Apr 21, 2017
Morgan Stebbins is a supervising analyst, faculty member and former President and Director of Training at the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association in New York, where he also maintains a private practice. He has taught Religious Studies and Hermeneutics at the New York Theological Seminary in the Pastoral Care and Counseling program, and he developed a program in Contemplative Jungian Practice at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care which includes contemplative Jung, Buddhism and Psychology, the history of Zen, and the psychology of the Zen sutras. He began his Zen training at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1979. He has written on symbol formation, dreams, the role of mindfulness in analysis, the meaning of compulsion, the archetypal relationship of Buddhism and psychology, and the structural parallels between the theories of Jacques Lacan and CG Jung. His main project is to update the material and message of both CG Jung and Zen to be more accessible to the general reader and more integrated with modern research and cultural developments including gender, relationship and language. Recent and upcoming publications include a chapter on gender fluidity and psyche and a chapter on the relationship between mindfulness and alchemical discourse.