Anne Baring 1931 – (MA Oxon, PH.D. (hons) in Wisdom Studies, Ubiquity University 2018) was educated in England, France and America. She is a Jungian analyst and the author and co-author of 7 books including, with Jules Cashford, The Myth of the Goddess; Evolution of an Image (1992); with Andrew Harvey, The Mystic Vision (1995) and The Divine Feminine (1996); and with Dr Scilla Elworthy, Soul Power: An Agenda for a Conscious Humanity (2009). Her latest book, published in 2013 and re-printed in 2020, is The Dream of the Cosmos: a Quest for the Soul which was given the Scientific and Medical Network book prize for 2013. Her book for children, The Birds Who Flew Beyond Time, first published in 1993, was based on the Sufi text The Conference of the Birds and was illustrated by the late Thetis Blacker.
The ground of all her work is a deep interest in history as well as the spiritual, mythological, shamanic and artistic traditions of different cultures. Her work is devoted to the recognition that we live in an ensouled world and to the restoration of the lost sense of communion between us and the invisible dimension of the cosmos that is the source and ground of all that we call ‘life’. She lives in the UK near Winchester with her husband, artist Robin Baring. Her wide-ranging website includes a playlist of her talks and interviews on YouTube and the audio recording of her latest book. It is devoted to the affirmation of a new vision of reality and the issues facing us at this crucial time of choice. www.annebaring.com
Below is a short video in which Anne Baring is interviewed for the Galileo Commission. The Galileo Commission is a project of the Scientific and Medical Network (www.scimednet.org), one of whose principal aims is to challenge the adequacy of the philosophy of scientific materialism (scientism) as an exclusive basis for knowledge and values. In this interview Anne talks about the influence of Jung and also of Hella Adler, a founder member of the Association of Jungian Analysts, and of two major dreams that led her to the Feminine.