Programs from The Retreat at Pacifica


April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2021 (Saturdays)
The ancient mythic story of Eros and Psyche tracks the initiatory journey of the Sacred Marriage through sacrifice, loss, labor and redemption to claim our deeper selves. The myth provides a portal for the exploration of our inner world and guides us on a path of discernment leading to our own unique place in the universe. It offers the tasks each of us requires to bring love to our souls. The joining of Eros (love) and Psyche (soul) brings forth new life.
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May 3, 2021 - January 12, 2022
The Dream Tending and Deep Imagination Certificate I Program is a limited-enrollment program that takes place over four, three-day sessions. The four courses reflect the multiple dimensions of psychic life and the dream. Learning in dream theory and methodology is both content based and experiential.
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May 6, 13, and 20, 2021 (Thursdays)
Human development has now crossed an historic threshold, in which our activities are, literally, changing the course of Earth’s evolution. We have entered the age of the Anthropocene. Each year brings with it personal and collective trauma emerging from our behaviors towards the environment.
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June 19, 2021 (Saturday)
At the foundation of Jungian depth psychology lies an imaginative inter-play between two mysterious agents – “consciousness” and the expansive potentialities of a non-local “unconscious.” C.G. Jung spent his life investigating the relationship between them, with increasing interest in the territories that compose expanded consciousness and “non-conscious” states.
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June 28 – August 13, 2021
An Online 6-Week Course with Craig Chalquist, Kelly Carlin, Kwame Scruggs, Erik Davis, David Odorisio, Mary Wood, and Devon Deimler.
This program will be hosted Online

July 31–September 4, 2021
To study myths is to access the secret opening where our personal experience meets the archetypal patterns of the psyche. No symbolic art offers so potent a way of exploring this meeting place than astrology.
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September: 15, 22, 29, 2021 (Wednesdays)
The great Spanish writer of the 20th century, Federico Garcia Lorca, wrote extensively about this “mysterious power which everyone senses and no philosopher explains,” which is the Duende. In this three-session workshop we will seek that Duende by tapping in to our soulful reservoir in order to realize the stories that we are passionate to tell.
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October 2-3, 2021
This unique event features a variety of panel discussions and presentations from leading figures in the field, focused on cutting-edge topics in areas of psychedelic research, including: therapeutic application and integration; issues of diversity, equity, and access; women in psychedelic and healing spaces; and psychedelics, spirituality, and the future of religion.
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October 4 – December 10, 2021
Known by many names – psychedelics, entheogens, sacred or plant medicines, allies, hallucinogens – the substances opening the psyche to the depths of the personal and collective unconscious are once again in the news in the midst of what has been called a “psychedelics renaissance.”
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November 12-14, 2021
This symposium is an invitation to all people on the path of late life to reorient themselves from Hero to Elder, or from role to soul. The call of late life can awaken in us a yearning for something more, a longing to transcend a role, an identity, or a purpose and connect with something larger.
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January 20 & 27, and February 3 & 10, 2022
When one has been moved by Spirit, one never forgets it. We never forget experiences of touching Something greater than ourselves. In this special series, four gifted women in the arts will share how they access non-ordinary wisdom and open alchemical spaces for others. The series will be facilitated and led by Kim Hermanson, author of Deep Knowing.
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