Faculty Publications

Exploring Guinevere's Search For Authenticity in the Arthurian Romances (hardcover)


Rich discusses Guinevere as a mythical character who embodies a set of mythical traditions that span several centuries. Often depicted differently her legacy has yet to be fully recognized because she is overshadowed by Arthur. This book seeks to correct that problem and fill in a gap in the scholarship by providing an extensive study of the ways she has been represented from medieval times until today. Rich draws on notable scholarship like C.G. Jung's individuation process, and Joseph Campbell's hero journey, as she strives to uncover an authentic account of Guinevere's story. This work explores her struggles, honors her otherworldly origins, and imagines her in an androgynous world that allows her to be her own person, marry for love, care for the earth, and tend to soul; not one into which she tries to fit, but one that she helps to shape.


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EVANS LANSING SMITH is Chair and Core Faculty of the Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica. This is his 11th book, but first novel – a coming of age story of a group of young writers living in London and Dublin in the 1970s


 This book is the first of a trilogy, entitled Voices From the Well. Each of the three novels focuses on the unfolding dynamic of a sequence of relationships, and the emotional and spiritual growth they catalyze. Set in London, Dublin, Athens, and the East Coast, this first book is a moving portrait of two young poets struggling to find their voices, to recover from family trauma, and to make sense of the creative turmoil of the 1960s.





 I have never read such a precise and competent description of the mind of someone constantly on the verge of a psychotic breakdown. Seth’s poetry elevates his fear of the abyss to the level of art. This is a wonderful contribution to both psychological literature and poetry.



The Wisdom of the Psyche, Routledge, 2016


 Communion Shades is a tour de force in the bildungsroman genre.



with Charles Asher, of the novel, Simon’s Crossing


 Communion Shades is a poetic, lyrical, mythical and magical journey into shades of a past haunted by love, framed by many voices, and enriched by an alchemical weaving of destinies. This novel embeds the reader in the texture of psychic growth that is heartbreakingly rejuvenating: it is an initiation into the survival of youth.



The Sleuth and the Goddess: Hestia, Artemis, Athena and Aphrodite in Women’s Detective Fiction, Routledge, 2016





Unconscious Roots of Creativity


From whence spring the sparks of creativity? It is to this very question that the field of depth psychology--especially that of C.G. Jung and his intellectual descendants--has much to contribute.

Just as the Muses were the offspring of Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory, our memories are the ancestors of our creativity that finds its multifaceted expression in the written word, image, theater, dance, and music. The Unconscious Roots of Creativity seeks to push the investigation into that domain of memory that is beyond our conscious reach. With articles from 16 contributors, the "red thread" running through each of the offerings in this volume is that, whatever its ultimate expression, the creative impulse has its roots deep in the psyche.

Edited By Kathryn Madden, Leonard Cruz and Steven Buser with articles by Linda Carter, Anna Maria Costantino, Carol Thayer Cox, Leonard Cruz, Lisa Raye Garlock, James Hollis, Naomi Ruth Lowinsky, Ian Livingston, Kathryn Madden, Jordan S. Potash, Susan Rowland, Murray Stein, Ann Ulanov, Tjeu van den Berk, Robin van Loben Sels, and Heidi S. Volf.

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Jung and Sex: Re-Visioning the Treatment of Sexual Issues


C. G. Jung, despite not being widely known for his views on sexuality or the treatment of sexual issues, made extensive contributions to understanding the complexities of this field throughout his life. In Jung and Sex, Edward Santana makes the case that reclaiming this knowledge can address substantial problems with current treatments and support many who struggle with sexual issues.

This thorough exploration of Jung s approach to sexual issues presents a wide-ranging new look at his work and adds contemporary perspectives for helping those suffering with sexual difficulties. The book calls for an important bridging of clinical perspectives to address the contemporary challenges of complex sexual issues and brings attention to a large body of Jung s work on human sexuality, ranging from pioneering thoughts on sexual expressions of the soul to understanding ways to treat sexual symptoms. Jung and Sex provides a comprehensive analysis of Jung s views on, and clinical approaches to, sexual issues and treatments, using this knowledge in order to help those with sexual problems and the professionals who support them. It is an essential text for understanding critical dimensions of human sexuality.

