Robert Godwin
Biography & Resources


Robert W. Godwin, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and independent scholar, with subspecialties in forensic, psychoanalytic and transpersonal psychology. A contributing editor to the Journal of Psychohistory and a past member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Melanie Klein and Object Relations, he has published some two dozen articles in scholarly journals, covering a wide range of topics. Much of his work has been interdisciplinary in nature, helping to forge a dialogue between apparently divergent fields.

His 1991 monograph, "Wilfred Bion and David Bohm: Toward a Quantum Metapsychology," explores the relationship between the order of the universe and that of the mind, demonstrating the theoretical similarity between cutting-edge theories in physics and developmental psychology. Similarly, "Psychoanalysis, Chaos, and Complexity: The Evolving Mind as a Dissipative Structure" explains how the field of developmental psychoanalysis might relate to what has become known as the "grand evolutionary synthesis" in science, showing the mind to be an evolving, self-organizing system with the same underlying structure as any dynamic, open system.

Dr. Godwin has published many articles applying the insights of modern psychoanalysis and attachment theory to history, politics, and culture. His most recent contribution in this vein was "The Land that Developmental Time Forgot," a timely psychological analysis of the phenomenon of radical Islamic terror.

His book One Cosmos Under God is the fruit of a lifetime of thought attempting to synthesize material from a number of diverse domains, including cosmology, theoretical biology, quantum physics, developmental psychoanalysis, attachment theory, anthropology, history, mysticism and theology, into a coherent, self-consistent, non-reductionistic whole.

Dr. Godwin is married and lives in Calabasas, California, where he is in private practice, specializing in the treatment of psychological barriers to spiritual growth.

selected books

One Cosmos Under God: The Unification of Matter, Life,
Paragon House Publishers (December 2004)
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