• Public Speaking
  • Educational Administration
  • Teaching and Curriculum Design
  • Program and Certificate Launch
  • Accreditation and Regulatory
  • Consulting and Mentoring

Craig Chalquist, PhD

Some Career Highlights

Motto: “Let’s make something good come of this!”

Speaking and Workshop

Interviewed by KQED for their article “Climate Change Despair is Real. Here is How You Fight It” (10/1/2019).

Wrote this report on climate change and children’s health at the request of someone on Greta Thunberg’s team (2019). 

“Storytelling Beyond the Hero” workshop at Santa Barbara City College for the 12th annual Nonviolent Communication Conference (2019).

Interviewed for Time Magazine article “A Prescription You Can’t Fill at the Pharmacy” by Jamie Ducharme (2018).

Interview about Immanence Journal with the Joseph Campbell Foundation (2018).

“The Healing Wisdom of Nature,” presentation at Wildling Museum, Solvang, CA (2018).

“Storytelling Nature Myths: A Project of Reenchantment,” presentation at OPUS Archives for the Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythological RoundTable, Santa Barbara, CA (2018).

“Enchantivism: Story, Myth, and Image for Action in the World,” presentation for the conference Emerging (Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies), Portland, Oregon (2018).

“A Folklore of Hope: Storytelling for Reenchanting the World,” keynote for the conference The Anthropocene and Beyond, Shue Yan University, Hong Kong (2018).

“Enchantivism: Transmutation through Inspiration,” a four-session online/in-person workshop (Pacifica Graduate Institute, October 2017).

“Storytelling Eco-advocacy” presented to students of Royal Roads University (Victoria, BC August 2016).

“Earthrise in the Heart,” presented at the conference Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization, Pomona College (June 2015).

“Our Aphroditic Cosmos: Joining Science and Myth,” keynote at the invitation of Brian Swimme for the Cosmology and Love Conference (San Francisco, April 2015).

“All the Stage is a World: Performing the Landscapes Performing Us,” keynote, North American Drama Therapy Association 35th Annual Conference (October 2014).

“From Violence to Peace: The Inside Story,” presentation to Highground Hackers (San Francisco, December 2013) with Dr. George Mohler, District Attorney George Gascón, and Mayor Ed Lee.

Other presentation venues: Sonoma State, California Institute of Integral Studies, Schumacher College, Santa Rosa Community College, JFK University, Prescott College, Columbia School of Business (Bay Area), Sun Gallery, NY Open Center, Institute of Noetic Sciences, KWMR Radio, WEAA Radio, University of Guelph Radio, Holos Institute, Center for the Healing Arts, International Society for the Study of Dreams, Joseph Campbell Society (Sacramento), Jung Institute of Los Angeles, Jung Society of the Triangle.

Service in Community

International Association for Ecotherapy (board member)

Ecopsychology Journal (editorial board and peer reviewer)

Consciousness Journal (editorial board)

Holos Institute (board of directors)

National Storytelling Network (member)

Psychologists for Social Responsibility (member)

Society for Consciousness Studies (member)

International Association for Jungian Studies (member)

Supporter of the Earth Charter Initiative

Administrator of the online group Enchantivism: Societal Transmutation through Inspiration and Storytelling (Facebook)


PhD in Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute

MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, California Lutheran University

BA in Psychology, California Lutheran University

Certified Master Gardener and Certificate in Sustainable Landscaping through the University of California Cooperative Extension. Certificate in Permaculture Design

Certificate in Greek Mythology from Oxford University (2014)

Certificate in Hindu Scriptures from Harvard U (2016)

Storytelling for Change Statement of Accomplishment (2016)

Great Mythologies of the World (2016)

Certificates in Egyptian and Norse Mythology.


UCSB Bren School (2018): Training in how to use storytelling with policy-makers who must address global warming.

Accreditation Advising and Program Redesign, Pacifica Graduate Institute (2016)

New York Open Center (2015/16): Designed and launched the Certificate in Holistic Psychology.

Royal Roads University (2015, 2016): Conduct two online trainings in storytelling tools for raising awareness of global warming.

Acting Dean and Learning Assessment Consultant, Rudolf Steiner College (2014)

Holos Institute (2013): Conducted a series of ecotherapy trainings for psychotherapist interns.

The Graduate Institute (2012): Designed a Certificate in Ecotherapy.

Taught a mini-course on applied Gnosticism to analyst candidates of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco (2011).

Opus Archives (2010): Independent research grant to study the work of Joseph Campbell in relation to the image of Earthrise.

John F. Kennedy University (2007): Oversaw thesis work in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology.

Personal Myth consulting (2005): Hired by graduate students at Sonoma State University to conduct an ongoing series of seminar-workshops on personal myth work.

Former Member, Ventura County Domestic Violence Task Force

Family therapist and group facilitator


Current: Core Faculty, East-West Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies.

Former Associate Provost, Acting Director of Admissions, Director of Dissertation Office, and Accreditation Liaison Officer, Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Former Chair of East-West Psychology Program, CIIS. Former core faculty member in the Department of Consciousness & Transformative Studies at JFK University. 

Designed and taught more than thirty courses (graduate and undergrad); designed, launched, and taught in three certificates. 

Academic adviser and adjunct faculty at Antioch University, Prescott College, College of the Siskiyous. Taught at New York Open Center, Schumacher College, Argosy University, Sonoma State, New College of California, and Allan Hancock College. Thesis and dissertation examiner for Murdoch University and Monash University.

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

Psychospirituality manuscript and depth psychology monograph reviewer for Routledge. Peer reviewer for the journals Ecopsychology and the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture. Blogger at Huffington Post.