The Ecstasy of Nature
An Interview with Steven Herrmann

April 20, 2019

Interview by
Joanna Harcourt-Smith

In this week’s episode Steven Herrmann speaks with Joanna about: Emily Dickinson, an American poet shoulder to shoulder with Walt Whitman; a trailblazer of women’s rights; the importance of listening to our own authentic voice; the integrity of language; a visionary of ecstatic states through language and Nature; she expanded the understanding of our embeddedness in the complexity of Earth and its natural rhythms; tasting an ecstatic elixir in the garden; bringing a female voice to spiritual democracy; a breaker of all bounds of normative stereotypes; a brave explorer of consciousness; the resurrection of the world.

Recognized internationally, Jungian analyst Steven Herrmann has published over forty papers, several chapters, and four books, “William Everson: The Shaman’s Call”, “Walt Whitman: Shamanism, Spiritual Democracy, and the World Soul”, “Spiritual Democracy: The Wisdom of Early American Visionaries for the Journey Forward”, and his newest “Emily Dickinson: A Medicine Woman for Our Times”. He has taught on the subjects of Jung, Whitman, and Melville at the C. G. Jung Institutes of San Francisco, Chicago, and Zurich, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, and on Jung and James at Yale University. 

“I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik

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