Programs from The Retreat at Pacifica


April 28-May 1, 2022
Can we find value, individually and collectively, in Jung’s Red Book for a time like ours, which is so deeply overcast by the Umbra Mundi (“World Shadow”)? Both the Coronavirus pandemic and the international political crisis and war threat that we are facing right now inevitably shadow all our thoughts as we prepare this Eranos Symposium on “Jung’s Red Book for Our Time”. On an even larger scale, we recognize that we are facing a world historical transition in human culture without the guidance traditionally offered by grand narratives or collective myths.
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April 7, 21, 28, 2022 (Thursdays)
James Hillman was my dear friend, from whom I learned much at our dinners, on walks and drives, and during collaborations in writing and speaking. He was devoted to the ideas of C.G. Jung and yet was fiercely willing to go his own way. He was always on the lookout for soul, always the therapist, even when he turned his attention away from individuals to the world.
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April 19 & 26, May 3 & 10, 2022 (Tuesdays)
C.G. Jung believed that the Self is an expression of the divine within the personality. He refers to it as the “God within,” or imago dei. In this series of lectures, Dr. Corbett will describe some of the ways in which the Self manifests itself symbolically, comparing the idea of the Self with a number of classical theistic images of God in Western religious traditions.
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March 6, 2022 - May 15, 2022 (Sundays)
We invite you to join us for this Sunday Series of thought provoking and culturally relevant conversations. Each presentation will be followed by a Q & A discussion with attendees.
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March 10, 17, 24, 2022 (Thursdays)
Join internationally renowned Jungian analyst, artist, and poet, Fanny Brewster in this special three-part series introducing dreams, active imagination, and cultural dreamwork.
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Sunday, April 3, 2022
A Panel Discussion with Andrew Samuels, Thomas Singer, Betty Sue Flowers, Vorris Nunley. With the anniversary of the January 6th attack on the US Capitol, news headlines around the country seemed to be sounding an alarm not heard since the advent of the Civil War.
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Thursday, March 17, 2022
This lecture will describe some of the ways in which Jung’s approach to spirituality and religion differs from traditional Judeo-Christian approaches. Jung believes that the individual's direct experience of the sacred or the holy is more important than belief, doctrine or dogma. Jung thinks that these experiences emerge from a transpersonal or spiritual dimension of the psyche.
Hosted Online by the Pacifica Admissions Department via Zoom

In this workshop, I will describe the ways in which working with dreams are potent complementary tools for clinical practice. Dream Tending, an approach to dreamwork that I have developed over the last 40 years draws from the work in contemporary psychology as well as indigenous healing traditions. Foundational to its orientation is the theory and practice of Depth Psychology.
Hosted Online by Dream Tending via Zoom

February 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2022 (Thursdays)
The Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz is a 28 volume Magnum Opus from one of the leading minds in Jungian Psychology. The first volume, Archetypal Symbols in Fairytales: The Profane and Magical Worlds, released on her 106th birthday, January 4th, 2021 and is to be followed by 27 more volumes over the next 10 years.
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January 11, 18, 25 | February 1, 8, 15, 22 | March 1, 2022 (Tuesdays)
This eight-week program introduces participants to an understanding of archetypal patterns in cinema. Perspectives from the study of mythology and depth psychology, particularly those associated with Joseph Campbell, C.G. Jung, and James Hillman will be explored in relation to selected films. After setting out basic concepts, the instructors will make weekly presentations in relation to assigned viewings and readings, followed by group engagement.
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