New book: Time and Trauma in Analytical Psychology and Psychotherapy: The Wisdom of Andean Shamanism

Last month, I published a new book, Time and Trauma in Analytical Psychology and Psychotherapy: The Wisdom of Andean Shamanism , through Routledge and wonder if you might be interested in my presenting about it on your platform.


“Dr. Bryon’s bold weaving together of interpersonal and Jungian analytic perspectives, informed by indigenous Andean shamanism, and contemporary scientific understanding of time invites the reader into an expansive, enriched vision of the world. Her personal descent to deep layers of unconscious phenomena is shown to bring an enhanced awareness of reality with profound healing effects. The wisdom and integrative power of a syncretic approach to recovering from trauma shines through the text and will open doors for all who enter.”
Joe Cambray, Ph.D., IAAP
Past-President-CEO, Pacifica Graduate Institute

“Jungian analyst and psychologist Deborah Bryon offers Andean shamanic wisdom as it dovetails with concepts from contemporary relational psychoanalysis. After being adopted and inducted by Peruvian paqos, Bryon seamlessly combines her personal experience with theoretical concepts to highlight practices of connection and compassion. This is a one of a kind, can’t-put-down book, a roadmap for connecting states of light, energy, joy, and wholeness with processes of healing.”
Terry Marks-Tarlow, Ph.D., author of Psyche’s Veil, Clinical Intuition in Psychotherapy, Awakening Clinical Intuition, Play & Creativity in Psychotherapy, and A Fractal Epistemology for a Scientific Psychology.

“Deborah Bryon presents a novel view of the roots of trauma based on her own transformative, spiritual experiences in Peru, combined with her clinical encounters as a Jungian analyst. What emerges is a fascinating insight into how trauma gets stuck in time, quite literally frozen in an atemporal, unconscious realm, supplemented with an understanding on how it might then be released by bringing it back into time, switching between the two viewpoints. Using a wide range of examples, from psychology to poetry to physics, Bryon skillfully navigates the two worlds like a shaman.”
Professor Dean Rickles, Ph.D. – Faculty of Science, University of Sydney, Co-Director, Centre for Time, co-author of Dual-Aspect Monism and the Deep Structure of Meaning.

“Deborah Bryon’s Time and Trauma in Analytical Psychology and Psychotherapy provides a wide ranging perspective on experiences central to contemporary depth psychology – i.e., the subjective experience of time and trauma. In this refreshingly integrative volume, she draws extensively on her experiences as a psychologist and Jungian psychoanalyst as well as her extensive immersion in Andean shamanistic practice. She utilizes the conceptual framework of quantum theory to reveal underlying links between mystical and clinical experience, expanding the reader’s understanding of both experiential domains. The book also provides the reader with an in-depth introduction to Andean medicine practices. Time and Trauma is scholarly, insightful, and experientially grounded. Recommended for any reader seeking a fresh lens for understanding subjective experience across a variety of settings.”
Mark Winborn, PhD, NCPsyA – clinical psychologist and Jungian psychoanalyst, author of Jungian Psychoanalysis and Interpretation in Jungian Analysis.

“A masterful journey through Andean medicine to offer a new, valuable perspective on Jung’s unconscious and its atemporal vastness. This is accomplished by bringing us on a journey through the eyes and mind of an Andean shaman (Paqos), its secrets passed on to her orally and elucidated here by thorough scholarship, making this a unique and significant contribution to the dimensions of transcendent experiences, the energy and nature of psyche, Jung’s notion of individuation and why psychoanalysis and the Andean tradition weave so smoothly with Quantum physics. “
Professor Leslie Stein, Ph.D. – Jungian Analyst, author of Working with Mystical Experiences in Psychoanalysis.