veronica goodchild phd

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Veronica Goodchild, PhD, has been a student of CG Jung’s for over 40 years. She has practiced as a Jungian psychotherapist for over 30 years, and is an elected Affiliate Member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. Dr Goodchild served as Core Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute from 1999 to 2015, where she taught Jungian and Imaginal Psychology, Depth Psychology and Alchemy, The Grail Myth, Depth Psychology and the Sacred, Jungian Psychology and Quantum Physics, Dreams, Soulful Research, Clinical Case Colloquia, and where she mentored doctoral students in their professional and research development. She retired from full-time teaching in the autumn of 2015, and is now Professor Emerita, continuing her research and writing interests.

Dr. Goodchild has published two books, Eros and Chaos: The Sacred Mysteries and Dark Shadows of Love (2001, 2008) and Songlines of the Soul: Pathways to a New Vision for a New Century (Foreword by Thomas Moore) (2012). Her Introduction to an edited volume on the Gnostic Mary Magdalene for a book titled Mary of Magdala was published in 2010 by Spring Journal Books. Her current teaching and research interests are focused on Jung’s later works, their intersection with the new emerging sciences such as quantum mechanics, and the new worldview and vision of reality that arises with subtle body phenomena such as UFOs, Crop Circles, and NDEs.  Dr Goodchild is also interested in the shamanic and esoteric roots of Jung’s psychology and visits ancient dream incubation temples, stone circles, and cave art that point to these early origins of humankind’s interest in the sacred and portals to other dimensions of consciousness.

A meditative solo walk along the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in SW France in both 2013 and 2015 in response to our environmental and spiritual crises has deeply influenced her feelings about our ecological challenges. Dr Goodchild is in the process of writing up her experiences of these pilgrimage walks. She is also currently apprenticing in two separate but related shamanic traditions.

Please visit her website for her books and other articles

Dr Veronica Goodchild and Dr Robert Romanyshyn will present the seminar on 10 and 11 November 2018 on "Imaginal mind, indigenous Self: Activating deep relationships with Nature through dreams, poetry and pilgrimage".

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