Theodor Abt, born in 1947 in Zurich, Switzerland, earned his PhD from the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. Since 1975, he has been a Jungian analyst in private practice and a member of the board of the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich. He has also been professor for rural sociology at the ETH, a member of the board of the Research and Training Centre for Depth Psychology in Zurich, and president of the Society of the Friends of the Royal Tombs of Egypt. His research focuses on the relationship of the outer world with the needs of the inner unconscious world. One of his publications in German is available in English, "Progress Without Loss of Soul."