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
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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
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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.

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9781940322100
Publication Date: 
2016-08-01
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Monkey A Story For Our Mythic Moment

$35.00
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9780983765318
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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
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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.

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9780773426634
Publication Date: 
2012-01-01
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Pacifica Graduate Institute: An Alumni Tribute to 40 Years of Tending Soul in and of the World

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$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)

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$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.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780692492307
Publication Date: 
2015-07-07
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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: 
2013-05-21
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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: 
2011-03-16
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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

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9781401943424
Publication Date: 
2015-03-01
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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
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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
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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
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Re-Visioning the Way We Work: A Heroic Journey

$17.95

A lucid gateway to Joseph Campbell's monomyth of the hero's journey, particularly as it can be applied to one's career. Ginger Grant is an excellent interpreter of this invaluable but sometimes rather difficult body of work. I recommend her highly. William Gibson, author of Pattern Recognition


A most remarkable technique born of a most remarkable vision! This book grounds the world of business management and corporate organization in a mythological psychology. It demonstrates practically a way to give creativity and imagination to the real life of the workplace. A unique and important contribution to the field! David L. Miller, PhD., Watson Ledden Professor Emeritus, Syracuse University

Ginger Grant's creative reimagining of the work place promises any who will consider her mythic approach to 'doing business' a more flexible and humane corridor out of the stilted and calcified set of rules and formats that govern its behavior. Her leading impulse, that the corporate ethos will change dramatically only when it understands and accepts its own functioning mythology, promises to reanimate the place where we spend the best energies of our lives.
Dennis Patrick Slattery,, Core Faculty, Pacifica Graduate Institute and author of Grace in the Desert and The Wounded Body

ISBN/SKU: 
9780595365951
Publication Date: 
2005-08-01
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Turtle Wisdom: Coming Home To Yourself

$15.95

Why were we born? We are here on this earth to experience the fullness, the sweetness of life with all it has to offer. Imagine the possibilities! Right now, regardless of what is or is not happening in your life, where could you go from here? Turtle Wisdom Turtle Wisdom : You get You! Coming Home to Yourself is an endearing book of comfort, encouragement, inspiration, and strategies for empowered living. Delightfully illustrated, Turtle Wisdom offers a reminder that when all else seems lost, you carry with you what is most precious and essential. You! Drawing on many great wisdom traditions, Donna DeNomme has presented practical insights. Above all, she urges a conscious choice to celebrate your uniqueness, creating a masterful life. Turtle Wisdom has empowered seekers of all ages. This precious book is spreading, like a warm hug, from friend to friend. Truly, a treasured companion. Meeting yourself on the road of life. Unearth your authentic self. No-one else can do it. The world is waiting for your puzzle-piece... Coming of Age: Recognizing all that you are. The alchemy of your troubles - yes, there is a point! I m stuck with me. Making the shift from ordinary to extraordinary. Exposing your soft belly and connecting with others. May the shell be with you! Practical ways to energetically safeguard yourself in a chaotic world. Like the turtle, you can't get anywhere if you don't stick your neck out. Embrace your greatest success. It is never too late to be who you might have been or even who you never dreamed was possible. Open to the very best of who you are...

ISBN/SKU: 
9781424324866
Publication Date: 
2007-04-29
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Ophelia's Oracle: Discovering the Healthy, Happy, Self-Aware, and Confident Girl in the Mirror

$16.95

Ophelia struggles to find her own identity and clashes with her mother over her strict rules. Her Japanese grandmother helps her find herself by telling her stories about goddesses.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781615399581
Publication Date: 
2009-01-01
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Moby Dick and the Mythology of Oil

$15.00

In Moby-Dick, Herman Melville captured the American whaling industry at its peak, with momentous changes ahead. Here, in "Moby-Dick" and the Mythology of Oil, Bob Wagner casts Melville's epic novel as a lesson for the ages, one that is critical for us in today's petroleum age. Wagner's interpretation of Melville's tale connects directly with today's world, even with today's headlines. Readers concerned with the American economic experience and our relationship with the earth will find much to ponder in Wagner's illumination of the parallels between Melville's time and ours.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781453684139
Publication Date: 
2010-07-17
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Memory Muses Memoir

$17.95

Why is the memoir genre so important? What is it that drives us to tell our own stories? The ancient Greek myth of Goddess Memory, and her daughters, the Muses, offers new ways to re-enter the stories of our lives and shape them in surprising ways. Mnemosyne's birthing of the Muses underscores her commitment to express all of the facets of her personal story: grief, joy, love, body, breath, history, spirituality, reverie, and humor.

The memoirist follows Mnemosyne's imaginal lineage in crafting all memoirs. Memories live in matter, in the very cells of our bodies. Writing our life stories allows us to consider the content of our experiences, the plurality of perspectives from which we can choose to shape them, and the use that we want to make of them. We may choose to write for many reasons, psychological, physical, and cultural healing being just a few. This book suggests the exploration of an imaginable field is possible when we look at how figures from Greek mythology continue to inspire contemporary life writing.

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9781440180330
Publication Date: 
2009-12-08
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Like a Woman Falling

$19.99

Pope appears to regard her literary work as only one aspect of her explorations into what she calls "mythopoesis." Strongly feminist in her approach to both mythology and society, this poet steps into the danger zones of sexuality, psychology, and taboo secure in her own power and her willingness to fall, to flounder, and to fail in her search for a personal truth that will conform to the eternal truths inherent in every mythology. Not content to rest in the traditional study of Greek and Roman mythology, she finds a compelling mythos in the structure of trees, in the way clouds move in the sky, even in the Wonderland of Alice, the basis for a whole series of poems,

Although there is rarely any traditional structure, the poems are held together by leaps of the imagination and playful rhyming. These are poems not about women, but about Woman, in all her grit and glory.

With a rich and varied background in teaching, creative writing, and psychology, Pope earned her MA in Mythological Studies, with a special emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She lives with her family in Arizona, where she works and publishes as a writer and poet on-line at MYTHoPOETRY.

© Reviewed by Sandy McKinney This review first published with Alsop Review

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9780975382400
Publication Date: 
2004-01-01
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