Dissertation Defense of “The Back of Beyond: The Red Books of C.G. Jung and J.R.R. Tolkien”


My dissertation defense took place on February 26, 2018 at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

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  1. Congratulations, Dr. Tarnas! A long-awaited fruition of a project I’ve been following for a year. Now, do you plan to publish?

    • Thank you Tom for your congratulations! I do plan to turn the dissertation into a book and to publish as soon as possible. That will be the focus of my attention over the next several months, to find a publisher and make sure the dissertation is in a form that can be accessible as a book. I look forward to sharing it more widely at that point!

  2. Congratulations, Dr. Tarnas! (Not your dad…) The fruition of a process I’ve been following for a year now. Do you plan to publish?

  3. jeffk

     /  March 20, 2018

    Bookmarking until work slows down a little, but I can’t wait to watch. Congratulations, Becca!

  4. Congratulations, Dr. Tarnas! How exciting and well deserved!

  5. Congratulations, Dr. Tarnas! Brilliant stuff. Looking forward to the book. This presentation reminds me of a quote from Jeffrey Kripal: “The imagination is evolving into the imaginal. We are about to fly.” Thank you for your conviction and perseverance on this important work.


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