THE HONORARY FELLOWS
Once in a while the Guild appoints individuals as Honorary Fellows. Fellowship is offered to those who have made a significant contribution to the field of psychology and spirituality or who have provided outstanding service to the Guild.
The Guild's tradition of Honorary Fellows dates back to 1939 - the same year that Jung became Patron of the Guild - when the first Honorary Fellows, Prof Gote Bergsten of Sweden, Dr E Graham Howe and Dr W J Pinard, were appointed.
The Fellows play an active part in the life of the Guild. They are, as it were, its "elders", who support the Trustees in nurturing the Guild's heart and mind. Their experience and wisdom provide a valuable resource to all involved in the Guild.
Mary Jo Radcliffe
Mary Jo spent the first 25 years of her life in a long term commitment. Since then she has set up an organisation ‘Coping with Change’ which she now runs. Her passion for spirituality and psychology led her to the Guild. She became Chair of the Guild in 2004 a position which she held until 2006, and presented a paper to the Guild in 2010 entitled The Second Half of Life is for Soul Making. She continues to be interested in exploring our role in the spiritual and psychological process of the cosmos.
Rabbi David Freeman is a Jungian Analyst and Psychotherapist, Training Analyst, and Supervisor, and has been in private practice in South London for 28 years. He is an ex Chair and a Professional Member of the Association of Jungian Analysts, London (AJA), a member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, Zurich (IAAP) and a member of the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists, London (IGAP). He lectures at home and in Europe and teaches in various Analytical trainings. He is also a member of staff at the Danish Society for Analytical Psychology.
David is an ex Chair of the Guild of Pastoral Psychology having been a member since 1974 and served on the Guild Council for about 20 years. He has given lectures to the Guild and led study groups exploring Jewish, psychological and mystical interpretations of Bible texts.
David is an Honorary Fellow of the Leo Baeck College, London, where he trained to be a Rabbi and was ordained in 1967. During his time as a congregational Rabbi he served synagogues in Birmingham and London for 21 years during which time he also was a Jewish Chaplain to universities in the Midlands, a hospice chaplain and a member of the Religious Liaison Panel of Amnesty International. He was a supporter of the Movement against Apartheid and is now a member of ‘Rabbis for Peace’, and ‘Jews for Justice for Palestinians’.
David’s special interests are Kabbalah, Alchemy, early religions and the interface between religion and psychology, particularly in the psychology of CG Jung. He is married to Helen, Principal Rabbi of the West London Synagogue, and has two daughters, one a scientist and one a Deputy Head. He has one grand-daughter, two dogs and a cat and sometimes plays guitar and banjo.
The vital thread running through the whole of Sheila's working life is 'story' and story-telling. For 20 years she was a Film Editor, telling stories through short, instructional films; she greatly enjoyed practising this craft, and remembers with particular pleasure the time she spent working in an animated film studio. Her career in film was preceded by a time in the Wrens including a year just before the end of the war at Bletchley Park. Sheila's time as a member of the Bletchley Park code-breaking team was both extremely serious and great fun, with humour and leg-pulling counteracting the intensity of the work. To assist in the unravelling of codes, which could then reveal their hidden message, was for her an introduction – not only to story-telling but also to another important thread in her life: the keeping and the revealing of a secret.
So, when Sheila came to WPF in 1974 – almost at the very beginning of that organisations's history – the art of psychotherapy, involving the need to unravel things which are not all they seem on the surface, and to wrestle with the meaning of symbols in the individual psyche, seemed another rich vein of eliciting and putting together strands of personal story. Sheila was in supervision with David Holt for three years, and emerged from WPF as a Jungian Psychotherapist. She continued her psychotherapy work from then on, supplementing her income in the early days by working as a translator for Geistige Loge - a group of Christian Spiritualists in Zurich. Sheila retired in 2010. She has been a regular attender and lively contributor at Guild meetings for many years, and has most recently been honoured by being invited to become President of the C. G. Jung Analytical Psychology Club, London.
