PACIFICA GRADUATE INSTITUTE PRESENTS

Understanding Our Moment in History

An Archetypal Perspective

with Richard Tarnas


understanding moment

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Friday, March 23
7:00–9:00PM
Saturday, March 24
9:00AM–5:00PM

Sunday, March 25
9:00AM–12:30PM

12 Continuing Education Credits
MFTs, LCSWs, and RNs

$375 General Admission

$325 Special Admission
Full-Time Students, Pacifica Alumni, Seniors

$300 Active Pacifica Students
Fees include Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and Sunday breakfast and lunch.

Seminar to be held at Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus

Accommodations are available at Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus

Our time is pervaded by a great paradox. On the one hand, we see signs of an unprecedented level of engaged global awareness, moral sensitivity to the human and non-human community, psychological self-awareness, and spiritually informed philosophical pluralism. On the other hand, we confront the most critical, and in some respects catastrophic, state of the Earth in human history. Both these conditions have emerged directly from the modern age, whose light and shadow consequences now affect every part of the planet.

We seem to be living at the end of an era. The past and the future are converging in our time with extraordinary force. Old structures are cracking, the moment of creative chaos is upon us, and the drama of our age has become a great question: What new principles, what new structures—social, political, economic, ecological, psychological, spiritual—will emerge to shape our future? So much is at stake. We are facing a threshold of fundamental collective transformation that bears a striking resemblance to what takes place on the individual level in initiatory rites of passage, in near-death experiences, in spiritual crises, and in critical stages of what Jung called the individuation process. Can we find a place of equilibrium, an eye in the storm, from which we can engage this time of intense polarization and radical change? And in such an era of transition, what is the role of "heroic" communities like that of Pacifica, or of Jungian institutes and societies—or the Bioneers, Schumacher College, Esalen or Findhorn—which carry principles and perspectives that run counter to the mainstream modern world view?

To help us navigate this threshold of transformation, we need multiple perspectives and sources of insight. Join Richard Tarnas this weekend as he draws on depth psychology and archetypal astrology, philosophy, religion, and cultural history as we seek together a larger context for both understanding and action.


Richard Tarnas Richard Tarnas, Ph.D., is a professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where he founded the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness. He also lectures on archetypal studies and depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and is on the Board of Governors of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. He is the author of The Passion of the Western Mind, a history of the Western world view widely used as a text in universities, and Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, which received the Book of the Year Prize from the Scientific and Medical Network. 


General Information


LOCATION: The seminar will be held at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus, 801 Ladera  Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. The Ladera Lane Campus is located on 35 acres in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This residential retreat center has lodging, dining facilities, and parking onsite.

ACCOMMODATIONS: A limited number of rooms are available for participants at Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus. 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.
Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus, 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, 93108
$82.50 per night single occupancy
$115 per night couple occupancy
$125 per night double occupancy
plus 10% occupancy tax

MEALS: Meals are provided to encourage ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the weekend. Included in your registration fee are Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and Sunday breakfast and lunch. No other meals will be available. 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.   

TRAVEL: Major airlines provide service into the Los Angeles International Airport (90 miles south of Santa Barbara) and the Santa Barbara Airport (18 miles from the Campuses). Information on ground transportation to and from Santa Barbara will be included with confirmation.

REGISTRATION AND CANCELLATION: Space is limited. Register early! 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 to publicprograms@pacifica.edu; call 805.969.3626, ext. 103, or register online at www.pacifica.edu. Please include your email address as an email confirmation letter will be sent within 5 days of receipt of your registration.

To obtain a refund on your registration fee, send a written cancellation request postmarked no later than thirty days before the event. Tuition less a $50 processing fee will be refunded. No refunds on your registration fee will be made after that time. 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. Any registration transfers that do not go through our office will be assessed the processing fee onsite. For refund on accommodations at the Ladera Lane Campus, cancellation with full refund will be accepted up to 5 days before the event. 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 event.

SCHOLARSHIPS: A limited number of partial scholarships are available (except for the Introductions to Pacifica). 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: 12 hours of continuing education credit is available for RNs through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider #CEP 7177) and for MFTs and LCSWs (provider #PCE 2278) through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. A $15 processing fee will be charged for each certificate requested.