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What are your main areas of interest?
Art or Art Therapy, Shamanism
If you are signing up as an Individual Member, do you have a degree in Depth Psychology?
Other type of Psychology
If so, from what institution?
Ph.D. from University of Chicago
Please share a little about yourself by way of introduction. What draws you to Depth Psychology and what are you looking for from this community?
I love depth psychology, it's my academic home. I’m a visionary educator who currently teaches at Pacifica Graduate Institute. I recently led a large public program at Pacifica---"Art as an Access to Non-Ordinary Knowing," which was exceptionally popular. In Pacifica's academic program, I've taught courses such as "The Purpose and Power of Image" and "The Healing Power of Creativity." My passion in life has been to open new channels for learning and knowing. While teaching at two different graduate schools of psychology (Meridian University and Institute of Transpersonal Psychology), I experienced shamanic initiation experiences that were directly related to my course material. After a third shamanic experience, it was clear to me that I was being called by Spirit to open up a new realm of learning and knowing that would be grounded in foundational academic research. I describe this realm of divine intelligence and way of knowing in my new book, Deep Knowing: Entering the Realm of Non-Ordinary Knowing.
I've led retreats at the Esalen Institute and have taught at several other graduate schools, including the University of California Berkeley. My other books include Getting Messy: A Guide to Taking Risks and Opening the Imagination and Sky's the Limit: The Art of Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey, which received an Independent Publisher Book Award. I worked as a computer scientist before a series of mystical experiences compelled my journey into non-ordinary learning and knowing. I'm known for my skill in quickly shifting people out of spiritual and psychological difficulties into a place of profound beauty, healing, and creative flow. My Ph.D. is in Education from the University of Chicago.
Do you belong to any other online Psychology-related communities or orgs? If so, which?
I'm adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute and have led public retreats at Pacifica.
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