Patricia writes, "Without any particular design, the common thread I discovered was in shamanism. I subsequently met many shamans in their various environments, from the Arctic Circle to the backwaters of the Lao mountains, the Americas, the Altai region of Russia, and many places worldwide. The fact that their rituals, ceremonies, and precepts were common to all, even those who had never met peoples beyond their own tribe, was living proof for me of the collective unconscious.
When one delves into the spheres of the collective unconscious, one may well receive visions, symbols, and messages. Putting this into a scientific frame was also an aim. This led me to collaborate with various scientists in Italy, Germany, and Russia, exploring the spheres beyond time and space. The scientists I met were especially interested in Jung, his recognition of the unconscious, and the function of intuition. My last conference on the subject was in the Cosmonaut’s Museum in Moscow, where I lectured on The cosmos within meets the cosmos without, a comparative study of Jungian principles and cosmological findings.
I continued my research on the subject at the Scott Polar Institute at Cambridge University, where I compared my findings with other scientific theses.
As prescribed by Jung, spontaneous drawing has been a means of contact with the people I met of different races over and beyond cultural differences, language barriers, and religious beliefs. It has been a precious and limitless tool for contacting others at a deep and intimate level.