duquesne University and is a researcher and project evaluator at the University of Pittsburgh. His academic interests include depth psychology, phenomenology, and cultural studies.
Maria de Jesús Noriega is a clinical psychologist who has worked in private practice as a psychotherapist in Mexico City for the past 20 years. She has a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
James Palmer, Ph.D., is Professor of Film Studies and a President’s Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has published numerous articles on Jung and film, including an essay in Spring’s Cinema and Psyche issue (vol. 73, 2005). Currently the Director of the Conference on World Affairs, he also teaches several interdisciplinary courses, including Jung, Film, and Literature.
Patricia Reis is the author of The Dreaming Way: Dreamwork and Art for Remembering and Recovery (with Susan Snow), Daughters of Saturn: From Father’s Daughter to Creative Woman, and Through the Goddess: A Woman’s Way of Healing. She works as a psychotherapist and mentor in southern Maine. She has a BA from the University of Wisconsin in English Literature, an MFA from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in Sculpture, and an MA from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Depth Psychology. She was one of the co-founders of The Women’s Well, a spiritually-oriented educational program for women. She also appeared in the film Signs Out of Time, a documentary on the life of Marija Gimbutas by Canadian film maker, Donna Read.
Derek Robinson has engaged in extensive research in bioinformatics, an interdisciplinary approach to biology through applied mathematics, biochemistry, artificial intelligence, computer science, and statistics to make complex life sciences data more understandable, known most broadly through the Human Genome Project. With web luminaries Jason Classon, Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake, Robinson helped develop Game Neverending, which morphed into the popular photo-sharing site, Flickr, which allows people from all over the world to upload photographs and videos into virtual photo albums. He imagined early versions of “reciprocal syndication” —automated, live hyperlinks that connect web pages together, such as those found in social networking sites like Facebook, while a simple browser-based rich text editing demo he wrote helped define Web 2.0 (the re-imagining of the World Wide Web as a lateral, co-created medium rather than a static construct of owner-created websites that has birthed the explosion of all of the social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, Gather, and joint knowledge construct sites like Wikipedia) as a more democratic, two-way “read-write” medium, where the users are also the content creators.
Robert D. Romanyshyn is a Senior Core Faculty member of the Clinical Psychology department at Pacifica Graduate Institute and an Affiliate Member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. His most recent book is The Wounded Researcher: Doing Research with Soul in Mind. He is currently working on a manuscript on Jung’s idea of individuation. He lives in Summerland, California with his wife Veronica Goodchild.
Susan Rowland, Ph.D., is Reader in English and Jungian Studies at the University of Greenwich, UK, and author of Jung as a Writer (Routledge, 2005). She was chair of the International Association of Jungian Studies, 2003-2006.
Eva-Maria Simms is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a phenomenologist she studies the psychology of the child in its historical and existential dimensions, and investigates such philosophical themes as embodiment, co-existentiality, spatiality, temporality, and language in light of their appearance in early childhood. She is the author of the book The Child in the World: Embodiment, Time, and Language in Early Childhood (Wayne State University Press), and of numerous articles on childhood, Goethean phenomenology, Rilke's existentialism, and the psychology of place.
Michael P. Sipiora is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In addition to archetypal psychology and narrative, areas of Sipiora’s teaching and publication include phenomenological philosophy and psychology, and classical rhetoric. He earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in philosophy at San Jose State University. His Master’s and doctoral studies in psychology with a concentration in literature were carried out at the University of Dallas, where he took courses from Hillman on alchemy, myth, and the Neoplatonic tradition, and attended Ricoeur’s McDermott Lectures on narrative. He is a licensed psychologist who has practiced in both private and community mental health settings and has been active in organizational development consulting and executive coaching.
Glen Slater, Ph.D., is a core faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute where he teaches in the Mythological Studies and Depth Psychology Programs. He has written several essays for Spring Journal and currently edits the journal’s film reviews. Glen also edited and introduced the third volume of James Hillman’s Uniform Edition of essays. He is the guest co-editor of this issue of Spring Journal.
Arnold Smith was educated at Harvard and Sussex universities in applied mathematics and computational linguistics. He was associate director of SRI International’s Cambridge Research Centre in England, and a senior scientist at the National Research Council of Canada. He currently lives in Crete.
David Tacey, Ph.D., teaches depth psychology and literature at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of eight books on Jungian psychology, cultural studies, and religious studies. His recent books include The Spirituality Revolution (New York: Routledge, 2004) and How to Read Jung (New York: Norton, 2007).
Terrie Waddell, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer in Media Studies and convener of Gender, Sexuality, and Diversity Studies at La Trobe University (Australia). Her previous books include: Mis/takes: Archetype, Myth and Identity in Screen Fiction (Routledge, 2006);(co-editor) Lounge Critic: The Couch Theorist’s Companion (ACMI, 2004), produced in conjunction with The Australian Centre for the Moving Image and the Australian Film Commission; and (editor) Cultural Expressions of Evil and Wickedness: Wrath, Sex, Crime (Rodopi, 2003). She is currently completing her second book on film, television, and analytical psychology for Routledge, Wild/lives: Trickster, Place and Liminality on Screen.
Sylvester Wojtkowski, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. He is a founding member of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association (JPA) and a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the New School. He has been a teacher at the C. G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology. He gives workshops throughout the country on the Jungian and Archetypal Psychology.