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David Roomy

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David Roomy is author of several books on Jungian psychotherapy, and one collection of his poetry; he is a life-time practitioner in these fields. His master’s degree from Union Theological Seminary, NYC, was in the Program of Psychiatry and Religion.  Jungian psychology and religion/spirituality, on an intercultural and interfaith basis, have always been his areas of study, teaching, and practice. Early in his stay in New York, he began working with M. Esther Harding, probably the first Jungian Analyst in North America. Also during the Sixties, he was the Associate Direcor of a cross-culataural encounter program with William H. Kennedy--"Bill", in his youth, was a ward of C. G. Jung, and during Bill's Swiss education there, recipient of  Jung mentoring, as well as later, a life-long friendship, and association with Jung].  David was assisting Bill in a program of cross-cultural encounter, employing Jungian insights for improving communication in international conflict during the height of the Cold War.  The program involved exchange of European graduate students in summer jobs in N. A. corporations, and included Finland, West Germany, Austria, Finland and Greece.

As a youth David had been President of the International Christian Youth Fellowship Commission, writing a weekly article on the back of VISION MAGAZINE, and travelling and speaking for a year, in forty cities in the United States and Canada.

During the Seventies David was a faculty member of Friends World College (The Religious Society of Friends, Quakers) , and 1971-72 Acting Director of the North American Center, and '72 - '77 Co-Director of the European Center in Norwich, Norfolk, England.  David, through his direct maternal line, is the descendent of at least nine generations of Quakers.

In addition to his books, David has in the 2010's given five lectures, video's of which are available on his google web-site listed below. 

He has included next an, as yet unpublished, poem, "NO VANISHING POINT". He writes: "I, wondering how I might encourage writers younger than I, share a poem I wrote at the time of the eightieth birthday celebration (organized by Bill Kennedy) for M. Esther Harding, held at Bowdoin College in Maine during the Summer of 1968 (yr. of the first moon walk)."  At this event almost all the first generation analysts came from Zurich and the West Coast to honor Dr. Harding, hosted by Bill Kennedy.

NO VANISHING POINT

The ocean inlet, in morning fog was bound,

Sun wriggled not through the opaque

air that lay like pasty sky around

the tiny bay--itself, vanishing lake,

Clanging the buoy, ripples I couldn't see

reached out and past the eyes' wake,

How far go they before totally free

or even then did they continue, break?

I heard the unsuspecting silence pause,

All knew I was but a trace,

faint expanse in which in rev'rie to ease,

Beyond that now: answerless extensions of space

on which the infinite circle of time floated,

might have there, always been,

Lapping ocean now that note muted--

the timeless interval I knew to begin, and end.

By David Roomy

Recent lecture topics of David included and available on this LINK BELOW, BUT BEFORE CLICKING IT, FIRST JOT A NOTE TO YOURSELVES AS TO THE ORDER OF TOPICS AS THEY ARE GOING APPEAR ON THE LINK, IN LEFT TO RIGHT POSITION THERE.

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_6gHxNxktA28uPxxyR6CemyGpoxSgeJm

(1)  From the C. G. Jung Society of Vancouver, B.C., "Ancestry Study with the Aim of SELF Discovery"

2) From David Roomy at a University of British Columbia Think Tank session, "Bringing the Psyche into the Think Tank."

(3) David Roomy at Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society: "Poesis", & "Beginnings" 

(4) David Roomy at the Garchen Rinpoche Meditation Centre, Vancouver, "Throwing the Blessing Cord" (An original divination practice) 

(5) Text of talk, "Bringing the Psyche into the Think Tank"                                                                                                                                             

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Publications

INNER WORK IN THE WOUNDED AND CREATIVE. Penguin/Arkana, 1990
INNER JOURNEY TO SACRED PLACES. Pentland Press, Inc., 1997
MUSLIMS LIKE US: A Bridge to Moderate Muslims. iUniverse, Inc., 2005 Advertised in the Sunday New York Times Book Review 3/22/2015.
SPIRIT AND FLESH, ENGLISHMAN AND GREEK. iUniverse.com, 2011
NO VANISHING POINT. This, my webpage on writersunion.ca/member/david-roomy, 2014
ONE OF JUNG'S "SONS", SOME FRIENDS REMEMBER WILLIAM H. KENNEDY. Unpublished typescript deposited in library of C. G. Jung Foundation of NY
THROWING THE BLESSING CORD. Garchen Rinpoche Meditation Centre, Vancouver, B. C., 2020
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