Pacifica Experience - July 21st, 2018


Saturday, July 21, 2018
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013
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The $35 registration fee includes all of the day’s activities and lunch. Pacifica’s $75 application fee will be waived for all Attendees.


Office of Admissions

805.969.3626 ext: 305

Experience Pacifica

Saturday, July 21st from 10:00am-4:00pm

Join us for a One-Day Introduction to Pacifica’s graduate degree programs in Depth Psychology, Humanities and Mythological Studies. The event offers prospective graduate students a comprehensive introduction and orientation to the distinctive educational features of the Institute.

This Introduction provides an excellent opportunity to:

  • Experience Pacifica’s unique interdisciplinary graduate degree programs through faculty-led, program-specific information sessions and presentations.
  • Hear from Pacifica students and alumni about their experiences and career outcomes.
  • Explore the grounds of the Lambert Road campus.
  • Learn more about the admissions process & financial aid.
  • Tour the Joseph Campbell Archives and the Graduate Research Library

The $35 registration fee includes all of the day’s activities and lunch. Pacifica’s $75 application fee will be waived for all attendees.

If you have any questions about this event please contact the Admissions Department at or 805-969-3626 ext: 305.

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

Featured Presentation

The Creative Psyche as the only Practical Graduate Education for Our Times.

with Susan Rowland Ph.D. (Chair of the Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life)

In an era of rapid technological change, unstable ecology and toxic politics, the only certainty for our future is change, and moreover change that cannot be easily predicted. How do we plan for twentyfirst century lives when besieged by the unknown leading to unprecedented levels of anxiety? What industry and educational leaders tell us is that we need to educate for creativity in a world that has repressed art, humanities, myth, creative psychotherapies almost out of existence. Pacifica’s programs restore psychological creativity at the center of being. By doing so, they put soul into education, whether it be for re-imagined clinical careers or paradigm changing research or the discovery of who you are through art.

Susan RowlandSusan Rowland Ph.D. is Chair of the Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life MA, earned her Ph.D. from the University of Newcastle and her MAs from the University of London and Oxford University. She was the first Chair of the International Association of Jungian Studies (IAJS). She is author of many studies of Jung, literary theory and gender including C.G. Jung and Literary Theory (1999), Jung: A Feminist Revision (2002), Jung as a Writer (2005), and also edited Psyche and the Arts (2008). Another recent book is C.G. Jung and the Humanities (2010), showing how Jung’s work is a response to the creative, psychological, spiritual, philosophical and ecological crises of our age. In 2012 her book, The Ecocritical Psyche: Literature, Complexity Evolution and Jung was published by Routledge, showing how the Jungian symbol is a portal to nature. Susan’s work is not so much “about” Jung as an attempt to develop his special insights into myth, technology, the feminine, nature and the numinous for today’s wounded world.

Other Weekend Events

Registration for these optional events can be found on the main Experience Pacifica registration form.

Friday Evening Salon

Mythic Imagination Along the Silk Road: Female Deities of Power and Transcendence with David Gordon White

Friday, July 20th from 7:00pm-9:00pm

Like werewolves, female were-animals are shape-changers whose appearance alternates between that of a human woman—often identified as a witch—and that of one or another bird or mammal, including a hyena, a jackal, a wolf, a fox, and most intriguingly, a bat. Myths of these fearsome, predatory creatures are embedded in the mythological and demonological canons of several cultures and religions, and attested across some three thousand years of history. In this richly illustrated talk, Dr. White will discuss the salient features of their mythology, including their female gender; their identifications with nocturnal animals; their predatory habits; and their transformation into divinely appointed agents of human salvation.

David Gordon WhiteDavid Gordon White received his Ph.D. from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago in 1988. He also studied Hinduism at the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris, France, between 1977-1980 and 1985-1986. A specialist of South Asian religions, he is the J. F. Rowny Professor of Comparative Religions at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he has been teaching since 1996. He is the author of five monographs, four published by the University of Chicago Press: Myths of the Dog-Man (1991); The Alchemical Body: Siddha Traditions in Medieval India (1996); Kiss of the Yoginī: “Tantric Sex” in its South Asian Contexts (2003) and Sinister Yogis (2009). He also edited Tantra in Practice (Princeton University Press, 2000). His two most recent books are published with Princeton University Press: Yoga in Practice (November 2011) and The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali: A Biography (2013). White has been the recipient of several research fellowships and grants, including a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (2007-2008) and three Fulbright Research Fellowships for India and Nepal.

Inspiring Change: Job and Career Fair

Friday, July 20th from 10:00am-3:00pm

The 2018 Job and Career Fair will provide you the opportunity to meet numerous employers from various industries. These employers will provide information about career opportunities at their organizations, gather resumes, and talk with you about the type of recruits they look for. Employers will be at tables, where you can meet with them. There will also be opportunities for event attendees to network with each other, as well as employers. A list of employers coming to the Fair will be continually updated in the coming weeks so please continue to check this web page and save the date!

This event is available to all members of the Pacifica community including future and prospective students. Attendance is free and a complimentary lunch is provided. Co-sponsored by Pacifica Graduate Institute and The Alumni Association at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus.

General Information

Pacifica is currently accepting applications for select programs for a Fall 2018 start date. 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.

Lambert Road Campus: 249 Lambert Road Carpinteria, CA 93013

Lunch on the day of the Pacifica Experience is provided to encourage ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the day. Pacifica’s caterers make every attempt to provide healthful meals for our guests and include organic ingredients whenever possible.

Onsite accommodations are not available for this event, please use the links below to reserve a room at a nearby hotel in Carpinteria.

Best Western Plus
Holiday Inn Express & Suite

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. 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 Graduate Institute 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.


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