Marilyn Matthews, MD, graduated from DePauw University and Ohio State University Medical School. Her first training was in Obstetrics/Gynecology, which she practiced for ten years. She and her family lived in Salzburg, Austria for a year to mentor the junior year abroad program. She received her training in Psychiatry at Medical College of Wisconsin while she studied to be a Jungian Analyst, graduating from Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts in 1985. Currently president of the Santa Fe Institute of Jungian Analysts, she also serves as the Chair of the Archetypal Exam committee for the Inter Regional Society of Jungian Analysts.
Her primary interest for many years has been in mentoring women to find their authenticity, authority and voice. She has taught for over thirty years and published articles in various journals. Interest in other cultures has led to initiation in the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid in Egypt, healing rituals in China and Tibet, and further initiations with indigenous people of Peru, Mexico, and the United States. Her first important teacher was Brugh Joy, who taught her the basics of body/psyche energy awareness which she has continued to study with classes in Orthobionomy, Cranialsacral studies, and Reiki. Her creativity is expressed through writing, quilting and gardening.