We are thrilled to present the first video in this series on symbolism and Jungian psychology that was put together by Dr. Robin Jaqua in the 1990s. Robin was a Jungian Analyst, a former board member and longtime supporter of ARAS. Her full bio is below. We are very grateful to Robin and her family for the oppurtunity to digitize these videos and put them into the world again.
This first video is entitled Archetypal Symbolism - The Impact of Archetypal Images on Culture and features Robin talking with Dr. Joseph Henderson, Dr. Charles Taylor and our Curator Emeritus, Ami Ronnberg. We hope you enjoy it!
Robin Jaqua, M.A., Ph.D. was a Jungian analyst and longtime supporter of the arts, education, and environment. She earned a degree in philosophy and psychology in 1941 at Pomona College and held a variety of jobs, including working as a nursery school teacher and a dispatcher during World War II. After completing both a master's degree and doctorate in counseling psychology at the University of Oregon, she earned a diploma from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich before returning to Eugene. In addition to working as a counselor, Jaqua served as the director of training for the Pacific Northwest Society of Jungian Analysts and joined the board of the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism. She maintained a public library for Jungian studies in downtown Eugene before donating part of her collection to the University of Oregon as the Robin Jaqua Archetypal Library, where it is now located in the College of Education HEDCO Building.