Hello, I am thinking of attending the event at Pacifica on March 12/13th. Is anyone going? Has anyone ever heard Hillman? Any suggestions?

THank you.


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I heard him several times while I was attending Pacifica. He is an amazing speaker--brilliant, provacative, frustrating at times, but never, ever boring. He sat in on my research methodology class when I was pitching my dissertation topic--talk about stage fright. But he was so encouraging that it helped me through some very dark encounters with my shadow demons (like I can never finish this dang thing, it is trash, etc.) So I did finish & graduated a few years ago & I thank James Hillman! 

Hi Ileen, thank you so much for your reply. I am almost certain I am going to go. You just gave me the confirmation I needed. I have never heard Hillman, I need the CEU's, and I have a dear friend in Santa Barbara to visit. I have never been to Pacifica. How wonderful that you went to school there. I tried to go to your page to see what you studied, but wasn't able to access it. I would love to hear more.

In peace, Lilan


Hi Lilan, I think you would like Pacifica--it's a very magical and beautiful place, set between the ocean & mountains. I really miss the work I did there, as well as the most incredible people that I met. It was a very special time in my life. I hope you do go!

I just joined the Depth Psych Alliance so haven't had time to post much info. If you'd like to read the summary of my dissertation, it's available here: http://gradworks.umi.com/33/34/3334696.html

Titled: Redeeming the Gorgon: Reclaiming the Medusa Function of Psyche.



IIeen, I looked up your dissertation abstract and it looks fascinating! What a powerful image. I would love to hear more about it. I just saw Medusa in two movies recently: Clash of the Titans and Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief. In both cases Medusa was definitely portrayed as evil. I never really thought of what that says about women in general, or the power of women. 


Thanks Lilan, it's been so very intense to live with Medusa/fierce feminine archetypal energy, but very empowering as well. I'm revising the dissertation for more general publication & the material keeps evolving & enlarging. Medusa is so powerful, awesome (as in numinous and definitely an energy of life/death and rebirth. I've been doing a lot of ecstatic trance work with the Cuyamungue Institute (www.cuyamungueinstitute.com), as an advanced way of working experientially with archetypal entities.I wish I had more time to write, but life keeps getting in the way...



I'm at Pacifica now and have heard Hillman speak in reference to the Red Book. I bought the DVD and will be happy to lend it to you. I found him an interesting speaker who was quick with an answer and not a chatty tyope at all, but in the setting IIeen mentions may have brought out a warmer side. I too hope you will check out Pacifica. I have journal upon journal written by the fountain. Beautiful place.


Ed, I would love to hear what Hillman says on the Red Book. I do have a copy and am fascinated with it, but could use some direction in my examination. Are you going again in March?


Hi Ed, are you still going to Pacifica in March. The Hillman event was cancelled, but if you are still going to be there it would be fun to meet up at Pacifica.


Yep, I'm there for classes Monday through Wednesday. I get in about lunch time that Sunday (13th). If you are there then, let's meet in the lobby since I'll be checking in there. Hope this works.

Hi, I'll be staying with friends, but plan to visit Pacifica. If I can, I'll come Sunday afternoon. My cell phone is 423-503-5474. What is you cell? If you want you can email me directly at drlilan@laishley.com



Sorry my plane schedule got so screwy. I hope you enjoyed the trip and visit. What did you think of the place?

Hi Ed. Thanks for answering the phone while we were totally lost. I loved it there. Like a monastery for the mindful! I can' t wait to go back. I posted a picture on my page of me at Pacifica with Kuan Yin. I took a picture of your fountain too, and sent you good energies as I tossed a coin in.

I'm still not sure of the April Bolen event in Atlanta. Has anyone else said they can come? I'm looking for CEU's like crazy, since I need a ton by end of June. Jung in Chicago has great looking Active Imagination program that I might attend. Also a CEU for studying the Red Book on line. The website is www.jungchicago.org



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