Richard Tarnas

Richard Tarnas

Professor
Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness

CIIS Main Building, 4th Floor
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Richard Tarnas, Ph.D., is professor of philosophy and psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, and founding director of its graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness. He is also adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, where he teaches in the clinical and depth psychology programs. Formerly director of programs and education at Esalen Institute, he is the author of The Passion of the Western Mind, a history of the Western world view that has become both a bestseller and a widely used text in universities. He is also the author of Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, published by Viking Press in 2006.

Read more about Cosmos and Psyche.

"Like a Rolling Stone: The Nobility of the Postmodern--And Why the Scientific Quest Against Anthropocentrism Has Been Pursued with Religious Fervor" --a lecture by Richard Tarnas at the PCC Forum (filmed March 16, 2012): 

Our Moment in History: An Archetypal Exploration of Current Events Related to Planetary Configurations (filmed Nov. 12, 2011):