Ladera medicine wheel
Whether you are looking for inner wisdom, or calming harmony and insights, the final Depth Psychology cohort of Track K (3rd year, 2012) offers as its parting gift a Medicine Wheel as a living tool of ceremonial depth, in gratitude for our experience at Pacifica.
Jung identified five prominent groups of instinctive factors: creativity, activity, sexuality, hunger, and reflection. Reflection is one of the most potent instincts that has been severely minimized and therefore most often forgotten, leaving many wondering today how to self-reflect. The Medicine Wheel is one way to help address this neglected instinct, and a blessed place for group, relational, or individual forms of self-reflection while considering issues from multiple perspectives.
HeronsWood Labyrinth, Lambert campus
As I walked the newly created HeronsWood Labyrinth on December 21, 2012, six days after the first hoe hit the ground, I reflected upon the multitude of people, events, and experiences that led to the manifestation of this gift from my class, MA Counseling Psychology 2005, a.k.a. the Herons. While I meandered on the path a face, a conversation, or an emotion would pop into my being reminding me of the decade-long journey of the Herons, Pacifica Land Manager Marshall Chrostowski, and Pacifica Graduate Institute. The following are glimpses of that journey's story and its characters.