Past President of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, Jungian Analyst Nancy Swift Furlotti, Ph.D. lives in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, California. Nancy trained at the Los Angeles Institute while also participating in the von Franz Centre for Depth Psychology in Switzerland. She is a faculty member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and teaches and lectures in the US and Switzerland. Her articles ‘The Archetypal drama in Puccini’s Madam Butterfly’ and ‘Tracing a Red Thread: Synchronicity and Jung’s Red Book’ have recently been published in Psychological Perspectives. She also has a chapter, ‘Angels and Idols: Los Angeles, A City of Contrasts’ in Tom Singer’s (ed.) book, Psyche and the City: A Soul’s Guide to the Modern Metropolis. Her recent book edited with Erel Shalit, The Dream and its Amplification, is available through Amazon and Fisher King Press.
Nancy has a deep interest in exploring the manifestations of the psyche through dreams and myths, with a specific focus on the dark emanations from the psyche. A current focus of research is on Mesoamerican mythology and multiple states of consciousness. Her Ph.D. dissertation was titled, “A Jungian Psychological Amplification of the Popol Vuh,” the Quiché Maya Creation Myth. Nancy’s interest in exploring symbols and deepening her understanding of Jung, have landed her on two foundations: The Philemon Foundation, where she serves as President, and ARAS (Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism). She is also chair of the Film Archive Committee that oversees the Remembering Jung Video Series, 30 interviews with Jungian analysts, and the films, A Matter of Heart and The World Within.
Nancy has recently established the Carl Jung Professorial Endowment in Analytical Psychology at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.