The Idea of the Numinous

Ann Casement, Chair, with John Dourley, Murray Stein, David Tacey, and Ann Ulanov


Friday 17 August 2007


The Idea of the Numinous

Ann CasementAnn Casement : The Idea of the Numinous

Ann Casement is a training analyst at the Association of Jungian Analysts, London, which she represents on the Executive Committee of the IAAP. She is a New York State Licensed Psychoanalyst and a founder member of The International Society for Neuro-Psychoanalysis. She writes for The Economist as well as professional journals and is an Assistant Editor on the Journal of Analytical Psychology. Her latest book with David Tacey is The Idea of the Numinous: Contemporary Jungian and Psychoanalytic Perspectives (Routledge 2006). Forthcoming is Who Owns Jung? (Karnac 2007).

John Dourley : Rerooting the Mother: the Numinosity of the Night

John Dourley is a Jungian analyst, a graduate of the Zurich/Kusnacht Institute, 1980. He did his doctoral work on Paul Tillich at Fordham University, New York City. He taught in the Religious Studies Department, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 1970-2001, and is currently retired as a professor emeritus. He is also a Catholic priest and member of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. He has been interested in the implications for religion of Jung's understanding of the psyche and has written on the many faces of this issue.

Murray SteinMurray Stein :

On Numinous Experience and Individuation: Some Clinical Reflections

Murray Stein, Ph.D., past president of the IAAP (2001-4), training analyst at ISAP/Zurich, author of Jung's Map of the Soul, In MidLife, and other books and articles on Jungian psychology, its theory and practice.

David TaceyDavid Tacey : Jungian and Psychoanalytic Perspectives

Dr. David Tacey is Associate Professor in the School of Critical Enquiry, La Trobe University, Melbourne, where he teaches courses on Jungian psychology, spirituality studies, and literary and cultural studies. His most recent books are How to Read Jung (Granta 2006), and as co-editor (with Ann Casement) The Idea of the Numinous: Contemporary Jungian and Psychoanalytic Perspectives (Routledge 2006). Other recent books include The Spirituality Revolution (Routledge 2004), and Jung and the New Age (Routledge 2001).

Ann UlanovAnn Ulanov : Before We Were: Creating in Being Created

Ann Belford Ulanov, M. Div. Ph.D. L.H.D. is a psychoanalyst in private practice, a member of Jungian Psychoanalytic Association, the Christine Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary. She is the recipient of the Oskar Pfister Award from the American Psychiatric Association, the Vision Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, among others. She is the author of many books, among which are: with her late husband Barry Ulanov, Cinderella and Her Sisters: the Envied and the Envying; Transforming Sexuality: The Archetypal World of Anima and Animus; by herself, Spirit in Jung; Spiritual Aspects of Clinical Work; The Functioning Transcendent.