Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion

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Perera, Sylvia Brinton

  • Vivianne CrowleyEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24348-7_200092

Sylvia Brinton Perera (December 30, 1932–) grew up in Scarsdale, NY, the eldest of five children of a Quaker family, and graduated from Radcliffe. She has two children by her former husband political scientist Gregory James Massell. Fellow Jungian analyst Edward Christopher Whitmont became her partner until his death in 1998. Perera trained first in art history and later in psychology, gaining an MA and qualifying as a Jungian analyst. She has been an analyst in private practice, a training analyst, and a member of the faculty and board of the Jung Institute of New York. Her major publications include Descent to the Goddess: A Way of Initiation for Women; The Scapegoat Complex: Toward a Mythology of Shadow and Guilt; Celtic Queen Maeve and Addiction; The Irish Bull God: Image of Multiform and Integral Masculinity; and with Edward Christopher Whitmont Dreams, A Portal to the Source.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cherry Hill SeminaryColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyNottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK