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Noel Cobb

I. Background, Study & Training.

1938
Born, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
1959
B.A., Philosophy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
1966
Cand. Psychol. [Embedsekamen I Psykologi], University of Oslo, Norway (6Year degree in Clinical Psychology)
1966-9
Community work with schizophrenics and families of schizophrenics with Dr. R.D. Laing, Kingsley Hall, East London, England
1972-5
Studies in North India and Nepal. Studies: Tibetan language and meditation, Newari medicine, Newari Temple dance. Tibetan Buddhism
1977-80
Personal Jungian analysis. Permanent resident in United Kingdom
1981
Began private practice as a psychotherapist
1980-4
Jungian training analysis with Ean Begg

II. Lecture Series, Conferences & Seminars.

1981 Main speaker at Summer Conference of The Guild of Pastoral Psychology, London, England (Title of talk: "Imagination: Image and Epiphany")

1982 "Full Fathom Five" - Weekend seminar on Shakespeare's The Tempest at Hawkwood College, Stroud (with Pat Watts, Molly Tuby and David Holt)

Weekend workshop/ Enactment in Euripides' The Bacchae - Oslo, Norway by invitation of Norwegian Psychologists

"Edvard Munsch: Painter of the Modern Soul-Life" - A Day Seminar for the C.G. Jung Club, London, England

1983 "Return of the Repressed Feminine" - A ten week seminar for the Westminster Pastoral Foundation, Kensington

Weekend Workshop/ Enactment of The Myth of Inanna - Oslo, Norway

Day Seminar in Astrology and Archetypal Psychology (with Deike Rich)

Day Seminar/ Enactment of The Myth of Orpheus (with Pat Watts)

1984 Publication of Prospero's Island - The Secret Alchemy at the Heart of the Tempest (Coventure, London/ Sigo, Boston)

"The Trouble Between Men and Women" - A ten week seminar for the Westminster Pastoral Foundation, Kensington

"Awakening the Imagination" - Day seminar with Jules Cashford (private)

"You Can't Push the River" - Day seminar on archetypal elements in Astrology (with Deike Rich

1984-6 Sixty Weekly Evening In-depth Seminars on archetypal psychology (held in Hampstead)

1985 (January) The Healing Power of the Imagination - "Images, Dreams, Visions & Illness" - a day seminar for the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy, Birmingham, England (with Jules Cashford)

(May) Soul-Making & Psychotherapy - Seminar for the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy, Birmingham, England (with Jules Cashford)

"Eros and Psyche" - Ten week seminar, plus a day workshop at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation, London

"Persephone, Myth & Archetypal Psychology" - talk at the Dartington Conference Centre

"The New Demonology" - 4 week course for the C.G. Jung Club, London

1986 "Four Seminars on Orpheus" - for the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists, Kensington

1987 Founded with Eva Loewe, The London Convivium for Archetypal Studies. Sought and granted status as a registered charity

"Four Seminars on Orpheus" (repeat) - for the Archetypal Studies Group, Fulham

(May) "Beauty & the Beast" - Inaugural Conference of the London Convivium at the Art Workers' Guild, Bloomsbury, London - 7 Speakers, 110 Participants

"The Death & Resurrection of the Imagination" - A talk on Andrei Tarkofsky's film: Andrei Rublov" - with a showing of the film at the Gate Cinema, C.G. Jung Club, London

"Love, Madness & Individuation" - Four Seminars for C.G. Jung Club, London

"The Well-Tempered Soul" - a Day seminar on Marsilio Ficino, Archetypal Psychology and Astrology, Regents Park College (with Eva Loewe), Convivium

1987-8 "The Image & the Imaginal Realm" - 40 Weekly Evening Seminars (Corbin, Hillman, Valery & Bachelard); private

1988 Founded with Eva Loewe, SPHINX - A Journal for Archetypal Psychology and the Arts, First Issue, 1988. [A booklength anthology]

"Imagination & the Theatre of the World" - Second International Conference in Archetypal Psychology hosted by the London Convivium and arranged by Noel Cobb and Eva Loewe, Hampstead - 7 speakers

1989 "The Lunatic, the Lover & the Poet" - Third International Conference in Archetypal Psychology hosted by the London Convivium and arranged by Noel Cobb and Eva Loew

SPHINX 2 (255 pages, on Dionysos, Theatre and Imagination) edited by Noel Cobb and Eva Loewe

1990 "The Mythology of Everyday Life" - Fourth International Conference in Archetypal Psychology (Residential, at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor) hosted by the London Convivium & arranged by Noel Cobb and Eva Loewe

SPHINX 3 (307 pages, on Eros) edited by Noel Cobb and Eva Loewe

1991 "The Garden of Earthly Delights" - Fifth International Conference of the London Convivium (residential, 7 speakers) - arranged by Noel Cobb and Eva Loewe

"Four Seminars on Methods in Archetypal Psychology" held in Studio E, Willesden, for Buntie Wills Foundation in Willesden

Four Seminars in The Foundation of a New Psychology - for The Temenos Academy, Regents Park, London

"The Man Who Was Frightened of Dreams" - Gate Cinema Film Showing and Discussion of Michael Kohler's film CABIRI, arranged & hosted by Noel Cobb for The London Convivium

1992 Illustrated Lecture on the life and work of Edvard Munsch for ANIMA, the Italian organization of Archetypal Psychologists in Florence, Italy

SPHINX 4 (272 pages, on "Mythology of Everyday Life" edited by Noel Cobb and Eva Loewe

Publication of Archetypal Imagination - Glimpses of the Gods in Life and Art (Lindisfarne Press, Hudson New York)

"A Dialogue with the Ghost of Kaspar Hauser": presentation at the Festival for Archetypal Psychology - International Conference [on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, Indiana]

"Wild Swan Athwart the Thunder Smoke of Dawn - A Celebratory Evening on the poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley's 200th birthday anniversary" - at The October Gallery, London; hosted by The London Convivium and arranged by Noel Cobb [who also wrote the script for 4 voices]

"In Defence of Melancholy" - the Sixth Annual Conference of The London Convivium (with James Hillman), arranged by Noel Cobb

1993 A Little Breath of Venus - Marsilio Ficino & the Renaissance Today - Seventh annual International Conference of The London Convivium in the Villa Medici, Careggi, Florence (residential over 5 days)

The creation of "Renaissnace", a Supervision Group for practitioners wishing to revise their practice in accord with archetypal psychology

"Psychopathology, Art & Society" - Lecture for Temenos Academy, Regent's Park, London

SPHINX 5 (302 pages, on "The Soul of the World"), edited by Noel Cobb and Eva Loewe

1994 "Imagination & Death in the work of Federico Garcia Lorca" - Lecture at Annual Conference in Archetypal Psycholog of ANIMA, in Florence, Italy

"Has Psychology Reached the End of the Road?" - Eighth Annual Conference of The London Convivium (residential, 7 speakers), Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park, arranged by Noel Cobb and Eva Loewe

SJELEN OF KUNSTEN - Norwegian publication of Archetypal Imagination

SPHINX 6 (292 pages, on the life and work of Marsilio Ficino and his significance for archetypal psychology), edited by Noel Cobb

1995 Seminar and Lecture for The Jung Club of Poland and the department of Philosophy at the University of Warsaw, Poland

(May) "Vices & Virtues of Supervision" - One Day Seminar for Supervisors of advanced training program at ReVision

"Architecture, Soul & the City" - Ninth Annual Conference of The London Convivium (residential, 7 speakers), Dartington Hall, Devo

1995-6 (First) Foundation Year Course in Archetypal & Cultural Psychology (THIASOS) - Nine Weekends [first 2 sessions with Eva Loewe]

1996 Archetypal Psychology & Astrology - One Day Seminar with Darby Costello

"Atalanta Fugiens - A Seminar in Alchemy" on Shakespeare's Birthday - for Shakespeare's Globe (with artistic director, Mark Rylance, and musical director, Claire van Kampen)

May 6th: Death of Eva Maria Loewe after one year of serious illness

SPHINX 7 (316 pages, memorial issue for Eva Loewe), edited by Noel Cobb

1996-7 THIASOS - Second year (Nine Weekends), taught by Noel Cobb

1997 (June 27-29) "Rose, O Pure Contradiction" - The Artist as Guide to Soul Making - Weekend residential conference: the 10th Annual Conference of The London Convivium, held at Richmond College, Richmond. Created, hosted and arranged by Noel Cobb (the Last Conference of The London Convivium)

Autumn Term: "Developmental Psychology vs. the Daimon" - One Day Seminar for the advanced training program of ReVision

September: beginning of new 1st year Foundation Course for Thiasos, running for 9 weekends throughout the year; 3rd year course continues

(October) "The Good Man Rules the Stars" - talk on Ficino for the Jupiter Trust, Oxford

