Becca Tarnas, Adjunct Lecturer in the  Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness online MA and PhD at CIIS Becca Tarnas

Adjunct Lecturer
Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness
School of Consciousness and Transformation

PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies

BA, Mount Holyoke College

Becca Tarnas, PhD, is a scholar, artist, and editor of Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology. She received her doctorate in Philosophy and Religion from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), with her dissertation titled The Back of Beyond: The Red Books of C. G. Jung and J. R. R. Tolkien. Her research interests include depth psychology, archetypal studies, literature, philosophy, and the ecological imagination. She teaches at both Pacifica Graduate Institute and CIIS, and is the author of the book Journey to the Imaginal Realm: A Reader’s Guide to J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Her website is

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