Episode 21: Jeffrey Kiehl

Jeffrey T. Kiehl, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst living in Santa Cruz, California.

He holds a master’s degree in physics from Indiana University and a doctorate in atmospheric science from the State University of New York in Albany. In 2003, he went on to earn a master’s degree in psychology before embarking on his analytical training with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts.

Dr. Kiehl is currently a senior scientist in the Climate Change Research Section of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, and is an adjunct professor in both the Earth and Planetary Sciences and Environmental Studies departments at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

He is the author of A Jungian Perspective on Global Warming, published in the journal Ecopsychology in 2012, and The Evolution of Archetypal Forms in Western Civilization, published this year in Psychological Perspectives. His new book, Facing Climate Change: An Integrated Path to the Future, was published in March by Columbia University Press. He is also the co-editor and contributor to the book, Frontiers of Climate Modeling, published by Cambridge University Press in 2006.

Dr. Kiehl has carried out research on climatic periods of earth’s deep past with particular emphasis on extinction events. He is a Fellow of both the American Meteorological Society and the American Geophysical Union, and is a recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award in Climate System Modeling and is the 2012 recipient of the American Geophysical Union Climate Communication Prize. He is also the former Chair of the Community Climate System Model project and former member of the National Research Council’s Climate Research Committee.

He now focuses his time on two general areas of Jungian research: the interaction of psyche and matter and connections to physics, and the role of archetypes in cultural transitions through Western history.

This interview was recorded on July 20, 2016. It is 1:17:09 long and 111.1 MB. You can listen to it right here in your browser or download it directly to your computer. It is also available on iTunesStitcher, and now on Google Play Music.


Joseph Campbell Amazon author page

C.G. Jung Our books page

Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts Their analyst training program

Nietzsche’s Zarathustra: Notes of the Seminar Given in 1934-1939 by C.G. Jung

Psychology & Religion: West & East Contains Jung’s essay, “Transformation Symbolism in the Mass”

James Hillman Amazon author page

Facing Climate Change: An Integrated Path to the Future by Dr. Kiehl

Psychological Types by C.G. Jung

Mysterium Coniunctionis by C.G. Jung

Solar Conscience, Lunar Conscience: The Psychological Foundations of Morality, Lawfulness, & the Sense of Justice by Murray Stein

Psychology & Alchemy by C.G. Jung

Erich Neumann Author page at Amazon.com

Note: I erroneously said that Dr. Kiehl has three master’s degrees. He in fact has two: one in physics and the other in psychology. ~LL


His website

Soul Journey: A Jungian Journey into Soul Dr. Kiehl’s blog

Lessons From Earth’s Past by Jeffrey Kiehl, Science, Vol. 331, Issue 6014: January 14, 2011

A Jungian Perspective on Global Warming Ecopsychology, Vol. 4, Issue 3: September 24, 2012

This episode is dedicated to Lara Newton & John Todd.