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Patrick Mahaffey

Patrick Mahaffey

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Patrick helped found the Mythological Studies Program in 1994 and, since then, has served the program as a chair, associate chair, and research coordinator. He continues to teach Hindu Traditions as an Emeritus Professor. His Ph.D. in Religious Studies is from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Integrative Spirituality: Religious Pluralism, Individuation, and Awakening and the editor of  Evolving God-Images: Essays on Religion, Individuation, and Postmodern Spirituality. His areas of emphasis include Hindu and Buddhist traditions, Comparative Philosophy of Religion, and Contemplative Yoga. He has conducted participant-observation research in India and practices Hindu and Buddhist meditation. He has published essays on Hindu yoga traditions; Jung’s Depth Psychology and Yoga; Religious Pluralism; World-Making and Postmodernity; and Religion in America.