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AMERICAN ACADEMY OF RELIGION
“In a world where religion plays so central a role in social, political, and economic events, as well as in the lives of communities and individuals, there is a critical need for ongoing reflection upon and understanding of religious traditions, issues, questions, and values. The American Academy of Religion’s mission is to promote such reflection through excellence in scholarship and teaching in the field of religion.
Within a context of free inquiry and critical examination, the Academy welcomes all disciplined reflection on religion—both from within and outside of communities of belief and practice—and seeks to enhance its broad public understanding.”
“ARAS — a world treasure with jewels from every culture since the beginning of time. ARAS has taken many steps from its tiny beginnings in Eranos, Switzerland eighty years ago to the world-reach of the Internet today. Long available to only a few researchers, the wondrous vision of how the collective unconscious expresses itself in all human societies is now available to many. To fathom ARAS’s depth and richness, allow yourself to wander, to linger, and to ponder. Do not be afraid to get lost, as your meanderings may yield surprising delights of imagery and meaning.
The ARAS archive contains about 17,000 photographic images, each cross-indexed, individually mounted, and accompanied by scholarly commentary. The commentary includes a description of the image with a cultural history that serves to place it in its unique historical and geographical setting. Often it also includes an archetypal commentary that brings the image into focus for its modern psychological and symbolic meaning, as well as a bibliography for related reading and a glossary of technical terms.”
CENTER FOR SYMBOLIC STUDIES
“At the Center for Symbolic Studies our mission is to participate on our regional level in the urgent task of building a world community of individuals who will act with respect for the environment, responsibility to others, and awareness of the rich world within us. No less today than from the beginnings of human culture, the symbolic imagination invites interconnectedness. It is this need which informs all our programs at the Center.
To this end we explore dreams, creative art, and the mythic imagery of all peoples; in our Drumhorse programs for young people we place an emphasis on multi-ethnic experiences; and we present workshops in healing, interpersonal and interspecies sensitivity and environmental awareness. Our belief is that a psyche grounded in its own deep mystery will be in a fundamental accord with the surrounding world.”
THE CIIS BLOG (CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF INTEGRAL STUDIES)
CIIS PCC PROGRAM:
“The Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC) graduate program is dedicated to re-imagining the human species as a mutually enhancing member of the Earth community.
PCC attracts intellectually engaged individuals who are in varying degrees dismayed by what they see happening in industrial societies and who are striving to find meaningful ways to develop their gifts to serve the future of the world.
The program supports those called to meet the Earth community’s unprecedented evolutionary challenge by offering students a rigorous and supportive learning community in which to find their voice and vision as leaders.”
DALLAS INSTITUTE FOR THE HUMANITIES
“For over thirty years, the Dallas Institute has conducted original programs that enrich and strengthen the cultural heart of our great city. Our house on Routh Street is home for those who enjoy reading, thinking, exploring, and discussing timeless ideas that make us most fully human. The Institute has been described by our members as a “sanctuary,” as an “oasis,” as a “place for reflection,” as “food for the soul.”
Our members are the lifeblood of the Institute. It is for them that we create classes, groups, programs, and events that bring the wisdom and imagination of the humanities into their lives. If you are already a member, we thank you. If you aren’t, please think about becoming a member, and join us on a common journey toward the discovery of truth, beauty, and all else that is good and noble.”
“The International Institute for Visualization Research offers Deep Imagery trainings, workshops and individual sessions worldwide through our international network of trainers and practitioners. If you are interested in the Deep Imagination then you have come to the right place. Explore our calendar, meet our practitioners/guides, find books and other resources, and read our online journal. Contact us at iivr [at] deepimagery [dot] org if you have questions.”
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF TRANSFORMATIional ENTERTAINMENT
“GATE is an evolving community of creative, business and technical professionals in entertainment, media, and the arts — and the interested public — who realize the vital and expanding role media and entertainment play in creating our lives, and who aspire to consciously transform those domains for the benefit of all.
GATE is a nonprofit 501c(3) charitable organization providing valuable and relevant knowledge, resources and services to a wide range of professionals in the media, entertainment and arts industries, to aid in their personal transformation and to help them create and distribute content that expresses their transformational worldview.”
