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Robert Romanyshyn

Educator, Author and Psychotherapist 



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.





UPCOMING - May 17, 2021, 7:30-9:30 pm London (1:30-3:30 pm EST US) Science Medical Network
The Frankenstein Prophecies: Further Reflections on the Shadow Elements in Culture 
Registration: Press Prof. Robert Romanyshyn – The Frankenstein Prophecies  and a link to the cite will appear


Sixteen Psychological Reflections on COVID-19


March 13, 2021 The C. G. Jung Society of Montreal 

The Frankenstein Prophecies: Victor Frankenstein, The Monster and the Shadows of Technology.

Mary Shelley’s story of Frankenstein is a visionary work that lives on today in the form of the multiple technological crises we are now experiencing. The Frankenstein Prophecies retells her story from the point of view of the “Monster.” His untold tale, which is the shadow side of Victor Frankenstein’s dream to become a new god of creation, is becoming our nightmare. The Monster’s story is a parable for our time and a dire warning of the consequences of the unexamined use of our technological powers.


March 20, 2021 The International Association of Jungian Studies and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA

In the Gap between Phenomenology and Jungian Psychology: Cultivating a ‘Poetics of Psychological Life’ 


March 18, 2021

Dedication Ceremony for the Installation of My Library to the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Duquesne University.


March 27, 2021 The Climate Crucible sponsored by the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists

Psychotherapy for End Times

Death is now the invisible presence haunting our therapy room, reminding us that the world as we have known it is ending and not knowing what kind of world might be beginning.  

How do we do psychotherapy in such times when the impending sense of an ending darkens our every word, gesture and mood with fears, anxieties, strategies of denial and fantasies of sheltering in old, familiar patterns?

Using the myths of Prometheus and Orpheus/Eurydice, I will show how they frame psychotherapy as a grieving process that takes us through the stages of love, loss, descent and transformation. Then, guided by the poets, a brief segment of a DVD film and some stories, I will discuss how the grieving process is a homecoming that heals our broken bonds with nature, with each other and with the larger community of ancestors of which we are a part. 

Jan 6-March 13

Sixteen Psychological Reflections on Covid-19


Feb 27 -Dec 11

Phenomenological Study Group? Harley Street Therapy Group

Feb 27 Eros and its Complexities 

April 24 Presence: Self and Other

June 26 Embodied Mind

Oct, 23 From Space to Place

Dec.11 Time Between Memory and Imagination 


March 13


The C.G. Jung Society of Montreal

The Frankenstein Prophecies: Victor Frankenstein, The Monster and the Shadows of Technology


March 20

The International Association of Jungian Studies and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA

In the Gap between Phenomenology and Jungian Psychology: Cultivating a ‘Poetics of Psychological Life’


March 27


The Climate Crucible sponsored by the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists

Psychotherapy for End Times



  August, 28

Reflections on Ecology and Soul

Jung Platform


September 25

The Aesthetic Life of Soul: Cultivating a Poetic Sensibility in the Gap Between Phenomenology and Jungian-Arcehypal Psychology

Thiasos in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


October 24

Working through Covid-19 Times: From Fear in insight

Therapy Hanley Street Group in London



April 4, 

Art as Psyche Researching the Future: From The Red Book to The Frankenstein Prophesies

Art and Psyche Conference April 4-9 sponsored by Pacifica Graduate Institute and UCSB A Joint Presentation by Susan Rowland and Robert Romanyshyn 





Feb 14

The Frankenstein Prophecies: Remembering the Truth of Who We Are 

Live Online Interview with Q/A Global Awakening Experience

March 2

The Frankenstein Prophecies 

Special Lecture Pacifica Graduate Institute


April 29

The Poet and the Dreamer: Reveries of Possibility in a Destitute Time 

Lecture at Friends of the C G Jung Institute of San Francisco 

May 21-22

Making a Place for Unconscious Dynamics in Research: The Dialogue between Phenomenology and Depth PsychologyParticipant in Plenary Session-62 years of Qualitative and Interpretative Research at Duquesne University
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Oct. 21-27

Edges and Margins: Living and Working in ExileAn 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





January 27

The Frankenstein Prophecies

Public Lecture Pacifica Graduate Institute


April 5

Robert Romanyshyn, Ph.D. and Oksana Yakushko, Ph.D.
Chair Clinical Psychology Programs, discuss the 30 year
history of Clinical Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute


May 13

The Heart between Hammers: Imagination, Metaphor and the Transformation of Feeling in Ranier Maria Rilke's Dunio Elegies.

