My journey . . .

                                                      Curriculum Vitae


A writer and lecturer in mythology and depth / archetypal psychology, Janet Bubar Rich, Ph.D. explores timeless myths from across the globe with a focus on the contemporary concerns of our world. 

     Dr. Rich has had books and anthology chapters published, and has been invited to speak in international conferences on mythic characters’ soulful journeys, as follows.




Rich, Janet Bubar, Riding on Horses' Wings: Reimagining Today's Horse for Tomorrow's World. New York, Berlin, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2016.

--- . Hestia—Goddess of the Hearth: The Archetypal, Architectural, and Spiritual Functions of the Hearth as Home of the Human Soul. New York & Wales: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2014.

--- . Exploring Guinevere’s Search for Authenticity in the Arthurian Romances. New York & Wales: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2012.


Rich, Janet Bubar, "Exploring Three Sufi Women's Journeys and the Sufi Path," Cosmos & Logos: Journal of Myth, Religion, Folklore, Vol. III. UT: C&L, 2017. 31.   
---. "Mobius-Framed Space: A Glimpse of the Macro in the Micro," Cosmos & Logos: Journal of Myth, Religion, Folklore, Vol. II. UT: C&L, 2016. 15.

---. "Medusa Madness," Cosmos & Logos: Journal of Myth, Religion, Folklore, Vol. I. UT: C&L, 2015. 92.

---. “Evanescent Dewdrops and Wildflowers: Keys to Our Survival,” Rebearths: Conversations with a World Ensouled. Ed. Craig Chalquist. Walnut Creek, CA: World Soul Books, 2010. 25.

--- . “I, Medusa,” The Beltane Papers, A Journal of Women's Mysteries, Issue 49. Ed. Lisa Quinn. Kirkland, WA: Beltane, 2010. 10.

--- . “Sitting Under the Bodhi Tree: Exploring Buddhism and Ecology,” Mediators and Meditators: Buddhism and Peacemaking. Ed. Chanju Mun. Honolulu: Blue Pine, 2007. 279.

Conference Presentations

Rich, Janet Bubar, "Local Author Fair" Camarillo Public Library, Camarillo, CA, Nov. 12, 2017.

---. Presenter, "The Pacifica Experience," Pacifica Grad Institute, Carpinteria. June 16, 2017.

---. "Guinevere, the Quintessential Other in the Arthurian World, Struggles to Achieve Authenticity." Presenter, AARWR. UWest, L.A., CA. March 10-12, 2017.

---. "Local Author Fair" Camarillo Public Library, Camarillo, CA, Nov. 13, 2016.

---. Presenter, Author's Spotlight: "Coming Home!" Pacifica Grad Inst Alumni Assoc. Carpinteria, CA. January 2015 & January 2016.

---. “Galloping into Pop Culture.” Presenter, 2015 PCA-ACA. New Orleans, April 1, 2015.

---."The Lady of the Lake Lives On." Presenter, 2014 PCA-ACA. Chicago, IL. April 16-19, 2014.

---. “Giving Guinevere a Voice: A New Look at the Lady in White.”Presenter, The Margins of King Arthur’s World. 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Comp Lit Assoc., U of Toronto. April 4, 2013.

---.  “Hestia’s Techno-hearth and America’s Sweethearth.” Presenter, 2013 PCA-ACA. Washington D.C. March 27, 2013.

---.  “Guinevere’s Quest for Authenticity in the Arthurian Romances.” Presenter, 2012 2012 Symposium, Study of Myth, sponsored by The Joseph Campbell Foundation, OPUS Archives / Research Center and Pacifica Graduate Institute. Santa Barbara, CA. Sept 2, 2012.

---. “Medusa Madness.” Presenter, 2012 PCA-ACA. Boston, Massachusetts. April 14, 2012.

---. “Guinevere Seeks Authenticity in a Patriarchal World.” Presenter, 2011 PCA-ACA. San Antonio. April 22, 2011.

---. “Guinevere, the Quintessential Other Relative to Arthur and Lancelot in a Patriarchal World.” Presenter, International Conf on Arts & Humanities. Orlando. Nov 16, 2010.

---. “The Significance and Meaning of Horse Archetypes in Mythology.” Presenter, Myth, Literature and the Unconscious Conference. U of Essex. Sept 2, 2010.



Ph.D. and M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpintaria, California
-- Major: Mythological Studies / Emphasis Depth Psychology

M.Ed., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
-- Major: Education / Emphasis Aesthetics and Text Book Development

B.A., University of California, Berkeley, California
-- Major: English