Arlene Diane Landau, Ph.D.

"Man was made for joy and woe;
And when this we rightly know
Through the world we safely go.
Joy and woe are woven fine,
A clothing for the soul divine.
Under every grief and pine
Runs a joy with silken twine"

-William Blake

Tragic Beauty: The Dark Side of Venus Aphrodite and the Loss and Regeneration of Soul is now available.

book cover, Tragic BeautyArlene Diane Landau, Ph.D., is a Diplomate Senior Jungian Analyst and is a member of the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and the International Association for Analytical Psychology. Dr. Landau has been a certified Jungian analyst for 16 years and a psychotherapist for 25 years. She is a board member of the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism.


Dr. Landau holds a bachelor’s degree in fine art, master’s degrees in psychology and mythological studies, and a Ph.D. in mythological studies and has lectured internationally. Dr. Landau has presented her lecture “Aphrodite’s Shadow in Beverly Hills and Hollywood” for the Jung societies in Colorado, Berlin, and Los Angeles, among others, and is a frequent conference presenter. She is in private practice in Pacific Palisades, California. Read more about Arlene.

What people are saying about the book:

"Reading this book is like listening to a wise, beautiful, compassionate, utterly real woman tell us how it is, how it's been, and how it could be to know Aphrodite—and why it is so terribly important that we do."

"[This] book on Aphrodite gives us stunning descriptions of the goddess as we see Her around us in our daily lives and experience Her in the depths of the Psyche."

"This timely message brings to consciousness a special new image of all that women can be."


Read more about the book and its praise

Listen to an interview of Dr. Landau on ShrinkRap Radio