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“MYTHOLOGY, in other words, is psychology
misread as biography, history, and cosmology.”

— Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces

April's Work

April Heaslip, PhD 

MYTHOLOGIST + EDUCATOR

April C. Heaslip, PhD, is a mythologist and educator who earned her doctorate in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She holds a master's in Social Ecology from Goddard College and a bachelor's in Psychology and Women’s Studies from West Chester University after studying at the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil.

Uniting interconnected levels of inquiry via Women's Studies, Literary + Film Studies, post-Jungian Psychology, and sustainability, her work focuses on applied ecofeminist mythology and the curative powers of creativity and synchronicity. Her forthcoming book with University Press of Mississippi, Regenerating the Feminine: Chronicling the Rise in Psyche, Culture & Nature, considers the impact of this monumental resurgence as a healing agent across individual, collective, and environmental realms.

 

"April has been one of the greatest mentors of my life. It is with her that I learned how to speak, the power of words, what strength showers are, and to be thankful for everything--including bills. I wish all of humanity could have the privilege of having classes taught by her (I had many--from Women's History to Gender + the Environment) or the one-on-one coaching and group work that I was blessed to be a part of with her. The world would be a more compassionate place." - Tara Cheney