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
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.