Episode 33: Pamela Power

Pamela J. Power, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst in private practice in Santa Monica, California.

Trained as a classical musician, she studied music history and theory at the University of California, Los Angeles, and went on to become an accomplished cellist. After years of playing and teaching, she decided to study psychology and attended the California Graduate Institute where she earned her Ph.D.

After becoming licensed as a clinical psychologist, she entered the training program at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles where she received a Diploma in Analytical Psychology in 1987. She served as their clinic director, and later their training director, and currently teaches and supervises in their analyst training program.

A member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, Dr. Power has articles published in the Journal of Jungian Theory & Practice, Psychological Perspectives, Spring Journal, and in the book, Shared Realities: Participation Mystique & Beyond, edited by Episode 6 guest Dr. Mark Winborn. She lectures nationally and internationally on a variety of topics including the religious nature of the psyche, the archetype of sacrifice, contemporary issues, music, and film.

Earlier this month she presented a lecture, Distillation of Feeling in Traumatic Times, followed by a workshop on greed and stealing, at the C.G. Jung Institute of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and they are the subject of our talk today.

This interview was recorded on Saturday, April 14, 2018. It’s 01:24:49 long and 72 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 PodcastsStitcherGoogle Play, or wherever you get your shows.


C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles Its history

The Undiscovered Self by C.G. Jung

The Collected Works of C.G. Jung: Complete Digital Edition by C.G. Jung

The Portable Jung Edited by Joseph Campbell

In Memoriam: Edward F. Edinger, 1922-1998 A Personal Tribute by Daryl Sharp {full text}

Anatomy of the Psyche: Alchemical Symbolism in Psychotherapy by Edward F. Edinger, M.D., Jungian analyst

An American Jungian: In Honor of Edward F. Edinger Edited by George R. Elder & Dianne D. Cordic

Ira Progoff The Intensive Journal Method

The Noise of Time: A Novel by Julian Barnes

Moonlight A film by Barry Jenkins

Arrival A film by Denis Villeneuve

DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar, includes the song, “DNA.”

DNA. Official music video by Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar Wins Historic Pulitzer Prize in Music for Damn Slate.com, April 16, 2018

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

C.G. Jung Letters, Vol. 2: 1951-1961 Jung’s letters to Sir Herbert Read

Russ Lockhart, Ph.D. Speaking of Jung, Episode 16

Mysterium Coniunctionis by C.G. Jung

Lyn Cowan Amazon books page

Seabiscuit: The Little Horse That Could, And Did, And Still Does Lecture by Lyn Cowan, Jungian analyst

James Hillman Amazon books page

Donald Winnicott Amazon books page

Aesop's Fables by Aesop

Wall Street A film by Oliver Stone

“Greed is good.” Michael Douglas’s speech in Wall Street

Scale: The Universal Laws of Life, Growth, & Death in Organisms, Cities, & Companies by Geoffrey West


Death of the Analyst Journal of Jungian Theory & Practice, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2005

Emergent Sexuality: Sadomasochism & the Religious Instinct Facing Multiplicity: Psyche, Nature, Culture - Proceedings of the 18th Congress of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, Montreal 2010

Melancholia & Catastrophic Change: An Essay on the Film Melancholia Spring 88: Environmental Disasters and Collective Trauma, Spring Journal: A Journal of Archetype and Culture, Winter 2012

Negative Coniunctio: Envy & Sadomasochism in Analysis Shared Realities: Participation Mystique and Beyond, Edited by Mark Winborn, Ph.D.

A New Dog-Image Psychological Perspectives: A Quarterly Journal of Jungian Thought, Vol. 47 Issue 2, 2004

Surviving the New Age: Reflections on Independence Day Psychological Perspectives: A Quarterly Journal of Jungian Thought, Vol. 35 Issue 1, 1997

Violence and the Religious Instinct Psychological Perspectives: A Quarterly Journal of Jungian Thought, Vol. 54 Issue 4: Violence & Redemption, 2011

This episode is dedicated to Radio Hall of Famer Art Bell, who died on Friday, April 13.
This podcast exists because of him.