On Saturday, September 25, Dr. Evangeline Rand will give an extended presentation/workshop on C.G. Jung as Artisan. Cross-connections with India, Considerations in Time of Crisis.
(Winter Solstice at the ‘Yew Tree’ Hearth, Sussex, England)
After her ‘first’ career in Elementary Education, Dr. Evangeline M.L. Rand has been a practicing Registered Psychologist since 1981, initially starting The Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Program in Edmonton, Alberta and then working in full-time private practice. In 2005 she was Chair of the Doctor of Ministry program (which she has served for 21 years) of St. Stephen’s Theological College, which has an ecumenical and trans-disciplinary faculty.
Born (1943) and raised in India, Dr. Rand completed undergraduate studies in Education and Music at Goldsmiths’ College (London). Her graduate studies were through the University of Alberta (M.Ed.) and International College, California (Ph.D. in Psychology and Transpersonal Psychology), focusing on the work of C.G. Jung. In various places in North America, Dr. Rand has acted as teacher, lecturer, and workshop facilitator through story, drama, dance, music, ritual and art.
Dr. Rand’s orientation for the past 40 years has been deeply influenced by the work of Carl Jung. Post-doctoral studies have involved being a Fellow of the Assisi Conference that seeks to integrate the insights of the ‘new sciences’--Chaos Theory, Self-Organization Theory, and the New Biology--with the cutting edge of Archetypal Psychotherapy as it is being developed and which promises ‘the potential’ of a unified imagination of mind and matter.
Since 1982 Dr. Rand has been at work with the evolving mythology of Mary Magdalene - through the Gnostic Gospels, medieval and current popular literature and art, and pertinent Wisdom Teachings. She has made five journeys to France and Northern Spain and Italy to discover ongoing practices of appreciation for this ‘woman of mythic proportion’ and the overlap of these archetypal patterns with Black Madonna sites and ‘memorial sites’ from World Wars I and II in Northern France. In this connection Evangeline has led three pilgrimages - one to the sites of ‘Ancient Egypt’, and another two to France and Northern Spain, and France and Northern Italy - and for research purposes she has taken herself to the Somme and Picardy battlefields three times.
Responding twenty years ago to the hints of dramatic changes in ‘dream patterns’ through her severe illness, Dr. Rand has had the privilege of becoming a ‘beginning’ and ‘ongoing’ student (in Devon and Glastonbury in England, and at the Alhambra in Spain) of Professor Emeritus Keith Critchlow of the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London, England.
Dr. Rand’s research and writing of the last ten years was precipitated by the discovery of an archived box of C.G. Jung’s ‘souvenirs’ and even a map (file HS 1057:10, ETH Zurich) from his 1937 – 8 two-month and tumultuous journey to India and Ceylon. Rand immediately felt at home in such historical locations, recognizing many place names and historical references from her childhood. Jung traveled with just over 100 predominantly British scientists for the occasion of The Silver Jubilee of the Indian Science Congress Association, in conjunction with the British Association for the Advancement of Science, held in Calcutta. When he separated from the main group, he and his travelling companion, Fowler McCormick, explored further, venturing into aspects of India’s amazing arts. The journey peppered his scholarly work for the rest of his life and can be explored through Rand’s 2013 book available through Amazon:
A Jasmine Journey
Carl Jung’s Travel to India and Ceylon 1937 – 8
Jung’s Vision During Illness “Something new” Emerging from Orissa, 1944
Dr. Rand’s latest book is being published by Chiron in 2021:
C.G. Jung as Artisan: Cross Connections with India. Considerations in Time of Crisis