Daniel C. Noel, PhD
Visiting Professor of Liberal Studies in Religion and Culture,
Vermont College Of Norwich University
Adjunct Faculty Member in Mythological Studies
Pacifica Graduate Institute (Carpinteria, CA)
Addresses and Phone Numbers: Vermont College, Montpellier 05602;
802. 828-8815. Home 9 Liberty Street/ Apt. 3, Montpelier 05602;
1969-70: Postdoctoral fellow in American Studies, Yale University.
1967: PhD. in Religion and Literature, Drew University Graduate School,
Madison, NJ (Dissertation: "The Portent Unwound: Religious and
Psychological Development in the Imagery of Herman Melville, 1819-1851").
1960: A.M. in Religion and Art, University of Chicago Divinity School.
1958: B.A. in Philosophy, Ohio Wesleyan University., Delaware, OH.
1994-99: Visiting Professor of Liberal Studies in Religion and
Culture, Vermont College of Norwich University; Adjunct Faculty Member
Studies, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA (from 1995).
1990-94: Professor of Liberal Studies in Religion and Culture, Vermont College (LOA: spring 1991, spring 1993).
1993 (spring): Visiting scholar in Religious Studies, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
1991 (spring): Adjunct Visiting Professor of Religious Studies, University
of Colorado at Boulder; Adjunct Faculty in Psychology, Naropa Institute,
1982-90: Professor of Alternative Education, Adult Degree Program
(ADP), Vermont College (1988-89: Faculty chair, ADP Putney Site; Sabbatical:
1987 (spring): Visiting Schoalr in Religious Studires, University of New Mexico.
1981-82: Associate Professor of Alternative Education and Interim Faculty Chair, ADP, Vermont College.
1973-81: Core Faculty, ADP, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT (LOA: spring
1980, 1876-77). Goddard College sold the ADP to Norwich University
1980 (spring): Visiting Professor of Religion, Syracuse University.
1976-77: Visiting Associate Professor Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University., Atlanta, GA.
1972-73: Adjunct Faculty, ADP, Goddard College
1972-73: Visiting Associate Professor of Religion, Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA.
1967-72: Assistant Professor of Religion, LaFayette College, Easton, PA (LOA: 1969-79)
1969-70: Postdoctoral fellow in American Studies, Yale University
1965-67: Instructor in Religion, LaFayette College.
1964-65: Teaching Assistant in Religion, LaFayette College
Awards and Honors:
Summer 1992: Norwich University Dana Grant for Faculty research.
1989: Elected Fellow, Society for the Arts, Religion and Contemporary Culture.
Summer 1989: Norwich University Dana grant for Faculty research.
Spring 1987: Norwich University Independent Study Leave (sabbatical)
Summer 1984: Norwich University Dana grant for Faculty research
1980: Listing in Contemporary Authors (Gale Research Co.)
1977: Elected Fellow, Society for Values Values in Higher Education.
Summer 1971: LaFayette College Faculty Research Grant.
1969-70: Ford Foundation Humanities Enrichment Leave.
Summer 1967: LaFayette College Faculty Research Grant
1963-64: Drew University Graduate Fellow.
Editor. Echoes of the Wordless Word. Intro. Joseph Campbell. "Religion and the Arts" Series. Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1973.
Carlos Castaneda. "Writers for the Seventies" Series. New
York: Warner Books, accepted for 1975 but withdrawn owing to the refusal
of Dr. Castaneda
and/or his publisher to grant Warner permission to use quoted material.
Editor. Seeing Castaneda: Reactions to the "Don Juan" writings of
Carlos Cataneda. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1976 (Later published
[Editorial Kairos] and French [Retz]).
Approaching Earth: A Search for the Mythic Significance of the Space
Age. Amity, NY: Amity House, 1986 (Later transferred to: Rockport,
Books North America.)
Editor. Paths to the Power of Myth: Joseph Campbell and the Study of Religion. New York; Crossroad, 1990.
The Soul ofShamanism: Western Fantasies, Imaginal Realities. New York: Continuum, 1997. Paper ed. 1998.
Publications: Essays (partial listing)
"Going beyond Our Educated Dualisms" Christian Scholar (Fall 1965).
"Still Reading His Will? Problems and Resources for the Death-of-God Theology." Journal of Religion (October 1966).
