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Dennis Merritt, Ph.D.

United States

Jungian Analyst, Ecopsychologist
Internet Presence

Website: www.ecojung.com

About Dennis Merritt, Ph.D.

I had many big dreams during my last year of training at the Jung Institute in Zurich, one being of a sacred landscape. It was a single image dream of a typical Wisconsin meadow with the caveat that every element in the dream radiated with an inner light. As my personal experience of Aphrodite as the Soul of the World (Hillman), the dream led to a fascination with the Wisconsin environment and an evolving connection with the land at many levels—aesthetically, emotionally, scientifically and knowledge-wise. As part of the process I created two Spirit in the Land conferences with the goal of integrating Jungian psychology, Native American spirituality and science <http://www.dennismerrittjungiananalyst.com/Spirit_in_Land.htm>;, and a recently completed manuscript, The Dairy Farmer’s Guide to the Universe—Jung, Hermes and Ecopsychology.

Dreams facilitated my transition from getting a Ph.D. in entomology (with an ecological emphasis) to becoming a Jungian analyst. They helped me develop a proper relationship between science and spirituality and an integration of my experience of Native American ceremonies through the development of what I call Jungian ecopsychology.

My notes on the IASD

I appreciate the many approaches to dreams, didactic and experiential, with a group of people excited by the realm of dreams.

 List of dream-related publications and/or web sites where my work is featured.

“The Soul of Glacier Country” http://www.dennismerrittjungiananalyst.com/Soul_Glacier.htm

“Dreams and a Sense of Place”

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