• 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!”

Recent Interviews

“It’s Hard To Think About Climate Change During A Pandemic. Here’s How To Stay Engaged,” NPR, Laura Klivans interview (April 22, 2020).

“Essential Reconnection with Deeper Self and Earth,” The Poetry of Predicament Podcast (April 15, 2020).

Interview: “Californians Turning to Meditation and Mindfulness (Even More than Usual)” KQED News (April 10, 2020).

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

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).

Speaking and Workshop

“Storied Nature: When Myths Heal the Split Between Us and Everything Else,” presentation to the Fates & Graces Mythologium (July 31, 2021).

“When Outside is Inside: Terrapsychological Inquiry,” presentation for the Graduate Theological Union conference Visions for a Viable Future: Sustainable Societies (March 19, 2021).

“Essential Reconnection with Deeper Self and Earth,” The Poetry of Predicament Podcast (April 15, 2020).

Forum: Banerji, D., & Chalquist, C. (2020). “End of Days or End of Daze?” PCC Forum (April 9, 2020).

Daylong Workshop: “Exploring Dreams and the World Inside You,” CIIS Public Programs (February 29, 2020).

“From Eco-Anxiety to Ecoresilience: A Big Ideas Talk” at the California Institute of Integral Studies (3/17/20).

“Exploring Dreams and the World Inside You” public programs workshop at the California Institute of Integral Studies (2/29/20).

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).

“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

“Honored as a catalyst for social and ecological changes in our country and our world” at The Toast Heard ‘Round the World, Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association, Dec. 31, 2020.

International Association for Ecotherapy (board 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)

American Philosophical Association (member)

Society for Consciousness Studies (member)

Supporter of the Earth Charter Initiative

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


Doctoral student of Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

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.


Consulting privately on book publishing project (2021).

WSCUC accreditation consultant to Pacifica Graduate Institute (2021).

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

“Of Re-enchantment and Renewal: Where Art, Archetype, and Fantasy Meet,” in Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration (Abbeville, 2021). Written for the “Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration” exhibit at the Norman Rockwell Museum (June-Sept. 2021).

“From Eco-Anxiety to Ecoresilience: Toward a Psychology of Care,” with Linda Buzzell, for Eco-Anxiety and Planetary Hope: Confronting Pandemics and the Climate Crisis (D. Vakoch and S. Mickey), Rowman & Littlefield, 2020. This book is part of the Environment and Society Series.

Terrapsychological Inquiry: Restorying Our Relationship to Nature, Place, and Planet (Routledge, 2020).

Myths Among Us: When Timeless Tales Return to Life (World Soul Books, 2018).


Founding Former Editor-in-Chief of Immanence: The Journal of Applied Mythology, Legend, and Folktale

Founder and Owner, World Soul Books

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. Former blogger at Huffington Post.

Past publishing projects.

For more see Publishing.