Publications

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Books

Dreamwork(ing): A Primer

Dreamwork(ing): A Primer

Trout and Mountain Press, 2010
Robin van Löben Sels

Essentially this little booklet consists of six brief chapters with comments, quotations, and empty pages for your own dreams, notes and ideas.

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A Dream in the World: Poetics of Soul in Two Women, Modern and Medieval

A Dream in the World: Poetics of Soul in Two Women, Modern and Medieval

Brunner-Routledge, 2003
Robin van Löben Sels

This book details a classical Jungian psychotherapeutic process through analysis of a modern woman’s dreams.

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Wanting a Country for this Weather

Wanting a Country for this Weather

Mellon Press, 1994 (Paperback)
Robin van Löben Sels

Wanting a Country for this Weather and Other Poems

Mellon Press, 2003 (Hardcover)
Robin van Löben Sels

Continuing the mystical tradition of Rumi, John Donne, Ann Bradstreet and Emily Dickinson, this widely published poet and Jungian analyst offers a lyrical celebration of the mysterious inner life.

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Shamanic Dimensions of Psychotherapy

Shamanic Dimensions of Psychotherapy: Healing Through the Symbolic Process

Routledge, 2019
Robin van Löben Sels

In Shamanic Dimensions of Psychotherapy: Healing through the Symbolic Process, Robin van Löben Sels uniquely and honestly recounts her personal journey towards a shamanic understanding of psychotherapy.

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Articles and Poetry

2016 "The Pillar of Isis," in The Unconscious Roots of Creativity. Edited by Kathryn Madden. Asheville, North Carolina: Chiron Publications, pp. 123-146, 2016.
2016 Poems, "On A Hawk, Already out of Sight," and "When What We Love," in response to a painting entitled Wings, by the French painter Nicolas Vleughels: The Poetry Portal in ARAS Connections: Image and Archetypes, Issue #1, 2016.
2015 Poem, "On Seeing A Rotting Wooden Crucifix in a Mexican Monastery," in response to a Veil painted by Marina Kiesling: The Poetry Portal in ARAS Connections: Image & Archetypes, Issue #4, 2015.
2015 "Dreaming in Place: Santorini, Greece, in Ancient Greece, Modern Psyche: Archetypes Evolving. Edited by Virginia Beane Rutter and Thomas Singer. London and New York: Routledge Press, pp 155-181, 2015.
2014 Poems, "Genesis," and "Clearing," in SPRING 91: Women's Voices: A Journal of Archetype and Culture. Fall 2014, pp. 31, 263. New Orleans, Louisiana: Spring Journal.
2014 Poem, "Avicenna and the Visionary Recital," in response to a picture of The Bird, a small 2" carving recently found in Germany, believed to be 30,000 years old, the oldest sculpture known: The Poetry Portal, in ARAS Connections: Image and Archetype, Issue #3, September 2014.
2014 Poem, "Night Vision," in response to Karen Arm's Untitled (Stars #1): The Poetry Portal, in ARAS Connections: Image & Archetype, Issue #2, June 2014.
2014 "Koan Poems" and "On Feeling Mortal," in Quadrant: The Journal of the C. G. Jung Foundation, Winter 2014, Volume XLIV:1, pp. 43–46.
2012 Poem, "Late Roses," Psychological Perspectives: A Quarterly Journal of Jungian Thought, Vol. 55, Issue 2, 248-9.
2011 “Home as Self, Home as Soul: The Wisdom and Narrative of Place,” in Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture: On Home and The Wanderer, Vol. 85, Spring 2011, 17-35.
2011 "The Story of Angus, the Celtic God of Dreams: Part One: Story and Storytelling," 131-38; "Part Two: Angus: Poet, Lover, and Bringer of Dreams," l39-152; "Dreaming in Gersau, Switzerland (Jungian Odyssey, 23-25 May 2010," 153-162, in Jungian Odyssey 2010: Trust and Betrayal: Dawnings of Consciousness. Jungian Odyssey Series: Volume III. ISAP ZÜRICH. Edited by Stacy Wirth, Isabelle Meier & John Hill. New Orleans, Louisiana: Spring Journal Books, 2011.

Reading Robin van Löben Sels’ poetic prose pulls us into a world of reverie that engages our body/psyche. In her chapter on “The Story of Angus, the Celtic God of Dreams: Story and Storytelling,” she speaks of the importance of mythic consciousness that weaves and binds us together as human beings: “Psyche and soul enter my awareness as I hear and understand the words of someone else’s story” (p. 134).

Her next chapter, “Angus: Poet, Lover, Bringer of Dreams,” is the story of the Celtic “shamanic” hero god, Angus, who “participates in the life he constellates rather than overcoming or transforming it” (p. 147). Angus unites us together through dreams, love, and nature in a “participating consciousness” (p. 137).

