Publication date: November 2006
Spring Journal heeds the growing call to explore the dimension of depth in our interactions with the environment: the locales we occupy, their features and weather, our fellow creatures (some now imperiled by failing habitats), and Anima Mundi's reaction to our doings upon the surface of the world. Because of the importance of this topic, we are issuing two Psyche and Nature issues together with a wide range of outstanding contributions from leading scholars in Jungian thought, ecopsychology, phenomenology, and other relevant disciplines.
Glen A. Mazis teaches philosophy and humanities at Penn State, Harrisburg, PA, where he is Full Professor and director of the interdisciplinary humanities Masters program.. He is the author of Emotion and Embodiment: Fragile Ontology (Lang, 1993), The Trickster, Magician and Grieving Man: Returning Men to Earth (Inner Traditions, 1994), and Earthbodies: Rediscovering Our Planetary Senses (SUNY, 2002), as well as numerous essays on imagination, art, film, dreams, and embodiment. He is currently at work on Humans, Animals and Machines: Blurred Boundaries and Merleau-Ponty and the Dream World of the Senses.
Michael Whan is a Jungian analyst in London. He has published previously in Spring, Harvest, Chiron, Dragonflies, and elsewhere. His most recent publication is a chapter called "Supervision as self-questioning: the contribution of Jung's Psychological Types towards theory in supervision," in Supervision and the Analytic Attitude, edited by Christine Driver and Edward Martin.
Greg Mogenson is a Jungian analyst practicing in London, Ontario, Canada. The author of many articles in the field of analytical psychology, his books include A Most Accursed Religion: When a Trauma Becomes God, The Dove in the Consulting Room: Hysteria and the Anima in Bollas and Jung, Northern Gnosis: Thor, Baldr, and the Volsungs in the Thought of Freud and Jung, Greeting the Angels: An Imaginal View of the Mourning Process, and (with Wolfgang Giegerich and David L. Miller) Dialectics & Analytical Psychology: The El Capitan Canyon Seminar.
G. A. Bradshaw, Ph. D., is a faculty member in the Depth Psychology Program, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and the Environmental Sciences Graduate Program, Oregon State University. Her research and teaching focus on trauma recovery, cultural conservation, and psychotherapy of elephants, parrots, and primates. She is completing a book on Elephant Breakdown: The Psychological Study of Animal Cultures in Crisis. Her work on elephant trauma was featured in the New York Times Sunday Magazine on October 8, 2006.
Mary Watkins, Ph.D., is a core faculty member and the Coordinator of Community and Ecological Fieldwork and Research in the M.A./Ph.D. Depth Psychology Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is the author of Waking Dreams, Invisible Guests: The Development of Imaginal Dialogues, the co-author of Talking With Young Children About Adoption, and a co-editor of Psychology and the Promotion of Peace. She has worked as a clinical psychologist with adults and children, and with small and large groups around issues of peace, envisioning the future, diversity, vocation, and social justice.
Frances Gray is a philosopher who teaches at the University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia. Her forthcoming book, Jung, Irigaray, Individuation, will be published by Routledge in 2007.
Margot McLean is a visual artist who lives and works in New York and rural Connecticut. She received her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Virginia and her MFA from Syracuse University in New York. "Catching light, migrations, water flow, extinctions," was her latest exhibition at La Specola Natural History Museum in Florence, Italy, 2005.
Noel Cobb practices and teaches archetypal psychology in London. In 1988 he founded the London Convivium for Archetypal Studies and Sphinx: Journal for Archetypal Studies. He is the author of Archetypal Imagination - Glimpses of the Gods in Life and Art (Lindesfarne Press, 1992).
Meredith Sabini, Ph.D., is the editor of The Earth Has a Soul: The Nature Writings of C. G. Jung. A licensed psychologist in the field since 1972, she specializes in Dream Consultation and directs The Dream Institute of Northern California. She lives off the e-grid.
David Schoen, L.C.S.W., M.S.S.W., is a Jungian analyst and clinical social worker in private practice in Covington, Louisiana. He is a senior analyst with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, a member of the teaching faculty of the New Orleans Jungian Training Seminar, and advisor to the C. G. Jung Society of Baton Rouge. The author of Divine Tempest: The Hurricane as a Psychic Phenomenon (Inner City, 1998), he is presently working on a new book, The War of the Gods of Addiction, about the psychodynamics of addiction viewed through the Twelve Steps of Alcholics Anonymous and Jungian psychology.
Glen Slater, Ph.D., is a core faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute where he teaches in the departments of Mythological Studies and Depth Psychology. He is the Film Review Editor of Spring Journal, and has written articles for various psychology publications.
