Pacifica Graduate Institute
and OPUS Archives and Research Center


Pagan Psychology
A Therapy for Psychotherapy

A Seminar with

James Hillman

in Santa Barbara, California

Friday, March 7, 2008, 7:00–9:00pm
Saturday, March 8, 2008, 9:00am–4:30pm
Sunday, March 9, 2008, 9:00am–12:00pm

$360 General Admission
$310 Special Admission
(Full-Time Students, Pacifica Alumni, and Seniors)
$285 Active Pacifica Students
(Fees include Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast,
lunch, and dinner; Sunday breakfast and lunch)

Registration Form

Freud’s essay, Civilization and its Discontents, could be re-stated as Psychotherapy and its Discontents. In this third century since its beginning, is psychotherapy still a living art? The dilemmas facing the world—evolution vs. creationism, science vs. faith—of course affect therapeutic practice too. It is pulled towards spirituality on the one hand, and on the other toward biogenetics and pharmacology. Or has it become a pseudo-religion?

In keeping with the old idea of “moving back in order to move forward,” James Hillman will explore therapy’s oldest roots in Classical thought and practice. He offers another worldview in which the natural world, the clinic, philosophy, theatre, and the citizenry together present a way of living that has been too long dismissed as “pagan.” What would it mean to be pagan today? And how might it resolve the antagonisms that tear at the collective soul?

James Hillman, Ph.D., is a psychologist, scholar, international lecturer, and the author of more than 20 books including A Terrible Love of War, The Soul’s Code, and The Force of Character. For the creativity of his thinking, the originator of post-Jungian Archetypal Psychology has received many honors, including the Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic. He has held teaching positions at Yale University, Syracuse University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Dallas.

This seminar is co-sponsored by: 
OPUS Archives and Research Center

The mission of Opus Archives and Research Center is to preserve, develop and extend to the world the archival collections and libraries of eminent scholars in the fields of depth psychology, mythology and the humanities, particularly as they inform issues of social justice and environmental sustainability.

The Center is a “living archive,” supporting interdisciplinary dialogue, education, grants, research opportunities, and public programs. For more information visit 

Workshop Location, Accommodations
The workshop 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 this event. The campus has lodging and dining facilities as well as a swimming pool (seasonal) and hiking trails.

A limited number of rooms are available for participants at special rates at the following locations.

Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus, 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara
$80 per night single occupancy
$115 per night couple occupancy
$125 per night double occupancy
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 request preference for accommodations at the Ladera Campus on the registration form.

Best Western Carpinteria Inn, 4558 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria
$89 per night plus tax                            
To make a reservation, call the Best Western at 805.684.0473 and mention PACIFICA HILLMAN for the special rate. Rooms are held at this special rate until February 7th.

Other accommodations in the Santa Barbara area may be arranged by calling one of these services: Coastal Escapes at 800.292.2222 or Hot Spot Accommodations at 800.793.7666.

Meals are provided to encourage ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the weekend. Included in your registration fee is Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast and lunch. For those who are arriving early or departing late, the following meals are available for an additional fee and must be ordered in advance: Monday continental breakfast ($8) lunch ($16.50), and Dinner $20. No other meals will be available.

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 805.565.5796; e-mail to; or call 805.969.3626, ext. 103 or register click here to register online.

A limited number of partial scholarships are available to those who find it prohibitive to pay the full cost of the workshop. 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.    

To obtain a refund on your registration fee, send a written cancellation request postmarked no later than February 7. Tuition less a $50 processing fee will be refunded. No exceptions will be made. 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.

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. Both airports have shuttle service between the airport and Santa Barbara. Information on ground transportation will be included with your confirmation letter.  

Continuing Education Credit
10.5 hours of continuing education credit are 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. MCEP credit for Psychologists is pending review. A $15 processing fee will be charged for each certificate requested.