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Co-Chair & Associate Core Faculty   

Mythological Studies MA/PhD Program 
Pacifica Graduate Institute

Depth Psychology and Mysticism 

Co-edited with Thomas Cattoi


A New Gnosis: Comic Books, Comparative Mythology, and Depth Psychology

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Praise for Merton & Hinduism:

"This will be the standard source book for future studies on Merton and Hinduism.... a beauty and bounty not to be missed." ~ Ron Dart, The Merton Journal

"...a major scholarly contribution to the fields of Merton studies and comparative mysticism."

          ~ Cristóbal Serrán-Pagán y Fuentes, The Merton Annual


The wider frame and developmental background of my work emerges from a decades-long personal journey that incorporates aspects of contemplative Christianity, the embodied practice of yoga, and formal academic training in religious studies, theology, and depth psychology. My dissertation, completed through the California Institute of Integral Studies (2015), applied C.G. Jung's alchemical psychology to select spiritual texts from mystical Christianity and yoga traditions. Advanced training in Trauma Studies, alongside an abiding interest in the role of unconscious processes in the study of religion, further informs my scholarly lens. My academic teaching and public scholarship orient around the areas of depth psychology, comparative mysticism, and the life and writings of 20th c. Trappist monk and inter-faith pioneer, Thomas Merton.

Courses taught:

Christian Traditions

Comic Books as Modern Mythology

Comic Books, the Paranormal, and the Sacred

Depth Psychology and the Sacred

Dissertation Formulation

Dreams, Visions, Myths

Methods and Contemporary Issues in Religious Studies

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