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Friday, January 27, 2023
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST
This event will be hosted Online via live interactive webinars.
  • You will receive an email with the meeting details once you register.
  • For attending this event, your application fee of $75 will be waived.


Office of Admissions


Are you ready to take the next step?

Friday, January 27, 2023 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST

Are you ready to take the next step and earn your M.A., Psy.D., or Ph.D. Degree? Due to (COVID-19), Pacifica has decided to transition our scheduled on-campus event and offer a virtual information portal with interactive webinars and virtual breakout sessions with faculty. We welcome you to dive deep while practicing social distancing and learn about our various degree programs in the tradition of Depth Psychology, informed by the teachings of C.G. Jung, Joseph Campbell, Marion Woodman, James Hillman, and others.

When beginning your journey toward richer knowledge of depth psychology, you may need guidance to decide which program, professors, and place would be the best fit for you. As Pacifica previous president Joseph Cambray says, “Our Pacifica Experience Days give potential applicants an opportunity for a brief but rich immersion into student life. As Pacifica’s president, I happily welcome attendees, along with our provost. This is followed by a faculty presentation on a topic of broad interest, which replicates the graduate virtual classroom experience.” This gives you the opportunity to experience what it feels like to be in a virtual classroom, having a dialogue with a scholar who has made depth psychology their life’s work.

Pacifica is an accredited graduate school offering degrees in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, the Humanities and Mythological Studies. The Institute has two beautiful campuses nestled between the foothills and the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara. All of Pacifica’s degree programs are offered through low-residential learning sessions that take into account vocational, and life commitments. Students come to Pacifica from diverse backgrounds in pursuit of an expansive array of academic, professional and personal goals.

Pacifica’s $75.00 application fee will be waived for all attendees.

This information day provides an excellent opportunity to:

  • Experience Pacifica’s unique interdisciplinary graduate degree programs through faculty-led, program-specific online information sessions and presentations.
  • Hear from Pacifica alumni about their experience and what they are doing with their degrees.
  • Learn more about admissions procedures and financial aid.
  • Engage in ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the day with Faculty and Alumni via an online information portal.

If you have any questions about this event please contact the Admissions Department at or 805.879.7305.

Re-Imagining Models of the Unconscious: C.G. Jung, Spiritualism, and the Art and Psychology of the Seance

As the trans-Atlantic phenomena of Spiritualism swept across 19th c. America and Europe, it met with an unlikely ally: a nascent group of psychologist-philosophers who would theorize pioneering models of a dissociative, dynamic unconscious based on the manifestation of multiple, “secondary selves,” each with its own supernormal capacities. Frederic Myers, William James, and C.G. Jung would each carry out their own experiments with non-ordinary states of consciousness through local séances, and in the case of Jung, his own “channeled” text, “The Seven Sermons to the Dead,” included in his Red Book. When viewed alongside other early Spiritualist-influenced artists, The Red Book emerges as an “artistic medium” in its own right, demonstrating, along with the visionary art of Georgiana Houghton, Hilma af Klint, and Emma Kunz, emergent models of mind that are porous, unbounded, and non-local. Radically open to what William James termed “the more,” these early occult investigators and artistic “mediums” theorize and illustrate expanded models of mind that extend beyond the margins of consciousness, and into the vast reaches of a still-uncharted noetic horizon.

David M. Odorisio, PhD is Co-Chair and Associate Core Faculty in Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Mythological Studies graduate degree program. David received his PhD in East-West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and teaches in the areas of theory and method in the study of religion, psychology and religion, and comparative mysticism. He is editor of A New Gnosis: Comic Books, Comparative Mythology, and Depth Psychology (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022), Merton and Hinduism: The Yoga of the Heart (Fons Vitae, 2021), and co-editor of Depth Psychology and Mysticism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), and has published in numerous scholarly and peer-reviewed journals, including: Quadrant, Jung Journal, Philosophy East and West, The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, and The Merton Seasonal.

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Live Experience Schedule

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM PT
Welcome with Leadership

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM PT
Featured Presentation

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT
Degree Program Breakout Sessions

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM PT
Degree Program Breakout Sessions

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PT
Student Services Panel

Pacifica's Lambert Campus
Pacifica's Lambert Campus
Pacifica's Lambert Campus
Pacifica's Lambert Campus

General Information

Pacifica is currently accepting applications for all programs. You can conveniently apply online here. For all questions regarding program information and enrollment, please contact the Admissions Department, 805.879.7305 or email Thank you for considering Pacifica Graduate Institute for your graduate degree.

This event will be hosted online via interactive webinars.


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