Dr. Erel Shalit was a Jungian psychoanalyst in Tel Aviv. He was a past president of the Israeli Society of Analytical Psychology and founder and past director of the Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy Program at Bar Ilan University. Earlier in his career he was the director of the Shamai Davidson Community Mental Health Clinic, Shalvata Regional Psychiatric Center and was an officer in the IDF Medical Corps. He served as honorary secretary of the Ethics Committee of the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP) and was its liaison with the Bulgarian Jung Society.
He lectured internationally and was a prolific writer. His books include, The Cycle of Life: Themes and Tales of the Journey; Requiem: A Tale of Exile and Return; Enemy, Cripple, and Beggar; The Hero and its Shadow: Psychopolitical Aspects of Myth and Reality in Israel; The Complex: Paths of Transformation from Archetype to Ego. He edited, Jacob and Esau: On the Collective Symbolism of the Brother Motif by Erich Neumann and co-edited, The Dream and its Amplification, and Turbulent Times, Creative Minds.