Dear Colleagues, Students and Alums,
I'm writing to tell you that yesterday, very peacefully, Walter Odajnyk died. Walter touched many with his warmth, his deep care, and his soul centered presence. His intellectual force was rooted in his spiritual depth.
We will miss Walter. His contributions to our community live on through his work, mentorship, and love. Today the Pacifica community is sad with tears in our eyes, grief in the belly.
In particular, the Mythological Studies Program, her faculty, students, and alums feel a sense of loss, a hole in the foundation of their Temenos. To each of you, please know that we hold you in our prayers and in our heart.
Walter's family who was with him at the time of transition shared that, "a calm showed in his face and body after death."
We will honor Walter at the Mythological Studies graduation on Sunday and, too, a larger community tribute, a ritual of gratitude, will follow in the time ahead.
Walter, we miss you, we feel sad, we send you and your family love in this time of sadness and loss.
Walter we also, this day, are touched by your smile, experience your compassion, and feel your… Read More
From Funeral.com, published 1-1-13
ENID, Okla. — John Edward Talley, formerly of Enid, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Santa Fe, N.M. He was born Feb. 25, 1928, and grew up in Enid.
He attended Dartmouth College, Oklahoma University Medical School and became a psychiatrist, practicing in San Francisco and then Santa Fe, N.M. In addition to his private practice, he was a founder of the Jung Institute of Santa Fe, and served as an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
He was an extremely talented writer, and just before his death, completed a book, “Ambition and Salvation,” about his forebears and their adventures on the Oklahoma frontier and the Cherokee Strip.
He was pre-deceased by his father, Evans Talley, M.D., and mother Dorothy; his son, Christopher Talley; his stepson, Matthew Buresch; and his first wife, Rosemary Talley.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Buresch Talley; brother, Thomas Talley, M.D., and wife Deborah of Rochester, N.Y.; his children, Peter, Mark, Emily and her partner Peter Coleman; stepdaughters, Alexandra Buresch and Lyubomira Buresch; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A gathering in honor of his life was held Dec. 21, 2012, in Santa Fe, N.M.… Read More
Memorial Service at 2pm on Saturday,
February 25th, 2012, in All Saints Church, London
James Hillman (1926-2011) died Thursday, October 27, at his home in Thompson, Connecticutt of complications from bone cancer, Margot McLean-Hillman told The New York Times. These 4 photographs are from Eranos Conferences with 2 of James Hillman, one lecturing and one talking with Paul Kugler and Wolfgang Giegerich in 1988 and with 2 of Eranos (Ascona) framing him. James played a vital role at the Erano Conferences as he did at the C.G. Jung Institute-Zürich, Spring Publications, the IAAP Congresses, the Dallas Institute of the Humanities and Culture, and the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. [Click photographs to enlarge]Read More
From the New York Times , by Benedict Carey, October 27, 2011. Photo by Bill Ballenberg [click to enlarge]
James Hillman, the third of four children of Julian Hillman, a hotelier, and his wife, Madeleine, was born on April 12, 1926, in a room at one of his father’s properties, the Breakers Hotel in Atlantic City. His mother ran an accessory shop.
After high school, James attended the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University for two years before joining the Navy’s Hospital Corps in 1944. He studied English literature in Paris at the Sorbonne and graduated with honors from Trinity College in Dublin with a degree in mental and moral science.
But it was when he moved to Zurich and enrolled at the C. G. Jung Institute, in 1953, that his imagination took flight. After 10 years as the director of studies there, he zigzagged between Europe and the United States, writing, giving lectures, editing a Jungian journal and, in 1978, landing at the University of Dallas as graduate dean. There he helped found the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.
He wrote more than 20 books and was a sought-after speaker, often drawing a full house, delivering the Terry… Read More
For Mario Jacoby's Funeral from the IAAP
The passing of Mario Jacoby is a great loss for the entire IAAP. Mario was a wonderful analyst, author, teacher, supervisor, and musician; all round a highly gifted individual with great capacities for relationship. In his various roles he deeply touched the lives of many in the broader IAAP community, which has been diminished by his passing.Read More
David L. Hart, Ph.D., 90, of West Tisbury, died peacefully at his home in Calais, Vermont, on Friday evening, August 26, 2011. He was surrounded by family and a hospice volunteer.
