Clare Morris, Ph.D. is a former high school teacher as well as a former Roman Catholic nun. In 1971, Clare agreed to be the founding coordinator of the Ecumenical Peace Institute of Northern California, which was a chapter of Clergy and Laity Concerned About the War in Vietnam. In 1974, she organized the Angela Center in Santa Rosa, California, whose programs integrated spirituality, social responsibility, psychology, and the arts. After nine years at the Angela Center, Clare left her 25 years with her religious community and returned to school. Subsequently she earned a second M.A. and a Ph.D. in the field of Counseling Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Her dissertation dealt with the archetypal image of the Fool as a primary healing factor. Clare is currently a psychotherapist with a Jungian orientation, as well as a writer. She has published two books of poetry, In Transit: Love Poems to The City and Child of the Longest Night, both published by the Angela Center Press. She is also a contributor to Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace, edited by Maxine Hong Kingston, published by Koa Books in Hawaii.