David Odorisio EWP bio detail David Odorisio

East-West Psychology

David is the founding Director of The Retreat at Pacifica, a depth psychologically-oriented retreat center on the campus of Pacifica Graduate Institute, 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 EWP dissertation was entitled, Alchemical Hermeneutics: Re-Visioning the Yoga Sūtras, Dark Night, and Heart Center in the Upaniṣads and Eastern Christian Prayer through a Jungian Lens (2015). David has published in the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, Quadrant, Philosophy East and West, and the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, among others. Visit him at: www.ahomeforsoul.com; retreat.pacifica.edu

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. 47.1. 2015.

"Patanjali's Yoga Sūtras and the Alchemical Process of Individuation." Philosophy East and West. 65.3. 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. 33.1. 2014.

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