Mid - Life Crises and Transition
"The unendurable conflict is proof of the rightness of your life." ~ C.G. Jung
Helping people to find meaning who are suffering a mid-life crises is a special passion I have developed working as a Jungian analyst. To understand that what you are enduring is a natural process that many other people have experienced before you may not lessen your unique suffering. It may however help to make the journey more meaningful, and that can make all the difference, turning the crises into an opportunity for much greater wholeness and authenticity.
The Sacred Medieval Psyche
Originally from Montreal, I was brought up Roman Catholic and have had a life long interest in Christian Mystics, beginning with St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross and St. Francis of Assisi. More recently this has grown to include Meister Eckhart and the female beguines I write about (see Papers & Presentations). I am now very much focused on how these mystics related to the sacred from a depth psychological perspective.
I have also had the pleasure of visiting both Assisi in Italy (2004) and Avila in Spain (2009), as well as walking some of the sacred Camino de Compestella de Santiago in the northwestern province of Galicia in Spain that same year. This was followed by another sacred walk at the beginning of the Camino in France in June of 2013. It was a spectacular 200 kilometers though forests, countryside and ancient medieval towns like St. Chely de Aubrac, Estaing, and Conques, all UNESCO world heritage sites which parallel the old Roman road between Lyons and Toulouse.
Finally, I had the privilege of living in England and attending Cambridge University, a medieval institution founded in 1208 AD, where I formally studied experimental psychology and informally studied history. What I am writing about intersects at the crossroads of religious mysticism, history, and depth psychology.