From a degree in Zoology, Diana went into social work and then travelled through the East during the 1970’s, eventually living for a time in Australia. On returning to the UK she discovered analytical psychology and the Guild of Pastoral Psychology through training in drama at the Sesame Institute. For many years Diana and Fellow Rae Michaelis have led a drama group as one of the breakout options at the Guild’s Oxford Conference.
Since 1979 Diana has served the Guild as Conference Secretary, Programme Co-ordinator and Chairwoman (1992 - 1994 ). She was appointed an Honorary Fellow in 1997 on the recommendation of Vera von der Heydt, one of the Guild’s founders who had analysed with Jung.
For the last ten years Diana has taught ‘Jung and Analytical Psychology’ and ‘Meaning in Myth and Fairytales’ modules at Birkbeck, University of London. She has also lectured on Jung to Guild groups in Australia and taught on the Grass Roots Programme for the CG Jung Analytical Psychology Club in London.
Diana is particularly interested in Hindu Scriptures and their connection with C G Jung’s development of ideas about the Self. Two of her talks at the Guild have been made into Guild pamphlets: 276 - ‘The Necessity of Heathcliffe – Vengeance and Betrayal in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights’ and 301 - ‘Vengeance not Justice’. Earlier talks at the Guild have been: Jung, Father and Christianity; ‘Dressed to Kill – the Story of Judith’ and ‘Introductory and Concluding talk’s at the Oxford Conference ‘Ithaka: The Yearning for Home’.
Revd Michael Anderton
Michael Anderton was appointed an Honorary Fellow in 1997 and is a past Chairman of the Guild. He is a graduate of Pembroke College, Cambridge and trained for the Anglican Ministry at Westcott House, Cambridge. After working in the diocese of London as a Minister for many years, he moved to Switzerland to train as a Jungian analyst at the C G Jung Institute in Zurich and to serve as assistant Chaplin to the Anglican community. He thus came to realise and fulfil his vocation as priest-analyst and integrate psychology and spirituality, the essence of the Guild’s work. He is currently in private practice in Winchester.
Michael is a founder member of the Guild of Analytical Psychology and Spirituality (GAPS) and also a member of the Independent Group of Analytical Psychology (IGAP), lecturing at both these Jungian training organisations. He has presented lectures for the Guild on: Conversion, Providence and the Individual Myth; also On Being a Self and God, Man and Play, followed by Towards Dynamic Authority. Michael presented a series of three seminars on The Masculine and Feminine in God and Man, and the Guild has published his paper: Saint or Psychotic? Jung and Mysticism. He has also contributed to the publications: Protestantism and Jungian Psychology edited by Marvin Spiegelman and When a Princess Dies, essays written by Jungian analysts on the death of Princess Diana, published by Harvest Books.
Ean Begg was appointed Honorary Fellow in 2007 and is a past Chairman of the Guild. He trained as a Jungian analyst at the C G Jung Institute in Zurich and is a well-respected writer and lecturer. The Guild has published his lectures: The Lord of the Rings, and, with Vera von der Heydt, Father. Ean is the author of The Cult of the Black Virgin, Myth and Today’s Consciousness and with his wife, Deike, has co-authored In Search of the Holy Grail and the Precious Blood and On the Trail of Merlin.
Ean studied Modern Languages at Jesus College, Oxford and after graduating was deeply involved, for ten years, in the group founded by Dr Maurice Nicoll, Jung’s first British exponent, and subsequently teacher of the Gurdjieff-Ouspensky Work. After this he spent two years as a Dominican friar and has sustained a life-long interest in Gnosticism.
On return from Zurich he was twice Chairman of the C.G Jung Analytical Psychology Club in London. He was also founding Convenor of the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists and a founder member of C.G. Jung Seminars Scotland.
In a varied career, Ean was National Service Officer in the Seaforth Highlanders, prep school Headmaster, Sales Manager for the wine merchants Harvey’s of Bristol and first ever Chief Hotel and Restaurant Inspector for the AA. He lives in London and has two daughters, and a number of grandchildren and step-grandchildren.