Alumni and Student Publications

Seeing in the Dark: Wisdom Works by Black Women in Depth Psychology

$14.95

Seeing in the Dark is a collection of work by an intimate colloquy of Black women depth psychologists who apply the principles of the discipline in a variety of professional and community contexts. The book contributes to a body of depth psychological literature of interest to professionals and students in the field, as well as accessible to a general readership seeking an understanding and appreciation of the archetypal symbols alive in the personal and collective cultural unconscious. The diverse voices put forth in this premier publication affect our individual and social lives in relevant and groundbreaking ways.

 

Edited by Sharon D. Johnson, PhD

 

Contributors:

 

Sharrie Sims Allen

 

Marcella “Marcy” De Veaux

 

Kimberly Howell

 

Alisa Orduña

 

Patricia Taylor

ISBN/SKU: 
9780998226002

Cultivating the Still Point Buddhism & Christianity through the Lens of Depth Psychology

$25.00

"In a world enthralled by speed and characterized by convenience and self-benefit, individuation has become an imperative. Each person must discover a path that confers meaning and purpose in a context of increasing complexity and accelerating change. In this soul-awakening book on Buddhism, Christianity, and Jungian psychology, Dr. Joseph Bogorad offers a contemplative approach to contemporary spirituality that engenders spiritual clarity and psychological wholeness." - Dr. Patrick Mahaffey

ISBN/SKU: 
9780983765325
Publication Date: 
2016-10-31

Wild Wisdom: Animal Stories of the Southwest

$14.95

Delightful, humorous, and poignant, Wild Wisdom enchants readers with vivid and vibrant animal stories from Native American tradition. Native American animal stories embody a living tradition based on a mutually beneficial relationship with the natural world - one that continues to resonate to this day, and one that many of us long to experience. Animals add love, guidance, and joy to our lives. These uplifting stories will entertain and inspire, while celebrating the beauty and importance of the animal/human relationship. From Coyote telling us what not to do by doing it, to Hummingbird s healing hum, to Turkey saving Thanksgiving for everyone but himself, Wild Wisdom captures the connection we all have, regardless of who we are or where we live, to Native animal wisdom of the Southwest.

 

 

 

Myth reveals the transcendent truth in Native American narratives often seemingly clothed as children's stories. Both delightful and profound those stories serve to engage child and adult alike with the genius of pure imagination triggered by an awareness of the immediate environment and the animals who coexist with humans in it. By merging today's spoken vernacular with a poetic idiom common to Native American oral discourse and adding her own unique familiarity with both, Rae Ann Kumelos brings that principle onto the printed page triumphantly in this sparkling volume where animal wisdom does indeed emerge. --Paul Zolbrod, author of Diné Bahane': The Navajo Creation Story

Delightful, humorous, and poignant, Wild Wisdom enchants readers with vivid and vibrant animal stories from Native America. These stories embody a living tradition based on a mutually beneficial relationship with the natural world-one that continues to resonate to this day, and one that many of us long to experience. From Coyote telling us what not to do by doing it, to Hummingbird's healing hum, to Turkey saving Thanksgiving for everyone but himself, Wild Wisdom captures the connection we all have, regardless of who we are or where we live, to Native animal wisdom of the Southwest.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781940322100
Publication Date: 
2016-08-01
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Psychotherapy's Pilgrim Poet: The Story Within

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$27.95

Psychotherapy's Pilgrim-Poet: The Story Within imaginatively describes the interior experience of the therapeutic client by utilizing the images of epic literature as an interpretive lens for the psychotherapeutic process. Through the characters, plot, and psychological landscape of The Epic of Gilgamesh, Homer's Odyssey, Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, and Toni Morrison's Beloved, we look anew at the client's motivation to journey, their courage, affects, memories and wounds, the therapeutic bond, the encounter with the unconscious, and the act of story-telling. The author demonstrates that depth psychological work is a soulful pilgrimage characterized by a spiritual and heroic descent to the deep psyche in pursuit of wholeness and the authentic self. Although this book is theoretically informed, it is not intended to provide clinical explanations; rather, it aspires to describe the psychotherapeutic experience from an inside point of view, from the inner life of the client. The primary aim is to renew and deepen an understanding of the client's profoundly difficult and courageous psychological endeavor in depth psychotherapy. This book is a culmination of the author's experiences as researcher, teacher, therapist, enthused reader of epic, and most importantly, as client. It weaves together the author's personal stories with client vignettes, epic literature, depth psychology, mythological studies, and literary criticism.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781939686145
Publication Date: 
2016-06-16
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Rail - What Was Really Doin in the 60s Bronx. Alumni publication. Memoir

