Psychology at the Threshold: Selected Papers from the Proceedings of the International Conference at University of California, Santa Barbara, 2000
BARBARA ANNAN, Ph.D., holds two degrees in religion as well as a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She recently presented a paper in Turkish Cyprus titled “Subjectivity and the Other: Khidr and Transformative Encounter in Liminality,” which will be published in 2001 by Peter Lang Publishing. She lives in Alaska where she has a private practice, and travels frequently for research on strange encounters.
GUSTAVO BARCELLOS, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst in São Paulo, Brazil, and a member of the Associação Junguiana do Brasil and the International Association for Analytical Psychology-IAAP. He writes and teaches in the field of Archetypal Psychology.
ALAN BLEAKLEY, M.D., is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, University of Plymouth Postgraduate Medical School, and convener of Psychoanalytic Studies for the Doctoral program in Clinical Psychology, University of Exeter. He is currently researching situated learning in communities of practice within hospitals, and clinical decision-making. His background is in both the biological sciences and the humanities, and he has been central in developing the study of Archetypal Psychology in Britain. His most recent publication is The Animalizing Imagination (St Martins Press, 2000).
ROBERT BOSNAK, Ph.D., a Jungian analyst, is the author of A Little Course in Dreams and Tracks in the Wilderness of Dreaming. He is director of a website that facilitates online dreamwork, developing emotion recognition technology for computers, and providing a forum for reflection on the location of the Web in the imaginal.
EDWARD S. CASEY, Ph.D., is Leading Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he was chairman of the department of philosophy from 1991-2001. He has recently extended his exploration of place to the area of environmental philosophy. His essay here is part of that exploration, which will culminate in The World at a Glance, currently under completion. His other books include Imagining; Spirit and Soul; Getting Back into Place; The Fate of Place; and Representing Places in Landscape Paintings and Maps.
JOSEPH COPPIN, Ph.D., is chair of the Depth Psychology Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He teaches courses in archetypal psychology, culture, clinical practice, and research from a depth perspective. Dr. Coppin is a Marriage and Family Therapist and has been in practice for 25 years.
LIONEL CORBETT, M.D., a British-trained psychiatrist and Jungian analyst, is a core faculty member at Pacifica. He is author of The Religious Function of the Psyche.
WILLIAM DOTY, Ph.D., is professor and chair emeritus of religious studies at the University of Alabama/Tuscaloosa. He is editor of Mythosphere: A Journal for Image, Myth, and Symbol, and most recently author of the second, fully-revised, edition of Mythography: The Study of Myths and Rituals. He has been the Goodwin-Philpott Eminent Scholar at Auburn University, and has taught or lectured at a number of other colleges and universities here and in Europe.
CHRISTINE DOWNING, Ph.D., for almost twenty years chair of the Department of Religious Studies at San Diego State University, returned from what she thought was retirement to join the Core Faculty at Pacifica when it introduced its doctoral program in Mythological Studies. Author of nine books, including The Goddess and Myths and Mysteries of Same-Sex Love, she continues to be fascinated by the connections and fissures between the perspectives of depth psychology, Greek mythology, and feminism. When not in Santa Barbara, she lies amidst the quiet beauty if Orcas Island with her partner, poet and therapist River Malcolm, and their two dogs and two cats.
JENNIFER FREED, M.A., M.F.T., served as core faculty for Pacifica Graduate Institute for twelve years. She has over twenty years experience working with teens and their families as a private practice clinician. Jennifer was statewide director for a Youthworks project focusing on preventing high school drop outs, and she also directed the statewide Media Project for youth which focused on drug and crime prevention. Both projects received awards, and the Media Project appeared on Good Morning America and Hour Magazine. Jennifer is the Co-Director of The Academy of Healing Arts for teens (AHA!) and Executive Director of Astrological Counseling Seminars. She is also co- author of The Ultimate Personality Guide, a Putnam Tarcher release.
ROBERTO GAMBINI, Ph.D., is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst in São Paulo, Brazil and the author of, most recently, Indian Mirror -- The Making of the Brazilian Soul.
HONOR GRIFFITH, Ph.D., is a Jungian-based psychotherapist in private practice in British Columbia. She also conducts workshops based on the principles of archetypal psychology for the general public. She has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and has recently completed a fellowship at the University of Victoria's Centre for Studies in Religion and Society. Her review of Robert Romanyshyn's book, The Soul in Grief, has appeared in The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal.
JAMES HILLMAN, Ph.D., renowned author and psychoanalyst, is a leading scholar of Jungian and archetypal psychology. An innovative clinician and an inspiring teacher, James Hillman has led the movement in psychology which aims to broaden the focus of therapy to include in its care disorders of the world soul. Having retired from analytic practice after 40 years, Hillman now devotes his critical attention to concerns of contemporary culture. He is the author of the bestseller, The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling and, more recently, The Force of Character and the Lasting Life.
NINA KELLY, Ph.D., received her Ph.D. in Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She presently holds a clinical instructor position with Louisiana State University Health Sciences Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Currently she is creating a course curriculum on the spiritual aspects of the terminally-ill patient.
