Volume 79 of Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture, focuses on the theme of Irish Culture & Depth Psychology. It includes an interview with Thomas Moore about Ireland and an excerpt from the work of Irish writer John Moriarty; articles about contemporary Irish poets Eavan Boland and Seamus Heaney as well as articles about James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Samuel Beckett, and Joseph Campbell; plus essays on contemporary Irish culture and Celtic mythology.
ANCIENT IRELAND: MYTH AND MAGIC
Thin Places and Thin Times Jerry R. Wright
Story and the Interface with the Sacred in Irish Myth James Fitzgerald
Deirdre of the Sorrows Lara Newton
MODERN IRELAND: WORDS AND MUSIC
Heart Mysteries: Traditional Love Songs of Ireland James W. Flannery
The Wisdom Of W.B. Yeats: "Thunder of a Battle fought in some other Star" Mark Patrick Hederman
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: Yeats's Path from Puer to Wise Old Man James Hollis
The Venom of Destiny: Reflections on the Jung/Joyce Encounter John Hill
Other Voices, Other Ruins: Beckett's Spectral Women Mary Aswell Doll
CONTEMPORARY IRELAND: PRESENT-DAY BARDS, IRISH ART, AND THE CELTIC TIGER
The Sublime in the Ordinary: An Appreciation of Eavan Boland and her Poetry Christina Mulvey
Oedipus in an Irish Bog: Seamus Heaney, Freud, and Jung Susan Rowland
The Third Battle of Magh Tuired from Dreamtime with an introduction by Thomas Moore John Moriarty
Ireland And The Timeless Sense Of Attachment: An "Enterview" with Thomas Moore Robert S. Henderson
The Celtic Tiger Hugh McGovern
A Visual Translation of "The Midnight Court" by Brian Merriman Pauline Bewick
Water: A Reflection on Aspects of Living in Modern Ireland Eileen Boyle
A Sense of Place: On Contemporary Irish Art Klaus Ottman
IRISH AMERICANS: LONGING FOR HOME
The Irish American Psyche Maureen Murdock
A Leprechaun Tree Grows in Orange County: Glimmers of an Irish-American Childhood Maura Conlon-McIvor
Mystic Faces, History's Traces: Joseph Campbell, Irish Mystic Dennis Patrick Slattery
Translating Jung's Seminar on Children's Dreams: An "Enterview" with Ernst Falzeder Robert S. Henderson
Lars and the Real Girl, directed by Craig Gillespie Victoria C. Drake
The Geography of Meanings: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Place, Space, Land and Dislocation by Maria Teresa Savio Hooke and Salman Akhtar Amanda Dowd
The Way of Story: The Craft & Soul of Writing by Catherine Ann Jones Hendrika de Vries
IRISH CULTURE & DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY
-- Author Biographies: Articles --
Pauline Bewick is one of Ireland's most well-known contemporary artists. Her work is featured in galleries and museums worldwide. She was recently commissioned to create a visual translation of the famous Irish poem, "The Midnight Court" by Brian Merriman, which just opened in Ireland and will be brought to the US this fall. She has also written and illustrated several books, including The South Seas and a Box of Paints, an account of her two years spent with the Cook Island Maori people on the Pacific islands.
Eileen Boyle works as a counselor in a city center college of further education in Dublin. She is currently co-ordinating the college's green ecology program. She is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, University College, Dublin and holds a Master's Degree in Transpersonal Arts and Practice from University of Chichester.
Maura Conlon-McIvor, Ph.D., is a journalist, radio announcer, and author of She's All Eyes: Memoirs of an Irish-American Daughter, a Los Angeles Times bestseller published by TimeWarner which has been adapted for stage and had its world premier debut in 2007. Maura travels often to Ireland where she holds dual citizenship.
Mary Aswell Doll, Ph.D., teaches World Mythology and Literature of the Absurd at Savannah College of Art and Design. She is the author of several books, including Beckett and Myth and Like Letters in Running Water: A Mythopoetics of Curriculum.
James Fitzgerald comes from a small village in southern Ireland. After some years teaching in Primary School in London, he trained as a Jungian analyst in Zurich. He has a private practice in London.
