Dr. Edith Wallace (1909 – 2004) took her two degrees M.D. and Ph.D. in Europe where she was born. She practiced Jungian analysis in New York since 1951. She received her Jungian training in New York and also in Zurich with Mrs. Emma Jung and C.G. Jung. She started the work that lead to this book in 1970 in England at the school of her second great teacher J.G. Bennett. Her workshops took her all over the U.S., to Canada and Europe, and were held annually in Santa Fe, New Mexico. After her death in 2004, they were continued by Karen Stefano.
Her work was of interest to art therapists and she often presents at their yearly conferences. She taught at the Pratt Institute Summer course in New Hampshire and also at the Jung Foundation and Jung Institute. She was on the staff of the Institute for Expressive Analysis and editor emeritus of the Journal for the Arts in Psychotherapy. Her first book of collage work, A Queens Quest was published in 1990. Her chapter on Active Imagination appears in: Approaches to Art Therapy edited by Judith Rubin.
Among her honors was the “Creative Edge Award” from the American Art Therapy association. Her last preoccupations were expressed in two articles: What Does the Face of the Modern Day Shaman look like? and It is Not Only the Face, both published in the journal Impressions. In her workshops, Edith communicated her unique insight and approach to psychology, spirituality and the creative life. She was a prize-winning painter.
Edith was a regular participant in our yearly seminar-dialogues and ran regular ‘playshops’ using her unique tissue paper collage method in conjunction with Karen Stefano of the DuVersity. Her method is now an integral part of the ‘Working Group’ process. She made several video-dialogues with Anthony Blake,
Joseph Rael and others.
Edith passed away in May 2004.