Member of The Board – Malgorzata Kalinowska

Jungian analyst, translator, author

I think about what James Hillman once said, explaining that according to him the soul is more a perspective than a substance, a point of view rather than something you look at. It is the reflecting space that lies between us and everything that happens, between the doer and his dead, connecting and at the same time making the difference. That idea is what animates our Institute’s programme. It is a place for meetings, both in the literal sense and in the symbolic sense. It is the “space between”, in which many different fields of knowledge and different paradigms enrich each other and open up new understandings of the world and of each other.

Malgorzata is a Jungian analyst, translator and author of papers in the area of cultural trauma, and of psychoanalytical training. She is a member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP), a founding member of the Polish Association for Jungian Analysis (PTPJ) and is the chief editor for the online Jungian magazine and For several years she has taught introductory training in Jungian psychoanalysis at PTPJ, of which she is the co-author. She has seventeen years experience in psychotherapy, works as a therapist with her private practice in individual and group therapy in Czeladz.

Malgorzata is interested in where psychology, sociology and literature meet and allow for a understanding of long term reactions to traumatic experiences on national and cultural levels. She is also concerned with reactions of the psyche to traumatic experiences in the framework of contemporary psychoanalytical understanding. As a teacher of analytical theory and practice she feels that it is important in the way that our approach is informed by contemporary scientific and cultural paradigms, and the dynamics of training bordering many cultures. She is fascinated by alchemy, conceptions of borderland in contemporary essays and in psychology, and phenomena that indicate the influence of absent and lost cultural psychic elements (Derrida, Kimbles, Abraham and Torok).





Chapter: “Influenced, Changed, or Transformed? Reflections on Moments of Meeting in a Borderland”
Chapter: “The Suffering Hero and Messianism in Polish Cultural Complex”
Article: “Monuments of memory: defensive mechanisms of the collective psyche and their manifestation in the memorialization process”

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