Nebraska Authors

Maren Tonder Hansen

AKA: also as Tonder-Hansen, Maren

MAREN TONDER HANSEN is a psychotherapist and ordained Unitarian Universalist minister who has taught myth with a psychological emphasis for the last twenty-five years. She is the author of Mother Mysteries and is a founding member of the Joseph Campbell Library and of Pacifica Graduate Institute

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Spirituality; Motherhood


Graduated from Lincoln Southeast High School, 1970
M.Divinity, Starr King School for the Ministry
Ph.D., Psychology, Saybrook Graduate School


Unitarian minister


Founding member of Pacifica Graduate Institute


Mother Mysteries. 1997.
Teachers of Myth: Interviews on Educational and Psychological Uses of Myth with Adolescents. 2005.

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