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.
passed away in May 2004.