Faculty, Goddard Graduate Institute, Undergraduate Studies
Residency Site: Plainfield VT
Like many of my generation, I experienced the shift from an understanding of life based on traditional values to one more directly related to personal experience. This shift led me on a number of outer and inner journeys from Western spirituality and philosophy, to ashrams in India, to travels in the Middle East and Europe, to teaching at a number of colleges and universities and to Goddard. For a number of years, I have been a faculty member at the undergraduate and graduate levels and also involved in developing and currently co-ordinate the Consciousness Studies Concentration in the Graduate Institute.
PhD in Psychology and Religion, Ottawa University
MA in Religious Studies, McGill University
BA in Religious Studies, McGill University
Areas of Expertise
Religious Studies: Eastern and Western Religions; Philosophy: East and West; Psychology: Freud, Jung, Transpersonal Psychology; History of Psychiatry and Psychology; Consciousness Studies; Contemporary Spirituality; Asian Studies: History and Culture; Yoga: Philosophy and Practice; Death and Dying
As an itinerant academic I have taught in a number of universities and colleges and have given a variety of courses, seminars and workshops, most concerned with the spiritual traditions of the planet, Eastern and Western philosophy, the depth psychological traditions, and the history of psychiatry and psychology. My own orientation in my work as an advisor is to help students create the right balance between the textual, descriptive, and the experiential. I am also concerned with how the subjects we study relate to our own interiority and to the communities within which we live and work. Those of us who have been privileged with an academic formation have a responsibility to air questions about such matters with our students and colleagues. It also seems to me that the curriculum of Goddard reflects these same concerns.
- Spiritualism and the Foundations of C.G. Jung's PsychologyState University of New York Press 1993