Wolfgang Giegerich, Ph.D., is a Jungian psychoanalyst in private practice in Worthsee, Germany, who has lectured and published widely. His books in English include The Soul's Logical Life: Towards a Rigorous Notion of Psychology, Frankfurt/Main et al. (Peter Lang), 3rd ed. 2001; Dialectics & Analytical Psychology: The El Capitan Canyon Seminar (with David L. Miller and Greg Mogenson), New Orleans: Spring Journal Books, 2005: and, most recently, The Neurosis of Psychology: Primary Papers Towards a Critical Psychology, Volume One, Collected English Papers of Wolfgang Giegerich, New Orleans: Spring Journal Books, 2006.
Marco Heleno Barreto is a Jungian psychotherapist in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and teaches philosophy at the Jesuit Faculty of Philosophy. He has recently finished his doctoral thesis in philosophy, entitled "Symbol and Practical Wisdom: C. G. Jung and the Malaise of Modernity."
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 for Jungian Studies, 2003-2006.
David Barton teaches expository writing at Northern New Mexico College. He was founding editor of The Salt Journal, which is no longer published. He is now a Contributing Editor of Spring Journal.
Catriona H. Miller, Ph.D., teaches at Glasgow Caledonian University where her research interests include the vampire myth in particular and the horror genre in general, Jungian film studies, and the archetypal dimensions of science fiction and fantasy.
Druscilla French, Ph.D., is President of the Foundation for Mythological Studies. She serves on the board of the Center for the Study of Depth Psychology and the Women's Leadership Council at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Currently she is at work on The Blissless Myth: Cultural Narcissism.
Anita U. Greene, Ph.D., IAAP, is a graduate of the C. G. Institute of New York where she has taught and served on the Board. She is trained in the Rubenfeld Synergy Method, which combines Alexander and Feldenkrais body techniques. Anita has a private practice in Amherst, Massachusetts, and writes and lectures widely about the integration of body and psyche.
Tim Pilgrim is a Candidate-in-Training and member of the Pittsburgh seminar of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. He is in private practice in Toronto, Canada, as a licensed MFT with clinical membership in the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy.
Vine Deloria, Jr. (1933-2005), a Native American scholar and activist, is the author of the 1969 bestseller Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto; God is Red (1973); and The Metaphysics of Modern Existence (1979). His last book, C.G. Jung and the Sioux Traditions: Dreams, Visions, Nature, and the Primitive, will be published by Spring Journal Books in 2007.
Rinda West was a Professor of English at Oakton Community College before becoming a landscape designer. She has been involved with the C. G. Jung Institute and Center in Chicago for 20 years. Her book, Out of the Shadow: Ecopsychology, Story, and Encounters with the Land, will be published in fall 2007, by the University of Virginia Press.
Peter Bishop is Associate Professor in Communication & Cultural Studies at the University of South Australia. He has written extensively about archetypal pychology, and his book, The Greening of Psychology: The Vegetable World in Myth, Dream and Healing, was published by Spring Publications in 1991.
Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., is the founding president of Pacifica Graduate Institute, a private graduate school offering M.A. and Ph.D. programs in depth psychology, mythological studies, and the humanities. A clinical psychologist whose research centers on a psychodynamic process of "tending the living image," particularly in the context of dreamwork, he has conducted dreamwork seminars for over 25 years in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Believing that tending the dream is tending the world, Dr. Aizenstat brought the insights of depth psychology and dreamwork to the Earth Charter International Workshop in 1995, and he participated in the "Earth Charter +5" international convocation at Amsterdam in 2005. He is involved with local environmental projects, such as Santa Barbara's annual Earth Day, the Heal the Ocean campaign, and Sustainable Santa Barbara.
Roberto Gambini is a Jungian analyst in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His books include Indian Mirror: The Making of the Brazilian Soul and Soul and Culture.
David Kidner, after a few years working as a chemical engineer in the petroleum industry, moved into the social sciences with a Ph.D. in experimental personality research at London University. For the past three decades he has taught psychology, sociology, and environmental philosophy in England and the USA, and is currently at Nottingham Trent University. He is the author of Nature and Psyche: Radical Environmentalism and the Politics of Subjectivity (SUNY Press, 2001).
Laura H. Mitchell is a practicing artist and director of the Expressive Arts Program at Sky Mountain Institute, California and is engaged in community and ecological fieldwork and participatory community artwork in the San Diego area. This article is based upon her dissertation on the ecological imagination.
Liz Evans has been a published author and journalist since 1988. She is currently conducting research for her Ph.D. in Jungian thought and ecopsychology at the University of Essex where she completed an M.A. in Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies in 2003.
