Pacifica leadership and scholars attended “Jung and the Numinous: Art, Science and Psyche,” the 18th Conference of Research in Jungian and Analytical Psychology, held July 27-30, 2023, in Asheville, NC. The Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies, founded in 2002 by an interdisciplinary group of academics focusing on the research and theories of C.G. Jung, fills the crucial role of organizing interdisciplinary conferences through which members can “present scholarly papers, organize roundtable discussions, demonstrate creative practices, exhibit artwork, and provide interactive workshops.” In attendance were Dr. Leonie H. Mattison, Ed.D, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacifica Graduate Institute, and Susan Rowland, Core Faculty in the Humanities in Pacifica’s Master’s Degree in Depth Psychology and Creativity, whose was recently awarded the C.G. Jung Prize. Susan Rowland presented “‘Creative acts . . . whole and complete’: How Jungian Arts-based Research and Alchemy ReStory the Numinous.”
Juliet Rohde-Brown, Ph.D., Chair of the Depth Psychology: Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices doctoral specialization program attended, presenting “Cultivating a Connection with the Child Archetype through Creativity and the Arts.” Her talk focused on “re-membering the archetypal child in mind, and emphasized community-based endeavors that strive through arts-based practices to facilitate the integration of shadow aspects, as well as ways to decolonize minoritized and marginalized frameworks and promote multiple ways of knowing.” Lisa Zondlo, a Ph.D. student in Depth Psychology at Pacifica, also joined this interdisciplinary gathering of scholars, practitioners, artists and activists, exploring themes and ideas around “Jung, numinosity and science and psyche in the context of Jungian/post-Jungian ideas, concepts, and practice-oriented work.”
Lisa Zondlo (center, top row), a Ph.D. student in Depth Psychology at Pacifica, explored themes and ideas around “Jung, numinosity and science and psyche in the context of Jungian/post-Jungian ideas, concepts, and practice-oriented work.”
Angela Borda is a writer for Pacifica Graduate Institute, as well as the editor of the Santa Barbara Literary Journal. Her work has been published in Food & Home, Peregrine, Hurricanes & Swan Songs, Delirium Corridor, Still Arts Quarterly, Danse Macabre, and is forthcoming in The Tertiary Lodger and Running Wild Anthology of Stories, Vol. 5.