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Maren is a founding member of Pacifica Graduate Institute, and Ex-Officio Board of Trustees member. She is also a founding faculty member of the first hybrid learning program at Pacifica. Her research interests include the depth psychological approach to myth, female psychology and spirituality, ritual, and depth psychological models of leadership. Dr. Hansen was a board member of the Joseph Campbell Library and Archives. She studied with Joseph Campbell for years and has taught several courses on Joseph Campbell’s work. She is author of the books Mother Mysteries and Teachers of Myth. Hansen researched, designed and tested a myth curriculum for adolescents, designed to stimulate psychological development.

Ben Heilveil is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California. He received his bachelor’s degree from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico in Philosophy and Historical Mathematics and his master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. As a psychotherapist Ben has worked in a number of settings including a juvenile detention facility, teen mindfulness meditation retreats, adult substance use treatment, residential treatment for high acuity adolescents, and private practice.

Kim teaches creative process and psychology courses at Meridian University, the Sophia Center at Holy Names University and the Esalen Institute. She is the author of Getting Messy: A Guide to Taking Risks and Opening the Imagination for Teachers, Trainers, Coaches and Mentors (2009) and Sky's the Limit: The Art of Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey, which received an Independent Publisher Book Award in 2006.

Dylan Hoffman received his PhD in Jungian and Archetypal Studies at Pacifica. He now teaches in the same program—concentrating on Jung’s work on archetypes, its relevance for a re-enchanted worldview, and its role in the revival of witchcraft, paganism, and magic in the West.

James was born in Springfield, Illinois. He graduated with an A.B. from Manchester College in 1962 and with a Ph.D. from Drew University in 1967. He taught the Humanities 26 years in various colleges and universities before retraining as a Jungian analyst at the Jung Institute of Zurich, Switzerland (1977-82).

In addition to her role as Adjunct Faculty, Taryn also serves as a Clinical Practicum Associate II in the MA Counseling Program. A Pacifica alumnus, Taryn has a private practice in which she sees children, adolescents, and young adults with a variety of presenting issues. Outside of the therapeutic container, Taryn can be found cycling, running, surfing, hiking, or pursuing a number of other outdoor activities.