Jung and Sex

is an important contribution that closes a gap in the literature of Jungian psychology. It offers unique insights into the subject for Jungian psychotherapists, analytical psychologists, sex therapists, and relationship counselors. The book also supports the work of academics and those interested in contemporary applications of Jungian and post-Jungian studies.


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Imagine Forgiveness: A Guide for Creating a Joyful Future


Juliet Rohde-Brown (1957-) was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to a mother whose family came to the islands in the late 1800's from Madeira and Sao Miguel, Portugal, and to a father whose family had immigrated from Germany in the late 1800's and ended up in Nebraska. Having spent her early years in the Hawaiian islands, she then moved with her family to California. After some years working in the expressive arts, she returned to graduate school and became a licensed clinical psychologist and educator.

Inspired by loving-kindness meditation practices, she has devoted a great deal of time to the study and practice of forgiveness. Here is a quote from Juliet:

"An extension of mindfulness practice (being present to 'what is') is the beautiful heart-centered practice of Metta, or Lovingkindness Meditation, and this has had a particularly important impact on my life and on my own process of forgiveness, as has working with imagery, dreams, and sacred ceremony. I believe that our imagination is our greatest resource for prevention, insight, and healing. I am fascinated by the interface between physics, neuroscience, creativity and the arts, energy medicine, spirituality, nature-based practices and consciousness."

She has spoken about forgiveness and related topics in international conference and media venues and published in academic journals. Imagine Forgiveness: A Guide for Creating a Joyful Future is her first book. Her guided visualization CD, Feel Forgiveness Now, won a Just Plain Folks award in the Self-Help category and her other CDs, produced with Shantha Sri, are entitled Feel Welcome Now and Chakra Mountain.

Juliet is currently a core faculty member and the Director of Clinical Training for the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute and she spent some years at Antioch University, Santa Barbara, where she served as a core faculty member, the Director of Practicum, as well as the Interim Chair of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.

She is a founding member and current board member of Tierra Sagrada: Sacred Earth Foundation (www.sacredearthfound.org), which honors the wisdom of indigenous traditions and invites open dialogue and interaction and is a past president of Imagery International (www.imageryinternational.com), an organization for those who include the imagination explicitly in their healing and healthcare professions. She has volunteered with Lyra Monroe, to co-facilitate weekend workshops at Corcoran Prison where Lyra educated inmates about principles and practices of restorative justice and Juliet assisted in teaching about trauma, mindfulness and imagery, as well as facilitated compassion-based practices with the groups of inmates who sought out this work after having completing Alternatives to Violence programs.

In her leisure time, she enjoys walking in nature, singing, reading, writing, watching good films, improvisation groups, engaging in spiritually-oriented endeavors, traveling, contributing to meaningful causes/organizations, connecting people together who may not otherwise meet each other, and being with loved ones. She lives near Santa Barbara, California, with her husband, the neo-impressionist artist James Paul Brown, who painted the beautiful image of the path on the cover of her book, Imagine Forgiveness.

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Archetypal Reflections: Insights and Ideas from Jungian Psychology


In this book, Keiron Le Grice shares his expertise and experience in the field of depth psychology. Adapted from his teaching in the Jungian and Archetypal Studies program at Pacifica Graduate Institute, California, Archetypal Reflections provides concise analyses and explanations on a wide range of topics, focusing on the work of C. G. Jung and other influential figures such as Nietzsche, Freud, Campbell, and Hillman.

Skillfully illuminating Jung's theories of archetypes, individuation, the Self, and synchronicity, Le Grice also explores a number of topics of critical significance for the spiritual challenges of our time, such as the role of the unconscious and myth in modern culture, the evolution of consciousness and civilization, the quest for spiritual meaning in a secular age, and the intersection of depth psychology and the new sciences.

The primary concern throughout is the capacity of depth psychology to inform and transform our worldview, addressing the question of how we might find greater meaning and spiritual fulfillment in life. Le Grice aims to show how Jungian ideas might provide a source of deep wisdom to inform the inner journey and help us to better understand our place in the larger scheme of things.

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Discovering Eris The Symbolism and Significance of a New Planetary Archetype

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In astrology, each planet in our solar system is symbolically associated with specific archetypes, characteristics, themes, and patterns in human experience. The discovery in 2005 of Eris--a dwarf planet beyond Pluto--was therefore an event of great significance for astrology as well as astronomy.

