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Prof. Erik Goodwyn, MD

Prof. Erik Goodwyn, MD, is Clinical Faculty at the Billings Clinic, part of the WWAMI University of Washington School of Medicine--Billings Montana affiliate, Department of Psychiatry and Clerkship for Medical Education at University of Washington and Pacific Northwest University. He has authored numerous publications in the field of consciousness studies, Jungian psychology, neuroscience, mythology, philosophy, anthropology, and the psychology of religion. He is co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Jungian Studies, and his published books include: The Neurobiology of the Gods: How the Brain Shapes the Recurrent Imagery of Myth and Dreams (Routledge, 2012), A Psychological Reading of the Anglo-Saxon Poem Beowulf: Understanding Everything as Story (Mellen, 2014), Healing Symbols in Psychotherapy: a Ritual Approach (Routledge, 2016), Magical Consciousness, co-authored with anthropologist Susan Greenwood (Routledge, 2017), and Understanding Dreams and Other Spontaneous Images: the Invisible Storyteller (Routledge, 2018—Finalist in the 2019 International Association for Jungian Studies Book Award). He has delivered over sixty lectures, workshops, and essays in peer-reviewed journals on the above topics and has presented at conferences on these topics at sites in the US, Switzerland and Ireland.


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