Stanton Marlan

Adjunct Clinical Supervisor/Professor
Liberal Arts
Psychology Department

Rockwell Hall
Phone: 412-422-2462


Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Duquesne University
Ph.D., Philosophy, Duquesne University
M.A., Psychology, New School for Social Research
M.A., Philosophy, University of Hawaii
B.A., Bard College

STANTON MARLAN, PhD, ABPP, FABP, LP, is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and an adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychology at Duquesne University. He is a training and supervising analyst with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and President of the Pittsburgh Society of Jungian Analysts. He is Board certified in both clinical psychology and psychoanalysis from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and is Board certified in adult psychoanalysis and a Fellow FABP of the American Board of Psychoanalysis. He is a director on The American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis (ABAPsa) and its past President. Dr. Marlan has published numerous articles on Jungian psychology and is the editor of four books, including Archetypal Psychologies: Reflections in Honor of James Hillman. He was a Fay lecturer at Texas A&M and the author of The Black Sun: The Alchemy and Art of Darkness. Dr. Marlan has lectured widely at Jungian and Archetypal conferences in the United States and abroad, including the first International Conference on Jungian Analysis and Chinese Culture in Guangzhou, China; the IAAP International Congresses in Cambridge and Barcelona; and the first international conference of the Society for Psychology as the Discipline of Interiority in Berlin. He was a keynote speaker for the Guild of Pastoral Psychology held at Oxford University in Oxford, England, and keynote speaker for the Jung Society at the University of Toronto. He has taught at the C. G. Jung Institut-Zürich and other Jungian institutes and universities. Correspondence: 5400 Hobart Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.

Selected Publications


Salt and the Alchemical Soul. Ernest Jones, Carl Jung, and James Hillman. Spring Publications, 1995. Editor, and critical introduction.

Fire in the Stone: The Alchemy of Desire. Chiron Publications, 1996. Editor, critical introduction, and chapter.

The Black Sun: The Alchemy and Art Of Darkness, Texas A&M Press, 2005. (Nominated for the Gradiva award for creative contributions that advance psychoanalysis 2006.)

Archetypal Psychologies: Reflections in honor of James Hillman. Spring Journal Books, 2008.

Editor, The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion, Blanton-Peal Graduate Institute, with Co-editors David Leeming, Ph.D, and Kathryn Madden, Ph.D. To be published by Springer Publications, 2009.

Book Chapters and articles

"The Metaphor of Light and its Deconstruction in Jung's Alchemical Vision," in Pathways into the Jungian World, (ed. Roger Brooke), Routledge, 1999.

"The Mixed Texture of Symbolic Thought: A Response to and Elaboration of Some Points in Alan Jones's Paper ‘Teleology and the Hermeneutics of Hope: Jungian Interpretation in Light of the Work of Paul Ricoeur.'" Journal of Jungian Theory and Practice, vol. 4, no. 2, 2002.

"Hesitation and Slowness: Gateway to Psyche's Depth," in The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal, vol. 24, no.1, February 2005.

"From the Black Sun to the Philosophers' Stone," Spring 74: Alchemy. Spring Journal:
A Journal of Archetype and Culture, Spring 2006.

"Pre-texts of the Imaginal in the Hermetic Play of the Dream: The Ontotheology of Bean."
Spring 77: Philosophy & Psychology. Spring Journal: A Journal of Archetype and Culture, Spring 2007.

"Facing The Shadow," in Jungian Psychoanalysis, by Murray Stein, Open Court Publishers, Chicago, 2009.

"Jung and Alchemy: a Daimonic Reading"In How to Read Jung and Why". Editors Jean Kirsh and Murray Stein ) Routledge, London, 2013

"The Philosophers' Stone as Chaosmos: The Self and The Dilemma of Diversity."Extended version, Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche, Spring 2013