In this unique book, Keiron Le Grice considers the astrological significance of Eris. How, he asks, can we determine Eris's meaning? With what archetypal themes is it associated? In what ways might the myths of Eris, the Greek goddess of strife, be relevant to the astrological meaning? What can the discovery of Eris tell us about the evolutionary challenges we face today?

Drawing on a broad range of perspectives--mythology, ecology, religion, history, philosophy, and Jungian psychology--Le Grice carefully constructs a multifaceted picture of Eris's possible meaning, helping to illumine the unprecedented events of our time and offering clues to our possible future directions.

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The modern world is passing through a time of critical change on many levels: cultural, political, ecological, and spiritual. We are witnessing the decline and dissolution of the old order and the tumult and uncertainty of a new birth. Against this background is the urgent need for a coherent framework of meaning to guide and to lead individuals and society beyond the growing fragmentation of culture, belief, and personal identity.

Keiron Le Grice asserts that developing insights of a new cosmology can provide this framework to us discover an underlying order that shapes our life experiences. In a compelling synthesis of ideas from the seminal thinkers of depth psychology and new paradigm sciences, The Archetypal Cosmos positions the new discipline of archetypal astrology at the center of an emerging worldview that reunifies psyche and cosmos, spirituality and science, and mythology and metaphysics to enable us to see mythic gods, heroes, and themes in a new light. The author draws especially on the work of Jung, Joseph Campbell, Richard Tarnas, Fritjof Capra, David Bohm and Brian Swimme.

Heralding a "rediscovery of the gods" and passage into a new spiritual era, The Archetypal Cosmos presents a new understanding of the role of myth and archetypal principles in our lives, one that could give a cosmic perspective and deeper meaning to our personal experiences.

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Heartbreak - Volume 1: Detatch or Die


The psychosomatic pain of heartbreak and mourning shows neurobiological evidence of stress similar to being submitted to torture. With time, the intensity of the pain may lessen, yet it is false to think that time heals all wounds! Many live the rest of their life with a captive heart, alone in the emotional desert of psychic numbness. The first challenge is to become aware of the instinctual fear that makes us say "if you leave me, I'll-die." This fear poses a logical problem because to overcome it, you must learn to survive without the partner, which is precisely what you fear! You are like a patient who has been shot by an arrow? Cupid's arrow ?but is afraid to let the doctor pull it out. Living with an arrow sticking out from your chest makes life impossible. Recovery is not, as so many popular self-help books suggest today, an ego decision to move on. Recovery is the opposite of a willful decision, the opposite of an emotional shutting down which only mimics detachment. At the beginning of heartbreak, the brain reacts like that of a drug addict suddenly deprived of his or her drug. The behavior of the love-crazy is similar to that of the addict desperately searching for a fix. Hooked on hope, your brain is in a panic mode. Love is at the core of depressive, suicidal and murderous states. For the brain, lack of love, lack of food, lack of sleep, or a pit bull jumping at you are all kinds of threats. How you respond impacts not only your health but your destiny as well. In other words, either emotional suffering turns on the evolutionary switch, or your emotional shutting will destroy your capacity to love. This book summarizes what you need to learn, and to do to turn on that switch. I wrote from three different points of view. First, as a teacher and researcher in psychology, I spent most of my adult life studying the symptoms of lost love, tortuous love, smothering love, condemning love, controlling love, insufficient love, betrayed love, compulsive love, codependent love. This text is my report from the field: which theories are validated and which are not. Second, I am writing as a therapist who, for many years, listened to the stories of courageous individuals free falling from the summit of love, crashing down into the relational desert of mourning, grief, and loss. While witnessing their despair, I admired their courage. Love, its presence and absence, quality and quantity, form and essence, nurturing and toxic effects, its bitterness, and sweetness, is at the core of every therapy because love is fundamentally liberating. Love is also easily corrupted. Love develops the brain, but heartbreak transforms an otherwise functional adult into a cognitive dimwit. Love attaches itself to our neurotic traits, which then develop like barnacles on the hull of a boat. And last, I am writing as an individual who has suffered her fair share of heartbreaks. As a young woman, I plunged into the cavernous mouth of that mythical beast we call Love, like a frog jumping into the path of a lawnmower. This humbling experience taught me the contrast between the sweetness of love and the tragedy of remaining innocent about its power.

