Pacifica Graduate Institute and the Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association (PGIAA) are pleased to present Art and Psyche: The Illuminated Imagination – fourth in a series of conferences exploring the interactions between art and the human psyche – in cooperation with the Art and Psyche Working Group; the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara; the Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung (Zurich); the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS); and the International Association for Analytic Psychology (IAAP).
The Illuminated Imagination follows three other Art and Psyche events, held at varying locations around the world and hosted by diverse institutions: San Francisco, 2008, New York in 2012, and Siracusa, Italy in 2015.
PGIAA delights in the 36 Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni who will be presenting their work and research at this conference.
Art and Psyche: The Illuminated Imagination combines the imaginative and creative processes of psychotherapists and members of the arts community in order to more deeply understand depth psychology through painting, music, poetry, and literature, as well as through psychological theories and clinical practices. C. G. Jung’s vividly illustrated The Red Book offers both a historical backdrop and wonderful examples of Illuminated Imagination that inspire artists and psychotherapists alike.
Conference presentations revolve around the theme of The Illuminated Imagination as represented in Jung’s The Red Book, which some liken to a medieval manuscript. The Red Book reveals one person’s psychological journey of individuation, relevant to us both today and into our shared future. The Red Book has inspired artists’ creative productions and psychotherapists’ deep perceptions of meaning and guidance in their day-to-day practice.
The conference itself functions as an emergent community through the interaction of the participants in large group plenaries, performances, small group break-outs, and workshops. It is our experience from three previous conferences that such interactions have a synergistic and enlivening effect on all who attend.
All of the cosponsors eagerly anticipate this inspiring, creative event and hope to co-create it with you, the community! For more information and details, please visit https://retreat.pacifica.edu/the-illuminated-imagination/
Main Conference (University Center, Corwin Pavilion, University of California, Santa Barbara):
- Thursday–Saturday: 9:00am–9:00pm
- Sunday: 9:00am–4:00pm
Continuing Education Credit:
This program meets qualifications for 20 hours of continuing education credit for Psychologists through the California Psychological Association (PAC014). Pacifica Graduate Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. Pacifica Graduate Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.
This course meets the qualifications for 20 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Pacifica Graduate Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (#60721) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Pacifica Graduate Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Full attendance is required to obtain a certificate.
For Registered Nurses this conference meets qualifications for 20 hours of continuing education credit through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider #CEP 7177). Full attendance is required to obtain a certificate.
|Name||Degree & Date||Presentation Title||Date & Time||Room|
|Allison Blackwell||MA DPJUVAR, 2017||Alchemical Eye Music: Embodying Archetypal Images with American Sign Language||Sunday,
|Annika Andersson||Myth Ph.D, 2018||Understanding Image||Friday,
|Flying A Room|
|Barie Wolf-Bowen||MA HMNENG, 2015||The Practice of Service as a Form of Individuation||Thursday, 3:15-3:30PM||Lobero Room|
|Catharine Jones||Myth Ph.D, 2013||Unfolding: Toward Individuation||Sunday, 2:30-3:00PM||Flying A Room|
|Darcie Richardson||DPJUAR Ph.D, 2016||Mirroring Self, Mirroring Soul: A Transformational Process||Friday, 8:15-9:00PM||Harbor Room|
