Phyllis Stowell, Ph.D. is co-chair of the Friends of the Institute at C.G. Jung Institute in San Francisco. She is a professor Emerita from St. Mary's College of California, where she helped found the SMC Master of Fine Arts Program. She is a former fellow of the Camargo Foundation and was a Dewitt Wallace/ Reader's Digest Fellow at the MacDowell Colony. She was granted a Barbara Deming Money for Women Award and was a winner of the International Quarterly Crossing Boundaries Poetry Prize. Her books include Appetite: Food as a Metaphor, Assent to Solitude, Who is Alice?, Sequence and Consequence, and Alchemical Journal.