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Heartbreak - Volume 2: The Brain in Love


Heartbreak is a triple loss At first, the physical absence of the partner seems like the only cause of our suffering and one is under the illusion that if he or she would only come back, all would be fine again. It is truly an illusion because there are three absentees in the drama of heartbreak. The first is the beloved, and even if that person were to come back, the second, the person you were with the beloved, and the third, the person you were for the beloved, are never coming back. This triple loss explains the loss of a sense of identity. Individuals suffering heartbreak have nightmares of losing their nametag, passport, car keys, of being lost in a strange city, of walking in a cemetery and reading their name on a funeral monument, of having no voice, no head, no body, of coming to work and somebody else's name is on the door of their office, or coming home and their mother asks them to introduce themselves... all are metaphors of an estrangement from the self. The only solution is to become somebody else. Philosophers have argued that our identity is a psychosocial construct, a compromise between what our parents want, what society wants, and what we think we want. Since identity is a construct, it follows that is can be deconstructed. The myth of the divine rights of kings is a perfect example of a deconstructionist attack on a value that was no longer sustainable. Heartbreak is a similar demolition derby of an obsolete identity. The lover, a mirror who used to reflect a positive image of yourself, now reflects nothing, or if it does, it is a tarnished, ugly picture that communicates, "sorry, but you are no longer adequate." The identity built to attract and relate to the partner is a dead cable connector. Heartbreak is such a rough deconstruction that it is felt at first like a death of the self. There is a word for that feeling: alienation, which means a separation from oneself. This book helps you answer the following question: "if I cannot be who I was, who can I become?" Invent, discover, imagine, try, and become that new person. Table of Content CHAPTER 1 BYPASS YOUR SYNAPTIC BUNDLE OF FEAR The three actors in your drama Your crocodile psychology: grab, grip, hit There you are my crocodile! Your puppy psychology: beg, whine, wait. Your regression to a preverbal vulnerability Attachment theories There you are my puppy! The wolf separated from the pack the broken heart syndrome The art of consoling Neuromania and Darwinitis Is it in my genes, my brain or my soul? Becoming a wise human The inner and the outer CHAPTER 2 NEUROSCIENCE AND THE UNCONSCIOUS My life in a copter The end of the behaviorist dominance You can't repair the past The slave complex No ego, no Self, no identity. CHAPTER 3 WHAT YOU MOTHER NEVER TOLD YOU I am a champion procrastinator I am dependent but won't admit it I feel inadequate but cover it with uppityness Unload some projections CHAPTER 4 AH! JEALOUSY Rivalry can be a factor of evolution You don't own the partner Beware of psychic inflation There is a way around jealousy Is it envy or jealousy? CHAPTER 5 RELATIONSHIP ADDICTION The realm of the invisible Heartbreak is a triple loss CHAPTER 6 NARCISSISM: A TREND AND A CURSE The rage of a baby Learn to smell a narcissist The narcissist as a self-loathing individual The narcissist as a self-adoring individual The trophy partner: narcissism by another name Monica, the figid beauty queen The cashmere label

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Jung and the Ancestors Beyond Biography, Mending the Ancestral Web


At a time when interest in family ancestry has never been greater, Sandra Easter's book introduces us to a powerful mode of psychological inquiry that engages the ancestors as living presences shaping who we are and the lives we live. Expanding the traditional focus of depth psychology beyond the realm of personal biography, the author finds evidence of the ancestors in dreams, visions, and symptoms of illness, and in nature and the land on which we live.

Interweaving theory and practice, and drawing skillfully on C. G. Jung's work and personal reflections, the book is rich with real-life examples of women who, by establishing dialogues with the ancestors, have been able to work through personal and generational trauma and wounds, healing themselves and those in their ancestral lines. By exploring the unconscious psyche as the ancestral "land of the dead," Easter argues we can also find greater meaning for our lives and better understand our own personal myth.

Jung and the Ancestors is an important contribution to depth psychology, focusing on an area of Jung's thought largely overlooked, yet rendered increasingly significant in the wake of the publication of The Red Book. Easter's work will change the way you understand yourself and your relationship to those in your past and your future.

