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David Odorisio

David Odorisio


  • Ph.D., East-West Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA
  • M.A., Theology (History of Christian Spirituality), Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN
  • B.A., Religious Studies, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA

David M. Odorisio, Ph.D., serves as Director of The Retreat at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, and is Associate Core Faculty in Pacifica’s Mythological Studies graduate degree program.  David received his Ph.D. in East-West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and teaches in the areas of methodology, psychology and religion, and comparative mysticism.  He is co-editor of the volume Depth Psychology and Mysticism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) and has published in a variety of journals, including: Quadrant: Journal of the C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, Jung Journal, Philosophy East and West, The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, and The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, among others.  He currently teaches the following courses in the Mythological Studies program:  Methods and Contemporary Issues in Religious Studies; Christian Traditions; Dissertation Formulation; and a Special Topics Course on Comic Books, the Paranormal, and the Sacred.