The Way of the Dream:
Conversations on Jungian Dream Interpretation
with Dr. Marie-Louise von Franz

With commentary by Marion Woodman, Ross Woodman and Stephen Aizenstat

Friday, January 30, 4:00 - 9:30 pm
Saturday, January 31, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday, February 1, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


$370 General Admission
$320 Special Admission
(Full-time Students, Pacifica Alumni, & seniors)
$295 Active Pacifica Students
Fees include Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner; and Sunday breakfast and lunch


C.G. Jung was a pioneer in dream research, and his work with dreams and symbols formed the basis of his work. Jung found that through dreams people awaken to who they really are. Marie-Louise von Franz began her analytic relationship with Jung when she was 18 and worked with him throughout her life. Dr. von Franz concluded that one of the healthiest things people can do is pay attention to their dreams.

This seminar is based on a screening of The Way of the Dream, an extraordinary series of films made in the middle of the last century by Jungian analyst Fraser Boa. He filmed first-person accounts of dreams from ordinary men and women around the world, and asked Dr. von Franz to interpret them as she would in a private analytical session. The result is ten hours of rare footage, newly digitized, explaining and demonstrating the art and science of dream analysis from a Jungian perspective. The material covers what dreams tell us about the unconscious, about death and dying, and the historical significance of dreams and symbols. Seeing Dr. von Franz in live interviews allows one to grasp the depth of her knowledge and experience the spontaneity and immediacy of her presence and genius.

Marion Woodman, the sister of Fraser Boa, will guide us through this extraordinary footage and engage us in discussion. She will be joined by Ross Woodman and Stephen Aizenstat.

The components of The Way of the Dream include:

Descent into Dreamland - 28:09 min.
Charting the Unconscious - 26:26 min.
The Structure of Dreams - 25:58 min.
The Living Symbol - 27:56 min.
The Ladder to Heaven - 24:14 min.
The Forgotten Language - 25:48 min.
Our Shadow Knows - 28:14 min.
The Devouring Mother - 27:50 min.
Slaying the Dragon - 22:55 min.
Looking Through the Moon - 41:00 min.

The Inner Bride - 26:35 min.
Hell Hath No Mirrors - 27:01 min.
The Hanged Man - 23:44 min.
The Tyrant - 24:32 min.
Flying Through Roofs - 24:39 min.
The Inner Guide - 28:50 min.
Liberation of the Heart - 45:00 min.
Dreams of a Lifetime - 26:17 min.
The Maker of Dreams - 27:09 min.


Marion Woodman, LLD, DHL, PH.D. (Hon), is a Jungian analyst trained at the C.G. Jung Institute of Zürich. She has been exploring the relationship between psyche and soma through her work with symbol in the dream. A visionary and teacher for over 30 years, she has developed some of Jung's ideas in an original and creative way. Marion is a founding member of the Marion Woodman Foundation, sponsor of BodySoul Rhythms Intensives. For more information on Marion’s work, visit





Ross Woodman, PH.D., is a graduate of the University of Toronto. He taught English at the University of Western Ontario and is the author of three books, Apocalyptic Vision in the Poetry of Shelley; Sanity, Madness, and Transformation: Psyche and Romanticism; and Revelation
and Knowledge


Additional Screening of The Way of the Dream in Los Angeles with commentary by Marion Woodman, Ross Woodman, and Meg Wilbur can be seen on January 17-18, 2009 9:00 am-5:00 pm at UCLA’s Bridges Theatre, Los Angeles, California. For more information and registration contact the C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California,

The C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California is a community of Jungian analysts, students training to become analysts, and others who have encountered the unconscious at depth and wish to share that experience. Through individual study and research and community outreach, they aim to promote an understanding of the archetypal psyche. The C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California was established in 2000, is accredited by the International Association of Analytical Psychology, and is registered with the California Council for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education. The Center offers a training program for practicing psychotherapists wanting to become Certified Jungian analysts. Their student body reflects the diversity of Southern California.

General Information

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 and dining facilities as well as a swimming pool (seasonal) and hiking trails. Please note that Pacifica shuttles do not provide service to and from the Ladera Campus for public programs.

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, 93108

$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.

Additionally rooms are available at the Best Western Carpinteria Inn, 4558 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013; tel. 805.684.0473 for $90 per night single or double occupancy plus tax. Be sure to mention PACIFICA PUBLIC PROGRAM to receive the special rate. These rooms are held for our group at this special rate until 30 days before the beginning of the program. After that time, rooms will be charged at the special rate only if available. Please note that Pacifica shuttles do not provide service to and from the Ladera Campus and the Best Western for public programs.

Meals are provided to encourage ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the programs. See meals included in the program information for each program. No other meals will be available.

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 will be included with your confirmation letter.

Registration and Cancellation 
Space is limited in all events. Register early!
To register, please complete the form
 online or return it to Pacifica Graduate Institute, Public Programs, 249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013; fax to 805.565.5796; e-mail to; call 805.969.3626, ext. 103.

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 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.

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

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