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Wisdom of the Psyche: Beyond Neuroscience, 2nd Revised Edition


The first edition of Wisdom of the Psyche engaged with one of the main dilemmas of contemporary psychology and psychotherapy: how to integrate findings and insights from neuroscience and medicine into an approach to healing founded upon activation of the imagination. In this revised edition, Ginette Paris re-focuses her attention on the modern lack of desire to become adult and updates the book with brand new neuroscientific research.

Paris uses cogent and passionate argument, as well as stories from patients, to demonstrate that the human psyche seeks to destroy relationships and lives as well as to sustain them. She makes clear that the way out of those destructive states does not start with an upward, positive, wilful effort of the ego, but with an opening of the imagination, and aims to foster the dialogue between psychotherapists and neuroscientists. In clear and accessible language, Paris describes how depth psychology can be seen as a subject of the humanities rather than the sciences, and explains how gaining an understanding of neuroscience will not necessarily make us psychologically wiser.

A unique and powerful book, Wisdom of the Psyche will be fascinating reading for Jungian and depth psychologists, psychotherapists, analysts and others in the helping professions, as well as students and those in training, and readers with an interest in psychology and neuroscience who want to create an inner life worth living.

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Soul in Anguish: Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Suffering


The Soul in Anguish: Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Suffering presents a variety of approaches to psychotherapeutic work with suffering people, from the perspectives of both Jungian and psychoanalytic psychology. An important theme of the book is that suffering may be harmful or helpful to the development of the personality. Our culture tends to assume that suffering is invariably negative or pointless, but this is not necessarily so; suffering may be destructive, but it may lead to positive developments such as enhanced empathy for others, wisdom, or spiritual development. The book offers professionals in any helping profession various frameworks within which to view suffering, so that the individual's suffering does not seem to be random or meaningless. Cognitive-behavioral approaches, the approach of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric association, and the promise of evidence-based strategies may or may not be applicable to the unique circumstances of the suffering individual. These approaches also ignore the unconscious sources of much suffering, its implications for the ongoing development of the personality, and the nuances of the therapeutic relationship. We cannot objectify or measure suffering; suffering is best viewed from within the individual's perspective, because people with the same diagnosis suffer in unique ways.

The Soul in Anguish is a groundbreaking, meticulously researched study from an outstanding Jungian analyst and scholar. It provides illuminating ways into the transformative potential of suffering and how it can be dealt with in the consulting room. Charting the soul's agonies with great compassion and profound sensitivity, Dr. Corbett skillfully delineates clinical, philosophical and spiritual concepts of suffering that testify to the endurance of the human spirit. This book is an enlightening read for anybody with a passionate concern for the human soul.
- Ursula Wirtz, PhD, Jungian Analyst, Author of Trauma and Beyond: The Mystery of Transformation

With extraordinary candor The Soul in Anguish brings its readers face to face with one of the most difficult topics in life, suffering. This remarkable exploration of the range of suffering, especially as encountered in psychotherapy, mines for meaning and finds both its positive and negative expressions. Transcending the categorical, pathological descriptions of the DSM, The Soul in Anguish reveals the archetypal nature of the experience of suffering. Dr. Lionel Corbett offers healing to mind, soul and body, in this uplifting engagement with what is usually either avoided in most treatments or only touched upon, i.e., anguish. This book reimagines our pain and anguish to bring about the possibility of a true psychological and soulful grasp of suffering. No therapist should miss the opportunities of Dr. Corbett's rich study.
- Joe Cambray, Ph.D.,Past-President IAAP,Author

DR. LIONEL CORBETT trained in medicine and psychiatry in England and as a Jungian Analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. His primary interests are: the religious function of the psyche, the development of psychotherapy as a spiritual practice, and the interface of Jungian psychology and contemporary psychoanalytic thought. Dr. Corbett is a professor of depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is the author of numerous papers and three books: The Sacred Cauldron: Psychotherapy as a Spiritual Practice, Psyche and the Sacred, and The Religious Function of the Psyche. He is the co-editor of: Jung and Aging, Depth Psychology, Meditations in the Field, and Psychology at the Threshold.

