A new, psychologically-oriented approach to spirituality
and a new God-image are emerging alongside and within
the Judeo-Christian tradition. Our understanding of the sacred is
being re-imagined both inside and outside traditional cultural containers. This
form of spirituality expresses itself from the depths of the psyche, and stresses
personal experience rather than belief or sacred texts. Depth psychology gives
us a contemporary way to express this evolving step in the history of religious
consciousness. This unique six-month intensive, created by Lionel Corbett, M.D.,
integrates depth psychology, nonduality, and the study and experience of the sacred.
A psychological approach to spirituality seems to be helpful to at least two groups of
people. For some of us, traditional ideas about god and religion do not express our personal
spirituality, because we experience the sacred in ways that are not fully articulated in the
traditional teachings. For those of us who are committed to a traditional religious practice,
depth psychology can deepen our relationship to the tradition and our understanding of its
archetypal underpinning. Sometimes a new language enables things to be said that have not
yet been articulated, and depth psychology is providing this voice.
This course will have both an academic and an experiential component. The academic focus
will explore various religious ideas through the lens of depth psychology, in order to unfold
the archetypal structures that underlie traditional assumptions. The experiential aspect will
focus on personal experience of the numinosum, or the holy, its relationship to the psychology
of the individual, and its effects within the personality. Because we have no presuppositions
about the ways in which the numinosum may appear, the depth psychological approach is
open to personal manifestations of the sacred that may not be recognized as such within
traditional Judeo-Christian thought. The depth psychological approach to the sacred
focuses on revelation by means of dreams, synchronistic events, creativity, relationships,
the earth, the body, sacred places, and attention to our complexes. A background in either
depth psychology or religion is recommended.
LOCATION AND ACCOMMODATIONS:
All events will be held at Pacifica Graduate Institute's Ladera Lane Campus. Located on 35 acres in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this residential retreat center provides a unique and peaceful environment for these events. The campus has lodging, dining facilities, and parking on-site. Please note that Pacifica shuttles do not provide service to and from the Ladera Campus for public programs.
The Residential Fee includes fees and tax for a single room in the Residence Building for Friday and Saturday evenings. Additional nights are available for $82.50 per night plus 10% occupancy tax. Accommodations are simple, dormitory-style rooms with shared bath and shower. Single (twin or double bed), double (two twin beds), and couple (one double bed) rooms are available. Reservations for rooms must be made through Pacifica's Public Program's office. Please reserve accommodations at the Ladera Campus on the registration form.
MEALS: Meals are provided for events at Pacifica's Campuses to encourage ongoing dialogue and
community exchange throughout the programs. Pacifica's caterers make every attempt to provide
healthful meals for our guests. Please indicate on the registration form if you need a special vegan
or vegetarian meal or if you have other medical dietary restrictions. See meals included in the program
information. No other meals will be available.
TRAVEL: 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 from the
Campus. Information on ground transportation to and from Santa Barbara will be included with your
REGISTRATION AND CANCELLATION:
Enrollment is limited to 30 participants! To register, please complete the form and return it to Pacifica Graduate Institute, Public Programs,
249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013; fax to 805.879.7392; e-mail publicprograms@
pacifica.edu; call 805.969.3626, ext. 103, or click here to register online. Please include your
email address, as email confirmation will be sent within 5 days of receipt of your registration.
Registrations are non-transferable. To obtain a refund on your registration fee, send a written cancellation request postmarked no later than December 7, 2010. Tuition less a $100 processing fee will be refunded. Cancellations made from this date through the start of the program will receive a refund less a $200 processing fee. In the event that the program is sold out with a waitlist, if you return your seat to our office, and if we are able to transfer your registration to someone on the wait list, we will issue you a refund less the processing fee.
No refunds will be issued after the first two sessions. In the event of cancellation after instruction begins, received in writing by January 14 or February 11, a pro-rata refund on the tuition will be based on the portion of the instruction already completed.
A refund on meals will be given less a $25 fee for each of the remaining sessions. Additionally, for Residents, a refund on accommodations will be given less a $25 fee for each of the remaining room nights. For refund on extra nights, cancellation with full refund will be accepted up to 5 days before the reservation. Cancellations made 1-4 days before the event will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refund for cancellation on the day of the reservation.
SCHOLARSHIPS: A limited number of partial scholarships are available to those who find it prohibitive
to pay the full cost of the Lionel Corbett six-month intensive.
To apply, send a letter of request with your registration and payment. Please be specific regarding
your financial circumstances. If accepted, you will be contacted to approve processing payment.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT: Continuing education credit is available for RNs
through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider #CEP 7177), for MFTs and LCSWs (provider
#PCE 2278) through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, and for National Certified
Counselors (provider #5436), through the National Board of Certified Counselors. Pacifica adheres
to NBCC continuing education guidelines. A $15 processing fee will be charged for each certificate