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East–West Psychology

David Odorisiois, PhD 2015, is the founding director of the Retreat at Pacifica, a depth psychology-oriented retreat center on the campus of Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. David also teaches in the mythological studies MA/PhD program at Pacifica. His academic interests focus on the hermeneutic intersections of depth psychology and religious studies, particularly in the areas of psychoanalysis, Jungian psychology, and comparative mysticism. His dissertation was titled "Alchemical Hermeneutics: Re-Visioning the Yoga Sūtras, Dark Night, and Heart Center in the Upaniṣads and Eastern Christian Prayer through a Jungian Lens." David has published in the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, Quadrant, Philosophy East and West, and the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, among others.

Select Publications:
"Welcoming the Shadow as Guest and Self: Archetypal Approaches to Healing in Jung's Red Book." Quadrant: The Journal of the C. G. Jung Foundation 46 (2015).

"Of Gods and Stones: Alchemy, Jung, and The Dark Night of St. John of the Cross." Journal of Transpersonal Psychology 47: no. 1 (2015).

"Patanjali's Yoga Sūtras and the Alchemical Process of Individuation." Philosophy East and West 65: no. 3 (July 2015).

"The Alchemical Heart: A Jungian Approach to the Heart Center in the Upaniṣads and in Eastern Christian Prayer." International Journal of Transpersonal Studies 33: no. 1 (2014).

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