After her “first” career in elementary education, Dr. Evangeline M. L. Rand has been a practicing Registered Psychologist since 1981, initially starting the Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Program in Edmonton, Alberta, and then working in full-time private practice. In 2005, she was Chair of the Doctor of Ministry program (which she has served for twenty-one years) of St. Stephen’s Theological College, which has an ecumenical and trans-disciplinary faculty.
Born and raised in India, Dr. Rand completed undergraduate studies in Education and Music at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her graduate studies were through the University of Alberta, Canada, (MEd) and International College, California, U.S.A., (Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology and Transpersonal Psychology). In various places in North America, Dr. Rand has acted as teacher, lecturer, and workshop facilitator through story, drama, dance, music, ritual, and art.
Dr. Rand’s orientation for the past forty years has been deeply influenced by the work of Carl Jung. Post-doctoral studies have been as a Fellow of the Assisi Conference that seeks to integrate the insights of the ‘new sciences’ chaos theory, self-organization theory, and the New Biology with the cutting edge of Archetypal Psychotherapy as it is being developed, and
which promises ‘the potential’ of a unified imagination of mind and matter.
Since 1982, Dr. Rand has been at work with the evolving mythology of Mary Magdalene—through the Gnostic Gospels, medieval and current popular literature and art, and pertinent Wisdom Teachings. She has made five journeys to France, northern Spain, and Italy to discover ongoing practices of appreciation for this “woman of mythic proportion” and the overlap of these archetypal patterns with Black Madonna sites and “memorial sites” from the first and second world wars in northern France. In this connection, Dr. Rand has led three pilgrimages—one to the sites of ‘Ancient Egypt,’ one to France and northern Spain, and another to France and northern Italy—and has taken herself to the Somme and Picardy battlefields three times.
Responding twenty years ago to the hints of dramatic changes in “dream patterns” through her severe illness, Dr. Rand has had the privilege of becoming a “beginning” and “ongoing” student (in Devon and Glastonbury, England, and at the Alhambra, Spain) of Professor Emeritus Keith Critchlow, of the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London, England.
Dr. Rand’s research and writing of the last ten years was precipitated by the discovery of an archived box of Jung’s souvenirs and even a map (file HS 1057:10, ETH Zurich) from his 1937–1938 two-month tumultuous journey to India and Ceylon. Dr. Rand immediately felt
at home in this historical location, recognizing many place names and history from her childhood. Jung travelled with just over a hundred predominantly British scientists for the occasion of the Silver Jubilee of the Indian Science Congress Association, in conjunction with the British Association for the Advancement of Science, held in Calcutta. When Jung separated from the main group, he and his travelling companion explored further, venturing into aspects of India’s amazing arts. The journey peppered his scholarly work for the rest of his life and can be explored through Rand’s 2013 book, A Jasmine Journey (available on
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