Today I have the pleasure of speaking with Mary-Jayne Rust. An author, art therapist and Jungian analyst, Mary-Jayne also lectures and facilitates workshops on Ecopsychology.
Having worked in a men’s prison in the 1980s, and at the Women’s Therapy Centre in London during the early years of feminist psychotherapy, she has developed a rich and varied understanding of how culture shapes our internal worlds. In the early 1990s, she travelled to Ladakh on the Tibetan plateau, and spent time with Helena Norberg-Hodge of ISEC, an experience that would impress upon her the seriousness of our environmental crisis.
Joining a group of like-minded therapists exploring ecopsychological thinking, facilitation, and supervision, she was mentored by John Seed and Joanna Macy, whose influence contributed to her current inquiry into our relationship between mind and body, soul and the land.
In this conversation we talk about culture, breakdown and rites of passage, and how we might better understand and transform not only how we relate with ourselves, but also with the greater web of life.
Recorded on 15th April 2021.
Memories, Dreams, Reflections: An Autobiography – Carl Jung
Ancient Futures – Helena Norberg-Hodge
Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth/Healing the Mind – Theodore Roszak et al.
Produced by Caro C. Written & recorded by Nathalie Nahai © 2021.