Please join us on Saturday, April 14th for a One-Day Introduction to Pacifica’s graduate degree programs in Depth Psychology and Mythological Studies. The event offers prospective graduate students a comprehensive introduction and orientation to the distinctive educational features of the Institute.
The One-Day Introduction provides an excellent opportunity to:
Experience Pacifica’s unique interdisciplinary graduate degree programs through faculty-led, program-specific information meetings and presentations
Hear from Pacifica students and alumni about their experience and what they are doing with their degrees
Explore the grounds of Pacifica’s two campuses—the Lambert Road Campus and the Ladera Lane Campus
Learn more about admissions procedures and financial aid
The $35 registration fee includes all of the day’s activities and lunch. Pacifica’s $75 application fee will be waived for online applications.
If you have any questions about this event please contact the Admissions Department email@example.com or 805-969-3626.
with Robert Romanyshyn on Friday, April 13th, 2018 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
Both Freud and Jung were keenly attuned to the nexus between dreams, madness, and hallucinations. For his part, Freud considered the dream on a par with psychosis insofar within the parameters of the dream we concoct an unreal world that we regard as real and the line between truth and untruth is blurred—indeed, the dream image is true to the extent that it is untrue and untrue to the extent that it is true. Jung, too, was mindful of the fact that the sensuousdistinctness associated with the oneiric rises to the level of hallucinatingclearness. That clarity is linked to hallucination bespeaks the fact that a mindset judged by societal mores as anomalous may actually divulge a greater degree of perceptual acuity and hence what is conventionally considered to be lucidity is, in truth, obfuscation—the opposite, I might add, of what we typically find in political discourse. In this lecture, I will explore the far-reaching cultural and psychological implications of the psychoanalytic juxtaposition of dreams and delirium. In particular, I will illumine Jung’s assertion that a dream is a form of normal insanity from mystical sources. Dreams, I will argue, provide us with a mechanism to restore the possibility of reason’s dialogue with unreason. Finally, I will use the dream phenomenon to illustrate the depersonalization of personhood, that is, the idea of self without a self, the self that appears by not appearing since the identity of the dreamer both constitutes and is constituted by the dream. In that respect, paraphrasing Laruelle, we can speak of the dream without dreaming.
Elliot Wolfson received bachelor and master of Arts degrees from Queens College of the City University of New York, where he pursued the study of philosophy, focusing especially on phenomenology, hermeneutics, and existentialism. He received a master of arts and doctor of philosophy degrees from Brandeis University, where he specialized in the study of the Kabbalistic texts and traditions that have remained central to his scholarly work. He was the Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University, where he taught between 1987 and early 2014. His publications include the award-winning Through a Speculum That Shines: Vision and Imagination in Medieval Jewish Mysticism (Princeton University Press), Language, Eros, Being: Kabbalistic Hermeneutics and Poetic Imagination (Fordham University Press), A Dream Interpreted Within a Dream: Oneiropoiesis and the Prism of Imagination (Zone Books), and most recently, Giving Beyond the Gift: Apophasis and Overcoming Theomania (Fordham University Press).
APPLYING TO PACIFICA Pacifica is currently accepting applications for fall 2018 in all programs. You can conveniently apply online here. For all questions regarding program information and enrollment please contact the Admissions Department, 805.969.3626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for considering Pacifica Graduate Institute for your graduate degree.
Lambert Road Campus: 249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, CA. 93013.
Attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guests on the registration form.
Lunch on the day of the Introduction is provided to encourage ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the day. Pacifica’s caterers provide healthy meals for our attendees and their guests. Continental breakfast on the day of the Introduction will also be available to attendees and their guests. No other meal services are available.
Onsite accommodations are not available for this event, please use the links below to reserve a room at a nearby hotel in Carpinteria.
Major airlines provide service into the Los Angeles International Airport located 90 miles south of Santa Barbara and into the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, approximately 18 miles north of the Campus. Pacifica does not offer transportation services to or from the airport. Please refer to our guest services page for transportation resources. Please reach out to the admissions staff if you need any information about ground transportation to and from Santa Barbara.
DISABILITY SERVICES ON CAMPUS
It is the policy of Pacifica’s Public Programs Department to accommodate attendees with disabilities in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Please let us know in advance if you have special needs or require assistance due to a disabling condition while you are attending a public program. If you are accompanied by a service dog, please contact Disability Services directly (805.679.6125), as all animals visiting campus must have pre-approval. For additional information regarding Pacifica’s policies, visit Pacifica’s Disability Services web page.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact the Office of Admissions at 805.969.3626.