Lori Pye, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Foundation for Mythological Studies and adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute and Santa Barbara City College. She has worked in the environmental field for over 16 years with international marine conservation organizations, including the Jean-Michel Cousteau Ocean Futures Society, and formed a nonprofit corporation in Latin America to help develop the Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape Corridor, a protected marine conservation area from Costa Rica to Ecuador.
Andy Fisher is a psychotherapist in private practice and a wilderness guide. The author of Radical Ecopsychology: Psychology in the Service of Life, he lives in Perth, Canada.
Edward S. Casey is Distinguished Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and also teaches at the New School for Social Research and at Pacifica Graduate Institute. His books inlude Spirit and Soul: Essays in Philosophical Psychology; Imagining; Remembering; Getting Back into Place; Representing Place in Landscape Painting and Maps; and (most recently) Earth-Mapping: Artists Reshaping Landscape. He has just completed a new book, to appear in 2007: The World at a Glance.
Betsy Perluss, Ph.D., has a doctoral degree in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her dissertation on landscape archetypes weaves together insights from Jungian depth psychology, nature literature, and wilderness experiences. She is Director of Education and Outreach at the School of Lost Borders, a training center for wilderness rites of passage located in Big Pine, CA. She is also Assistant Professor of Counseling at California State University, Los Angeles.
Craig Chalquist, M.S., Ph.D., teaches depth psychology, ecopsychology, myth, and research at Sonoma State University, JFK University, New College of California, and the Institute of Imaginal Studies. He lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the author of Terrapsychology: Reengaging the Soul of Place (Spring Journal Books, 2006), which calls for a new perspective of deep encounter, terrapsychology, for listening into the presence, voice, or "soul" of the land and its features as sites of earthly animation.
Ricardo A. Hirata is a Jungian psychotherapist with a private practice in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is a doctoral candidate in Clinical psychology at Pontificia Universidade Catolica in Sao Paulo, and is writing his thesis on the contributions of analytical psychology to the teaching of a Psychology and Nature course in undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
Shirley Frances McNeil, Ph.D., has an undergraduate degree in philosophy and religion from Reed College and a doctorate in mythological studies with an emphasis in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her dissertation, The Memory of an Emotion: Travel and Reverie, is an interpretive study of travel and imagination and draws on twenty years experience in the travel industry. She is an avid traveler, a writer and teacher, focusing on personal myth, imagination, psyche and nature, and the transformative value of travel.
Ruth Meyer, Ph.D., studied and taught history in England before moving to America in 1999 to pursue her doctoral degree in depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She now teaches world history in a college preparatory school in San Jose, California. Her forthcoming book Clio's Circle: Entering the Imaginal World of Historians, will be published by Spring Journal Books in 2007.
Rev. Dr. Robert Henderson is a pastoral psychotherapist in Glastonbury, Connecticut. He and his wife, Janis, a psychotherapist, are the authors of Living with Jung: "Enterviews" with Jungian Analysts (New Orleans: Spring Journal Books, 2006).
Joanna Dovalis, a practicing psychotherapist, is co-author of "Million Dollar Baby: Boxing Grief," Kinema 24 (Fall 2005) and "Grieving, Therapy, Cinema and Kieslowski's Trois Couleurs: Bleu," San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal 25, 3 (2006). Her Ph.D. thesis Cinema and Psyche: Individuation and the Postmodern Hero's Journey was accepted by Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2003.
John Izod is Professor of Screen Analysis and Head of the Department of Film & Media Studies, University of Stirling. He is the author of numerous articles and the following books: Reading the Screen (Longman, 1984); Hollywood and the Box Office, 1895-1986 (Macmillan, 1988); The Films of Nicolas Roeg (Macmillan, 1992); with Richard Kilborn, An Introduction to Television Documentary (Manchester University Press, 1997); Myth, Mind and the Screen: Understanding the Heroes of our Time (Cambridge University Press, 2001); and Screen, Culture, Psyche: A Post-Jungian Approach to Working with the Audience (Routledge, July 2006).
Robert A. Segal is Professor of Religious Studies, University of Aberdeen. He is the author or editor of Myth: A Very Short Introduction (2004), Theorizing about Myth (1999), The Gnostic Jung (1992), Jung on Mythology (1998), The Myth and Ritual Theory (1998), Hero Myths (2000), and the Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion (2006).
Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D., is Core Faculty, Mythological Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has authored or co-edited 9 books, including his latest publication: Harvesting Darkness: Essays on Literature, Film, Myth and Culture (2006). He is completing a second collection of essays: A Limbo of Shards: Essays on Memory, Myth and Metaphor for publication in 2007.
Victor A. Faessel, Ph.D., has studied at Pacifica Graduate Institute and at the University of Vienna, Austria. He is English-language publications editor for CISMOR, the Center for Interdisciplinary Study of Monotheistic Religions at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, and coordinator of programming for the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.