$19.95

Tommy Donovan's coming-of-age memoir depicts the struggles of the son of an Irish immigrant growing up in an all-Jewish neighborhood in the Bronx before and during the 1960s. At home Tommy must wrestle with family dysfunction, while in the streets he must navigate a world where being a goy (gentile) confers a hurtful outsider status on him. Eventually, young Tommy's life hangs in the balance. Tommy struggles not to surrender to the pull of drug addiction while fighting to break free and flee the Bronx. Confronting these formidable obstacles while growing up in the Bronx takes place center stage around The Rail where Tommy's cohorts and nemeses meet daily.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780991008391
Publication Date: 
2016-07-01

Exploring Guinevere's Search for Authenticity in the Arthurian Romances: The Thousand-Year Quest of a Mythic Woman

$19.95

This work is the most complete study of the Guinevere figure in Western Literature. Its special value focuses on this woman in her own right. Guinevere, or Gwenhwyfar, whose name from the Celtic tradition means phantom, spirit, or faery, is not surprisingly of otherworldly origins. In many myths, however, she loses her otherworldly status and is vilified; in some, she is helpless in ways that accentuate a knight's prowess at protecting her. In the Arthurian romances that are part of our Western tradition and influence, Guinevere, who is both exalted and marginalized, remains in the shadows. This work journeys into Guinevere's world, from early Eastern traditions and medieval times to today's Information Age, and gives her and those whom she influences a voice. The author argues that Guinevere is the anima, the feminine soul who provides the main medium of communication with the deeper aspects of the unconscious and invites soul-making. This work imagines her in an androgynous world that allows her to be her own person.

"Rich's contribution to scholarship is her study of Guinevere's journey through the Arthurian mythic cycle as an individuation process that leads to the revelation of her hard-to-attain treasure: the totality of her Self." (Prof. Evans Lansing Smith Pacifica Graduate Institute)"
 


Guinevere whose name from the Celtic tradition means phantom or faery, is not surprisingly of otherworldly origins. In many myths, however, she loses her otherworldly status and is vilified; in some, she is helpless in ways that accentuate a knight's prowess at protecting her. This is a study of the Guinevere figure in Western Literature.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780773426634
Publication Date: 
2012-01-01
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Symptom, Symbol, and the Other of Language: A Jungian Interpretation of the Linguistic Turn

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$160.00

Every statement about language is also a statement by and about psyche. Guided by this primary assumption, and inspired by the works of Carl Jung, in Symptom, Symbol, and the Other of Language, Bret Alderman delves deep into the symbolic and symptomatic dimensions of a deconstructive postmodernism infatuated with semiotics and the workings of linguistic signs.

This book offers an important exploration of linguistic reference and representation through a Jungian understanding of symptom and symbol, using techniques including amplification, dream interpretation, and symbolic attitude. Focusing on Ferdinand de Saussure, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and Richard Rorty, Alderman examines the common belief that words and their meaning are grounded purely in language, instead envisioning a symptomatic expression of alienation and collective dissociation. Drawing upon the nascent field of ecopsychology, the modern disciplines of phenomenology and depth psychology, and the ancient knowledge of myth and animistic cosmologies, Alderman dares us to re-imagine some of the more sacrosanct concepts of the contemporary intellectual milieu informed by semiotics and the linguistic turn.

Symptom, Symbol, and the Other of Language

is essential reading for academics and students engaged in the study of depth psychology. However, the interdisciplinary approach of the work ensures that it will also be of great interest to those researching and studying in the areas of ethology, ecopsychology, philosophy, linguistics and mythology.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781138926295
Publication Date: 
2015-12-24
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Pacifica Graduate Institute: An Alumni Tribute to 40 Years of Tending Soul in and of the World

$22.95

From the foreword: "In these pages you will find reflections of those who have been touched by something more than a graduate education. Here you will find heart-felt expressions of a love for a tradition . . . a lineage extending back to the storytellers of the past and reaching forward to the dreamers of the future. Between these covers you will touch into the animating psyche of a living institution as told through the experiences of her Alums. On this, our 40th Anniversary, many tell of their journey, their voyage through the generative waters of the deep psyche so alive at Pacifica. Through writings, personal stories, images, memories, and more, many of our Alums offer something of their calling, expressions of how the soul of Pacifica has touched their soul and how their service to the world has been shaped by what lives in this extraordinary learning community, whose motto is Anima Mundi Colendae Gratia, for the sake of tending soul in and of the world." From the foreword by Dr. Stephen A. Aizenstat Founding President and Chancellor, Pacifica Graduate Institute

