The Fate of the Dream  in the Future of the World


A Pacifica Dialogue
Saturday, December 2, 2017

10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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$20.00 Registration Fee.
The registration fee includes all of the day’s activities, and lunch. Pacifica’s $75 application fee will be waived for those who attend.


Office of Admissions



Depth Psychology, Deep Ecology, and Technology; Who is Dreaming the Dream?

How will the fields of Depth Psychology and Deep Ecology be impacted by emerging virtual and augmented realities? What are some of the extraordinary possibilities as well as some of the perils that each of us face?

We invite you to join us on Saturday, December 2nd for the presentation: “The Fate of the Dream in the Future of the World” by Pacifica’s Chancellor and Founding President, Dr. Stephen Aizenstat.

This presentation will offer foundational ideas that underpin coursework as well as the mission and core values on which Pacifica was founded. Pacifica origin stories that feature contributions from Joseph Campbell, James Hillman, Marion Woodman and others, will be shared.

Using his internationally recognized DreamTending work, Dr. Aizenstat will offer helpful tools in working with dreams that address the emerging interactions between the Natural World, the Dream World, and Virtual Worlds.

A Pacifica Dialogue

This special one-day presentation hosted by the Office of Admissions featuring Dr. Aizenstat will give prospective students the opportunity to experience the unique and ground-breaking scholarship taking place at the institute and more information about the distinctive educational features of the school.

A Pacifica Dialogue provides an excellent opportunity to:

  • Hear from alumni about their experiences and what they are doing with their degrees
  • Explore the grounds of Pacifica’s two campuses—the Lambert Road Campus and the Ladera Lane Campus
  • Speak with an Admissions Advisor about winter and fall 2018 enrollment

The $20 registration fee includes all of the day’s activities and lunch. Pacifica’s $75 application fee will be waived for those who attend.

If you have any questions about this event please contact the Admissions Department or 805-969-3626.

Featured Presenters

Stephen Aizenstat
Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., is the founding president of Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is a Clinical Psychologist, a Marriage Family Therapist, and a credentialed public schools teacher and counselor. For more than 35 years he has explored the power of dreams through depth psychology and the pursuit of his own research. His areas of emphasis include depth psychology, dream research, the psyche/soma connection in dreamwork, and imaginal and archetypal psychology. A major focus of Dr. Aizenstat’s original research is a psychodynamic process of “tending the living image,” particularly in the context of dreamwork. He extends this work in ways that engage the healing forces of dreams through imaginal “medicines.” Aizenstat’s book, Dream Tending, includes sections on dreamwork and addictions and the craft of transmuting dream images into medicines that can be adjunctive in physical healing. His other recent publications include: Imagination & Medicine: The Future of Healing in an Age of Neuroscience, “Dream Tending and Tending the World,” in Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind, and “Soul-Centered Education: An Interview with Stephen Aizenstat” in Reimagining Education: Essays on Reviving the Soul of Learning. Dr. Aizenstat has collaborated with many masters in the field, including Joseph Campbell, Marion Woodman, Robert Johnson, and James Hillman; as well as native elders worldwide. For more information on Dream Tending, visit

General Information

Pacifica is currently accepting applications for winter 2018 in select programs, spring 2018 in the Engaged Humanities and Jungian and Archetypal Studies Specialization hybrid programs and for fall 2018 in all programs. You can conveniently apply online here. For all questions regarding program information and enrollment please contact: Admissions Department, 805.879.7305 or email Thank you for considering Pacifica Graduate Institute for your graduate degree.

The Ladera Lane Campus, 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, 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 on site.

Attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guests on the registration form.

Lunch on the day of the Introduction is provided to encourage ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the day. Pacifica’s caterers provide healthy meals for our attendees and their guests. No other meal services are 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 north of the Campus. Pacifica does not offer transportation services to or from the airport. Please refer to our guest services page for transportation resources. Please reach out to the admissions staff if you need any information about ground transportation to and from Santa Barbara.

It is the policy of Pacifica’s Public Programs Department to accommodate attendees with disabilities in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Please let us know in advance if you have special needs or require assistance due to a disabling condition while you are attending a public program. If you are accompanied by a service dog, please contact Disability Services directly (805.679.6125), as all animals visiting campus must have pre-approval. For additional information regarding Pacifica’s policies, visit Pacifica’s Disability Services web page.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Open parking on campus. No permit required.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact the Office of Admissions at 805.879.7305.