A Mentor is a wise person who imparts advice. In the world above-the-world, a Mentor can be a teacher, a counselor, a parent, a friend, even an animal or a landscape. In the worlds below-the-world, Mentors come forward as imaginal figures or settings offering insights to the never-before-seen. In your journeys, inner and outer, Mentors provide access to your unique calling.
Let’s support one another in making the time and space to offer gratitude to those in life who serve as Mentors. As you bring care and regard to their presence, they, in turn, will nurture your destiny Such is the way of generative mentorship.
with warm feelings,
Stephen Aizenstat Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist/Marriage Family Therapist/Credentialed Teacher/Professor and Dream Tender

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Stephen Aizenstat

Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., is the founder of Dream Tending, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and the Academy of Imaginal Arts and Sciences. He is a world-renowned professor of depth psychology, an imagination specialist, and an innovator. He has served as an organizational consultant to major companies and institutions, and as a depth psychological content advisor to Hollywood film makers. He has lectured extensively in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. He is affiliated with the Earth Charter International project through the United Nations, where he has spoken. Professor Aizenstat is the Chancellor Emeritus and Founding President of Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has collaborated with many notable masters in the field including Joseph Campbell, James Hillman, Marion Woodman, and Robert Johnson.