James W. Flannery, Ph.D., is a Yeats scholar, a professor at Emory University, and the Director of the W. B. Yeats Foundation. Dr. Flannery is also a noted interpreter of the famed Irish Melodies of Thomas Moore. His critically acclaimed recording Dear Harp of My Country: The Irish Melodies of Thomas Moore, may be sampled on the website of the W. B. Yeats Foundation at http://www.college.emory.edu/wbyeats/. His essay in this issue of Spring and its accompanying song lyrics and notes, are taken from a book in progress by Dr. Flannery devoted to the effort throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to carry over into English the genius of the Gaelic love song tradition of Ireland.
Mark Patrick Hederman has been a Benedictine monk of Glenstal Abbey in Limerick, Ireland, for over 40 years. He was prior of the monastery and headmaster of the school at different times, before embarking upon his present quest: to unearth the presence of the Holy Spirit in our world. He has written an account of this search during the opening years of the 21st century called Walkabout: Life as Holy Spirit (Dublin: Columba, 2005).
Rev. Dr. Robert S. Henderson is a pastoral psychotherapist in Glastonbury, Connecticut. He and his wife, Janis, a psychotherapist, are co-authors of Living with Jung: "Enterviews" with Jungian Analysts: Volume 1 (Spring Journal Books, 2006). Volumes 2 and 3 are forthcoming, in 2008 and 2009, respectively.
John Hill, M.A., is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the International School of Analytical Psychology (ISAP) in Zurich. He grew up near Dublin, and received degrees in philosophy at the University of Dublin and the Catholic University of America. He is the author of articles on The Association Experiment, Celtic myth, James Joyce, home, dreams, and Christian mysticism.
James Hollis, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst in Houston, Texas, the author of twelve books, and director of the Saybrook/Jung Center graduate program in Jungian Studies.
Hugh McGovern is a clinical psychologist in the Irish health service. He has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and an M.A. degree in Psychology from the State University of West Georgia. He is a member of The Psychological Society of Ireland, the Irish Analytical Psychology Association, and the Yeats Society Sligo.
Thomas Moore received his Ph.D. in religion from Syracuse University. His many publications include: The Care of the Soul, The Soul's Religion, The Soul of Sex, Dark Eros, Rituals of the Imagination, The Planets Within, A Blue Fire, Meditations, Dwells in Daily Life, Soulmates, The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life, The Education of the Heart, The Book of Job, Original Self, Dark Nights of the Soul, and A Life at Work. His grandparents immigrated to the US from Ireland, and he has lived, traveled, and taught frequently throughout Ireland. He and his wife, Joan, live in New Hampshire, with their two children, Siobhan and Abraham.
John Moriarty (1938-2007), an Irish writer and philosopher, is the author of Dreamtime (1994, revised 1999); the trilogy, Turtle Was Gone a Long Time: Crossing the Kedron (1996), Horsehead Nebula Neighing (1997), and Anaconda Canoe (1998); Nostos, an autobiography (2001); Invoking Ireland (2005, revised 2006); Night Journey to Buddh Gaia (2006); Serious Sounds (2007); One Evening in Eden (2007), a boxed CD collection of his talks, stories, and poetry; and What the Curlew Knew, his final book, published posthumously in 2007. More information about him can be found online at http://www.johnmoriarty.net/.
Christina Mulvey is a Jungian analyst in Wicklow, Ireland, who received her Diploma from the G. G. Jung Institute in Zurich. A consulting psychologist and lecturer, she is involved in training and professional development in the fields of education, psychology, and psychotherapy. She has a strong background in literature and the arts and lectures frequently at the Jung Institute in Zurich and in Canada, the UK, and the US. Her book and CD, "The Woolgatherer--the Poetry of Analysis" was published in 2004.
Maureen Murdock is a depth psychotherapist in private practice in Santa Barbara and was Core Faculty in the MA Counseling Psychology Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is the author of the best-selling book, The Heroine's Journey, as well as the newly revised Fathers' Daughters: Breaking the Ties that Bind; Unreliable Truth: On Memoir and Memory; Spinning Inward: Using Guided Imagery with Children; and The Heroine's Journey Workbook. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages.