INSTITUTE FOR CULTURAL CHANGE
Our aim is to create and connect an impassioned global community committed to altering how we might relate to our self, each other and the natural world less destructively, to discover ways to interact in less violent, racist and sexist ways, and to work toward augmenting conscious change in a challenging world.
ICC Core Values
Responsibility to self, others and the planet
Development of new perspectives
Moving ideas into action”
“The Imaginal Institute was first birthed in 2005 in California as a virtual place (with the occasional live gathering) for people to connect and learn and share ideas about how imagination can burst forth and change our lives and our world.
This first dream got fleshed out as a remarkable site in the Catskills, NY, called Spillian: A Place to Revel. (Spillian is an Old English word that means to play, to jest, or to revel. We revel in ideas, in possibility, in community.) And so, The Imaginal Institute got swallowed by its child and is re-emerging as the academic/intellectual/learning arm of Spillian. Stay tuned, as we will be building a variety of online learning experiences for you to delight in.”
JOSEPH CAMPBELL FOUNDATION
“The Joseph Campbell Foundation® was incorporated in 1990 to…
1. Preserve, protect, and perpetuate the work of Joseph Campbell by:
Cataloging and archiving his works
Developing new publications based on his works
Directing the sale and distribution of his published works
Protecting copyrights to his works
Increasing awareness of his works by making them available in digital formats on the Foundation’s website (www.jcf.org)
2. Further his pioneering work in mythology and comparative religion by:
Promoting the study of mythology and comparative religion
Implementing and/or supporting diverse mythological education programs
Supporting and/or sponsoring events designed to increase public awareness
Donating Campbell’s archived works and personal library (Joseph Campbell/Marija Gimbutas Archive & Library)
Utilizing the Foundation’s website (www.jcf.org) as a forum for relevant cross-cultural dialogue
3. Help individuals enrich their lives by participating:
Globally in the Foundation’s Internet-based Associates Program
Locally in one of the Foundation’s international network of Mythological RoundTables
Periodically in various related activities that JCF undertakes.”
“The mission of Opus Archives and Research Center is to preserve, develop and extend to the world the archival collections and libraries of eminent scholars in the fields of depth psychology, mythology and the humanities. Opus is a “living archive” and offers scholarships, research grants, educational programs, community events, and research access to the collections, both physically and digitally.”
PACIFICA GRADUATE INSTITUTE BLOG
“Pacifica Graduate Institute offers masters and doctoral degree programs framed in the traditions in depth psychology. The Institute has established an educational environment that nourishes respect for cultural diversity and individual differences, and an academic community that fosters a spirit of free and open inquiry. Students have access to an impressive array of education resources on Pacifica’s two campuses, both of which are located between the coastal foothills and the Pacific Ocean, a few miles south of Santa Barbara, California.”
“Pacifica is a Mission with an Institute. The mission, “anima mundi collende gratia,” (tending the soul of and in the world) has inspired a literal host of others far and wide-those who now carry the fire of the vision itself. The intensity of that calling is the seed impulse carried within the dreams of many. When cultivated, this soul spark, rooted in the animated presence of the deep psyche, opens to personal fulfillment and a more just and fertile planet. In an increasingly complex world, the scholarship and service of Pacifica’s faculty, staff, alumni, and students offers a soul centered “intelligence” integral to what is being asked of us now.” – Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., Chancellor, Founding President
PHILOSOPHICAL RESEARCH SOCIETY
“The Philosophical Research Society is a nonprofit organization founded in 1934 for the purpose of providing resources for the study and research of the world’s wisdom literature. Rejecting doctrinal, political, or ecclesiastical investments, it provides a learning environment sheltered from any intention to coerce or convert. The goal of this institution is to enable the individual to develop a mature world view and philosophy of life in association with a diverse and stimulating community of inquiry, dedicated to understanding and appreciating their unique possibilities in the unfolding universal pattern.”
“An evocative magical getaway that will kick start your sense of the possible. With eight bedrooms, a commercial kitchen, meeting and movement space, and glorious grounds, Spillian is the site of marvelous programming and is available for very special private events and overnight room rentals”