Karen Ann Smyers
Smyers earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College; and she earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Princeton University. Her doctoral thesis was entitled "The fox and the jewel: a study of shared and private meanings in Japanese Inari worship." She is known as an expert on Inari Ōkami and Inari-related literature.
In 2001, Smyers enrolled in the Jung Institute in Zürich, Switzerland. In 2007, she was awarded a diploma is from the International School for Analytical Psychology (ISAP). She established a practice as a Jungian analyst in Hadley, Massachusetts.
Smyers became of the President of the Western Massachusetts Association of Jungian Psychology.
- The Fox and the Jewel: a Study of Shared and Private Meanings in Japanese Inari Worship (1993)
- "'My Own Inari' - Personalization of the Deity in the Inari Worship," Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. 23, No. 1-2 (1996), pp. 85-116.
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