ISBN/SKU: 
9780692683996
Publication Date: 
2016-04-01
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Mythos and Cosmos: Mind and Meaning in the Oral Age

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$26.25

A bold new approach to myth studies, " Mythos and Cosmos " reexamines ancient myth through the template of oral thinking and oral cosmology. Contradicting decades of assumptions about the purpose and function of ancient mythology, Lundwall defines myth as "the oral imprinting press of pre-literate peoples" and shows that myth belongs to a complex and rational method of information transmission amongst oral peoples. Further, ancient mythology belonged to a cultus which incorporated ritual and symbol in a cosmological system which sought to found the sacred world. Where this work really shines is in its discussion of how ancient oral peoples saw their universe. Oral cosmology is far more complex than the simple "flat-earth" models discussed in current textbooks. Such myth cycles as the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Labors of Heracles, and the story of the Great Flood are seen completely differently when viewed from within ancient cosmological thought. Many strange features of ancient culture, such as the dancing chorus in Greek theater, are explained in rational and revolutionary ways. The pyramids, ziggurats, and megalithic-henges are also seen in a new light. While academic, the book is written for a general audience. It is a fascinating exploration in ancient history, comparative myth and religious studies, and the ancient mind.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780692505786
Publication Date: 
2015-10-17
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Cosmos and Logos: Journal of Myth, Religion, and Folklore (Volume 1)

$35.00

The August 2015 issue of Cosmos and Logos: Journal of Myth, Religion, and Folklore, contains articles on the cosmic aspects of the divine feminine, Balinese culture, art, and myth, Ovid's mytho-poetic and playful style, Buddhist influence in Tolkien, reflections on Noah's flood and fundamentalism, an examination of Medusa in art and culture, and a discussion of the alchemical aspects of the psyche.

 

Contributors:

Pam Bjork, Lisa Brinkman, Anita Doyle, Brad Eden, Libby Hoagland, Lynn Hubbard, John Knight Lundwall, Lynde Mott, Susan Paidhrin, and Janet Bubar Rich

ISBN/SKU: 
9780692492307
Publication Date: 
2015-06-30
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ALCHEMICAL WOMAN A HBK FOR EVERYDAY SOULWORK

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$16.95

The Alchemical Woman: A Handbook for Everyday Soulwork translates the ancient metaphorical tradition of Alchemy into a meaningful and practical tool for self-discovery. Elaborate concepts, such as the coniunctio, are edited into workable compostions that enable women to readily adopt these ancient and mythical concepts as their own.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780980212808
Publication Date: 
2007-11-30
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Mirrors of Narcissus

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$12.99

The Greek myth of Narcissus is a timeless story of the perils of succumbing to projection and illusions. In this farcical novella, we continue Narcissus' story, as he travels through Hades on the greatest adventure there is - the quest for self-awareness. Heavily influenced by Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung, it is a Hero's Journey toward individuation, and of finding the true meaning of love itself.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781484984604
Publication Date: 
2013-05-01
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INSIDE STORY

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$24.95

'In the beginning there was Syd Field. Then came McKee and Vogler. Now there is Dara Marks.' Creative Screenwriting. Top Hollywood script consultant offers her unique method for story construction based on the internal character development of the protagonist - the transformational arc.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780978812911
Publication Date: 
2011-02-28
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Little Book

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$16.00

Thirty years in the writing, Selden Edwards' dazzling first novel is an irresistible triumph of the imagination. Wheeler Burden-banking heir, philosopher, student of history, legend's son, rock idol, writer, lover, recluse, half-Jew, and Harvard baseball hero-one day finds himself wandering not in his hometown of San Francisco in 1988 but in a city and time he knows mysteriously well: Vienna, 1897. Before long, Wheeler acquires a mentor in Sigmund Freud, a bitter rival, a powerful crush on a luminous young woman, and encounters everyone from an eight-year-old Adolf Hitler to Mark Twain as well as the young members of his own family. Solving the riddle of Wheeler's dislocation in time will ultimately reveal nothing short of one eccentric family's unrivaled impact upon the course of human history.
Edwards, author of "The Lost Prince," brilliantly weaves romance, art, history, and culture in this unforgettable and dazzling debut novel.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780452295513
Publication Date: 
2009-05-01
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Meet Your Soul: A Powerful Guide to Connect with Your Most Sacred Self

