Monika Wikman, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst, astrologer, and author of Pregnant Darkness: Alchemy and the Rebirth of Consciousness. She received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego and graduated from the Jung-von Franz Center for Depth Psychology in Zurich. She is a member of the Northern New Mexico Society of Jungian Analysts and the Inter-Regional Society. She is an expert on topics including the anima mundi and environmental issues of our time, archetypal phenomena surrounding death, dreams, active imagination, and alchemy. Wikman’s work with the dying culminated in a research project on Dreams of the Dying at UC San Diego Medical Center, which is the foundation of her current manuscript, Alchemy of Life, Death and the Wedding Veil.