Rafael López-Pedraza: in Memoriam

Rafael López-Pedraza: in Memoriam

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On January 10, 2011, Rafael López-Pedraza passed away in Caracas, at the age of 90 years.  He was one of the most original Jungian analysts of our time. His books are replete with emergent images that contain a constant invitation to recreate the scope of psychology and psyche. His body of work formed, next to Adolf Guggenbühl-Craig and James Hillman, the outpost of a method of understanding the human soul that has been described by some, as its own school within the Jungian tradition.

He was born in Santa Clara, Cuba and immigrated to Zürich in 1962 where he remained until 1974.  He did is psychoanalytic training at the C. G. Jung Institute of Zürich and he was an analysand of James Hillman.

His books have been translated into English and they include:

  • Hermes and His Children (Hermes y Sus Hijos)
  • Anselm Kiefer: The Psychology of “After the Catastrophe” (Anselm Kiefer: la psicología de ‘Después de la Catástrofe’)
  • Dionysus in Exile (Dionisos en Exilio)
  • Cultural Anxiety (Ansiedad Cultural)
  • Eros and Psyche (Eros y Pique)
  • Sobre héroes y poetas
  • Artemisa e Hipólito: mito y tragedia

He is one of those authors who will continue to be discovered, recognized, and eventually deeply appreciated by an enlarging public.

Len Cruz, MD

3 Responses to Rafael López-Pedraza: in Memoriam
  1. Lisimaco Henao Henao
    March 15, 2011 | 5:12 pm

    Greetings from Colombia. I also do part of the global junguian community. Thanks

  2. Margarita Mendez
    March 22, 2011 | 11:29 am

    In 1949 he settles in Caracas, Venezuela, and later, in 1962, travels to Europe where he studied Analytical Psychology at the C.G.
    Jung Institute in Zurich.

  3. Lola Martin
    June 7, 2011 | 9:29 pm

    Fascinating creative mind. Acaso era pariente o conocido del Dr. Ernesto Pedraza de Barranquilla, Colombia?

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