Erel Shalit is a Jungian psychoanalyst, author and lecturer in Tel Aviv


Dr. Erel Shalit is a Jungian psychoanalyst in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is a training and supervising analyst, and past President of the Israel Society of Analytical Psychology (ISAP).

   He is Founder and past Director of the Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy Program at Bar Ilan University, and a past Director of the Shamai Davidson Community Mental Health Clinic, at the Shalvata Psychiatric Centre in Israel.

   Dr. Shalit has served as liaison person of the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP) with the Jung Society of Bulgaria, including coordinating the founding of the Jungian Psychotherapy Program in Sofia. 2010-2013 he served as Honorary Secretary of the IAAP Ethics Committee.

   He has served as officer in the IDF Medical Corps, and is a member of The Council for Peace and Security.

   He is on the board of the Jung Professorial Endowment, UCLA, and chaired the Jung Neumann Conference, April 24-26, 2015.



 Erel Shalit is the author of several books:

The Cycle of Life: Themes and Tales of the Journey (2011; the book received the Eric Hoffer Book Award Honors in Culture, 2012); Requiem: A Tale of Exile and Return (2010); Enemy, Cripple & Beggar: Shadows in the Hero’s Path (2008; the book was a nominee for the 2009 Gradiva Award for Best Theoretical Book, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis); The Hero and His Shadow: Psychopolitical Aspects of Myth and Reality in Israel (1999, 2004, revised edition 2012), and The Complex: Path of Transformation from Archetype to Ego (2002). The Human Soul in Transition, at the Dawn of a New Era is forthcoming.


With Nancy Furlotti, he has edited The Dream and its Amplification (2013); and with Murray Stein Turbulent Times, Creative Minds: Erich Neumann and C.G. Jung in Relationship [1934-1960] (2016). He is presently editing, with Rina Porat, An Introduction to the Works of Erich Neumann

   He is the editor of a hitherto unpublished book by Erich Neumann, Jacob and Esau: On the Collective Symbolism of the Brother Motif (Chiron, 2015).

Entries and chapters of his appear in Leeming, Madden & Marlan (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion (2010), [Jerusalem, Dreams in the Bible, The Sacrifice of Isaac]; ‘Jerusalem – Archetypal Wholeness, Human Division’ in Tom Singer (ed.), Psyche and the City (2010), ‘Silence is the Center of Feeling’ in Rob and Janet Henderson, Living With Jung: “Enterviews” With Jungian Analysts (2010). A chapter appears in Pythia Peay: America on the Couch, and 'My European Animus' in a volume on European Cultural Complexes, edited by Joerg Rashe and Tom Singer.

Articles of his have appeared in Quadrant, The Jung Journal: Psyche and Culture, Spring Journal, Political Psychology, Clinical Supervisor, Midstream, and other professional and cultural journals. He is on the editorial board of Quadrant.

Dr. Shalit lectures at professional institutes, universities, and cultural forums in Israel, Europe and the United States.