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
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.
Comic Books as Modern Mythology
Comic Books, the Paranormal, and the Sacred
Depth Psychology and the Sacred
Dreams, Visions, Myths
Methods and Contemporary Issues in Religious Studies