Jean Benedict Raffa is the author of 'Introduction to Television Literacy' & 'The Bridge to Wholeness: A Feminine Altrenative to the Hero Myth', as well as several articles in such publications as the Phi Delta Kappan, The Educational Forum, Parish Teacher, and
The Home Altar. She has served on the faculties of the University of Central Florida, Stetson University, and Western Carolina University, where her teaching specialties include's children literature and langage arts. She is also a former coordinator of children's programming for WFTV television station in Orlando, Florida.
Jeanie, as she is called by her friends, earned her doctorate in curriculim and instruction at the University of Florida in 1982. Since then she has pursued her interests in psychology, religion, women's studies, dreams. and mythology through extensive individual study.
A self-employed writer, public speaker, and workshop leader, she focuses her work on spiritual and psychological growth, the empowerment of women, and generating reverence for the feminine principle. She lives with her economist husband in Maitland, Florida, and is the mother of a
daughter who is pursuing a master's degree in clinical psychology and a son who is majoring in economics.
Author's Note: When I read Jeanie's dreams, her interpretations, her analysis, and her thoughts, I find the perfect illustration of Jungian dream psycholoy. Her insights are exceptional, and her book 'Dream Theatres of the Soul' most insightful because of her willingness to open her self up and share her dreams and their
interpretations. But perhaps the one thing that I connect with the most is her recognition of the spiritual Self and its role, not only in dreams but the psyche as a whole. Faith in something is essential, and through dreamwork one finds that spiritual center within their own being. Jeanie has provided new insights to the dream and has provided essential evidence of Jung's dream
psychology as an indispensable tool when working with dreams and behavioural psychology. I feel there is no better way to illustrate what Myths-Dreams-Symbols symbolizes that 'Dream Theatres of the Soul'.