AARON KIPNIS, Ph.D., is on the core faculty of Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is the author of Knights Without Armor, co-author of What Women and Men Really Want, and has written dozens of book chapters and articles on the psychology of men and boys. He is an international speaker and consultant who is currently aiding the development of boy-sensitive curricula and pedagogies at the Harvard School of Education and the California Youth Authority. His most recent book is: Angry Young Men: How Parents, Teachers, and Counselors can Help “Bad Boys” become Good Men (1999, Jossey-Bass).
HELENE SHULMAN LORENZ, Ph.D., is a core faculty member in the Depth Psychology Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Tulane University and completed training as a Jungian analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. She is the author of Living at the Edge of Chaos: Complex Systems in Culture and Psyche, and has published several articles linking depth psychology with cultural studies. She has been active for many years in cultural movements for social justice and community development in Latin America and the United States, lecturing and giving workshops on the contributions depth psychology might make to understanding and transforming social conflict.
DAVID MILLER, Ph.D., is a faculty member at Pacifica and is the Watson-Ledden Professor of Religion at Syracuse University. His books include The New Polytheism: Rebirth of the Gods and Goddesses and Gods and Games: Toward a Theology of Play.
GINETTE PARIS, Ph.D., is the author of Pagan Meditations and Pagan Grace. She is a core faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute and the Research Coordinator for the Mythological Studies Program.
ROBERT ROMANYSHYN, Ph.D., is a writer, teacher, and former psychotherapist. He is the author of three books and numerous articles in edited volumes, professional and literary journals and magazines. He has done television and radio work and is a featured speaker at various societies in the U.S. and abroad. His latest book is The Soul in Grief: Love, Death and Transformation. Currently he is learning magic and is at work on a book of poems called “Dark Light.”
SHANTENA AUGUSTO SABBADINI, Ph.D., was a researcher in physics from 1968 to 1976, first in Milano, Italy, where he studied problems involved in the theoretical foundations of quantum mechanics, then in Santa Barbara, California, where he worked on the first identification of a black hole. In later years he founded a spiritual community and organic farm in Tuscany, Italy, traveled extensively and held various jobs. In the last ten years he has been a member of the staff of the Eranos Foundation, Ascona, Switzerland. Together with Dr. Rudolf Ritsema, he has produced the first Italian translation of the I Ching directly from the Chinese original.
BENJAMIN SELLS, Ph.D., is a psychoanalyst, syndicated columnist, lawyer and sailing captain. He is the author of The Soul of Law and Order in the Court. He has also edited and contributed to a new collection of essays entitled Working with Images: The Theoretical Base of Archetypal Psychology (Spring, 2000). He is owner/operator of Fairwind Sail Charters outside Chicago, Illinois. This article is part of a forthcoming book, The Essentials of Style.
BARBARA SHORE, Ph.D., is a depth psychologist practicing in Santa Monica, California whose work blends backgrounds of teaching, art, counseling, and mythology. She is a doctoral graduate of Pacifica’s Mythology Program where she is currently teaching as an adjunct faculty member. Additionally, she is working on a book, tentatively titled Pseudoinnocence: An Invitation to Murder.
GLEN SLATER, Ph.D., is a member of the core faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has published articles in the Spring and Salt journals and is a regular essayist on psyche and film for Zion’s Herald.
DENNIS PATRICK SLATTERY, Ph.D., is a core faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is the author of over 150 articles and book reviews as well as The Idiot: Dostoevsky’s Fantastic Prince (Peter Lang, 1984); editor and contributor of a collection of essays on William Faulkner and Modern Critical Theory (New Orleans Review, 1983); The Wounded Body: Remembering the Markings of Flesh (SUNY Press, 2000), editor with Lionel Corbett of Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field (Daimon-Verlag, 2001); Casting the Shadows: Selected Poems (Morris Publishing, 2001). He has with Charles Asher, written a novel, Simon’s Crossing. Currently he is writing The World is Too Much With Us: Memoirs of a Monastic Pilgrimage on his experiences staying at 12 retreat centers and monasteries in the western half of the United States.
SUZAN STILL, M.A., is a painter, sculptor, poet, and performing artist. As an instructor of creative writing at a California men’s prison, she has brought her interest in depth psychology to bear both on prison reform and on the effects of creativity upon criminality.
JOANNE H. STROUD, Ph.D., a Founding Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, is presently Director of Publications and faculty member there. She is Editor of the Gaston Bachelard translations on imagination. Her latest book, The Bonding of Will and Desire, was published by Continuum Press in 1994.
ORION TATE is an artist and award winning graphic designer living in New York City. He holds a BA from Vassar College in Film Studies. He is currently employed as Art Director for the New York creative studio, Heavy Industry.
MARY WATKINS, Ph.D., is the Coordinator of Community and Ecological Fieldwork and Research in the Depth Psychology Doctoral 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, a co-editor of “Psychology and the Promotion of Peace” (Journal of Social Issues, 44, 2), and essays on the confluence of liberation psychology and depth psychology. She has worked as a clinical psychologist with adults and children, and has also worked with small and large groups around issues of peace, envisioning the future, diversity, vocation, and social justice.