Never has it been so crucial for us to develop awareness of the interaction between the natural world and the power of consciousness, both individual and collective. The continuance of life on our earth depends on our capacity to understand and support the streams of energy that interconnect us with each other and with all levels of the cosmos.
My work as a Jungian analyst, as a Biodynamic farmer, and as a writer, is my effort to reside in the lively intersection between the visible and the invisible realms of matter and spirit, to nourish those interconnections that thrive with our attention.
Please take some time to explore my site: the books, my blog, the announcements of upcoming events. Sign up for my e-mail list and blog feed, and I will send you my free e-book, Between Heaven and Earth: A Jungian Look at the Use of Biodynamic Compost Preparations, meditations on our own experience with the compost plants.
My work-in-progress, Fruit of Eden: Finding a Path to a Conscious Activism, addresses some of the psychological, spiritual, and political challenges of climate change, the commercialization of agriculture, and tourism on a community, as experienced on our ranch and in Napa County.
Patricia Damery is an author, a Jungian analyst in consultation in Napa, California, and a member of the C. G. Jung Institute in San Francisco. She grew up on a small farm in the Midwest, and she and her husband now farm a Demeter-certified Biodynamic organic ranch in Napa, growing grapes, raising goats, and growing and distilling lavender and other aromatic plants.
Most of her writing concerns the lively experience of spirit of place. This involves being more conscious not only of the personal psyche but of our relationship to the animate and inanimate world as well. It necessitates a shift in consciousness, a “re-membering” of an older, more open-hearted approach to the natural world and to each other, while also valuing intellect, a shift critical to the survival of life as we know it.
Her professional writing often offers a Jungian lens on biodynamics as she practices it on her ranch, bridging the work of Carl Jung and Rudolf Steiner. Although she no longer practices psychotherapy or analysis, she consults around practice, dreams, and spiritual issues. She is currently editor of Eyes on Napa, newsletter of Napa Vision 2050, an activist coalition working to ensure balance between agriculture and the watersheds, the prevailing hospitality and wine industries and the community of Napa County.