Friday, October 29
Saturday, October 30
Sunday, October 31

$395 General Admission
$345 Special Admission
Full-Time Students, Pacifica Alumni, & Seniors
$320 Active Pacifica Students
Fees include Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast,
lunch, and dinner; and Sunday breakfast and lunch

14 Continuing Education Credits are available
for MFTs, LCSWs, RNs, and Counselors


Although often treated as interchangeable, fate and destiny are two sides of an archetypal dynamic that shapes each life from within. An old idea identifies fate and the soul as the same thing, for fate includes the persistent limitations and distinct complexes of our psyche as well as the tangled threads of family and ancestry within us. Our destiny is also woven within, appearing as a bright thread of the soul's deepest intention and original purpose in coming to life.

Fate is there at the beginning as each soul's seeded pattern, and fate is there at the end; fate is purpose seen from the other end of life. Fate appears in the curious twists that define a life and mark it indelibly while destiny is the only way through fate's exacting pattern. What begins as limitation or even fixation becomes the vital plot line of the soul's necessary story.

Life's genuine callings involve the golden thread of destiny that grants us specific gifts and talents; but the unfolding of fate requires that we also handle our deepest wounds and unhealed traumas. Only in facing our fate can we find our deepest resources and the destiny the soul longs to know.

The mythology of fate begins with the wise and weird Sisters of Fate, but includes tales of the Divine Twin and inner Daimon as well as the call of the Muses and "spirit familiars." Fate is the "weird" of the soul that ties it to the otherworld and keeps it musing and dreaming and longing. It is the inner "koan" and unique way that each person is threaded to an inner myth and symbolic script that is also written as it is lived. When fate aligns with destiny it becomes the inner gradient, the natural law, ordering principle, and living dharma for that soul. Fate and destiny are the two agreements that the soul makes before birth and the specific tension required for its song-line and life-long opus.


LOCATION: Pacifica Graduate Institute's Ladera Lane Campus is the location for the Michael Meade workshop. Located on 35 acres in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this residential retreat center provides a unique and peaceful environment for these events. This campus has lodging, dining facilities, and on-site parking.

ACCOMMODATIONS: A limited number of rooms are available for participants at Pacifica's Ladera Lane Campus, 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 ($82.50 per night single occupancy, $115 per night couple occupancy, $125 per night double occupancy, plus 10% occupancy tax). Accommodations are simple, dormitory-style rooms with shared bath and shower. Single (twin or double bed) double (two twin beds), and couple (one double bed) rooms are available. Reservations for rooms must be made through Pacifica's Public Program's office.


Michael Meade, D.H.L., is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. He combines hypnotic storytelling, street-savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths with a deep knowledge of cross-cultural rituals. He has an unusual ability to distill and synthesize these disciplines, tapping into ancestral sources of wisdom and connecting them to the stories we are living today. He is the author of The World Behind the World, The Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of the Soul; editor, with James Hillman and Robert Bly, of Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart; and editor of Crossroads: A Quest for Contemporary Rites of Passage. Meade is founder of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, a nonprofit network of artist, activists, and community builders that encourages greater understanding between diverse peoples. For more information visit www.mosaicvoices.org.

In his highly anticipated new book, Michael Meade explores the complex and mysterious territories of the human soul with daring and hard-won wisdom. Drawing on folktales and myths from many cultures and spiritual ideas from the east and West, he leads us to an undeniable truth: that the only story we came here to live is our own.

MEALS: Meals are provided for events at Pacifica's Campuses to encourage ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the programs. Pacifica's caterers make every attempt to provide healthful meals for our guests. Please indicate on the registration form if you need a special vegan or vegetarian meal or if you have other medical dietary restrictions. See meals included in the program information for each program. No other meals will be available.

TRAVEL: Major airlines provide service into the Los Angeles International Airport located 90 miles south of Santa Barbara and into the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, approximately 18 miles from the Campus. Information on ground transportation to and from Santa Barbara will be included with your confirmation letter.

Space is limited in all events. Register early!
To register, please complete the form and return it to Pacifica Graduate Institute, Public Programs, 249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013; fax to 805.879.7392; e-mail publicprograms@ pacifica.edu; call 805.969.3626, ext. 103, or click here to register online. Please include your email address, as email confirmation will be sent within 5 days of receipt of your registration.

Registrations are non-transferable. To obtain a refund on your registration fee, send a written cancellation request postmarked no later than thirty days before the event. Tuition less a $50 processing fee will be refunded. No refunds on your registration fee will be made after that time. For a refund on accommodations at Pacifica's Ladera Lane Campus, cancellation with full refund will be accepted up to 5 days before your scheduled arrival. Cancellations made 1 to 4 days before your scheduled arrival will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refund for cancellation on the day of your scheduled arrival.

SCHOLARSHIPS: A limited number of partial scholarships are available to those who find it prohibitive to pay the full cost of the Michael Meade workshop. To apply, send a letter of request with your registration and payment. Please be specific regarding your financial circumstances. If accepted, you will be contacted to approve processing payment.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT: Continuing education credit is available for RNs through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider #CEP 7177), for MFTs and LCSWs (provider #PCE 2278) through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, and for National Certified Counselors (provider #5436), through the National Board of Certified Counselors. Pacifica adheres to NBCC continuing education guidelines. A $15 processing fee will be charged for each certificate requested.