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Red Place Transforming Past Traumas Through Relationships


Most of us encounter trauma at some point in our lives, whether directly through our own experiences or indirectly through relationships with trauma victims. Hale describes these encounters as journeys to “The Red Place”––an emotionally intense state of being often beyond conscious awareness that contains both the heroic and the monstrous aspects of past violations, a place where we can both experience the pain of trauma and find the strength to cope with it. This book courageously delves into the psychological complexities of the Red Place by analyzing stories of trauma––from myths passed down by ancient people, to modern films and novels, to real-life case studies from her own work as a psychotherapist. With clarity and compassion, Hale reveals how empathic connections in both personal and professional relationships have the power to heal in the aftermath of trauma. Such relationships, she demonstrates, can help us harness the generative forces of the Red Place rather than being led by its destructive ones. The Red Place is an invaluable source of insight, support, and inspiration for all those working to resolve and transform past traumas.

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Our Daily Breach: Exploring Your Personal Myth Through Herman Melville's Moby-Dick


Our Daily Breach: Exploring Your Personal Myth Through Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick offers both a way of understanding what has generally been called the greatest novel of the American myth while simultaneously exploring one’s own personal myth. Its added feature is that it is an interactive book in allowing reader’s to meditate on one question per page for each day of the year and to undercover many facets of one’s personal myth through cursive writing. It has been long understood that classics of literature are their own form of therapy in that they frequently tap into some of the most shared concerns of being human. This book makes such a connection between our interior life and the plot of the story through the power of mythopoiesis, namely the imaginative act of giving a formative shape to the myth we are each living in and out through the power of analogy, correspondence or accord with the classic poem. Using Melville’s epic of America, the reader may enter the deepest seas of his/her own mythic waters to realize and give language to the myth that resides in our daily plot line.

"Our Daily Breach: Exploring Your Personal Myth Through Herman Melville's Moby-Dick" offers both a way of understanding what has generally been called the greatest novel of the American myth while simultaneously exploring one's own personal myth. Its added feature is that it is an interactive book in allowing reader's to meditate on one question per page for each day of the year and to undercover many facets of one’s personal myth through cursive writing. It has been long understood that classics of literature are their own form of therapy in that they frequently tap into some of the most shared concerns of being human. This book makes such a connection between our interior life and the plot of the story through the power of mythopoiesis, namely the imaginative act of giving a formative shape to the myth we are each living in and out through the power of analogy, correspondence or accord with the classic poem. Using Melville’s epic of America, the reader may enter the deepest seas of his/her own mythic waters to realize and give language to the myth that resides in our daily plot line.

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Sleuth and the Goddess: Hestia, Artemis, Athena, And Aphrodite in Women's Detective Fiction


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Detective fiction is compelling–once started it has to be finished: The Sleuth and the Goddessis no less gripping. In this riveting book Susan Rowland is part detective, part analyst, and always a brilliant literary critic.  She adroitly reveals how detection is one of the central myths of the modern psyche.  The crime scenes she investigates reveal their psychological and literary clues to show how the re-emergence of the sacred feminine is at the center of women’s mystery detective stories.  Never cozy, never hardboiled, this is cultural psychology at its very best.
Dr. Luke Hockley, psychotherapist and Professor of Media Analysis, University of Bedfordshire, UK, author of Somatic Cinema
With The Sleuth and the Goddess, Susan Rowland joins the rarefied pantheon of women writers that includes Jane Harrison, who a century ago in her magnificent work Themis, explored the archetypal world of the pre-patriarchal goddesses of ancient Greece. Likewise, Rowland has ventured behind the veil of the contemporary detective story and finds that the ancient goddesses are alive and well in the psyches of modern women detective authors and their heroines. Both Harrison and Rowland became detectives in their own right and render a great service for the goddesses in ancient and modern form.
Thomas Singer, M.D., Editor of the Cultural Complex Series
Rowland shows us the endless incarnations of ancient goddesses – Athena, Artemis, Hestia, Aphrodite, Psyche and Persephone – in women’s mystery narratives. Meticulously researched and brilliantly written, The Sleuth and the Goddess argues that fiction – the mythology of today – responds with proactive, investigating, justice-seeking, curious and creative women to the social and political changes in contemporary society. As the feminine spirit re-emerges, the sleuth heals the fragmented modern psyche by reconciling it with the unconscious and the archetypal. Topical and timely, this book is Jungian feminism at its best.
Dr. Helena Bassil-Morozow, Cultural Philosopher and Film Academic, author of The Trickster in Contemporary Film
By illuminating the presence of the Goddess in the incarnation and creation of character, Dr. Susan Rowland brings a fresh and exciting perspective to the study of archetypes in women’s literature. She makes us aware of the enduring influence of the Goddess in one of the most powerful and compelling areas of literary endeavor-the development of the mystery novel.
Jacqueline Winspear, author of the novels featuring psychologist and investigator, Maisie Dobb
About the Author:
Susan Rowland, Ph.D., is Chair of the M. A. in Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life at Pacifica Graduate Institute, California. Author of many books on Jung, the feminine, literature and literary theory, her recent work includes C. G. Jung in the Humanities: Taking the Soul’s Path (2010) and The Ecocritical Psyche: Literature, Evolutionary Complexity and Jung (2012). She lives in California with her husband, the digital literary artist and poet, Joel Weishaus. 

