March 24, 2020

This past summer, religious studies scholar Jeffrey Kripal offered the annual symposium in the Mythological Studies program at Pacifica Graduate Institute where I teach.  The symposium is an all day seminar that features current topics and research of the invited prese...

April 20, 2019


Here is a vision shown by the goodness of God to a devout woman, and her name is Julian, who is a recluse at Norwich and still alive, A.D. 1413, in which vision are very many words of comfort, greatly moving for all those who desire to be Christ’s lovers. (125)[1]



April 13, 2018

Interview questions by Devon Deimler, Ph.D.c.  Click here for the original post via Pacifica Post

You began forming your Joseph Campbell Round Table presentation last Fall (2017). We had to postpone the event due to the Thomas Fire and subsequent mudslides. Of course, t...

August 26, 2017

On Monday, August 21st the entirety of North America experienced a partial or total solar eclipse.  With its direct path stretching across the contiguous United States, the eclipse cast its darkest shadow stretching from celebratory festivals in Oregon across the count...

April 30, 2017

We are indeed mutants. 

~ Jeffrey J. Kripal, “Mutant Marvels” in The Serpent’s Gift: Gnostic Reflections on the Study of Religion

I’ve been holding off on these depth psychological reflections on Marvel Studio’s latest comic book adaptation of the X-men saga, Logan, due...

April 30, 2017

So I'm definitely a latecomer to this party, but I was pretty impressed with Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I feel like it makes some astute depth psychological observations about human nature and the avarice behind some of mainstream biomedical scientific culture, so...

January 3, 2016

“Forgive me. I feel it again… the call to the light... Show me again, the power of the darkness,

 and I will let nothing stand in our way. Show me, grandfather, and I will finish what you started.”


―Kylo Ren to Darth Vader's mask in Star Wars: The Force Awakens


"It is w...

Religion and the Search for Meaning

Many consider ours the "age of anxiety" with near-constant threats of terror, fear, and ecological disaster at alarmingly global levels.  Who has time to reflect upon or consider the deeper psychological and spiritual realities under...

It was C.G. Jung's insight - culled from the wisdom traditions of East & West - that the psyche, or soul, is comprised of elements both "masculine" and "feminine," each with their own characteristics necessary for personal and collective healing, growth, and empowermen...

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