Duquense University 


July 8

Psychotherapy and Embodiment of the Creative Process:
Weaving New Stories Together

With Mary Smail and Chris Robertson at Re-Vision Institute, London





January 6

Cultivating Poetic Sensibility in a Wired World
A 4-week interactive online course with Robert Romanyshyn, Brian Tracy & Bonnie Bright
Register at Depth Psychology Alliance Website


March 11-13, 2016 

Keynote Address -The Frankenstein Diaries: The Untold Story 

The Body Eclectic: Exploring the Diversity of Bodily BeingA 3 day colloquium for the dissemination and exchange of ideas, research and practices that engage the topic of embodiment and phenomenological experience.
Thompson Rivers University Gallery, Kamloops, BC, Canada


March 15
The Frankenstein Prophecies: Reflections on the Shadows of Technological Power

Mind and Matter Conference V
University of Toronto


March 31 - April 1, 2016

Phenomenological Psychology: Re-collections and Reflections

Duquesne University Archival Interview 

April 1

On Be-coming and Un-becoming a Psychologist: A Tale Told From the Margins

Duquesne University


August 12 

The Frankenstein Prophecies:Jungian-Archetypal Reflections on Ecological Crises and the God Wars

A 10 class webinar hosted by



February 27
The Frankenstein Prophecies: How to make a monster
An evening with Robert Romanyshyn and The Six to Midnight Performance Collective
The Theosophical Society / Annie Besant Lodge
Los Angeles, California
2560 North Beachwood Drive, Los Angeles CA. 90068



February 4

Embodying the Monster: Somatic Enactments of Individual and Cultural Dreams
Guest Lecture-Pacifica Graduate Institute Somatics Program


February 28

The Melting Polar Ice: Re-Membering Our Broken Bonds with Nature
Santa Barbara, CA Mind and Supermind


May 12
The Frankenstein Prophecies: Reflections on the Shadow Elements in Culture

London Science Medical Network


May 14

Embodying the Imaginal: Psychotherapy with Soul in Mind 


ReVision: Center for Integrative Psychosynthesis

May 16
Bath Center for Psychotherapy and Counseling
Bath, England 
Case Supervision


May 17

The Practitioner as Researcher 

Commencement Lecture     
Bath Center for Psychotherapy and Counseling


May 18

Workshop—The Wounded Researcher
Bath Center for Psychotherapy and Counseling


May 22

Workshop-Doing Research wit Soul in Mind
Re-Vision: Center for Integrative Psychosynthesis


May 24
Workshop-Soul  and Body:Lingering with the Poets on the Margins of Psychology
Jung Club of London


May 25

Workshop-Lingering on the Margins:
Being Summoned from Darkness
The Sesame Institute


May 28

On the Margins of Psychology: Conversations in the Gap between Soul and Mind
Colchester, England
University of Essex


September 12

The Frankenstein Prophecies 
Calgary Jung Society


September 13

Workshop - Left by the Side of the Road:Individuation and Homecoming.  
Calgary, Canada 
Calgary Jung Society


October 3

Lecture:Inner Journeys in the Outer World: Antarctica: The Melting Polar Ice

Brunswick, Maine 
Maine Jung Center

October 17

Sitting on a Park Bench with James Hillman: Psyche as Landscape
Dallas Institute for Humanities and Culture

October 24
Lecture Out of the Shadows: The Frankenstein Prophecies

Texas Jung Society of Austin

October 25

Workshop - Out of the Shadows:Jung and the Poets: The Healing Power of Poetry
Texas Jung Society of Austin 


December 5

Lecture - Out of the Shadows: The Frankenstein Prophecies
Jung Society of Utah,Salt Lake City, Utah






In the cold, grey light of early morning,


A caravan of gypsy wagons slowly crosses a field.


Laden with their exile, the trees drip with sadness,


As the mists rising from the frozen land


Mingles with the breath of exhausted horses.


A herd of sleepwalkers, a gathering of ghosts


Wander across the lands of Europe


Welcomed nowhere.


Homeless vagabonds 


Dreaming of places left behind so long ago.