Jerome S. Bernstein, MAPC, NCPsyA, is a clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He earned his Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute of New York where he later served as vice-chairman. He is the founding president of the C.G. Jung Analysts Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, and is now a senior faculty member of the C.G. Jung Institute of Santa Fe.
Mr. Bernstein was an official in the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity, has been a lobbyist on Capitol Hill and a consultant to the Mayor of New York and the governor of New Jersey, and has served on several White House task forces. In 1989 he published Power and Politics: The Psychology of Soviet-American Partnership which argues that psychology, especially depth psychology, must play a dramatic role in international relations if humanity is to avoid self-annihilation.
For more than 40 years he has worked extensively with the Navajo and Hopi people. His analytic work has been influenced by Navajo healing through his 23-year collaborative clinical work with a traditional Navajo Medicine Man. He is co-editor, along with Philip Deloria, of the groundbreaking book, C.G. Jung and the Sioux Traditions written by Vine Deloria, Jr. In the summer of 2011, Mr. Bernstein organized the first clinical seminar with Jungian analysts, a Navajo medicine man, and a Navajo cultural translator which was held on the Navajo reservation.
His latest book, Living in the Borderland: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Challenge of Healing Trauma, examines the psychological and clinical implications of the evolution of consciousness, looking at how the newly emerging Borderland consciousness bridges the mind-body divide, and it is the subject of this episode.
This interview was recorded in person in Mr. Bernstein's home office in Santa Fe on Friday, December 29, 2017. It's 01:09:26 long and 64 MB. You can listen to it right here in your browser or download it directly to your computer. This episode is also available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Google Play.
PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
"Where Do We Go From Here and How Do We Get There?" Politics Panel – One Year Later, Nov. 10, 2017
"September 11th: Piercing Our Unconscious" Inside Pages: In-Depth, C.G. Jung Society Seattle, April 2006
MENTIONED DURING THE INTERVIEW
The Symbolic Life by C.G. Jung; Vol. 18 of the Collected Works, includes the essay "Healing the Split"
Power and Politics: The Psychology of Soviet-American Partnership by Jerome Bernstein
The Interpretation of Dreams: The Complete & Definitive Text by Sigmund Freud
Civilization in Transition by C.G. Jung; Vol. 10 of the Collected Works, includes the essays "Mind and Earth" and "Archaic Man"
Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C.G. Jung
The Red Book: Liber Novus by C.G. Jung
C.G. Letters, Vol. 2: 1951-1961 Includes Jung's correspondence with Miguel Serrano
Lucien Lévy-Bruhl Amazon author page
Shared Realities: Participation Mystique and Beyond "Healing Our Split: Participation Mystique and C.G. Jung," by Jerome Bernstein
Speaking of Jung, Ep. 6: Mark Winborn Clinical psychologist, Jungian analyst, and editor of the book, Shared Realities
Taos Pueblo Taos, New Mexico
ADDITIONAL PUBLICATIONS BY JEROME BERNSTEIN
Jungian Perspectives on Rebirth and Renewal: Phoenix Rising "Borderland Consciousness: Re-establishing Dialogue Between the Western Psyche and the Psyche-Left-Behind"
Non-Shamanic Native American Healing Psychological Perspectives: A Journal of Global Consciousness, Vol. 57, No. 2, 2014
Guest Editor: Native American Cultures and the Western Psyche: A Bridge Between Spring Journal, Vol. 87, Summer 2012
Marked By Fire: Studies of the Jungian Way "My Second Tallit"
On the Edge: Borderland Consciousness and Avatar – An Emergent Myth of Our Time Quadrant, Vol. 41, No. 1, 2011
Penetrating the Archetypal Dilemma of Racism Psychological Perspectives: A Journal of Global Consciousness, Vol. 27, 1992
Victory in Iraq? A Question of Moral Consciousness Psychological Perspectives: A Journal of Global Consciousness, Vol. 24, 1991
Power and Politics in the Thermonuclear Age: A Depth-Psychological Approach Quadrant, Vol. 18, No. 2, 1985
Jung, Jungians and the Nuclear Peril Psychological Perspectives: A Journal of Global Consciousness, Vol. 16, No.1, 1985
This episode is dedicated to the Navajo, Hopi, and Pueblo people.