"Thomas Altizer and the Dialectic of Regression" The Theology of Altizer; Critique and Response. Ed. John Cobb. Philadelphia: Westnster, 1970.
"Post-Modern literature and the Idea of Grace." Cross Currents (Winter 1970).
"Figures of Transfiguration: Moby-Dick as Radical Theology. " Cross Currents (Spring 1970)
"Nathan Scott and the Nostalgic Fallacy: A Close Reading of Theological
Critcism." Journal of the American Academy of Religion (JAAR)
"God-language Grounded." Anglican Theological Review (January 1971).
"An Unscientific Model for Religious Utternance? Surveying Theories of Poetic Metaphor." Encounter (Fall 1971).
"Metaphor." Echoes of theWordless Word. ED. Daniel C. Noel. Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1973.
"Veiled Kabir: C.G. Jung's Phallic Self-Image." Spring: Annual of Archetypal Psychology and Jungian Thought (1974).
"Retrenchmens in Religious Thought." JAAR (December 1975).
"Taking Castaneda Seriously." Parabola (Spring 1976).
"Tales of Fictive Power: Dreaming and Imagination in Ronald Sukenick's Postmodern Fiction." Boundary 2 (Fall 1976).
"Seeing through the Pseudo-Myth of Modernity: Carlos Castaneda's Tricks---Teaching as Archetypal Psychologizing." Arche (Spring 1979)
"Re-Entry: Earth Images in Post-Apollo Culture." Michigan Quaterly Review. Special Issue on "The Moon Landing and Its Aftermath" (Spring 1979
"Approaching Earth: Reminiscences on Megaliths and Method." Corona (1980).
"The Many Guises of the Goddess." Arche (Spring 1981).
"Approaching the Irrational through Fictive Sorcery and Feminist Spirituality:
Postmodern Possibilites" (in German). Der Wissenschaftler und
Irrationale (2 vols.). Ed. Hans Peter Duerr. frankfurt: Syndikat, 1981.
"'Muthos is mouth': Myth as Shamanic Utterance in Postmodern
American Poetry." Art/Literature/Religion: Life on the Borders (JAAR
XLIX/2). Ed. R. Detweiler. Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1983.
"Literalizing Sacred Space in the Space Age: the Case of Arthur C. Clarke
and the Foundations of Paradise" (in Gemman). Die Mitte der Welt:
Mircea Eliade. Ed. hans Peter Duerr. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp Verlag, 1984.
"The Inside of the Human Outlook: Creativity in the Humanities and Herman
Melville." Creativity and Science Conference Proceedings.
Diana DeLuca. Honolulu: Hawaii Council of teachers of Eglish, 1965
"Getting Back to Gaia: Space-Age Reconnections in the Arts and Humanities." Anima (Fall 1986).
"Robert Smithson and the Return to a Sacred Earth in Postmodern Art." Art Papers (November-December 1986).
"Shamanic Ritual as Poetic Model: The Case of Maria Sabina and Anne Waldman." Journal of Ritual Studies (Winter 1987).
"The Nuclear Horror and the Hounding of Nature: Listening to Images."
Soundings (fall-Winter 1987). Reprinted in A Shuddering
Studies and the Nuclear Age. Ed. Ira Chernus and Edward Linenthal. Albany; State University of New York Pres, 1989. Also reprinted in
Twist: Third World Scholars Forum (1989).
"Beyond Projection: Jungian Psychology and the Mythic Perception of Nature." Artifax (Spring 1988).
"Realizing Dreams: Star Wars, 'Star Tours', and the Anima Machinae." spring (1988)
"Ironic Convergence: Nuclear Numbing and New Age Scientism." Atifax (Fal-Winter 1988)
"An Analytical and Technological Culture Revels in 'The Power of Myth'" Chronicle of Higher Education (February 15, 1989).
"Archetypal Merlin and the New Shamanism." Anima (Fall
1989). Reprinted in Psychology and the Spiritual Tradition.
Ed. R.J. Stewart. Shaftesbury,
Dorset: Element Books, 1990.
"Joseph Campbell: Tuning in to Archetypal telling." San Fransisco Jung Institute Library Journal (Spring 1990).
"Harney Peak is Everywhere: the place of Myth in a planetary Future." Paths to the Power of Myth. Ed. Daniel C. Noel. New York: Crossroads, 1990.
