born in Iasi, Romania, studied philology at Universiatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza - Iasi, married to a Lebanese doctor for twenty seven years, have three children, currently living and teaching in Beirut, Lebanon.
Areas of Expertise
mythology & religion, psychology, philosophy, consciousness, sym
An idea worth spreading
A most strange thing has happened that changed my life. Going through years of "life crisis" I just happened to scribble down some of my dreams that made the most impression on me. I had absolutely no idea about Jung, or his work on the psychology of the unconscious at the time, only, after some years by pure chance I came upon Jung's work on dream function & symbolism. His argument was that we undergo phases according to specific patterns of development, which he calls "archetypes", identifiable also in religion, mythology and alchemy. These processes happen without our awareness, but through dreams the unconscious tends to brief the conscious mind on the state of the process, called by Jung "individuation". Intrigued, I thought of arranging those scraps in chronological order, and, to my greatest amazement, I found that my dreams were almost perfectly similar to the examples used by Jung. This caused me a lasting interest in the way mind works and has become the focus of my life.
I'm passionate about
-the nature of reality; anything that relates to, or inquires into the nature of mind - from folk tales to science
Talk to me about
-nature of reality; anything that relates to, or inquires into the nature of mind - from folk tales to science
My TED story
I was researching on Daniel Kahneman and then I got into "the Riddle of Experience vs. Memory" - right on the TED page.