Never has it been so crucial for us to develop awareness of the interaction between the natural world and the power of consciousness, both individual and collective. The continuance of life on our earth depends on our capacity to understand and support the streams of energy that interconnect us with each other and with all levels of the cosmos.
My work as a Jungian analyst, as a Biodynamic farmer, and as a writer, is my effort to reside in the lively intersection between the visible and the invisible realms of matter and spirit, to nourish those interconnections that thrive with our attention.
Please take some time to explore my site: the books, my blog, the announcements of upcoming events. Sign up for my e-mail list and blog feed, and I will send you my free e-book, Between Heaven and Earth: A Jungian Look at the Use of Biodynamic Compost Preparations, meditations on our own experience with the compost plants.
Announcements of Upcoming Events
Farming Soul brings together paths of spiritual, ecological, and psychological exploration, paths questioning the assumptions of psychology since the 1900s. One thread follows Damery’s professional path to becoming a Jungian analyst—a path filled with review committees, possessive therapists, and unexpected and unorthodox teachers. It offers perspective on the complicated dynamic of therapist/patient bond and individuation, and a personal account of when one must step out on one’s own.
A transformative story about love, farming, and myth’s place in it all, Snakes is narrated by Angela, weaver and mother, as a long letter to her dead father. A story of life’s necessary betrayals, it rests on the bedrock of folk and mythological snake stories, stories that reflect humanity’s relationship to the earth and the necessity of finding “new ground upon which to stand.”
A story narrated to her own foster daughter, Sophia tells of the transformative year she turned ten and met Nelda and her goat herd in the mountains above the small, mythical town of Huckleberry. They are soon joined by two homeless women, Dee and Ester. Over the next year they share in many capers, including saving Ester from a nursing home and cleaning up the trash being dumped on legendary Motorcycle Mountain. With goats involved, there are many twists and turns, but, despite tragedy, love triumphs.
Marked by Fire: Stories of the Jungian Way, is a soulful collection of essays that illuminate the inner life. Thirteen authors tell their stories about how they found their way into Jungian psychology. If we believe, with Jung, in “the reality of the psyche,” how does that shape us? The articles in Marked By Fire portray direct experiences of the unconscious; they tell life stories about the fiery process of becoming ourselves.