Bridge Work Essays on Mythology, Literature and Psychology


The twenty chapters in this volume are divided into Formal Essays and Cultural Essays. Both, however, explore in varying degrees the place of consilience between literature, mythology and depth psychology. The essays seek that place of analogy, or correspondence and of accord between the three bridges, the three disciplines mentioned in its subtitle. Together they amplify and extend what might best be called a psycho-poetics of myth, where mythology is understood as the mucilage or glue that holds psyche and poiesis together in one form and shape. The intention in all the essays is to invite the reader into the discussion with his/her personal myth resonating with the ideas and images present and to remember and reimagine one’s own narrative through the corridors of those presented in the volume. Bridge Work then carries two meanings: it wishes to span disciplines in order to increase one’s range of awareness and it wishes to create a third thing, the bridge itself, as a medium of and for expressing new insights. The hope is that the reader will come away from these twenty expressions of the relational nature of literature to psychology and mythology with a renewed sense of how interdisciplinary studies can reveal other ways of knowing not afforded the specialist inhabiting one field of thought.

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Leaning Toward the Poet Eavesdropping on the Poetry of Everyday Life


In "Leaning toward the Poet: Eavesdropping on the Poetry of Everyday Life," Robert Romanyshyn writes in a poetic style about the splendor and simplicity of life. From the light on a summer morning to the appeal of an empty bench, he talks about the miracle of the mundane moments in life that are present, for example, in a spider's web or a smile on the face of a stranger. In an age of information overload and diminishing time spent on the simple things in life, Leaning toward the Poet is an invitation to slow down and pause to attend to those occasions when memory and imagination lead one to unexpected occurrences that make us think about and appreciate what is happening around us.

A memoir written by a psychologist, "Leaning Toward the Poet" awakens us to the poetic qualities of everyday life. Its words and images feel like a homecoming.

"Sitting with V in the Morning It always starts the same way, with hot coffee, buttered toast, and the newspaper, bought every morning, set out on the table. I like these few moments of silence before V joins me in the garden. I like especially the cloudy mornings, when the trees and flowers in the garden are still asleep, their vibrant green still folded inside the darkness of the night, and the birds are still at rest..."

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Up Against the Wall Re-Imagining the U.S.-Mexico Border


As increasing global economic disparities, violence, and climate change provoke a rising tide of forced migration, many countries and local communities are responding by building walls—literal and metaphorical—between citizens and newcomers. Up Against the Wall: Re-imagining the U.S.-Mexico Border examines the temptation to construct such walls through a penetrating analysis of the U.S. wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as investigating the walling out of Mexicans in local communities. Calling into question the building of a wall against a friendly neighboring nation, Up Against the Wall offers an analysis of the differences between borders and boundaries. This analysis opens the way to envisioning alternatives to the stark and policed divisions that are imposed by walls of all kinds. Tracing the consequences of imperialism and colonization as citizens grapple with new migrant neighbors, the book paints compelling examples from key locales affected by the wall—Nogales, Arizona vs. Nogales, Sonora; Tijuana/San Diego; and the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. An extended case study of Santa Barbara describes the creation of an internal colony in the aftermath of the U.S. conquest of Mexican land, a history that is relevant to many U.S. cities and towns.

Ranging from human rights issues in the wake of massive global migration to the role of national restorative shame in the United States for the treatment of Mexicans since 1848, the authors delve into the broad repercussions of the unjust and often tragic consequences of excluding others through walled structures along with the withholding of citizenship and full societal inclusion. Through the lens of a detailed examination of forced migration from Mexico to the United States, this transdisciplinary text, drawing on philosophy, psychology, and political theory, opens up multiple insights into how nations and communities can coexist with more justice and more compassion.

