Craig Chalquist, PhD is department chair of East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he teaches ecopsychology, and at John F. Kennedy University, where he launched the world's first Certificate in Ecotherapy. He is the author of several books, including those of the Animate California Trilogy and Terrapsychology: Reengaging the Soul of Place, editor of Rebearths: Conversations with a World Ensouled, and co-editor of Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind. His areas of professional interest include depth psychology, ecopsychology, mythology, history, ecoresilient communities, theoretical and qualitative research, phenomenology, and complexity science. He manages the Deep Educator Network at LinkedIn, and his website is Chalquist.com.
Hope Remains in Place: The Reenchantment of Here
Ancient Greek mythology tells us that when the gods went up to Olympus, one remained behind: Hope, friend and comforter of humanity. In this presentation we will look through the lens of terrapsychology, the study of the presence of place, to see how the contours and elements of where we live show up for us as lively symbols and motifs, thereby covering the world in a garment of story. Tending the presence of place offers a way beyond the mechanistic worldview into an appreciative awakening to what addresses us constantly: the speech of place, locale, and Earth.