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Myth Salon: The Enneagram, with Gard Jameson

Updated: Feb 27

EVENT DESCRIPTION: Have you wondered what the Enneagram actually is? Do you know why, as a way to understand personality, it holds such potential to unlock self-awareness? It is often said, when you heal the self, you heal the world. In this Myth Salon, we will have a conversation among Enneagram educators and our panel to explore the power of the Enneagram to awaken personality awareness and evoke a more compassionate world. By helping us discover diverse patterns of universal energy that inform our personalities, the Enneagram reveals the masks we present to the world, while also revealing something deeply spiritual and unifying behind the mask. How does this ancient tradition provide an appreciation of the Unity that Underlies our Diversity?

FEATURED GUEST: Gard Jameson received his doctorate from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2005. He teaches Asian Philosophy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He serves with The Charter for Compassion, Compassionate Las Vegas, The Stillpoint Center, The Children’s Advocacy Alliance, Volunteers in Medicine, and The Interfaith Council of Southern Nevada. Dr. Jameson is the author of five books: Footprints on the Sands of Time, Phaethon, Monkey, and Ramayana: Our Mythic Moment, the last three books reflecting on grand epics from the West, China and India, and most recently, The Peace Pilgrim Pictures, a contemplative journey with Nicholas and Helena Roerich. His teachers have included Thomas Keating, HH Dalai Lama, Huston Smith, Jean Huston, Joseph Campbell, Elie Wiesel, Wayne Teasdale, Sister Jayanti, Richard Rohr, Thomas Berry, Richard Tarnas, Dennis Slattery, and Patrick Mahaffey. His greatest teacher has been Jesus, the Spirit of Truth. Next to Jesus, his greatest teacher has been Florence Jameson, his wife with whom he has traveled the contemplative and service journey, exploring the inner and outer realms of awareness, learning that unconditional love, unfailing forgiveness and matchless goodwill are the only worthwhile attributes of a life well-lived. He is deeply blessed by his loving partnership with Florence! And, his daughters, MJ and Julia!


Carol Schindler has been a creative director, writer, and speech coach for corporate Conferences, working in many different sectors of the corporate world from pharmaceutical to finance to high-tech and service industries. She is a founding member of Chicago City Limits, an award-winning improvisational group in New York City. Her improv background and corporate experience are a perfect blend of big business and show business, allowing her to coach many corporate executives to bring forth their best performances. Her book, “A Doctor and a Plumber in a Rowboat: The Essential Guide to Improvisation for Performers, Teachers, Writers & Everyone Else,” is available on Amazon.


Meghann MCNIff is an ICF Certified Coach with 20+ years of experience. She specializes in Enneagram coaching, culture building, and whole-person leadership development. She is passionate about building cultures that work for everyone — where people and the business grow together. Across her career she has worked in diverse settings and with a wide range of groups: from Air Force pilots to Afghan midwives — engineers in the National Security Agency, community health workers in rural Malawi, and women executives in North America.



Dennis Patrick Slattery is a Distinguished Emeritus Professor in the Mythological Studies Program At Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has authored, coauthored, edited or coedited 33 volumes of poetry, non fiction and fiction. His most recent titles include The Way of Myth: Stories' Subtle Wisdom and The Fiction in Our Convictions. His web site, contains a series of blogs, paintings, adventure invitations and online courses.


Dana White, Ph.D. a contributing faculty member to Pacifica's myth degrees and author of numerous volumes on mythology. Over the course of his career, Dana has worked in radio and industrial television, as a vice president of marketing for Merrill Lynch, and as an academic department chair at an art college. He edits and designs books, produces films and motion media for universities, corporations and non-profits, and is a professional photographer with more than 40 books to his credit.He currently produces and hosts the Myth Salon, a venture he co-founded in 2016 with Dr. Will Linn,


WILL LINN, Ph.D. Is the Founder of He Produces Psychedelic MixTapes for Fascinated by Everything and co-hosts a European TV series called Myths: The Greatest Mysteries of Humanity. From 2011-2021, Will led projects for the Joseph Campbell Foundation, and from 2015-2023, he served as a professor and founding department chair for Hussian College—a film and performing arts school in Los Angeles. He has moderated these monthly Myth Salons with Dana White since 2015. His media and conference appearances, publications and roundtables have been focused on the poesis of nature and technology, meta-narratives of transformation, historical arcs in the mythic imagination and the archetypal revolution of meteor-steel.


The Myth Salon is all about cultivating community – bringing people and ideas into a delicious convergence every month to explore ideas of substance. Dr. Will Linn and Dr. Dana C White, the indefatigable moderators of our Myth Salon, congregate the mythological community to explore upon this rich and fertile path, and increase the amperage of myth and substance wherever we are. When we nurture and sustain our community relations and involvement, we all benefit! The full playlist of Myth Salons since the Spring of 2020 can be found Here.


Dennis Slattery’s Invitations:

Dana White’s Invitations:

Will Linn’s Invititations:

  • - Mythic Calendar: The Mythic Calendar integrates the world’s major holidays into a single calendar of media and information rich portals that explore the mythic dimensions of each holiday, sign of the zodiac, flower of the month, birth stone and celestial event. Check in with the mythic calendar each month and with every holiday to stay engaged with mythic time.

  • Mythology Channel: Explore ten years of mythic radio series, round tables, myth salons and special events in the Mythology Channel’s content library.

  • Climate BootCamp: The Climate Bootcamp was designed for the Harvard Alumni Society Committee for the Climate and Climate Reality with the help of Mythouse to serve as a virtual course to support those ready to bring change within an organization.

Special Thanks to the continued support of the Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association.


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