• Jul 8, 2016 at 12:00pm to Jul 10, 2016 at 5:30am
  • Location: Pacifica Graduate Institute, Ladera Lane Campus
  • Latest Activity: Jun 25, 2021

As the problems of the world grow massive and loom huge around us, there is a danger that the inner values and genuine inheritance of the individual soul become lost. Amidst the increasing alienation and polarization of modern life there needs to be a sense that something in the human soul remains resilient, creative, and capable of renewal. The sense of an innate genius imbedded in each human soul is an ancient and valuable concept and one of the few ideas that can stand against the onslaught of materialism, literalism, terrorism, and nihilism that increasingly characterize modern, mass cultures.

As “resident spirit of the soul” genius is both our natural connection to nature and our secret connection to the divine. As the source of uniqueness and spark of individuation in life, genius is essential for imagining change and re-creating culture. This workshop will focus upon the nature of genius and the necessity of myth for both the individual and collective levels of life.

Genius will be considered in its original sense as the innate spark and inner spirit that animates each soul, as the core imagination and mythic seed that makes each person born distinct and never to be repeated again. Whether appearing as guardian angel, inner muse, or divine twin, the genius within is the resident spirit of the soul that gives each person their unique way of being and perceiving life.


Location: Pacifica Graduate Institute, Ladera Lane Campus at 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA

Dates: July 8-10


More details: http://www.pacifica.edu/current-public/item/the-myth-of-genius-the-genius-of-myth

Online registration form: https://fs19.formsite.com/pacifica/form162/index.html



Michael Meade, D.H.L., is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. His hypnotic and fiery storytelling, street savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths are highly relevant to current culture. He is the author of many books including Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of The Soul and The World Behind the World. Meade is founder of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, a Seattle-based nonprofit dedicated to education and cultural healing. For more information, visit www.mosaicvoices.org.



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