VISION

 A world of reenchantment, justice, and delight.

Our mission is to bring deep and transformative learnings out of the classroom directly to you, who seek the kind of knowledge and practices that grow lasting change.

“By dreaming together, you and me,

we change reality.”

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CRAIG CHALQUIST, PhD

Author, Deep Educator, Speaker

 

Dr. Craig Chalquist is a professor, author, and consultant who writes and teaches at the intersection of psyche, story, and imagination, with one foot in the academy and the other in the world.

 

Dr. Chalquist coined the term “terrapsychology” to describe the study of how our natural surroundings can manifest intimately in human psychology. He also coined “enchantivism,” a form of storytelling that moves from human injustice to a vision of how we most desire to live as a global community. 

A former Associate Provost at Pacifica Graduate Institute (where he still teaches) and full professor in the Department of East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, he has designed and launched forty psychology, philosophy, mythology, and ecotherapy courses for graduate students and undergrads. He earned his Ph.D. in depth psychology, and his master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy, which he practiced for nine years. He is currently working on a Ph.D. in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program at CIIS.

Founder of the world’s first ecotherapy certificate program, Dr. Chalquist is on the board of Holos Institute and the editorial board of the journal Ecopsychology. He is also a member of the American Philosophical Association and an ambassador to Jung Platform. His books include Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind (edited with Linda Buzzell; Counterpoint, 2008), Myths Among Us: When Timeless Tales Return to Life (World Soul Books, 2018), and Terrapsychological Inquiry: Restorying Our Relationship with Nature, Place, and Planet (Routledge, 2020).

Dr. Chalquist’s work in the world is in service to creating and supporting the sustainable, just, and delightful communities of belonging he knows we are capable of scaling up.

Ecology


Certificate in Permaculture Design

Master Gardener Certificate through the University of California Cooperative Extension.

 

Launched a Certificate in Ecotherapy at JFK University, the first of its kind in the world.

 

Designed the curriculum for a Certificate in Ecotherapy and Sustainable Culture for The Graduate Institute in Connecticut.

 

Co-wrote a curriculum for TerraPlaces, an online project to educate the public about how to explore the depths of one’s locale.

 

Launched a Certificate in Ecoresilience Leadership at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Teaches in the Certificate for Ecopsychology and the Certificate in Ecotherapy at Pacifica Graduate Institute

Publishing and Entrepreneurial

Founding Editor-in-Chief of Immanence: The Journal of Applied Mythology, Legend, and Folktale
Founder and Owner, World Soul Books
Founder and Owner, Worldrede Academy

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Community Leadership

American Philosophical Association (member)
Alliance of Ecotherapy and Social Justice (Advisory Council member)
Ecopsychology Journal (editorial board and peer reviewer)
Consciousness Journal (editorial board)
Holos Institute (board of directors)
National Storytelling Network (member)
Society for Consciousness Studies (member)
Supporter of the Earth Charter Initiative
Administrator of Enchantivism: Social Transmutation through Inspiration and Storytelling (Facebook)
Administrator of Storytelling and Archetypal Activism (Facebook
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Education

 
Doctoral student of Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies
PhD in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate

MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from CalLutheran U
Oxford University Certificate in Greek Mythology
Harvard U Certificate in Hindu Scriptures
Storytelling for Change Statement of Accomplishment
Great Mythologies of the World 
Certificates in Egyptian and Norse Mythology