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Robert Romanyshyn

Educator, Author and Psychotherapist 

The Frankenstein Prophecies: The Untold Tale. VIDEO Interview for the Earth, Climate Dream Symposium

Inner Journeys in the Outer World

The DVD awakens the bond between the living soul of nature and us


You can purchase it here.

Excerpt of a lecture based on the DVD

In this Jung Platform lecture excerpt, Robert explores the intertwining of psyche and nature in the context of the ecological crisis of the melting polar ice.

Robert is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Author of seven books including his most recent Leaning Toward the Poet: Eavesdropping on the Poetry of Everyday Life, he has contributed essays to numerous edited volumes, has published more than fifty articles in psychology, philosophy, literary and education journals, has written a play about Frankenstein’s Monster, and has done radio and TV discussions as well as online interviews and webinars.


A popular speaker, he has given keynote addresses at conferences, lectured at universities and professional societies and conducted workshops in the U.S., Europe, Australia, South Africa, Canada and New Zealand.


His areas of interests are the psychology of technology especially in terms of climate issues and social media, grief and the healing power of poetry, the art and practice of psychotherapy, the wisdom and value of dreams, the art of memoir writing, and the relations between psychology and the humanities.

He has recently completed his latest book, The Frankenstein Prophecies: Victor Frankenstein, the Monster and the Shadows of Technology in the Modern World, which will be published by Routledge in May, 2019. He is now working on a memoir about his life in psychology: Wandering in Wonder: On Becoming and Un –Becoming a Psychologist.




Psychology as a Vocation


Personal Statement

There is a thin place where dream and event meet, a pivotal place where, as the poet John Keats once noted, the world is the vale of soul making. My life in psychology has been a journey in the world in search of those threshold places and their momentary epiphanies. Along the way I have come to realize that psychology has been more than a profession I chose. It has been a vocation that chose me. I have been a wanderer drawn to those fringe areas where psychology spills into philosophy and poetry, where history and literature percolate with the shared collective dreams of soul, and where the splendor of the world’s simple displays can awaken a forgotten, lost and elemental sense of home.


Upcoming Events

Oct. 21 -27, 2018

"Edges and Margins: Living and Working in Exile

An Online Interview as part of a 7-day conversation featuring 21 speakers who will address the topic:

Embracing Radical Change

Unlearning the Illusions of our Modern World

Activating New Truths about the Future of Humanity