Deborah Bryon PhD is a licensed psychologist and diplomate Jungian analyst, in private practice in Denver. She is a member of Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA) and National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP). For the last decade Deborah has been working with the Andean medicine people in Peru and is the author of several articles and the books, “Lessons of the Inca Shamans: Piercing the Veil,” and “Lessons of the Inca Shamans Part 2: Beyond the Veil “(forthcoming, 2014).
Deborah received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver, and completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at UCLA in 1976. In addition, she holds a B.F.A. in Drawing from Metropolitan State College of Denver. Deborah is an artist member of Spark Gallery in Denver. She has taught classes in the psychology departments of the University of Colorado and Metropolitan State College of Denver. Prior to re-entering the field of psychology, she was a stockbroker on Wall Street, and started a business designing and manufacturing ladies and children’s resort wear.
David Van Nuys, PhD
Creator/Host of Shrink Rap Radio
Even though talking about wisdom and depth in this context occasionally sounds to me like some kind of racism or elitism, I have that feeling when a person describes a bizarre psychedelic experience that I’ve been in that realm myself (totally drug free) and that it still influences the way I feel and think. It’s like this part of Altered States film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40FiMy-ak0k. That’s not exactly what I experienced back in the day (I don’t want and need to repeat it – I am a layperson for anything psychological, but I’ve heard that the age of 20 plus/minus 2 or three years is critical for a person’s mental health), but I felt and still feel that mood.