Immanence is proud to be guided and endorsed by these distinguished mentors:
Stephen Aizenstat is the Chancellor and Founding President of Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is a professor of depth psychology with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, licensed marriage and family therapist, and a credentialed public schools teacher and counselor. Dr. Aizenstat has provided organizational consulting to companies and agencies and teaches extensively worldwide. Dr. Aizenstat has explored the potential of dreams through depth psychology and his own research for more than 35 years. His Dream Tending methodologies extend traditional dream work to the vision of an animated world where the living images in dream are experienced as embodied and originating in the psyche of Nature as well as that of persons. His work opens creativity and the generative process. Learn more about Dr. Aizenstat at Pacifica and his personal website.
Bonnie Bright is the principle and and founder of Depth Insights, Depth Psychology Alliance, and Depth Psychology List. She holds M.A. degrees in Psychology from Sonoma State University and in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA, where she also completed her Ph.D.
Linda Buzzell is a psychotherapist who has specialized in ecopsychology and ecotherapy since 2000. She and Craig Chalquist edited the Sierra Club Books anthology Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind, a core text in clinical ecopsychology. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Ecopsychology, the peer-reviewed journal of the field., Linda has been Adjunct Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara since 2006, where she teaches ecotherapy training and certification programs. She has written over 75 blog posts on ecopsychology and ecotherapy at The Huffington Post. She also worked in story development in Hollywood for Columbia Pictures and Jacques Cousteau among others and her book How to Make It in Hollywood (HarperPerennial 1992, 1996) is still a key guide for those wanting to work in the entertainment business. In 2006 she received her Permaculture Design Certificate and with her husband Larry Saltzman has created a food forest around her home that serves as her ecotherapy office. For further information, visit www.ecotherapyheals.com and www.huffingtonpost.com/linda-buzzell.
Keiron Le Grice is a professor of depth psychology and chair of the Jungian and Archetypal Studies specialization at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, where he teaches courses on archetypes, alchemy, and synchronicity. He was educated at the University of Leeds, England (B.A. honors, Philosophy and Psychology) and the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco (M.A., Ph.D., Philosophy and Religion). Keiron is the author The Archetypal Cosmos, Discovering Eris, and The Rebirth of the Hero and is founding editor of Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology. He has also taught for Grof Transpersonal Training (UK) and is commissioning editor for Muswell Hill Press in London. He is married to the artist Kathryn Le Grice, and has a five-year-old son, Lukas.
Stanley Krippner is an American psychologist, parapsychologist, and an executive faculty member and Professor of Psychology at Saybrook University in Oakland, California.Formerly, Krippner was director of the Kent State University Child Study Center, and director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory (New York). Krippner has written extensively on altered states of consciousness, dream telepathy, hypnosis, shamanism, dissociation, and parapsychological subjects.
Elisa Markhoff is a journalist, author and speaker from Uruguay who has lived and worked in Europe and the US for the past 20 years. Her professional experience includes CNN, Radio Netherlands, Brecha, Posdata, Huffington Post, and several other international media outlets. She has also expertise as a web developer and graphic design, and is very eager to put these to work at Immanence.
Elisa’s novel Día Soleado (2014) has been selected as part of Uruguay’s representation in the International Book Fair in La Havana, Cuba.
Devdutt Pattanaik is a renowned author, mythologist, and leadership consultant, whose work focuses on deriving management insights from mythology to reveal a very Indian approach to modern business. He has authored over 30 books, many of them best-sellers, like Myth = Mithya, Business Sutra, The Pregnant King, and Jaya: An illustrated retelling of the Mahabharata.
Safron Rossi is a scholar whose writing and studies focus on archetypal psychology, the western astrological tradition, goddess traditions, and feminist studies. She is Associate Core Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute in the Depth Psychology Jungian and Archetypal Studies program where she teaches courses on mythology and depth psychology. Safron is also Curator of Collections at Opus Archives & Research Center, home of the Joseph Campbell library and manuscript collection. Raised in a family of artists that read C.G. Jung and J. Campbell, she has spent her life steeped in literature, religion and mythology, fields in which she holds her degrees.
Brian Swimme is a professor of cosmology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, in San Francisco. His department, Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC), is the only graduate program in the western world that places equal emphasis on contemporary science, indigenous spirituality, classical philosophy, and feminist thought for its masters and doctoral programs. He and his colleagues at CIIS have created this program in order to re-imagine the human species as a mutually enhancing member of the Earth community.
Bob Walters is the executive editor of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell, and he continues to produce and direct the publication of Campbell’s oeuvre in print, audio, and video. Bob has presented papers, led seminars, and conducted workshops at and for such institutions as the New York Open Center, the Aspen Institute, Palais Athena Cultural Centre (Sao Paulo), the Arkansas Art Center, Unipaz (Brasilia), Esalen Institute (Big Sur), the Smithsonian Institution, and two Parliaments of the World’s Religions (Chicago, 1993; Cape Town, 1999), where he also served a member of the Assembly. Bob has been featured in a number of films, including Mythic Journeys (2008), written, directed & produced by Steven & Whitney Boe; Finding Joe (2011), a film by Patrick Takaya Solomon; Wake Up Darkness (2012), a film by Israel Kacyvenski; and the forthcoming William Shatner’s Get a Life!