In this episode Angela Sells speaks with Joanna about: rediscovering a major pioneer of psychology; the relationship between Sabina Spielrein and Carl Jung; retrieving Sabina’s story; her view of the “death instinct” as ecstatic ego dissolution for transformation; her pioneering work on female eroticism and archetypal psychology; updating Sabina Spielrein’s words, the task at hand; ‘writing as a way of coming into being”; the influence of Sabina Spielrein on Jean Piaget; the knowledge of a child’s soul; Eco and Narcissus, the suppression of the female voice; Sabina’s thoughts about Mother Earth and the womb of imaginal time, being in tune with Gaia.
After completing her doctorate in comparative mythology (with an emphasis in women’s narrative), Angela Sells began teaching courses in mythic literature and women’s studies. She is currently adjunct faculty at Meridian University, co-manager of the Open Book bookstore and co-founder of the Open Book Press. She recently published a book based on her dissertation titled “Sabina Spielrein: The Woman and the Myth” (SUNY Press, 2017).
“I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik