Speaking of Jung – Episode #24: Monika Wikman

Zürich-trained Jungian analyst, author, and astrologer Dr. Monika Wikman

Monika Wikman received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, and a Diploma in Analytical Psychology {the degree of a Jungian analyst} from the Research and Training Center for Depth Psychology According to C.G. Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz in Zürich, Switzerland. She taught in the graduate department at California State University Los Angeles and conducted a multi-year research study on dreams of the dying at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center.

Dr. Wikman is the author of Pregnant Darkness: Alchemy & the Rebirth of Consciousness and the chapter "Sophia's Dreaming Body: The Night Sky as Alchemical Mirror" in the book, The Dream & Its Amplification, edited by Jungian analysts Erel Shalit and Nancy Swift Furlotti.

She is currently a member of the New Mexico Society of Jungian Analysts and is a frequent lecturer at various Jung centers in the United States. She also conducts several yearly workshops and seminars. Her interests include astrology, alchemy, the subtle body, dreams and preparation for death, horses and equestrian arts.

This interview was recorded on February 23, 2017. It's 01:17:36 long and 74 MB. You can listen to it right here in your browser or download it directly to your computer. This podcast is also available on iTunesStitcher, and Google Play.

Special thanks to Michael Decon for producing this episode.


California School of Professional Psychology  Doctorate in Clinical Psychology degree programs

Research and Training Center for Depth Psychology According to C.G. Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz  Zürich, Switzerland

Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts in the United States

Dr. Wikman's Ph.D. research project will be published as a book entitled The Soul is a Midnight Blossom: Dreams of the Dying

Stanislov Grof  Non-ordinary States of Consciousness

"The secret is that only that which can destroy itself is truly alive." ~C.G. Jung, CW 12, par. 94

Collected Works, Vol. 12: Psychology & Alchemy by C.G. Jung

New Mexico Society of Jungian Analysts  Santa Fe, New Mexico

Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C.G. Jung

Taos Pueblo  Taos, New Mexico

Los Alamos National Laboratory  Los Alamos, New Mexico

The C.G. Jung Educational Center of Houston, Texas

Refining Your Inner Bullshit Detector  Her lecture

Collected Works, Vol. 6: Psychological Types by C.G. Jung

Pregnant Darkness: Alchemy & the Rebirth of Consciousness by Monika Wikman, Ph.D.

The reference to the shadow as "a mild evil" is from an epigram by John Gower that Jung quotes in paragraph 353 of the Collected Works, Vol. 16: The Psychology of the Transference

The Matrix & Meaning of Character: An Archetypal & Developmental Approach by Jungian analysts Nancy Dougherty & Jacqueline West, Ph.D.

The Trump Phenomena  Speaking of Jung, Episode 17 with Jungian analyst Thomas Patrick Lavin, Ph.D.

"There is a psychic infection that is operating." ~Monika Wikman

Marie-Louise von Franz  Her official website

Lucy Sikes in Kansas City has written a thesis for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts on the star

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center  Gateway to the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico

Tesuque Village Market  Tesuque, New Mexico

Koshares: The Sacred Clowns at Taos Pueblo

Sam's Shop  Taos, New Mexico

SpiritHoods®  Made in Los Angeles

Chiron & the Healing Journey by Melanie Reinhart

Stone by Stone: Reflections on the Psychology of C.G. Jung  Edited by Andreas Schweizer & Regine Schweizer-Vüllers {includes the Goose Girl fairy tale} {Kindle edition}

Kabir: Ecstatic Poems  Poem 25

The Essential Rumi  Inner Wakefulness

The Dream & Its Amplification  Edited by Jungian analysts Erel Shalit & Nancy Swift Furlotti

Night Sky as Alchemical Mirror: Sophia's Dreaming by Monika Wikman {free .pdf}

Aditi Ladell  Artist Arlene Ladell Hayes

Collected Works, Vol. 9i: Archetypes & the Collective Unconscious by C.G. Jung

Arrival  The film "I will need to put a caveat to the statement about Arrival.  SO MUCH of what Jung is looking into in the psyche is in that film. So much that it would inspire me into hyperbole by saying everything...  (-:  {The IBSD at work here...}" ~Monika Wikman {You can read Dr. Wikman's expanded comments on the film in the Blog section}

Spring 66: Divinations  "On the Life and Work of Gret Baumann-Jung," Spring Journal, Spring 1999, pp.146 -161

Psychological Perspectives No. 34  "Memoriam to Gret Baumann-Jung," Los Angeles Jung Institute Journal, Fall 1996, pp. 9-12 {free sample}

"Each person should really write what they're getting to know about from the inside out." ~Gret Baumann-Jung

International Academy of Astrology  Online classes that Laura took

Kathleen Burt  Astrologer

Archetypes of the Zodiac by Kathleen Burt

Beyond the Mask: The Rising Sign, Part I: Aries-Virgo by Kathleen Burt

Beyond the Mask: The Rising Sign, Part II: Libra-Pisces by Kathleen Burt

Monika Wikman  Her website


The Healing Potential of Non-Ordinary States: A Breathwork Retreat {with special emphasis on contact with the Divine Feminine} with Monika Wikman, Ph.D. and Diane Haug, M.A., LPCC – March 16-19, 2017 (plus November dates to be arranged)

Alchemical and Clinical Reflections with Monika Wikman, Ph.D. and Jacqueline West, Ph.D. – eight 2.5 hour sessions from Sept. 15, 2016 through May 4, 2017

At the Doorway between Worlds: Jung, Yeats, and the Celtic Alchemical Imagination with Monika Wikman, Ph.D. and Thomas Elsner, J.D., M.A. – May 5-7, 2017 (part 2)

C.G. Jung Psychology and Spirituality Conference "Einsiedeln in Santa Fe, New Mexico" including Jungian analysts Monika Wikman, Ph.D., Jeffrey Kiehl, Ph.D., and John B. Todd, Ph.D. – June 9-16, 2017

Alchemy Then and Now: The Alchemical Mystery of Greening – Synchronistic Intersections Between Spirit and Matter via Depth Psychology, Patterns in Biology, Physics, and Indigenous World Views with Monika Wikman, Ph.D. and Tom Elsner, J.D., M.A. – August 3-6, 2017

11th Annual Feeding the Moon Retreat: Alchemy, Creativity and The Divine Feminine An Annual Women's Dream, Breathwork, Creativity and Healing Retreat with Monika Wikman, Ph.D., Diane Haug, M.A., LPCC and Kirsten Kairos – September 2-9, 2017

This episode is dedicated to Jungian analyst Frith Luton.