Dear Depth community. Warm greetings for a happy new year.  

At this time last year many of us were preparing to launch the Earth, Climate, Dreams online symposium, which was a program consisting of 12 recorded interviews with some of the expert scientists, psychologists, Jungian analysts, and educators who are providing some of the most critical thinking about the topics.

Now, in honor of the anniversary of that symposium, I'm pleased to let you know that all 12 of the depth dialogues are being released to the community. Those of you who attended the original symposium had the benefit of meeting together each week for six weeks online, along with many of the presenters, to discuss each week's featured interviews and to sit together in contemplation of some of the challenges we are facing in our current culture--a culture which seems to be changing drastically by the day.

Thank you to each of you who make space each day for the transition we are going through, and for the opportunity to engage with something much larger than ourselves--a sense of soul that is so greatly needed by all.

Following are links to each of the 12 interviews on YouTube.If you feel inclined to make a small donation in exchange for the interviews, please do so. Either way, enjoy the depth and breath of these wonderful thinkers in the field.

In soul,

Bonnie Bright, Ph.D.




Earth, Climate, Dreams: Depth Psychological Reflections in the Age of the Anthropocene 

Over time, humans in western cultures have undergone a profound restructuring of the psyche resulting in a traumatic sense of separation. In modern day, we face a growing set of challenges on ecological and social fronts. The era of what is now informally called the Anthropocene—a term referring to the significant impact of human activity on the planet— has arrived. The current crisis requires that we reflect on our situation from a depth psychological perspective, contemplating how we might tap into the underlying archetypal themes at work in the culture and begin to articulate them in ways that inspire and move us to personal and collective action.

The depth dialogues for this  symposium offers the  opportunity to engage the topic from a depth psychological perspective, allowing deep reflection and thoughtful response.


Video Presenters with the links to view each Dialogue Below:

Bonnie Bright, Founder, Depth Psychology Alliance, HOST

Steven Aizenstat, Chancellor and Founding President of Pacifica Graduate Institute

Susannah Benson, Academic, Researcher, Educator, and Counsellor

Jerome Bernstein, Jungian Analyst

Michael Conforti, Jungian Analyst

Nancy Swift Furlotti, Jungian Analyst

Sally Gillespie, Jungian Psychotherapist

Veronica Goodchild, Professor Emerita at Pacifica Graduate Institute

Jeffrey Kiehl, Jungian Analyst and Senior Climate Scientist

Jonathan Marshall, Anthropologist and Senior Research Associate at the University of Technology Sydney

Robert Romanyshyn, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute

Susan Rowland, Chair of MA Engaged Humanities & the Creative Life at Pacifica Graduate Institute

Erel Shalit, Jungian Analyst


BONNIE BRIGHT, Ph.D.,(Founder of Depth Psychology Alliance), is a Transpersonal Soul-Centered Coach certified via Alef Trust/Middlesex University, and a certified Archetypal Pattern Analyst®, and has trained extensively in Holotropic Breathwork™ and the Enneagram. She has trained with African elder, Malidoma Some'; with Transpersonal Pioneer Stan Grof; and with Jungian analyst, Jerome Bernstein, among others.Her dissertation focused on a symbolic look at Colony Collapse Disorder and what the mass vanishing of honeybees means to us both personally and as a collective. Bonnie’s path to soul began with a spontaneous mystical experience in 2006, and she continues her quest for awakening each day with a sense of joy, freedom, and gratitude at the magic afoot in the world.

JAMES R. NEWELL, Ph.D., MTS, (Director of Depth Psychology Alliance) earned his Ph.D. in History and Critical Theories of Religion from Vanderbilt University (2007), and holds a master's degree in pastoral counseling and theology from the Vanderbilt University Divinity School (2001). James is also the director of the Depth Psychology Academy, offering college-level courses in Jungian and depth psychology. James has spent much of his working life as a professional musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist with interests in jazz, blues, folk, world, and devotional music. Since his youth, James has worked with a variety of blues greats including John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, Jr. Wells, Hubert Sumlin, Big Joe Turner, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and others.