Tag archives: Pacifica Graduate Institute

Pacifica Graduate Institute Announces Journeys of the Soul Week
By Joanne A Calitri   |   September 19, 2023

Dr. Leonie H. Mattison, president and CEO of Pacifica Graduate Institute (PGI), has announced PGI’s newest weekend workshop with an open invitation to the public titled, Journeys of the Soul Immersive, scheduled for September 27 through October 1, at their 801 Ladera Lane, Carpinteria location.  The event includes a wine and cheese reception, films, panel […]

A Talk with Leonie H. Mattison, PGI’s CEO and President
By Joanne A Calitri   |   March 14, 2023

To celebrate local women of history, this column dedicates the month of March to them – their contributions, their stories, their inspiration, and opportunities to support. As a Black woman born in Jamaica, West Indies, growing up in Queens, New York City, and deciding to make Santa Barbara home 15 years ago, Leonie H. Mattison, […]

Pacifica Moves Platforms During Pandemic
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 9, 2020

Pacifica Graduate Institute has amped up its availability of offering immersion in depth psychology to prospective students over the last several years, marketing its programs, information sessions, and campus visits all around town and beyond. Now as the coronavirus turns its Carpinteria campuses into deserted spaces, Pacifica has created a series of virtual events designed […]

Coming Home to Pacifica
By Steven Libowitz   |   January 16, 2020

Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association (PGIAA) annual Alumni Weekend, which takes place January 17-19, has a theme that resonates deeply with its teachings. “The Stories We Tell” welcomes participants, alumni, current students and visitors alike, to share in the magic of personal, cultural and mythic storytelling. Stories not only provide access to healing, teaching and […]

One Last Conversation in Prima Materia
By Steven Libowitz   |   January 2, 2020

Cheri Steinkellner had no idea when she showed up for a one-day introduction to Pacifica Graduate Institute that the visit would eventually have a big impact on her writing. “I just wanted to see what was going on over there, figuring maybe I’d take a weekend program or perhaps get a certificate, because I’d already got […]

‘Artist’s Way,’ All Over Again
By Steven Libowitz   |   July 11, 2019

Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, originally self-published in 1991, grew out of the failure of her first feature film as a director called God’s Will, which earned scathing reviews.It’s safe to say that Artist’s Way has fared a lot better, as Cameron harnessed ideas in creative personal development […]

Double Dose of Psychedelics
By Steven Libowitz   |   January 17, 2019

EntheoMedicine Santa Barbara, which has yet to celebrate its first birthday as a vast local information center and host for experts and prominent speakers in the area of plant medicine and the spiritual benefits of psychedelics, kicks off 2019 in a big way. The organization has not only booked two speakers for a regular event […]

Out of the Mud and Ashes Offers Healing
By Steven Libowitz   |   October 4, 2018

OPUS Archives and Research Center, the non-profit organization that serves as the “living archive” of scholarly papers from Pacifica Graduate Institute and others, normally offers its New Mythos grants to researchers in the fields of depth psychology, mythology, and the humanities. But this last year was anything but normal, particularly in the hills of Montecito […]

Healing with the Hendricks
By Steven Libowitz   |   September 27, 2018

Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks ran their publishing and self-help operation out of Montecito for years before relocating to the mountains of Ojai more than a decade ago. Since then, their empire has only expanded, with regular workshops both locally and around the globe, a bunch more books, and an expansion into online offerings. All three […]