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A WASC accredited graduate school with two campuses in Santa Barbara, CA. Pacifica offers masters and doctoral degree programs. Celebrating 40 years!

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Pacifica Graduate Institute

The Indigenous Psyche | Sunday, August 18th

Join us this Sunday at 5:30 p.m. as Odette Springer, Ph.D., explores the mysteries of Navajo deity Changing Woman as well as Na’ach’aanhi, the Navajo term for an artist, or “maker of things,” through myth, music, and metaphor in "The Indigenous Psyche: Changing Woman and an Artist in Dialogue. This event is free and open to the public. More details via the link in our bio.


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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” —Mary Oliver

Are you ready to discover your soul's purpose through myth, poetry, memoir, and archetypal and depth psychology? Explore Deep Vocation with Jennifer Selig, Christine Downing, and Maureen Murdock this fall. Details via the link in our bio.


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Pacifica's Orientation/Information Day | Saturday, August 24

All of Pacifica’s graduate degree programs offer low-residential learning sessions that take into account your other life commitments. Which program is right for you? Find out at our next Orientation/Information Day as you explore Pacifica's beautiful Lambert Road campus. Get details and register via the link in our bio.


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Imagination & Technology Conference | October 25-27, 2019

As our devices merge with our bodies and minds, technology is becoming an extension of ourselves. How do we navigate this new reality? What can myths and depth psychology tell us about the intersection of technology and humanity? Explore with us at the upcoming Imagination & Technology Conference. See the link in our bio.


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"At first Pacifica just seemed to be the right place to study Jung and Hillman. But what I didn’t expect was that coming here would actually become a life changing experience. Everything about this place, from the gardens and buildings, to the little details that surprise you on your way to class, not to mention the staff spirit, are thought of as living elements, generating a soulful container in which transformational learning can occur. I had no idea this was possible, until I felt it." ⁠—Camilo Ghorayeb, M.A./Ph.D. in Depth Psychology with Emphasis in Jungian and Archetypal Studies


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Did you know that Pacifica has an organic garden, which consists of 7 acres that yield magnificent produce year-round, at reasonable prices, and in the most sustainable manner possible? Learn about the history and sustainability of our garden via the link in our bio.


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The Indigenous Psyche | Sunday, August 18th

Odette Springer, Ph.D., explores the mysteries of Navajo deity Changing Woman as well as Na’ach’aanhi, the Navajo term for an artist, or “maker of things,” through myth, music, and metaphor in "The Indigenous Psyche: Changing Woman and an Artist in Dialogue.


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In the book A Psychological Inquiry into the Meaning and Concept of Forgiveness, Pacifica faculty and alumna Dr. Jennifer Sandoval explores the psychological nature of forgiveness for the subjective ego and what Jung called the objective psyche.

Offering a deeper understanding of the concept of "true" forgiveness as a soul event, Sandoval reveals the transformative nature of forgiveness and the implications this notion has on the self and analytical psychology. The book is now available in paperback for a discounted price with code BSE19. Check the link in our bio for more details.


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The Flip | Saturday, August 3rd

Spotlight on Dr. Jeffrey Kripal, whose book The Flip "will ignite conversations about the limits of science and the potential for dramatic shifts in perspective,” according to Publishers Weekly.
Kripal presents “The Flip: Epiphanies of Mind and The Future of Knowledge” at Pacifica's Ladera Lane campus August 3rd. Don't miss your chance to hear this intriguing presentation. Register via the link in our bio.


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Myth in the World: How can a well-known Greek mythological creature help explain the "superpower" of human intelligence augmented by AI technology? Check out this Forbes article, "How to Be a High-Tech Superhuman, According to Ancient Mythology," via the link in our bio.
Interested in the intersection of technology and human imagination? Don't miss our Technology and Imagination Conference in October. See the link in our bio for more details.


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Explore Pacifica, myth, and depth psychology at our next Open House⁠—on us! Our FREE July 18th event features a talk on Joseph Campbell and the Romance of the Grail by Myth Studies Program Chair Evans Lansing Smith, Ph.D. Snag a spot before they're gone via the link in our bio.


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For those of you who celebrate in the U.S., Happy 4th of July! Did you know that the Declaration of Independence wasn't actually signed on July 4th? Read up on this and 9 other things you may not know about the holiday via the link in our bio.


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