In my story of how after nine months of some pretty intense psychotherapy my patient and I decided to end our therapeutic relationship for a more emotionally and spiritually honest coupling that leveled the playing field, even in its telling, I break a taboo. The publication of my account of what it has been like for my husband…See More
In the predawn I am sitting in the cushioned wicker chair next to the window in the dining room, my new spot to watch the light rise in the sky. I look over at the doorway that opens to the front hall with the wall sconce by the stairs, at the patterns of pearly light and steely shadows against the white stucco walls, and I am captivated by the space. The wide angles of the doorframe…See More
"Judie, thank you for your comment and for your interest in my book. I did read Robert Stein's book many years ago now and I remember having a similar response to it. My book is available in paperback and on Kindle at…"
"Hello again Jane. Is your book out yet. Is it available,and if so where? Are you familiar with the late JUngian Analyst Robert Stein's book, Incest and Human Love? I find the subject of your book quite relevant, gutsy and as i…"
Dr. Thomas Kirsch has just written a review of my book on Amazon. A respected elder in the Jungian world, past president of the San Francisco Institute and former longtime vice president and president of the International Society of Jungian Analysts, Dr. Kirsch writes: "I am writing a memoir myself, but it is much less personal…See More
"Hello Jane, I read the brief account of the genesis of your autobiography. Kudos to you for having written it. I am an archetypal astrologer, and MFT/Ph.D.,--JUngian Oriented with a Hillmanian bent, out here in West Los Angeles. Just wanted to…"
Most writers of memoir need not expect the chill and silence that has followed in the wake of my publication of Inthe Tracks of the Unseen; Memoirs of a Jungian Psychoanalyst. My story touches upon the history of a psychoanalytic community, and while mine is not a narrative about the New England Society of Jungian Analysts, it references, in part, my experiences within it. Over a period…See More
"Welcome Jane to this online depth psychology community. It's great to have you here. I hope you will find some of the conversations and resources of service to your work and life. Please jump in where and when you can. The more voices the…"
Nov 7, 2013
Jane Platko is now a member of Depth Psychology Alliance
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MA in Counseling Psychology from Goddard College
Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute Boston
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Dr. Thomas Kirsch has just written a review of my book on Amazon. A respected elder in the Jungian world, past president of the San Francisco Institute and former longtime vice president and president of the International…
Welcome Jane to this online depth psychology community. It's great to have you here. I hope you will find some of the conversations and resources of service to your work and life. Please jump in where and when you can. The more voices the better.
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"It is of course, as you say, an absurdity to isolate the human mind from nature in general. There is no difference in principle between the animal and the human psyche. The kinship of the two is too obvious.
Sincerely yours, C.G. Jung" [Letter dated June 18, 1957]
Mark Sipowicz, Jungian Rites of Passage Guide
MA Depth Psychology
PhD studies in Jungian, Archetypal and Ecopsychology