M.A./Ph.D. Mythological Studies Program

Below is a small collection of some interviews shot for the Mythological Studies Program. This is part of an effort by Pacifica Graduate Institute to showcase the many talented individuals involved in moving myth and depth forward in todays world. Check back often as new Mythological Studies program videos will be added frequently.

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 Evans Lansing Smith, Ph.D.
Chair, Mythological Studies Program

Lans talks about the essence of Pacifica's Mythological Studies Program

Duration: 1:06


Laura Grillo, Ph.D. 3:10
Pacifica's Mythological Studies program; An interdisciplinary degree

 M.A./Ph.D. Myth Program 8:10
An eight-minute overview of the Mythological Studies program
 V. Walter Odajnyk, Ph.D. 3:23
Walter discusses Joseph Campbell's influence on the Mythological Studies Program.
Patrick Mahaffey, Ph.D. 1:10
Patrick discusses how the Mythological Studies Program works and what is expected of students.
 Pacifica Student :36
A myth student discusses why he chose the Mythological Studies Program
 Christine Downing, Ph.D. :56
Christine talks about how myth is present in politics, film, and many other areas in society
Pacifica Student :51
A Myth student discusses how Joseph Campbell's influence led him to choose the Mythological Studies Program.
 V. Walter Odajnyk, Ph.D. 1:12
Walter talks about how students benefit from studying mythology amongst the many faculty members with their own specialized interests
 Lans Smith, Ph.D. 2:06
Lans discusses how Campbell and current students in the program's are able to take this work out into the world for 'a living experience'
Pacifica Alumnus :38
An Alumnus speaks about the importance of stories in the Myth Program.
 Pacifica Student :49
A current student speaks about being part of the Myth Program.
 Pacifica Student :42
Our featured student talks about her decision to enroll in the Mythological Studies Program.
Pacifica Student 1:40
A student discusses how the Mythological Studies Program affects his work and personal life.
 Patrick Mahaffey, Ph.D. 1:36
Patrick talks about the diversity among the faculty in the Mythological Studies Program.
 Christine Downing, Ph.D. 1:07
The joy of teaching