"Soul and Earth: Traveling with Jung toward an Archetypal Ecology" (Part I). Quadrant (Fall-Winter 1990). (Part II) Quadrant (Spring-Summer 1991).
"Merlin Returns: the Subtle Experience of an Anglo-Shamanism." The Quest (Summer 1991).
"Re-Visioning the Hero." Mirrors of the Self. Ed. Chrisitne Downing. Los Angeles: Jeremy Tharcher, 1991.
"Millennial Journey: Place of Turning at the End of the West." Mythos Journal (Spring 1993)
"Re-Imagining Shamanism: Scholarly Construct/ New-Age Fantasy/ Healing Fiction." Metaxy (Spring 1993).
"A Viewpoint on Jung's Ravenna Vision." Witchcraft and Shamanism. Ed. Chas Clifton. St. Paul, MN. Llewellyn, 1994.
"Soulful Spirituality: Re-Imagining a Spiritual Psychology." The Quest (Winter 1994).
"'A mighty fortress is our something': The Gaining of Loss in Russell
Hoban's Creative hermeneutics." In Good Company: Essays
in Honor of Robert
Detweiler. Ed David Jasper andMark Ledbetter. Atlanta: Scholarss Press, 1994.
"Jung's Anti-Modern Art of the Mandala." Picturing Cultural
Values in Postmodern America. Ed. William G. Doty. Tuscaloosa,
AL: University of
Alabama Press, 1995.
"Critical Perspecives on a Paraculture." Syzygy: Journal of Alternative Religion and Culture (Winter/Spring 1994).
"Postmodern Spirituality for the Fact-Worshipping Faithful: the Refusal of Fictive Mythicity." Mythosphere (1997).
"'I have seen the future, brother: it is murder': Apocalypse Noir
in Natural Born Killers and Leonard Cohen's 'The Future.'" Literature
& Theology (UK).
12, 1 (March 1998).
"Jungian Shamanism and the Social History of a Sacred Heritage." San Fransisco Jung Institute Library Journal, 16, 4 (1998).
"A Response to Susan Grimaldi's Critique of The Soul of Shamanism." Shaman's Drum, Number 48 (Spring 1998).
"Re-publishing Transpersonal Shamanology: A response to Roger Walsh." Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 66, 3 (Fall 1998).
"The Monomyth in the Mouse Factoory--From a Navjo Sing to theLion King." The Salt Journal, 1, 4 (Sept.-Oct. 1998).
"Adios, Don Carlois, We Are the Dumbos--Castaneda's Legacy as a Literary Trickster." The Quest, 87, 1 (Jan-Feb. 1999).
Publications: Reviews and Notes
I have published 44 revies and notes in journals of religious studies, literature, psychology, and cultural studies including, in 1998 Religious Studies Review, Satya, Nova Religio, and Performance Research (UK). Additional reviews are forthoming in Mythosphere.
Conference Papers: (Selected)
I have presented 71 papers between 1967 and 1998 atr scholarly and other conference s such as the following: American Academy of Religion (AAR) annual national meetings, various cities (1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998); International Conference on "Authenticity in Contemporary and New Age religions," Bath Spa University College, Bath, UK (1998); International Conference on "reenchantment; Paganism, Nature, and Religion," King Alfred's College, Winchester, UK (1997; International Conference on "Religion adn iterature--The trace ofthe Other," Westminster College, Oxford, UK (1996); AAR Northeasttri-regional meeting (1995); Jungian Art Therapy Associationbi-annual conferences, Albuquerque, NM (1987, 1991, and 1995 Keynote Professor); "All-Labyrinth Conference," gavilan Ranch, Lindrith, NM (1995); AAR Southeast Regional meetings, Atlanta (1997, 1991, 1994); Society for Values in Higher Education Fellows' meetings, various colleges (1978, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998); Association for the Study of Dreams annual conference Santa Fe, NM (1993); "Performance, Ritual and Shamanism" Conference , centre for Performance research, Cardiff, Wales (1993 Keynote Presenter)
Membersips (Current and Recent):
American Academy of Religion; Society for Values in Higher Education; Society for the Arts, Religion and Contemporary Culture; Person, Culture, adn Religion group; Association for the Study of Dreams; Association for Integraticve Studies; Society for the Study of Native American Religious Traditions; Epopsychology Institute; Center for Millennial Studies at Boston University.