$15.99

During an out-of-body experience, Elisa Romeo met her soul and, in the process, found a powerful
ally to help her create the life of her dreams. Since that point, Elisa has helped thousands of clients
forge their own direct soul connections--and now readers can do the same.
Meet Your Soul is a practical guidebook that teaches people how to access the loving guidance of
their soul. Pulling together academic theory, years of practical experience, and touching stories from
clients, Elisa brings substance and gravitas to this ever important topic.
In her comprehensive program, she lays out the most effective meditations, visualizations, and
inquiries she's discovered through her work. She not only tells readers how to access their soul
connection but also preps them for some of the common obstacles they're likely to encounter. With her
kind and informed guidance, readers learn to:
- Understand the crucial distinction between ego, spirit, and soul
- Distinguish their Soul Truth from the concepts and beliefs of family, friends, and society
- Tap into the power of their intuition to figure out the best path to take
- Identify and heal the self-sabotaging Fear Gremlins and Soulnesia that tamper with
information coming from the Soul
- Call out and overcome the Spiritual Temper Tantrums and Divine S**tstorms that stop
people in their tracks
But what is the purpose of all this work?
In short, it helps readers meet the oldest, wisest, and most loving part of themselves--the part that
gives meaning and purpose to their lives. The soul wants to guide us to make daily, practical decisions
that empower us to live a life of authenticity, beauty, and joy. And Elisa shows that each of us has the
capacity to hear this personal, unique guidance directly. We needn't look outside ourselves to a guru,
program, or system; rather we can simply look within and rest in the unconditional love, connection, and
guidance of our Divine Selves.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781401943424
Publication Date: 
2015-03-03
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Imaginal Figures in Everyday Life Stories from the World between Matter and Mind

$23.95

 

Mary Harrell unflinchingly greets a cast of imaginal figures who inhabit her life, and encourages all of us to welcome their wisdom into our own inner landscapes.  These very real beings dwell in a realm between matter (nature) and mind (reason), appearing in dreams, intuitive callings, visions, feelings, and sometimes frightening events. Mary offers her own intimate experiences through which she explores and engages these figures, showing her readers how to host these beings as one would host invited guests. From the work of philosopher Henry Corbin, psychiatrist C. G. Jung, and psychologist James Hillman, we know that the name of the realm in which these figures dwell is the mundus imaginalis, or the imaginal world. As this is a work in which archetypes are grounded in experience, Imaginal Figures In Everyday Life: Stories from the World between Matter and Mind is both a path to individual transformation and, in the words of psychologist Robert Romanyshyn, a therapy of culture.

 

Mary Harrell, Ph.D., a Jungian-oriented psychotherapist and New York licensed psychologist, received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California.  She is Curriculum and Instruction Associate Professor Emeritus at State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego.  While at the university she taught education and psychology courses and served as Professional Development Schools (PDS) specialist, supporting the National PDS initiative, which builds bridges between elementary and secondary schools and the university’s School of Education.  Her writings in the areas of educational reform, and imaginal psychology appear in four invited chapters in edited books. In 2014 Mary’s poetry was anthologized in Syracuse University’s The Stone Canoe, a Journal of Arts, Literature and Social Commentary, No. 8.  She lives with her husband Stephen in South Carolina.  

ISBN/SKU: 
9781630513542

Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George

$16.95

Truly the voice of a generation, George Carlin gave the world some of the most hysterical and iconic comedy routines of the last fifty years. From the "Seven Dirty Words" to "A Place for My Stuff," to "Religion is Bullshit," he perfected the art of making audiences double over with laughter while simultaneously making people wake up to the realities (and insanities) of life in the twentieth century.

Few people glimpsed the inner life of this beloved comedian, but his only child, Kelly, was there to see it all. Born at the very beginning of his decades-long career in comedy, she slid around the "old Dodge Dart," as he and wife Brenda drove around the country to "hell gigs." She witnessed his transformation in the '70s, as he fought back against---and talked back to---the establishment; she even talked him down from a really bad acid trip a time or two ("Kelly, the sun has exploded and we have eight, no-seven and a half minutes to live!").

Kelly not only watched her father constantly reinvent himself and his comedy, but also had a front row seat to the roller coaster turmoil of her family's inner life---alcoholism, cocaine addiction, life-threatening health scares, and a crushing debt to the IRS. But having been the only "adult" in her family prepared her little for the task of her own adulthood. All the while, Kelly sought to define her own voice as she separated from the shadow of her father's genius.

