1st residential for Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life

I have just completed my first 4 day residential of course work for my MA at the Pacifica Graduate Institute. The intensive class time was an exciting and informative experience. I brought my iPad and took lots of fun graphic notes on the paper app. Synchronistically one of my fellow classmates gave an excellent presentation…

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American Soul, Myth, Active Imagination, and Amplification to understand Political issues

I recently finished reading, American Soul: A Cultural Narrative. It was not easy to read but offered an important and unique way of looking at large scale traumatic events. The author, Ronald Schenk, states in the intro, “American soul is a book based on psychology, and as the psyche is in an indefinable concept in itself, it reflects…

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Why I’m Applying to Pacifica for the M.A. Engaged Humanities

I remember being invited to participate in a sustainable Santa Barbara workshop, meet new people, and explore the Pacifica Graduate Institute. I was excited to be included in a workshop about envisioning sustainable solutions for the Santa Barbara community. In this workshop, the participants gathered in groups, each with unique topics to brainstorm. My group…

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