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Veronica Goodchild

Veronica Goodchild

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute

Veronica is Professor Emerita at Pacifica Graduate Institute where she was a Core Faculty member for over 15 years.  She taught courses on Jungian and Imaginal Psychology and Psychotherapy, Dreamwork, Alchemy, The Grail Myth, Depth Psychology and Quantum Physics, Depth Psychology and the Sacred, Clinical Case Colloquia, and ‘Alchemical’ Research that includes unconscious processes, active imagination, and dreams. he is an elected Affiliate Member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and has been a practicing Jungian psychotherapist for over 35 years.  Veronica has trained at the Jung Institute in LA as well as the Research and Training Center for Depth Psychology according to C. G. Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz in Switzerland.  She is the author of two books:  Eros and Chaos: The Sacred Mysteries and Dark Shadows of Love (2001, 2008), and Songlines of the Soul: Pathways to a New Vision for a New Century (2012), foreword by Thomas Moore.  She also wrote the introduction to an edited volume on the Gnostic Mary Magdalene for a book titled Mary of Magdala (2010), among other publications. Veronica studied at London University, and received her B.S. and M.S.W degrees from Columbia University in NYC, where she was also invited to Phi Beta Kappa membership.  She received her PhD in Clinical Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.  She collaborated with the late Dr. John Mack of Harvard for several years on the complexity and multi-dimensional depths of the UFO/ET experience.  In her travels, Veronica goes to places that appear first in her dream life:  these include the Pyramids and Sacred Temple precincts of Egypt, Black Madonna and Mary Magdalene sites in France, Cave art in the Dordogne, the Sacred Landscape and Crop Circles of Great Britain (her native land), some of the Healing Temple Sanctuaries in Greece, mineral water Therme in Italy, and, with Q’ero shamans, the Temples of the Sacred Valley around Cuzco in Peru.  Veronica has undertaken solo pilgrimage walks on the Camino de Santiago, “Path of Stars,” the ‘Le Puy’ route, in SW France in 2013 and 2015.  She is also an apprentice in two shamanic traditions. The Path of Pollen/Way of the Melissae in the UK, and the Andean mystical path/Path of the Universal Shaman in the U.S.  Veronica is currently writing up some of her pilgrimage walking experiences.  She is also planning ‘Alchemical Travel,’ Inner Journeys in the Outer World, to sacred sites for small groups.