Left to right: Matthew Bronson, Karen Jaenke, Jürgen Kremer, Beverly Rubik, Alfonso, Montuori
|EDITORIAL BOARD||Click name to see BIO|
|Editor||Jürgen Werner Kremer|
|Managing Editor||Robert Jackson-Paton|
|Executive Editors||Matthew C. Bronson|
Jürgen Werner Kremer, Ph.D., Diplompsychologe, is the author of Towards a Person-Centered Resolution of Intercultural Conflicts. He teaches psychology in the Behavioral Sciences Department of the Santa Rosa Junior College and is a clinical psychologist by training. Additionally he contributes to graduate programs at Institute of Imaginal Studies, Saybrook Institute, and Sonoma State. He is former Dean of Faculty and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Saybrook Institute; Academic Dean, Chair of the Integral Studies and East-West Psychology Program, California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS); and Co-Director of the Ph.D. program for Traditional Knowledge, CIIS. He has edited numerous ReVision special issues, incl. Peace and Identity; Paradigmatic Challenges; Culture and Ways of Knowing; Indigenous Science; Trance and Healing; Identity and Peace; and Transformative Learning. He has lately published on such issues as: Old Norse mythology, modern consciousness and indigenous wisdom, trance, the history of sense alienation in Euro-centered cultures, his travels in Sápmi (Lappland), the symbol of the bear in northern Eurasian mythic stories, tricksters of the trans/personal, the obligations of a white man, and violence against indigenous peoples. His most recent publications are Bearing Obligation (in Wo(men) and Bears – The Gifts of Nature, Culture and Gender Revisited, Inanna at York University) and, together with Stanley Krippner, Hypnotic-like Procedures in Indigenous Shamanism and Mediumship (Handbook for Hypnosis).
Robert Jackson-Paton, I live on Ohlone land, in the San Francisco bay area, with my beloved spouse and teen-age children in a big blended family. Born in Philadelphia, and living in various different US states and foreign countries throughout my life has informed a desire to understand relationship with place more clearly. In particular, how does being a descendent of European settlers affect a sense of place.
An advanced graduate student, I have actively pursued indigenous studies, issues of culture and identity, and ecopsychology for more than two decades. My research interests include: alternative inquiry methods within the movement for holistic science inquiry, feminist and indigenous “trickster” narratives, the layers of meaning behind the stereotype of the ecologically noble savage, the cultural construction of wilderness, decolonization initiatives among the colonizer as well as the colonized. I am an advocate for Native rights, reparations, reconciliation, and decolonization. My dissertation research centers on decolonizing White identity as a prerequisite for indigenous rights, cross-cultural reconciliation and environmental restoration.
I love to cook, listen to music, and be outside, especially swimming in rivers like a salmon! I have traveled to sacred sites in Europe, which forms a touchstone for my work. I have worked in elementary education for ten years, and am stage manager for the annual December solstice celebration in Oakland, California, the Christmas Revels.
Matthew C. Bronson, PhD., an educational linguist, works as associate professor in the Social & Cultural Anthropology program (where he has taught since 1983) and the Director of Academic Assessment at CIIS. He has also worked as a teacher educator since 1998 at UC Davis specializing in the training of high school teachers to respond to cultural and linguistic diversity. His research and writing explores the intersections of consciousness studies, linguistics and education in the service of a world in crisis. He has conducted field research on the spiritual traditions of Brazil, co-founded a psychosocial intervention program for people living with HIV, participated in dialogues between Native Americans and scientists to heal the wounds of colonialism and conducted workshops in five countries on topics ranging from accelerated learning to critical media literacy. He worked for twelve years in the private sector as the director of international business development and a communications and sales trainer for a subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company. He recently edited four special issues of ReVision Journal on "the Language of Spirituality" and "Revisioning Higher Education." Fort Publications include an extended encyclopedia entry on language socialization for an authoritative compendium of language and education research and a forthcoming co-edited volume entitled "So What? Now What?: The Anthropology of Consciousness Responds to a World in Crisis" to be published by Cambridge Scholar's Press in 2009. Dr. Bronson holds an A.B. and M.A. in linguistics from U.C. Berkeley and a Ph.D in Education with a specialization in language, literacy, culture from U.C. Davis.
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Karen Jaenke, Ph.D., is a member of the core faculty and Dissertation Director at the Institute of Imaginal Studies in Petaluma, California, academic home for the coalescing orientation of Imaginal Psychology. A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and the California Institute of Integral Studies, her dissertation explored the power of dreams to recover deep ancestral, cultural, planetary, and cosmic memory. With a private practice specializing in dissertation coaching and dreamwork, her somatic approach to dreams focuses on the unfolding of personal destiny and soul potential, and their vital contribution to healing the personal and collective imbalances of our time. She is currently co-editing a book on dreams and shamanism and authoring a book on dreams, the earth, and the body, reflecting her interests in the role of deep imagination in shaping culture and ecology. She is a presenting member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, and an ordained Deacon in the Episcopal Church. Her past articles in ReVision include: "Dreaming the Ritual Onward," "Dreaming with the Ancestors," "Ode to the Intelligence of Dreams," "Water & Stone: All of Nature Participates in our Remembering," and "The Participatory Turn."
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Alfonso Montuori, Ph.D. is Professor and Department Chair of the Transformative Studies Ph.D. and Transformative Leadership M.A. at California Institute of Integral Studies. In 2003-2004, he was Distinguished Professor in the School of Fine Arts at Miami University, in Oxford Ohio, and in 1985-1986 he taught at the Central South University in Hunan, China. A former professional musician, he is the author of several books and numerous articles on creativity, complexity, and the personal, organizational, and political challenges of a complex, pluralistic, uncertain world. Alfonso is also a consultant focusing on creativity and executive development. He lives in San Francisco with his wife Kitty Margolis, the noted jazz singer, and has co-produced her award-winning recordings.
Beverly Rubik earned her Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of California at Berkeley. She is renowned for her work on subtle energies and energy medicine at the Institute for Frontier Science, a nonprofit laboratory that she founded in Emeryville, CA. One of her main recent research interests is the human biofield in relation to healing. Her work on frontier biofield medicine has been supported by NIH funding. She has published over 80 papers and 2 books. Dr. Rubik presently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine; Integrative Medicine Insights; as well as Revision. She is a core professor in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Union Institute and University in Cincinnati; adjunct professor in Integrative Health at California Institute of Integral Studies; adjunct faculty member in Integrative Health at Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco; a consultant on maverick healthcare products; and a holistic health practitioner to clients at Health Medicine Center in Walnut Creek, CA.
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