“Craig Chalquist’s great aim of creating and supporting communities of belonging everywhere is evidenced by the many educational programs and certificates he has developed in public education and in academia. One of his great gifts to others is the inspiration to imagine a new future to enact for ourselves and the world.”
– Marilyn Fowler, Leadership Consultant and Former Program Chair

“To live differently, we must learn to imagine differently.”
– Craig Chalquist


What’s Included:

  • Many examples of how inspiring stories make a difference in the world today.
  • Inspiration and practice in bringing your voice into the world.
  • Depth-psychological tools for exploring your fantasies for their deeper story.
  • Materials for applying wisdom from mythology and folktales to contemporary issues.
  • Strategies for finding common ground through shared stories and dreams.
  • Detailed instruction for creating reflection-discussion-action circles (“heartsteads”).
  • A copy of the latest edition of the Enchantivist’s Handbook.
  • Lively live discussion with like-minded storytellers, visions, and dreamers.



“At this point, realism is perhaps the least adequate means of understanding or portraying the incredible realities of our existence…For after all, as great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope.” 
– Ursula K. LeGuin

Certificate in Enchantivism

The Retreat at Pacifica Graduate Institute

You long to make a lasting difference in the world, but politics and protests aren’t for you. The shouting for change appears judgmental and hopeless. Where is the inspiration? Imagination? Dream?

Join us for an eight-week online Certificate in Enchantivism, an approach that develops the many ways we make lasting change by sharing reenchanting stories about our relations with ourselves, each other, or our ailing but still-beautiful planet; and then letting these stories lead us into creative and thoughtful responses to how things are.

Being an enchantivist requires no shouting or preaching, although at need it can supplement more conventional and confrontational forms of activism and reform. The quiet can use it so long as they possess a lively imagination, a deep care for life on Earth, a passion for symbol and story, and a willingness to plant stories in the space of fertile soil between real and ideal.

Unleashed, enchantivism can help communities find renewal and creative ways of affecting positive change for a future we can all thrive in.

Most of us know what we’re against. Let’s explore what we’re for by learning how to be articulate practical dreamers.

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