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A Tribute to James Hillman: Reflections on a Renegade Psychologist


In mid-March, 2013, nearly two hundred people gathered in Campinas, Brazil, to honor both the recent passing and the ongoing legacy of James Hillman, the founder of archetypal psychology—or as he preferred to be called, in his own words, a renegade psychologist. The event was a true meeting of North and South, Hillman’s favorite psychological nodes, with speakers from Pacifica Graduate Institute in California joining with speakers from Brazil, two cultures united in their mutual respect, admiration, and commitment to carrying forward the calling of this true maverick of a man. The speakers were amongst Hillman’s family, his friends, his peers, and his students, those who knew him only through his textual body and those who were embodied friends and colleagues of over thirty years. The result was an intimate, unforgettable, and engaging exchange, sparked by the ten presentations gathered in this text for the first time in English.

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Imagining Psychological Life: Philosophical, Psychological & Poetic Reflections -- A Festschrift in Honor of Robert D. Romanyshyn, PH.D. Clinical Sum15


There is a thin place where dream and event meet, a pivotal place where, as the poet John Keats once noted, the world is the vale of soul making. Robert D. Romanyshyn's life in psychology has been a journey in the world in search of those threshold places and their momentary epiphanies. Along the way he has come to realize that psychology has been more than a profession he chose. It has been a vocation that chose him. Indeed, he has expressed that, in coming to be a psychologist, he senses at times that he has been in some way following a path coded in his name, Romanyshyn, which means 'son of a gypsy.' He has been a wanderer drawn to those fringe areas where psychology spills into philosophy and poetry, where history and literature percolate with the shared collective dreams of the soul, and where the splendor of the world's simple displays can awaken a forgotten, lost and elemental sense of home. These philosophical, psychological and poetic reflections by former students, colleagues and friends, speak to the ways in which Dr. Romanyshyn's journey has crossed paths with their own. These authors join him in a return home from exile which is never finished.

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Feathered Ladder Selected Poems


Two volumes of poetry have been combined in this special edition il piccolo publication.

"Brian Landis is a master storyteller; Dennis Patrick Slattery a master teacher in the art of writing myth. Both are skillful poets who have teamed to produce this refined volume of poetry. Feathered Ladder speaks brilliantly to me." —From the Foreword by Stephanie Pope, Cultural Mythologer and poet — mythopoetry.com


Depth Psychological Research Methods: Multiple and Engaging Approaches. Volume 7, Issue 3 of the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches


International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches is an international peer-reviewed journal for timely publication of global 
research, scholarship, educational, researcher and practitioner perspectives on multiple, hybrid (outcome of unusual blending), 
synergistic (combined effect), integrated and cultural research approaches (be these Indigenous, institutional, or community 
based) including the Asian, Arctic, Pacific, Latin American and African regions, as well as European and North American. 
The journal's primary focus is effectively to combine various theoretical frameworks, methodologies and methods to address 
current research questions appropriately. 

International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches covers:

  • Multiple, hybrid, synergistic, integrated, cultural, mixed qualitative and quantitative empirical research approaches
  • Theoretical and conceptual articles on methodological and ethical dilemmas and advances
  • Critical perspectives and proposals for the management of technical issues (eg, software development and data handling)
  • Discussion of the philosophical issues, practical problems and benefits associated with multiple, hybrid, synergistic, 
    integrated and cultural approaches including theoretical frameworks, methodologies, data collection, management and 
    analysis methods and the different forms of transformation and representation
  • Literature reviews - including those from theses - on methodological trends/advances
  • Articles on methodology education, technologies and learning techniques
  • Practitioner perspectives, experiences from the field and case applications of methodologies and results

Articles include, but are not restricted to, traditional academic research articles, research design, case applications, 
literature reviews, approaches to teaching and learning, software advances and constraints, practitioner perspectives and 
advice for novice researchers. 

Multiple Research Approaches features multiple and mixed methodological research and practice from a range of disciplines - 
including all health sciences, social sciences, anthropology, criminology, Indigenous and cultural studies, business studies, 
development studies, psychology, education, political science, organisational science, geography and history, the arts - 
and other related disciplines.