The Pacifica Graduate Institute mythological study program provides the possibility to obtain M.A./Ph. D. In studies of mythology. As the only PhD in the country to explore human experience by studying myth, ritual, religion, literature, psychology, art, interdisciplinary and multicultural subjects, the Myths of Studie program fosters academic, self-intelligent and imaginative study for those who are seeking to understand and express the depths of the psyche. The groundbreaking studies of Sigmund Freud, C.G. Jung, Marie-Louise von Franz, James Hillman and mythologist Joseph Campbell, who learned that myth is capable of touching the program, are highly advised.
Students strengthen their teaching through sequences of unique subjects taught by students who use their specialist teaching as well as renowned faculty members, including Stephen Aizenstat, Susan Rowland, and Joseph Cambray, from other Pacifica programmes. Students are offered publications in a literary journal. In addition, the program is supplemented by an occasional lesson provided in colloquiums by leading guest researchers–including Robert Segal (University of Aberdeen). They will discuss key problems of myth and modern society, including Marie Tatar (Harvard University) and Jeffrey Kripal (Riceuniversity).Mythology Research The Pacifica Graduate Institute mythological study program possibility studies mythology PhD country explore human experience studying myth ritual religion literature psychology art interdisciplinary multicultural subjects Myths Studie program fosters academic intelligent imaginative study seeking understand express depths psyche The groundbreaking studies Sigmund Freud Jung Marie Louise von Franz James Hillman mythologist Joseph Campbell learned myth capable touching program highly advised Students strengthen teaching sequences unique subjects taught students specialist teaching renowned faculty members including Stephen Aizenstat Susan Rowland Joseph Cambray Pacifica programmes Students offered publications literary journal addition program supplemented occasional lesson colloquiums leading guest researchers including Robert Segal University Aberdeen They discuss key problems myth modern society including Marie Tatar Harvard University Jeffrey Kripal Riceuniversity The Mythological Studies Program Pacifica Graduate Institute offers opportunity Mythological Studies All Pacifica Graduate Institute degree programs accredited Western Association School Colleges WASC Department Education offer financial aid Pacifica academic programs subject review approval multiple levels WASC Senior College University Commission WSCUC State California Board Private Postsecondary Education BPPE Department Education doctoral program country dedicated exploration human experience interdisciplinary multicultural study myth ritual religion literature depth psychology art Mythological Studies Program cultivates scholarship inquiry imagination seek understand express depths psyche The program richly informed pioneering works Sigmund Freud Jung Marie Louise von Franz James Hillman mythologist Joseph Campbell taught myth power touch deepest creative energies generate symbolic images confer significance complexity modern life history thrives paradox ambiguity shape shifting ways metaphor informs transforms lives Cultivating mythic imagination leads revelation profound dynamic understanding cultures The curriculum animated basic questions How material meaningful life work meaningful live The sequence work sustained inquiry diverse mythologies situating global context postmodern Throughout program students engage close reading classic works literature including Homer Odyssey Greek tragedies Hebrew Bible Ramayana Mahabharata medieval grail legends fairy tales The rituals contemplative practices religious traditions investigated mythic archetypal aspects modern literature contemporary events popular culture Several methods scholarly interpretation taught special emphasis hermeneutical approaches depth psychology Patrick Mahaffey Core Faculty member explains Mythological Studies PacificaAt cusp paradigm shift outmoded mechanistic reductive modes thinking replaced complex reanimated worldviews study myth story fable exciting relevance The study myth storehouse narratives images guide facilitating personal collective transition vibrant reality Myth reveals unconscious narratives making study myth vitally time Issues faith violence sexuality sacred secular mingle weave stunning tapestry comprises mythological studies Guided internationally recognized scholars authors educators Pacifica Mythological Studies Program invites students understand mythological folkloric archetypal structures stories play arenas politics environment education religion The program explores ways detect study mythic folkloric motifs revealed current events stories ways bring consciousness issues events mentor power storytelling transform renew culture Inquiry sustained work sequences investigate Similarities differences discerned indigenous traditions Hinduism Buddhism Judaism Christianity Islam Courses classics progress contemporary postmodern visionings literature film