#863 Jungian Analyst Michael Gellert LCSW on his new book Legacy of Darkness and Light

Sep 12, 2023, 11:08 PM

Michael Gellert was born and raised in Montreal. The son of Hungarian Holocaust survivors, he was educated in rabbinic Judaism. Traveling at age nineteen overland from Europe to India and throughout the Indian subcontinent, he had a close brush with death, an experience described later in his first book, Modern Mysticism. He studied with Marshall McLuhan at the University of Toronto and trained with the renowned Zen master Kōun Yamada in Japan for two years. He served as a humanities professor at Vanier College, Montreal, and as a lecturer in religious studies at Hunter College of the City University of New York. He managed an employee assistance program for the City of New York and has been a mental health consultant for the University of Southern California and Time magazine. Michael is a Jungian analyst practicing in West Los Angeles. He was formerly Director of Training and is currently an instructor at the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. His other books include The Way of...

Michael Gellert was born and raised in Montreal. The son of Hungarian Holocaust survivors, he was educated in rabbinic Judaism. Traveling at age nineteen overland from Europe to India and throughout the Indian subcontinent, he had a close brush with death, an experience described later in his first book, Modern Mysticism. He studied with Marshall McLuhan at the University of Toronto and trained with the renowned Zen master Kōun Yamada in Japan for two years. He served as a humanities professor at Vanier College, Montreal, and as a lecturer in religious studies at Hunter College of the City University of New York. He managed an employee assistance program for the City of New York and has been a mental health consultant for the University of Southern California and Time magazine.
Michael is a Jungian analyst practicing in West Los Angeles. He was formerly Director of Training and is currently an instructor at the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. His other books include The Way of the Small (winner of Spirituality & Practice’s Book Award for One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2007), America’s Identity Crisis, The Divine Mind (the latter two each receiving a Nautilus Book Award), Far From This Land: A Memoir About Evolution, Love, and the Afterlife, and Legacy of Darkness and Light: Our Cultural Icons and Their God Complex. His website is michaelgellert.com.

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