Essays & Book Reviews on the Pacifica Graduate Institute Website:


  1. Parentless at Sixty, ZH World, Vol. 3, No. 4, April 19th, 2005.
  2. Tending the Muse of Poetry: Polyhymnia, Myth, and Dream.
    Reprinted from Spring: a journal of archetype and culture 70 (2004): 117-29.

  3. Excerpt from Grace in the Desert: Awakening to the Gifts of Monastic Life. 1st ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004.
  4. Moby-Dick and the Myth of Narcissus: Seeing Into and Seeing Through
  5. Science, Math – and Myth! Why Not? February, 2004
  6. Merton on Nature 

Book Reviews

  1. Gaston Bachelard. Earth and Reveries of Repose: An Essay on Images of Interiority. Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche 6:4 / Fall 2012.
  2. James Hillman. A Terrible Love of War. New York: The Penguin Press, 2004. ISBN 1-59420-011-4. 256 pp. cloth.

  3. Jonathan Shay. Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming. Foreword by Senators John McCain and Max Cleland. New York: Scribner, 2002. 329pp.
  4. Thomas Moore. Dark Nights of the Soul: A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life’s Ordeals. New York: Gotham Books, 2004.
  5. Michael Vannoy Adams. The Mythological Unconscious. New York: Karnac, 2001. Reprinted from Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture 71 (2004): 223-227.
  6. Jack Miles. Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God. New York: Alfred Knopf, 2001.
  7. Robert Sardello. Freeing the Soul From Fear. New York: Riverside Books, 2001.
  8. C.A. Meier. Atom and Archetype: The Pauli/Jung Letters, 1932-1958. Edited by C.A. Meier. Trans. David Roscoe. Preface by Beverley Zabriskie. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001.
  9. David Kidner. Nature and PsycheRadical Environmentalism and the Politics of Subjectivity. Albany: SUNY Press, 2001. New York: Alfred Knopf, 2001.

Essays on the Opus Archives Website:

  1. “The Myth of Nature and the Nature of Myth: Becoming Transparent to Transcendence” published in Harvesting Darkness: Essays on Literature, Film Myth and Culture, pp.288-310. Click here to view.

  2. “Mystic Faces, History’s Traces: Joseph Campbell, Irish Mystic” appeared first in Spring Vol. 79: Irish Culture and Depth Psychology, pp. 251-72. Click here to view.
  3. “‘BeBrooding a Few Ideas’: Joseph Campbell’s Journaling into Destiny.” Click here to view.

Essays & Book Reviews on the Website:


  1. Mimesis, Neurology and the Aesthetics of Presence

Book Reviews

  1. Robert Romanyshyn. The Wounded Researcher: Research With Soul In Mind. Click here to view.
  2. Robert Sardello. Silence. “The Subtle Power of Silence.” Click here to view.

Essays, Book Reviews & Poetry on the Mythic Imagination Institute Website:

(Coming Soon)

Book Reviews

  1. Thomas Moore’s Dark Nights of the Soul
  2. Karen Anderson’s Islam: A Short History
  3. Phil Cousineau’s The Way Things Are: Conversations with Huston Smith on the Spiritual Life
  4. Jonathan Shay: Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming


  1. Falling Fruit
  2. Bear’s Brown Study (for James Hillman)


  1. An Interview with Jane Mickelson
  2. A Conversation with Skip Conover, Part One
  3. A Conversation with Skip Conover, Part Two
  4. A Conversation with Skip Conover, Part Three

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