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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, PhD, 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 PhD in East-West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and teaches in the areas of methodology, psychology and religion, and Christian mysticism.  He has published in 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. David is editor of the forthcoming volume Merton and Hinduism (Fons Vitae), and co-editor of Depth Psychology and Mysticism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). He currently teaches the following courses in the Mythological Studies program:  Dreams, Visions, and Myths; Methods and Contemporary Issues in Religious Studies; Christian Traditions; Comic Books as Modern Mythology; and Dissertation Formulation.