Pattie Canova is a psychological intuitive, tarot reader, teacher, lecturer, writer, and performer. As a tarot reader, Canova works with the Mythic deck and incorporates dream work into her readings. Informed by a background in theatre, mythology, writing, metaphysics and a deep interest in spirituality, Pattie incorporates keen analyses and constructive insights into her work, following a “what you think is what you’ll see” philosophy.
Ami Ronnberg, MA, is curator of the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism and editor in chief of A Book of Images: Reflections on Symbols to be published by Taschen in 2010 as part of the ARAS publication project. She is also on the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute in New York City.
“Sure, Dan Brown and Sarah Palin are topping the best-seller charts, but the breakout of the holiday book-buying season just may have been an elaborate, richly illustrated tome that records the dreams and spiritual questing of an author who has been dead for nearly half a century. The list price for this 9-pound, 416-page volume? $195.
While committed Jungians have been waiting decades for the book, there are only about 1,000 analysts who follow Jung’s principles in North America, according to Stephen Martin, co-founder and president emeritus of the Philemon Foundation, a Jungian nonprofit group that raised money to help prepare “The Red Book” for publication, helping to finance Mr. Shamdasani’s translation, among other things. Booksellers say that buyers have extended outside Jungian interest groups.
“The thing I find interesting is that I’m not even sure that a lot of people buying them” have shown any previous interest in Jung, said Sarah McNally, owner of McNally Jackson Books in Manhattan. “There are a lot of $15 Jung books that they haven’t ever bought.” [NYT]
“Marina Abramovic is a New York-based Serbian performance artist. Active for over three decades, she has recently begun to describe herself as the “grandmother of performance art”. With an often pronounced mystical sensibility, Abramovic’s work questions the performer/audience relationship and explores the limits of the body. Through gesture and ritual she examines the nature of consciousness.”
“Lee Robbins, PHD-LCSWR is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. She is on the faculty of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University where she teaches interdisciplinary seminars in the history, mythology and philosophy of depth psychology, Freudian and Jungian Post modern thought, Alchemy and Buddhism. She is a member of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association and serves on the board of the International Association of Jungian Studies. She has been a student of Theravada Buddhism for sixteen years.”
“I’m not critical of the people who do psychotherapy. The therapists in the trenches have to face an awful lot of the social, political, and economic failures of capitalism. They have to take care of all the rejects and failures. They are sincere and work hard with very little credit, and the HMOs and the pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies are trying to wipe them out. So certainly I am not attacking them. I am attacking the theories of psychotherapy. You don’t attack the grunts of Vietnam; you blame the theory behind the war. Nobody who fought in that war was at fault. It was the war itself that was at fault. It’s the same thing with psychotherapy. It makes every problem a subjective, inner problem. And that’s not where the problems come from. They come from the environment, the cities, the economy, the racism. They come from architecture, school systems, capitalism, exploitation. They come from many places that psychotherapy does not address. Psychotherapy theory turns it all on you: you are the one who is wrong. What I’m trying to say is that, if a kid is having trouble or is discouraged, the problem is not just inside the kid; it’s also in the system, the society.”
James Hillman in an excellent interview with Scott London.
“Alice Walker is known for her fierce, poetic writing and her politically charged ideas. She opened up to a Jungian analyst in front of a live audience at theRubin Museum of Art, one of our partners in the Talk to Me series.
Walker and the Jungian analyst, Harry Fogarty took part in “The Red Book Dialogues,” a series of conversations devoted to an exploration of Carl Jung’s work. Both Walker and Fogarty were serene and thoughtful, fitting for a museum filled with Buddhist art. They talked about faith and politics, as well as the solace Walker finds in nature.” [wnyc]
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