Born in 1920, David grew up in New Britain, Conn., and summered on the Vineyard as a child and teenager. As a child he attended Moreland Hills School and as a 13-year-old he entered Kent School, in Kent, Conn. He then attended Williams College where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1942. The next year David spent at Radley College in England.Read More
It is with great sadness that the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles reports the passing of Daniel Rothstein, Ph.D. on May 25, 2011, at the age of 87. Dan was a deeply loved member of the Los Angeles Jungian community. He was known for his big heart, his keen intellectual interests, and his dedication to Jungian work. Dan received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver, and was subsequently certified as a Jungian analyst in 1977. He was active on many committees in the course of his years at the Institute, and was highly respected as a profoundly knowledgeable teacher of Jung’s works. He remained an active supervisor and analyst until the very end, and was consistently seen as a healer with a gifted capacity for unqualified, heartfelt acceptance and support. In both personal and professional relationships, Dan was an inherently ethical man, always taking responsibility, with openhearted honesty, for his own shortcomings. Among his many intellectual interests, most notable was his interest in Jewish history, and Jewish-Christian relations. At the time of his death he was in the process of editing his book which, using Jung’s ideas as the backdrop,… Read More
Our Institute lost a precious one of our own on June 23. Elizabeth Strahan was an accomplished analyst, a gifted teacher, an astute observer, and an indefatigable worker on behalf of our Institute and the larger Jungian community. One of our few extraverts, her fusion of southern charm and unvarnished telling-it-like-it-is psychological integrity earned her deep fondness and respect. A Jungian analyst since 1978, she served as President of our Institute from 1987 to 1989, Representative on the Executive Board of the International Association of Analytical Psychologists, Associate Editor of Psychological Perspectives , and Chair of the Certifying Board, Review Committee, and numerous other committees. She was a prime mover for the North/South Conference, the Personnel and Development Committees, and the Women Analysts’ Meeting. She has been published in both Psychological Perspectives and the San Francisco Jung Journal , and her essay Beyond Blood: Women of That Certain Age was included in the book To Be a Woman: the Birth of the Conscious Feminine . Liz offered innumerable lectures sharing a wisdom forged from years of devoted engagement with the psyche, including a 1999 talk On Facing Reality that focused on the role of imagination in creating reality… Read More
James Silber , M.D., a long time member of the Los Angeles Institute, died November 4 at his home in Valley Village . He was 87. In the course of this long life, he was a witness to wartime chaos in 20th century Europe as well as to the founding and growth of our Institute. The son and stepson of our founders, Hilde and James Kirsch , his early life was marked by abrupt transitions: the death of his father; flight from Berlin in 1933, when he was 10; subsequent relocations in Switzerland , Italy , Palestine and London before the final emigration to Los Angeles in 1940.
A curious and studious boy, Jim did well in school, despite the many interruptions, and pursued a vocation in medicine and, subsequently, psychiatry. His devotion to medicine and his identity as a physician stayed with him all his life. He was certified as a Jungian analyst by the Los Angeles Institute in the early 1970’s and was active in Institute affairs, serving as President and co-Director of training in the 1980s.Read More
Si è spento il 31 marzo 2011 il dott. Mario Trevi, figura eminente dello junghismo italiano. Avrebbe compiuto 87 anni il 3 aprile.
Laureato in filosofia presso l’Università di Bologna, ha studiato Scienze etnologiche all’Università di Roma e ha compiuto la sua formazione terapeutica con Ernst Bernhard. Nel 1960 è stato uno dei membri fondatori dell’Associazione italiana per lo studio della psicologia analitica (AIPA), dalla quale si è distaccato nel 1966 fondando con altri studiosi il Centro italiano di psicologia analitica (CIPA). Negli anni Settanta ha introdotto le prime traduzioni italiane dei testi di Jung, di cui ha curato alcuni volumi delle Opere. Nel 1986 ha dato vita alla rivista «Metaxù» che, occupandosi di ricerche sul pensiero simbolico in ambito psicologico e zone confinanti, ha ispirato una revisione del pensiero junghiano divenendo il punto di riferimento del neojunghismo italiano.Read More
Obituary : Rafael López-Pedraza
21 December 1920 – 9 January 2011
In English and Spanish
Rafael López–Pedraza died on Sunday, January 9, 2011 at his home in Caracas, in the company of Valerie Heron, his wife and colleague. He died of heart failure, which had troubled him during recent years; however this condition didn’t prevent him from remaining active until his final days. Rafael López –Pedraza was born on December 21, 1920 in Santa Clara, Cuba; in 1949 he settled in Caracas, Venezuela and later, in 1962, traveled to Europe where he studied Analytical Psychology at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. Once he finished his studies in 1974, López-Pedraza returned to Caracas with Valerie - who by then had become his closest collaborator - and focused on his private practice. Some time after his arrival, he began to dictate a series of seminars on Classic Greek Mythology at the School of Literature of the Universidad Central de Venezuela (1976-1989); these seminars had a strong impact on the students of that generation who attended in large numbers.Read More
Letter from Antonia Boll
Chair of the Association of Jungian Analysts, London :
It is with great sorrow that I write to announce the death of Mrs Hella Adler on 19th August 2009. Her funeral will take place in the small Chapel at Golders Green rematorium, Hoop Lane on Thursday 27th August at 12.30 pm.
Hella was one of the founder members of the Association of Jungian Analysts and is the widow of Dr Gerhard Adler. She was 102 years old.