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David Roomy

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David Roomy is author of several books on Jungian psychotherapy; he is a life-time practitioner in this field, now formally retired. 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. During the same period, he was the associate of William H. Kennedy (in his youth, a ward of Jung, growing up in his tutelage, and later, life-long friend of Jung), in a program of cross-cultural encounter, employing Jungian insights during the height of the Cold War. David lived in England for seven years.

He has included an, as yet unpublished, poem, "NO VANISHING POINT". He writes: "I wondering how I might encourage writers younger than I. 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 moon walk)."

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

E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
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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
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

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