The Imagination Matrix

Introducing a New Book by Stephen Aizenstat Ph.D.

Are you ready to take your life to the next level?

This event was live-streamed on Tuesday, October 24th, 2023

In an exciting and unprecedented event, renowned author and scholar Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., shared insights from his new book, THE IMAGINATION MATRIX, while in conversation with Dr. Kelly Sullivan Walden from the Shift Network.
Together, they dive deep into the groundbreaking themes of this visionary book. You have the power of imagination already inside of you. Find out how you can harness this limitless resource to change your life, your community, and the world in positive ways.

Discover how you can optimize the power of your imagination to unleash your innate genius and build a better world.


If ever there was a time and a place to reconnect with imagination, that place is here, that time is now. For anyone looking for a new way forward for yourself, your community, and our struggling planet, Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., offers a powerful message of hope. The trailblazers are people like you—the seekers, creatives, dreamers, doers—who are willing and ready to tap into a collective purpose so vital, so vibrant, so resonant in the world of today.


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Stephen Aizenstat, PhD, is the founder of Pacifica Graduate Institute, Dream Tending, and the Academy of Imagination. He has devoted his life to understanding the profound wisdom and healing power that exist within each of us. His work centers on the insight that, through our dreams and imagination, we can access limitless creativity, innovation, improved relationships, and, ultimately, our human potential.

Such an inquiry was a driving force in his creation of Pacifica Graduate Institute, a center for the study of the human experience through depth psychology, mythology, and the humanities. Surrounded by the beauty of the natural world where the mountains meet the sea, the institute is located on two university campuses in Santa Barbara, California.

Within this setting, Aizenstat pioneered his revolutionary, patented Dream Tending approach, a proven system based on four decades of rigorous scholarship and practical application road-tested with students, clients, and global workshops. This approach led to his work on The Imagination Matrix, a new paradigm for thinking more creatively and for living more authentically. He has conducted sold-out dreamwork and imagination seminars, workshops, and popup events in the United States, Asia, and Europe.

Aizenstat’s methodologies have helped thousands of people to unlock the realms of deep imagination, increase intellectual and emotional bandwidth, and realize personal and professional goals.

Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., has served as an organizational consultant to leading tech companies, international leadership teams, and the Hollywood entertainment industry. He has also lectured extensively around the globe on the experiences of dreams, Deep Imagination, Imaginal Intelligence, and unleashing your Innate Genius. He is affiliated with the Earth Charter International project through the United Nations, where he has spoken. Professor Aizenstat has collaborated with many notable leaders in the field, including mythologist Joseph Campbell; depth psychologists James Hillman, Marion Woodman, and Robert Johnson; visionary Jean Houston; Chinese Jungian analyst and scholar Professor Heyong Shen; and Aboriginal dreamer and artist Yidumduma Bill Harvey. Dr. Aizenstat honors his associations with sustainability and seed-saving activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, Aboriginal dreamer Bill Neijdie, and community organizers Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez.

Book Launch Tour


Interview with Stacy Dicker, Ph.D. from Boundless Psyche, Timeless Soul

Listen to Tami Simon’s interview with Stephen Aizenstat: Dream Tending

Stephen Aizenstat: Increasing Your Imaginal Intelligence
This episode originally aired on Sounds True One, where these special episodes of Insights at the Edge are available to watch live on video and with exclusive access to Q&As with our guests.

KMET Podcast

Are you ready to tap into a collective purpose so vital, so vibrant, so resonant in the world of today? Tune in today, November 3rd, 2023 at 10 am PT, 1 pm ET for an inspiring discussion with Stephen Aizenstat, PhD on his new #book The Imagination Matrix: How to Access the Greatest Power You Have for Creativity, Connection, and Purpose.

Insights At The Edge, hosted by Tami Simon
The podcast is scheduled to air on November 28th, 2023

Past Book Signing Events

Chaucer’s Bookstore, Santa Barbara

Wednesday, October 25, 2023  from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PST

3321 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105


Mystic Journey Bookstore, Los Angeles

Sunday, October 29th, 2023 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST

2923 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405


The Imaginal Intelligence: Stephen Aizenstat + Michael Taft in Conversation

Friday, November 10th, 2023 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST

The Berkeley Alembic

2820 Seventh Street Berkeley, CA 94710


The Imagination Matrix, with Stephen Aizenstat

Saturday, November 11th, 2023 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM PST

The Berkeley Alembic

2820 Seventh Street Berkeley, CA 94710

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