Published in Archai: Journal of Archetypal Cosmology in summer 2016. This essay incorporates a feminine understanding of the planetary archetype of Saturn, and examines the role of death and dying in an archetypal cosmology.

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Elephant and human love

My Master’s thesis in depth psychology, exploring the relationship between shame and authentic voice, published in March 2014.


This thesis is a heuristic exploration, from a depth psychological perspective, of the relationship between shame and authentic voice for fatherless daughters living in a patriarchal culture. Literature is reviewed related to a definition of shame and understanding its etiology and psychological effects. Through a depth psychological analysis of the author’s personal experience of abandonment by her father, the path toward healing shame is revealed as the capacity to be vulnerable enough to tell one’s whole story in the presence of a loving and compassionate witness. This profoundly courageous act is what leads a fatherless daughter from a place of a silenced voice in the face of shame to a place of empowerment through sharing her authentic voice and moving toward psychological liberation.



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DTD YouTubeDeeper Than Day: The Depth Psychology and Astrology Podcast, with hosts Jessica Nelle DiRuzza and Delia Shargel. In this podcast, we illuminate the depths of psyche using the light of the stars. Exploring these mysteries can presence us more and more deeply to the archetypal dimension that exists all around us and within us. By working with the living symbols that astrology allows us to see clearly, we bring into the light of day the matters of the unconscious that are “deeper than day can comprehend.” As Carl Jung said, “One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the Shadow conscious.” We believe that the integration of astrology and depth psychology helps us do this deep shadow work on both a personal and a collective level.

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