Pacifica Graduate Institute, OPUS Archives and Research Center,
and The Pacifica Alumni Association present

A Gathering to Offer Tribute and Celebrate
the Life and Work of James Hillman


james hillman


Friday, March 2
7:00-9:00 PM
Saturday, March 3
9:00 AM-9:00 PM
Sunday, March 4
9:00 AM-12:30 PM

$100 Meal Fee
Fees include Friday reception; Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Sunday breakfast and lunch.

Accommodations are available at Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus
and the Best Western Carpinteria Inn.
“Let us imagine the anima mundi as that particular soul spark, that seminal image, which offers itself through each thing in its visible form…its availability to imagination, its presence as a psychic reality. Not only animals and plants…but soul is given with each thing, God-given things of nature and man-made things of the street.”
—James Hillman, Anima Mundi

Dear Pacifica Community,

Over the first weekend of March we will gather and pay tribute to James Hillman, the man and his work. We gather to honor Dr. Hillman and his legacy of Archetypal Psychology that we hold dear. We also gather to carry the vital importance of this tradition in the world today and into the future. From the beginning, James Hillman’s work has been core to the mission and vision of Pacifica Graduate Institute. His intellectual passion, his thought of the heart, expresses itself through faculty who have taught and been central to the Archetypal initiative. Pacifica’s students and alumni, as well, are making newly creative contributions to the field.

With this memorial and celebration we honor his legacy and further commit to stewarding the work we find so crucial, a mode of perception that sees into and engages the psyche of individuals, community, culture, and the anima mundi, the soul of the world. We welcome all of you who have been touched in some way by Dr. Hillman’s teachings and critical insights to join us. We invite you to be part of an on-going dialogue that sustains the flourishing of Archetypal Psychology and offers tribute to the lifework of James Hillman.

With regard,

Steve Aizenstat
Chancellor and Founding President

Pacifica Graduate Institute

Friday Evening Reception
Opus Archives and Research Center invites you to a reception and exhibit titled James Hillman: The Roots of Archetypal Psychology and the Blossoming of Soul’s Imagination. The evening includes the unveiling of an exhibit of the James Hillman Collection, viewing of the new Opus offices, and tours of the archives. Tours of the archives will be offered throughout the weekend.

Saturday and Sunday
The program includes film, music, stories, remembrances, reflections, and ritual. Faculty include Stephen Aizenstat, Ed Casey, Joe Coppin, Ginette Paris, Carol Pearson, Robert Romanyshyn, Safron Rossi, Michael Sipiora, Glen Slater, Dennis Patrick Slattery, and Mary Watkins. Students and alumni include Gustavo Beck Urriolagoitia, Jason Butler, Matthew Green, Elizabeth Robinson, and Jennifer Sandoval. Guest presenters include Michael Meade and David Miller.

Support the Work of James Hillman
Support the legacy of depth psychology and the work of James Hillman by making a tax-deductible donation to Opus Archives and Research Center and the James Hillman Collection Endowment Fund. Donations will help preserve James Hillman’s collection materials, provide research grants and scholarships to further the field of depth psychology, and sponsor educational events. 

General Information

This special event will be held at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus at 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. 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, parking onsite.

A limited number of rooms are available for participants at Pacifica’s Ladera Lane Campus.
  $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.

A limited number of rooms are also available at the Best Western Carpinteria Inn. These rooms are held for our group at this special rate until two weeks before the program. Be sure to mention PACIFICA PUBLIC PROGRAM to receive the special rate.
  Best Western Carpinteria Inn
  4558 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013; 805.684.0473
  $99 per night single or double occupancy plus tax

Meals are provided to encourage ongoing dialogue and community exchange throughout the weekend. The meal fee includes the Friday evening reception; Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and Sunday breakfast and lunch. No other meals will be available. 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. 

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. 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 to; call 805.969.3626, ext. 103, or register online at Please include your email address as an email confirmation letter will be sent within 5 days of receipt of your registration.

To obtain a refund on your meal fee, send a written cancellation request postmarked no later than February 17. No refunds on your registration fee will be made after that time. In the event that the program is full with a waitlist, if you return your seat to our office, and if we are able to transfer your registration to someone on the waitlist, we will issue you a full refund. For refund on accommodations at the Ladera Lane Campus, cancellation with full refund will be accepted up to 5 days before the event. Cancellations made 1-4 days before the event will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refund for cancellation on the day of the event.