The Pacifica Experience: A One-Day Introduction to Pacifica’s Degree Programs has been designed to give prospective graduate students a comprehensive introduction and orientation to the distinctive educational features of the school.
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 the Lambert Road 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-969-3626.
Under the Breadfruit Tree: You Already Know Why You’re Here
Many of us recall that we were moved to ask some important questions about the meaning of life while we were children. Often such questions emerged from the kinds of numinous experiences that occurred while interacting with nature. Embedded in these experiences is a seed. This seed nurtures what may later be recognized as a calling to purposeful work in the world and to belonging to a community of individuals that honors implicit ways of knowing and what Jung has referred to as the mythopoeic imagination. The seed of calling may have escaped conscious awareness or may have been cultivated all along. Either way, when people arrive at Pacifica’s door, they are often drawn here because psyche nudges them into a fuller “remembrance” of “why” they came. In this talk, Juliet Rohde-Brown, Chair of the Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices Specialization in the Depth Psychology Program, offers an example of one of her first important non-human relationships, that with a breadfruit tree on the island of Oahu. She does so as an invitation for attendees’ reflections on calling and on the integrative and restorative nature of responding in a way that is uniquely one’s own.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; Or the Modern Prometheus is a pivotal and prophetic story about the lethal nature of denial. In this talk, I retell her story from the ‘Monster’s’ perspective. Created and abandoned by his maker, he carries the nightmare side of Frankenstein’s noble but flawed wish to be a new god who would banish death from the human condition. In the guise of the monsters we are creating by our unbridled enthusiasm for technological innovations and our denial of responsibility for its potential consequences, The Frankenstein Prophecies-Seven Questions and Replies describes how Victor Frankenstein’s story and the Monster’s tale continue today. Climate crises with their destructive impact on nature, the terrorism of the ‘god wars’ among our major religions, the swelling worldwide population of refugees, and two ways in which our genetic and computer technologies are redefining what it means to be a human being without a body are prophetically present in Shelley’s story. The Frankenstein Prophecies also explores several seeds of hope in her story that could change how we face these crises.
Under the Breadfruit Tree: You Already Know Why You’re Here
Juliet Rohde-Brown, Ph.D., a core faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute, has contributed to several psychological journals and presented her work internationally. She is a past president of Imagery International, an organization that works toward augmenting public perceptions about the value of the imagination in meaning-making and health and offers continuing education to nurses, psychotherapists, body workers, and those working in inter-spiritual and energy medicine venues. She has co-facilitated meditation retreats with mindfulness teachers such as Dr. Radhule Weininger and conducted retreats and workshops on topics such as forgiveness and imagery, among others. She is a founding board member of the Sacred Earth Foundation, which bring public awareness to indigenous traditions and she has co-led workshops at Corcoran Prison focusing on facilitating imagery, compassion and somatically based experience, education about trauma, and role-play with inmates involved in alternative to violence programs while her co-facilitator has emphasized training in restorative justice practices. In her free time, she enjoys contemplative photography, being in the natural environment, nurturing her relationships, and engaging in all of the art forms, including but not limited to, writing meditative songs.
Robert D. Romanyshyn, Ph.D., is an Emeritus Professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute, an Affiliate Member of The Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and a Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. Author of seven books, he has also published articles in psychology, philosophy, education and poetry journals. In addition to on line seminars and interviews, he has given lectures and workshops at universities and professional societies in the U.S., Europe, Australia, South Africa, Canada and New Zealand. He has recently completed a new book, The Frankenstein Prophecies—Seven Questions and Replies. His DVD film Antarctica: Inner journeys in the Outer World, available on line at www.jungplatform.com, is a multi-media psychological reflection on the melting polar ice.
APPLYING TO PACIFICA Pacifica is currently accepting applications, spring 2018 in the Engaged Humanities and Jungian and Archetypal Studies Specialization hybrid programs and for fall 2018 in all programs. You can conveniently apply online here. For all questions regarding program information and enrollment please contact: Admissions Department, 805.969.3626 or email email@example.com. 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.