Cosmic Wonder Parabola Magazine Summer 2023, available in print at parabola.org/
The Supernatural Vulva: Revivifying the Radical Roots of Psychotherapy March 2021, available on ProQuest Using alchemical hermeneutics and hermeneutics this thesis explores the imagery of the supernatural vulva and its potential to mythologize the human body to bring about soul healing, empowerment, and radical transformation in the individual and in the field of psychotherapy. From a feminist lens and a depth psychology framework, the thesis engages with Lithuanian-American archeologist, Marija Gimbutas’s image of the supernatural vulva through the practice of Swiss psychiatrist, C. G. Jung’s active imagination technique. The image and symbol of the supernatural vulva challenges the patriarchal overtones of psychotherapy. Connecting the supernatural vulva with the Sheela na gig, Inanna, and modern depictions of this anatomy, this thesis creates a linage to further address how patriarchy has eroded the full spectrum of human experience and the movement toward psychic wholeness. Working with image, symbol, metaphor, and myth of the supernatural vulva can create a more inclusive experience of psychotherapy.