With rich humor and deep insight, Kelly Carlin pulls back the curtain on what it was like to grow up as the daughter of one of the most recognizable comedians of our time, and become a woman in her own right. This vivid, hilarious, heartbreaking story is at once singular and universal-it is a contemplation of what it takes to move beyond the legacy of childhood, and forge a life of your own.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781250058256
Publication Date: 
2015-08-31

Jane Eyres Sisters: How Women Live and Write the Heroine's Story

$18.95

Ever since women in the West first started publishing works of fiction, they have written about a heroine who must wander from one place to another as she searches for a way to live the life she wants to live, a life through which she can express her true self creatively in the world. Yet while many have written about the "heroine's journey," most of those authors base their models of this journey on Joseph Campbell's model of the Heroic Quest story or on old myths and tales written down by men, not on the stories that women tell.

In Jane Eyre's Sisters: How Women Live and Write the Heroine's Story, cultural mythologist Jody Gentian Bower looks at novels by women--and some men--as well as biographies of women that tell the story of the Aletis, the wandering heroine. She finds a similar pattern in works spanning the centuries, from Lady Mary Wroth and William Shakespeare in the 1600s to Sue Monk Kidd, Suzanne Collins, and Philip Pullman in the current century, including works by Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charles Dickens, Kate Chopin, Virginia Woolf, Doris Lessing, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Alice Walker, to name just a few. She also discusses myths and folk tales that follow the same pattern.

Dr. Bower argues that the Aletis represents an archetypal character that has to date received surprisingly little scholarly recognition despite her central role in many of the greatest works of Western fiction. Using an engaging, down-to-earth writing style, Dr. Bower outlines the stages and cast of characters of the Aletis story with many examples from the literature. She discusses how the Aletis story differs from the hero's quest, how it has changed over the centuries as women gained more independence, and what heroines of novels and movies might be like in the future. She gives examples from the lives of real women and scatters stories that illustrate many of her points throughout the book. In the end, she concludes, authors of the Aletis story use their imagination to give us characters who serve as role models for how a woman can live a full and free life.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780835609340
Publication Date: 
2015-03-01

Hestia Goddess of the Hearth

$14.95

This book honors Hestia, the goddess of the hearth. It fills the gaping void in exclusive scholarship on Hestia and explores her as a pop culture icon in a quest to grasp her relevance for people today. Thinking about Hestia as an archetype of focus and centeredness may offer soulful refuge from the e-chatter overload that people face in their daily lives. It may help fulfill contemporary yearnings for authenticity and wholeness within human hearts and souls by offering us a path homeward, back to connections with people's inner selves (paperback).

ISBN/SKU: 
9780773400702

Soul of the Nurse

$15.95

Through personal and collective stories, infused with Robinson’s pure, audacious, and original voice, The Soul of the Nurse, is a love letter to nurses that shows why nurses captivate our imaginations and are the most trusted professionals in society.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781480284241
Publication Date: 
2012-11-26

Occupy Psyche Mary Watkins & Depth grads or alumni

$17.99

A contribution to the growing cannon of literature on the Occupy Movement, this collection of essays engages Jungian, archetypal, and depth psychological ways of understanding how Occupy is living in the collective imagination, or, how psyche is occupying collectives through the movement. The tension between the 99% and the 1% is amplified by some authors through images of the Villain and the Hero, Positive/Negative Father Complex, the body-head split, and notions of ensouled action versus degrees of soulessness. Other authors indwell the between spaces with storytelling, embodied imagining into the fractured skull of Scott Olsen, and questions of how to situate movement and its edges. Working alchemical stones of hope, this book is a dynamic conversation into the unconscious complexes of Occupy that remembers to cast a critical eye on the potential failings of its own epistemological structures.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781477623442
Publication Date: 
2012-06-27
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Breaking Plates: Fracturing Fictions and Archetypal Imaginings. Published by a group of Pacifica Alumni under the Journal of Archetypal Studies.

$19.99

Four decades ago, archetypal psychology offered a different way of viewing all things psychological. As radical and useful as this move was forty years ago, however, it is time to question the sustainability of tenets like these for our contemporary world. As the highly turbulent 21st Century enters its second decade, it is time to ask ourselves “why archetypes?” and “why images?” This book explores these questions through a variety of topics, ranging from clinical psychology, death, cultural colonialism, paranoia, feminism, ecology, education, capitalism to politics. This book is committed to the fact that an archetypal approach should not estrange us from mundane reality; it should facilitate a stronger, more complex, and more active involvement with it. This is what archetypal studies are setting out to do—yes: to do.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781105355004
Publication Date: 
2011-12-27