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In Conversation With…Robert Romanyshyn

In Conversation With…Robert Romanyshyn
– On his new book ‘Victor Frankenstein, the Monster and the Shadows of Technology: The Frankenstein Prophecies’ –


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Join the poetic speaker and depth psychologist Robert Romanyshyn and Machiel Klerk, founder of Jung Platform, as they go into conversation about Robert’s fascinating new book, explore some of the prophecy-like truths held within the original story, and delve into the shadows of technology.

Robert’s book, Victor Frankenstein, the Monster and the Shadows of Technology: The Frankenstein Prophecies, tells Mary Shelley’s story from the Monster’s point of view. Created and abandoned by his maker, he carries the nightmare side of Frankenstein’s noble but flawed dream to be a new god who would banish death from the human condition.

Through a series of eight questions based on Mary Shelley’s work The Frankenstein Prophecies shows not only how Victor Frankenstein’s story and the Monster’s tale continue to haunt us in the guises of climate crises with their destructive impact on nature, the terrorism of the ‘god wars’ among our major religions, the swelling worldwide population of refugees, the loss of place in digital space, and the ways in which our genetic and computer technologies are redefining what it means to be a human being without a body. It also shows that the question Who is the Monster? is the seed of a radical ethics, which lies at the heart of this story. The Monster’s tale also cultivates the seed of Mary Shelley’s story as a love story.

Get a copy of the book! Victor Frankenstein, the Monster and the Shadows of Technology: The Frankenstein Prophecies is scheduled for release in May 2019. Click here to pre-order online and receive a 20% discount (enter BSE19 at checkout).


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ABOUT THE HOSTS

Robert D. Romanyshyn is an Emeritus Professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute, an Affiliate Member of The Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and a Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. Author of eight books including his forthcoming Victor Frankenstein, the Monster and the Shadows of Technology: The Frankenstein Prophecies, he has published articles in psychology, philosophy, education and literary journals, published a book of poems, written a one act play about Frankenstein, and created a multi-media DVD entitled Antarctica: Inner journeys in the Outer World, a psychological reflection on the melting polar ice. In addition to on line seminars and interviews, he has given lectures and workshops at universities and professional societies in the U.S., Europe, Australia, South Africa, Canada and New Zealand.

Interviewer, Machiel Klerk, is a licensed mental health therapist, dream worker, international speaker, and social entrepreneur. He followed a course at the Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, and has a Master’s Degree from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California USA. He completed an additional three-year training in Embodied Imagination (dreamwork) by Robert Bosnak. Machiel has published articles on depth psychology and released a CD on dreams. He has been acknowledged as one of the 100 most influential cultural figures in Utah. He is also the founder of the Jung Platform.