Spring 87: Native American Cultures and the Western Psyche: A Bridge Between
|Guest Editor’s Introduction
|Jerome S. Bernstein
C.G. Jung and Lakota Sioux scholar Vine Deloria, Jr. recognized that Jungian psychology could serve as a bridge between Native American cultures and the Western psyche. To further this bridge-building, Spring Journal has invited Native American psychologists, scholars, and cultural commentators to share their insights upon the connections and disconnections between Native American cultures and the Western psyche, how each informs the other, and what helps or hinders a dialogue between them.
Guest Editor’s Biography
Jerome S. Bernstein, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is the co-editor, with Philip Deloria, of C.G. Jung and the Sioux Traditionsby Vine Deloria, Jr. (2009). He worked for 6 years as a consultant and lobbyist on Capitol Hill for the Navajo Tribe and has engaged in a 17-year collaborative clinical relationship with a Navajo Medicine Man. In the summer of September 2011 he organized the first clinical seminar with Jungian analysts and a Navajo medicine man and a Navajo cultural translator which was held on the Navajo reservation and was internationally attended. He is senior faculty at the C.G. Jung Institute of Santa Fe and is the author of Living in the Borderland: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Challenge of Healing Trauma (2005) and Power and Politics: The Psychology of Soviet-American Partnership (1989) as well as numerous articles on various clinical topics.
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