|Darlena Dench||Myth Ph.D, 2014||Myth and Ritual in Social Dance: Illuminating the Potential for Dance to Deepen Psychological Connection and Discovery during Challenging Times||Thursday, 3:00-3:30PM||Flying A Room|
|Dennis Pottenger||MA Counseling, 2011||Art as a Mode of Deep Inquiry: Alchemy and Individuation in the Paintings of Remedios Varo||Saturday, 3:00-3:30PM||State Street Room|
|Devon Deimler||Myth Ph.D, 2013||Ultraviolet Concrete: Dionysos, Dennis Hopper, and the Ecstatic Play of Aesthetic Experience||Saturday, 2:30-3:00PM||Harbor Room|
|Diane Coffey (with Gregory Scott Baisden)||Myth Ph.D, 2011||I Llumination: An Interior Experiment Theatre||Friday, 7:30-9:00PM||State Street Room|
|Dylan Hoffman||DPJUAR Ph.D, 2016||Imagining Wholeness: Art as Illumination in C. G. Jung and Tibetan Buddhism||Thursday, 5:30-6:00PM||Lobero Room|
|Enrique Giraldo||MA HMWENG, 2016||Public Spaces and Symbolic Imagination||Saturday, 2:00-2:35PM||Flying A Room|
|Gabrielle Milanich||Depth Ph.D, 2013||Jung and a Luminous Debris: Encountering Earth’s Own Imagining||Friday, 11:30AM-12:00PM||Corwin Pavillion|
|James Perrin||MA Myth, 2016||Separatio & Da’ath: A New Kabbalistic Komah in the Ripley Scrolls||Saturday, 5:00-5:30PM||Lobero Room|
|Jemma Elliot (with Matthew Bennett)||MA Counseling, 2010||Unquiet Truths: The Role of the Shadow in Imaginal Expression||Thursday, 7:30-9:00PM||Corwin Pavilion|
|Juliette E. Brown||MA Humanities, 2013||Wind Dancer||Thursday, 3:45-4:15PM||State Street Room|
|Kiley Laughlin||DPJUAR Ph.D, 2016||Color Symbolism in Jung’s Red Book||Thursday, 2:00-2:30PM||SB Mission Room|
|Kim Bateman||Clinical Psychology Ph.D, 2000||Symbolmaking and Bereavement: A Tlingit Folktale and the Temples at Burning Man||Friday, 12:30-1:00PM||SB Mission Room|
|Lisa Pounders||DPJUAR Ph.D, 2016||Illuminating a Jungian Perspective of Art: Engaging Jung’s The Red Book and Salomon’s Life? or Theater?||Friday, 7:30-8:15PM||Harbor Room|
|Lori Pye||Myth Ph.D, 2002||Ecology of Creativity||Saturday, 2:00-3:50PM||Chumash Room|
|Malia Davenport||Myth Ph.D, 2005||Thawing ICE in Portland, Oregon: How Illuminated Imagination Seeds Archetypal Activism and Poetic Protest||Thursday, 2:45-3:15PM||Lobero Room|
|Marianne Tauber||Clinical Psychology Ph.D, 2005||Mining the Alchemical Gold from Prima Materia, One Little Morsel at a Time||Saturday, 4:15-4:45PM||Flying A Room|
|Mary Wood||Myth Ph.D, 2015||Psyche as Palimpsest: The Potency of Image and Image Making in C.G. Jung, James Hillman and Ben Nicholson||Thursday, 2:30-3:00PM||State Street Room|
|Maureen Murdock (with Brendan Murdock)||Myth Ph.D, 2011||The Earth Cries Out for Rescue: Art at San Quentin State Prison||Thursday, 3:45-4:15PM||SB Mission Room|
|Mitchell T. Foy||MA Counseling, 2012||Cross Directions: Pursuing Imagination into Symbol Formation, Individuation, and Art||Saturday, 3:45-4:15PM||State Street Room|
|Nicholas Literski||MA DPJUAR, 2017||Chauvet Cave as a Paleolithic Red Book: Ancient Artists and Modern Spiritual Renewal||Thursday, 2:30-3:00PM||Corwin Pavilion|
|Odette Springer||Myth Ph.D, 2017||The Indigenous Psyche: Changing Woman and an Artist in Dialogue||Friday, 12:00-12:30PM||Harbor Room|
|Pam Bjork||Myth Ph.D, 2012||Absence and Presence: Mysterious Portraits of Ancient Egypt||Friday, 7:30-7:45PM||Chumash Room|
|Sam Christopher Allevato||MA DPJUAR, 2018||The Alchemy of Divorce: A Soteriological Journey of Soul||Saturday, 3:45-4:15PM||SB Mission Room|
|Sarah Dungan Norton||MA DPJUAR, 2013||Arctic Imagining: Illuminating Ice through The Red Book||Friday, 12:30-1:00PM||Lobero Room|
|Susan Paidhrin||Myth Ph.D, 2010||Image: Psyche’s Poiesis: (The Artful Expression of the Psyche)||Thursday, 4:15-4:45PM||State Street Room|
|Susan Weir-Ancker||Myth Ph.D, 2009||Tri-Obelisk: Funerary Ritual [guided tour of Ladera campus sculpture]||Wednesday (Pre-Conference), 2:30-3:30PM||Ladera Campus|
|Suzanne Ecker||MA Counseling, 1998||Risky Moves: The Dangerous Dance of Renewal||Thursday, 5:30-6:00PM||SB Mission Room|
|Vicky Jo Varner||DPJUAR Ph.D, 2017||A Qualitative View of Psychological Types through Visual Imagery||Friday, 12:00-12:30PM||Lobero Room|
|William Linn||Myth Ph.D, 2015||Technopoesis and the Man of Steel||Saturday, 5:00-5:30PM||State Street Room|