music art Personal development courses dreams visions myths personal mythology creative writing evolving God images context postmodernity memoir autobiography Depth psychological courses devoted perspectives Sigmund Freud Jung Joseph Campbell James Hillman Research courses theoretical approaches study myth ritual philosophy methods contemporary issues religious studies dissertation writing Students consolidate learning sequence special topics courses taught alumni utilize training professional careers distinguished faculty members Pacifica programs including Stephen Aizenstat Susan Rowland Joseph Cambray student literary journal students opportunities publication The curriculum augmented annual colloquium lecture distinguished guest scholars Robert Segal University Aberdeen Maria Tatar Harvard University Jeffrey Kripal Rice University address critical issues study myth contemporary culture Students mentored core faculty matriculation work Graduates program enrich personal professional lives transformative power myth Alumni utilize degree range professions education psychology healthcare arts filmmaking religion business politics law community environmental affairs The program designed integrated sequence courses areas study Mythology Religious TraditionsMyth LiteratureDepth Psychology CultureResearchStudents Mythological Studies Program Investigate mythologies cultural traditions lenses religious studies literature depth psychology Discover recurring mythic themes classic contemporary literature ritual theater art music film philosophy explore cultural sociopolitical historical contexts Uncover common patterns human life history varied ways human beings live meaning experience study diverse cultural mythologies Engage transformative experiences deep reading scholarly creative writing generative discussions advance personal mythology relation communities culture Mythological Studies Program Benefits Personal professional enrichment transformation catalyzed deep engagement power mythological imagery The spiritual intellectual growth studies liberal arts humanities understanding multicultural diversity represented great traditions mythology literature religion deep appreciation mythology history art music philosophy dynamic engagement archetypal energies dream lens depth psychology Freud Jung Hillman Von Franz Enhancement fundamental skills writing deep reading profound understanding cultural mythologies Egypt Greece Rome Native Americas Islam Hinduism Buddhism Christianity Alchemy Judaism understanding gender sexuality mythological studies understanding complex interrelationships Psyche Nature Intimate knowledge canonical works Classical American European World Literature understanding sustained power myth contemporary art music literature film understanding mythological dimension underlying contemporary events history What You Can With Mythological Studies DegreeGraduates program enrich personal professional lives transformative power myth developing highly advanced universal skill sets broad range professions education psychology healthcare arts film making religion business politics law community environmental affairs Alumni include Kwame Scruggs 2009 Kwame Scruggs Founder Executive Director Ohio based nonprofit Alchemy Inc mythological storytelling drumming mentorship assist urban adolescent males develop sense life purpose Scruggs accepted 2012 National Arts Humanities Youth Program Award First Lady Michelle Obama White House November 19th 2012 work myths drumming empower urban youth Janet Bubar Rich 2010 Janet Bubar Rich Board Member Crohn Colitis Foundation Greater Los Angeles Chapter author books book chapters Rich writing speaking hopes nourish imagination delves mythic sense everyday life offering connections meet life challenges curiosity confidence meaning ease Her publications include Riding Horses Wings Hestia Goddess Hearth Exploring Guinevere Search For Authenticity The Arthurian Romances William Linn 2015 Will Linn Executive Director Joseph Campbell Writers Room Chair General Education Global Studio Institute teaches courses myth story host radio series created Santa Barbara News Press called Mythosophia Editorial Director Joseph Campbell Foundation global Mythological RoundTable network founder The Mythology Channel holds Philosophy Sewanee The University South Mythological Studies emphasis Depth Psychology Pacifica Graduate Institute His areas concentration include origin stories knowledge mythic storytelling cosmological psychles Susan Chaney 2015 Susan Chaney Academic Dean Southwest Acupuncture College Her doctoral dissertation explored desire motivator individual change growth Her interdisciplinary approach included mythological studies religious studies depth psychology neurobiology alternative healing movement arts presented practices integrate mind body emotions conscious awareness body natural senses Mythological Studies Scholarship ProgramsThe Joseph Campbell Scholarship Fund Mythological Studies Program number scholarships offered newly admitted students Mythological Studies Program based extreme financial hardship academic merit content essay Mythology Research ZodiacPage