Lara Newton, M.A., is a Jungian analyst in Denver, Colorado and the author of Brothers and Sisters: Discovering the Psychology of Companionship (Spring Journal Books, 2007). She has a Master's Degree in English Literature, attended the Yeats Summer School in Sligo, Ireland, wrote her Master's thesis on James Joyce, and has studied Irish mythology for over 35 years.
Klaus Ottmann is Editor-in-Chief of Spring Publications and an adjunct curator of the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, New York. He is the author of Thought Through My Eyes: Writings on Art, 1977-2006 (Putnam, CT.: Spring Publications, 2006), The Genius Decision: The Extraordinary and the Postmodern Condition (Putnam, CT: Spring Publications, 2004), and The Essential Mark Rothko (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2003). In 2006, Ottmann translated Gershom Scholem's book Alchemy and Kabbalah into English (Putnam, CT: Spring Publications, 2006). His most recent curatorial projects include Open E V+ A 2007: A Sense of Place, an international survey of contemporary art held citywide in Limerick, Ireland (March - May 2007) and Still Points of the Turning World, SITE Santa Fe's Sixth International Biennial (July 2006 - January 2007). His website is: http://www.klausottmann.net/.
Susan Rowland, Ph.D., is Reader in English and Jungian Studies at the University of Greenwich, UK, and author of Jung as a Writer (Routledge, 2005). She was chair of the International Association of Jungian Studies, 2003-2006.
Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D., is Core Faculty, Mythological Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and has been teaching for forty years. He has authored or co-edited twelve books, including: Harvesting Darkness: Essays on Literature, Film, Myth, and Culture; The Wounded Body: Remembering the Markings of Flesh; Grace in the Desert; and, most recently, Varieties of Mythic Experience: Essays on Psyche, Religion and Culture (Daimon-Verlag, 2008), co-edited with Glen Slater.
Jerry R. Wright is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Decatur, Georgia and Flat Rock, North Carolina and a graduate of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. He is on the faculty of the Haden Institute for Training in Spiritual Direction and Dreamwork. In addition, he gives lectures and workshops on themes related to the integration of Jungian psychology and spirituality, and organizes and leads pilgrimages to sacred sites.
-- Author Biographies: Jungiana --
Ernst Falzeder is the translator of Children's Dreams: Notes from the Seminar given in 1936-40 by C. G. Jung, which was recently published by Princeton University Press as correspondence (3 Volumes, Harvard University Press, 1993-2000) and the complete Freud-Abraham correspondence (London: Karnac, 2002), as well as the author of about 200 publications on the history, theory, and technique of psychoanalysis. He lives in Austria where he is a lecturer at the University of Innsbruck, and also works as an author, editor, translator, and ski instructor.
Robert S. Henderson (see "Author Bios" in preceding section)
-- Author Biographies: Film and Book Reviews --
Hendrika de Vries has been a licensed depth-oriented Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Santa Barbara for over twenty years. Her training in depth psychology and background in theological and mythological studies guide her therapeutic approach. She has been actively involved with Pacifica Graduate Institute since 1986 both as a conference presenter and as adjunct faculty in the Mythological Studies program. Her published articles and public presentations include: "The Chrysalis Experience: A Mythology for Times of Transition," Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field, eds. Dennis P. Slattery and Lionel Corbett (Carpinteria, CA: Daimon Verlag & Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2000), pp. 147-159; "Seeing in the Dark: the Power of Mythic Perception in Troubled Times;" and "Inviting the 13th Fairy: Embodying Soul in our Personal Myths."
Amanda Dowd is a Jungian analyst member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts (ANZSJA) and of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP). She lives and works in Sydney, Australia. She has a particular interest in the vicissitudes and mythopoetics of relationship and the formation of self, mind, identity, and cultural identity. Her current work includes an exploration of the traumatic effects of migration for both individual and culture and the interrelationship between psyche and place. Contact details: [email protected]
Victoria C. Drake is currently working on her Ph.D. in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. After attending Harvard University (B.A. 1983), she followed her passion to become a life-long international wildlife conservationist and environmental community justice advocate. Victoria lives in Chicago with her husband, James Evan-Cook (from Kent, UK), their three daughters, Angelica, Isabella, and Lily, and assorted animal companions.