1998 (February - March) "What is a Poet? - Rainer Maria Rilke's Example" - Series of Monday afternoon seminars for The Temenos Academy, Prince of Wales Institute, Regents Park, London

(April 30th) "On Lifting the Repression of Beauty in Psychotherapy" - One Day Seminar for the advanced training group at ReVision

(November) "In Whose Light Do We Practice?" - Public lecture for the Philadelphia Association, on Dr. R. D. Laing

November - December: 3 evening seminars - for the Philadelphia Association's Training Group

1999 "Maestri di Anima" - Italian publication of Archetypal Imagination, Milan. (Moretti & Vitali)

"Some Crunchy Cantucci Moistened with a Little Vin Santo" - an after dinner talk to the speakers of The Society for Renaissance Studies' Conference at the National Gallery, London entitled: Marsilio Ficino: His Sources, His Circle, His Legacy (25-26 June)

(October 10th) "Buddhism & Psychotherapy - Issues of Conflict and Enhancement" - panel discussion with James Low, Steven Gans & Leon Redler. Diorama Arts (repeated for Philadelphia Association, December 15th)

(November 26th) "The Marriage of Lord Spirit & Lady Soul", Jupiter Trust, Oxford (cancelled due to illness)

1999-2000 THIASOS - Third year (Nine Weekends), taught by Noel Cobb

2000 (February 18th) "The Rarer Action - Reflections on Kinship and Shakespeare's The Tempest" - Talk for Shakespeare's Globe, Southward, London

(March 9th) "Breakdown, Pathologizing & Descent" - Seminar for the advanced training group at ReVision

(April 1st) "R.D. Laing, Madness & Dionysos" - Saturday seminar for Sussex Counselling

(June 29th) "Dreams of God: R.D. Laing and the Rites of Aesclepius" - Talk for The Philadelphia Association

(September 1-4th) "Mirrors, You Know, Are Only a Special Kind of Glass" - Presentation for The International Conference in Archetypal Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, California

Invited to carry our weekly supervision for 16 Studio Managers at The Studio Upstairs, The Diorama Arts Centre, London (coincides with move of consulting room to The Studio Upstairs)

Thiasos - Year One (repeat - Nine Weekends), taught by Noel Cobb
Creation of TERRA! - 4th year study group of Thiasos Group (Men Only) meeting 6 weekends per year in order to deepen understanding of male initiation and the indigenous soul

2002 (April 23rd) "Pleasure - The Child of Cupid and Psyche" - Annual Spearshaker lecture for The Shakespeare Globe Theatre, London. Lectures for cast of Globe production of Apuleius's "The Golden Ass"

(May 30th) Participation in Norwegian Poetry Festival, Bergen

(September 21st) Dreams of God: R.D. Laing and the Rites of Asklepius. Seminar for the C. G. Jung Analytical Psychology Club London

2003 TERRA! Continues with reading of entire Commedia (Dante) and Canto General of Pablo Neruda as well as work with "Silvering" in alchemical psychology

Publication of Ten Poems, The Green Horse Press, London

III. Publications

(unlisted: 9 volumes of poetry published in Norwegian and/or English)

Books

Prospero's Island - the Secret Alchemy at the Heart of the Tempest, (Coventure, London, 1984)

Archetypal Imagination - Glimpses of the Gods in Life and Art, (Lindisfarne Press, Hudson, New York, 1992)

Kunsten og Sjelen, (Aschehoug Forlag, Oslo, Norway, 1994) - Translation of A, I. Into Norwegian

Sofferanza e Belleza, (Milan, Moretti & Vitali, 1997) - Edited for Eva Loewe

Maestri di Anima, (Milan, Moretti & Vitali, 1998)

Chapters & Essays

HARVEST (English Jungian journal - many over some years)

SPRING (American Jungian/ archetypal journal - one, 1998)

ANIMA (Italian archetypal psychology journal - two)

SPHINX (English journal or archetypal psychology - work in all 7 issues. Editor and Publisher)

Chapter in Therapists on Therapy, edited by Bob Mullan, (London, Free Associations Press, 1995)

"On the Sublime: Eva Loewe as Psychotherapist, or, Aphrodite in the Consulting Room" in the book titled: On the Sublime, edited by Petruska Clarkson, (London, Whurr Press, 1997)

"A Dialogue with the Ghost of Ficino on the Theme of Psychotherapy", in the book titled: Friend to Mankind: Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499), edited by Michael Shepherd, (London, Shepheard-Walwyn Press, 1999)


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