The conference ends with the enactment of what she has described as the human connection of dream, story and myth by inviting participants to share in a group “Dream-Gathering” (p. 156). The result is a poem she creates from their dreams. I can imagine that it was a powerful bonding experience for those present.

Written by Erica Lorentz, (IRSJA, NESJA) in her book review of Hill, J., Meier, I. & Wirth, S.: Trust and Betrayal: Dawnings of Consciousness, Vol. 3. New Orleans, LA: Spring Journal Publications, 2011. Book Review Section of The Journal of Analytical Psychology: An International Publication of Jungian Practice and Theory, Vol. 57, No. 4, September 2012, p. 538.

2010 Dreamwork(ing): A Primer. Trout & Mountain Press, 2010.
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2010 "Ancestors and Spirits of the Dead," Quadrant: Journal of the C. G Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology. XXXX:2, Summer 2010, 81-92.
2005 "When a Body Meets a Body," Spring 72: A Journal of Archetype and Culture: Body and Soul, Honoring Marion Woodman, Spring Journal, New Orleans, Louisiana, 219-250.
2005 Poem, "Building the House of Consciousness," plus excerpts from an October presentation, "Poetry and the Work of Understanding," at Conference "Journey Into Wholeness," 2005, held at Kanuga, North Carolina, in Journeys, Vol. 13:l, 3, 14.
2005 Poem, "Building the House of Consciousness," (Quadrant, XXXIV:2) 2005 Gradiva Award Nominee in Poetry, by The National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis Read more >
2004 Poem, "Building the House of Consciousness," Quadrant: Journal of the C. G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, XXXXIV:2, Summer, 2004, 7.
2004 Poem, "Plumb Line," Journal of Religion and Health: Psychology, Spirituality, Medicine. Vol. 43:3, Fall, 2004, 245.
2003 Wanting a Country for This Weather and Other Poems Mellen Press, 2003 (Hardback)
2003 A Dream in the World: Poetics of Soul in Two Women, Modern and Medieval. Brunner-Routledge, 2003.
2002 "September 11, 2001: Soulful, Political, Psychological Reflections," Robin van Löben Sels, V. Walter Odajnyk, Luigi Zoya, Quadrant: Journal of the C. G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology. XXXII: Winter, 2002, 7-10.
2002 Poem, "Reason Box," IAAP Newsletter (International Association of Analytical Psychology, Vol. 20, January 2000, 217.)
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Archived Publications

1997 Poem, "Precision," USQR (Union Seminary Quarterly Review), Vol. 51, Numbers 3-4. 9.
1993 Wanting a Country for This Weather, Lewiston, New York: The Mellon Poetry Press.
1993 Poem, "After Dark," JACO (The C.G. Jung Association of Central Ohio), December 1993.
1992 Poems, "Settling In" and "After Dark" Psychological Perspectives: A Semi-Annual Review of Jungian Thought. Issue 26; Spring-Summer 1992, 102, 117.
1987 Review, SOUL AND BODY; ESSAYS ON THE THEORIES OF C.G. JUNG, by C.A. Meier; Quadrant: The Journal of Contemporary Jungian Thought, Vol. 20:2, 90.
1986 Poem, "When Did I Last Dream of God?" Psychological Perspectives: A Semi-Annual Review of Jungian Thought, Vol. 17: 1 Spring, 90.
1986 Poem, "Wanting A Country for This Weather," The Sacred Theory of the Earth, ed. Thomas Frick, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California, 80.
1985 Review, THE WAY OF THE ANIMAL POWERS, by Joseph Campbell, Quadrant: The Journal of Contemporary Jungian Thought, Vol. 18:1, 103.
1984 Poem, "Journey into Genesis" Psychological Perspectives: A Semi-Annual Review of Jungian Thought, Vol. 15:2, 148.
1984 "Gwendolyn's Quest: A Fairy Tale," Psychological Perspectives: A Semi-Annual Review of Jungian Thought, Vol. 15:1, 88.
1972 "Moving Patterns of Change in Expressed Religious Attitudes," Main Currents in Modern Thought, Vol. 28:4, Mar-April, 136.
1971 Poem, "Precision" Psychological Perspectives: A Semi-Annual Review of Jungian Thought, Vol. 2:2, 91.
1970 Poem, "Elegies," The New York Quarterly, Fall, No. 4, 50.
1967 "Problem and Paradox in Counselor Education" Journal of Counselor Education and Supervision, Vol. 6:3, Spring, 187.
1952–68 Poetry in various journals, including Mss, Palinurus, The Poetry Digest, The Belvedere-Tiburon Review, Poetry-Mensa, Voices: A Journal of Psychotherapy, The Big Sur Almanac, Paragon, Poetry Pageant, Seventeen Magazine, etc.