Gilda Frantz: Jungian Analyst and Writer
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is individuation?
Gilda Frantz has been a Jungian analyst in Santa Monica, California since 1977. Mrs. Frantz is the editor-in-chief of Psychological Perspectives, a journal of Jungian thought, of interest to anyone in search of self-understanding. She is one of the original editors from when the journal began in 1970. Mrs. Frantz is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles where she also served as president and sat on various committees throughout the years. She has lectured at many Jungian centers throughout the United States and abroad. She is a Director Emerita of the Board of the Philemon Foundation, on which she served throughout the publication period of Jung’s Red Book. Mrs. Frantz has authored many articles on aspects of individuation. She has been part of the Film Project that produced Matter of Heart and the Remembering Jung series. Her major interests are spirituality, creativity, loss and active imagination.
Her new book, Sea Glass: A Jungian Analyst’s Exploration of Suffering and Individuation, explores experiences many of us encounter in the course of a lifetime, including those of early childhood. As we mature we can begin to become aware that suffering, when made conscious, can lead us on a path toward higher consciousness, toward the experience of wholeness or individuation. The examples related in this book are told as a storyteller might and include the all too human experiences of loneliness, loss, striving to find one’s creativity, and relationship issues.