Patrick Mahaffey

Ph.D., Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, Core Faculty
Researcher from:

Dr. Mahaffey helped found the Mythological Studies program in 1995 and has served as its chair for 16 years. His Ph.D. in Religious Studies is from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His areas of emphasis include Hindu and Buddhist traditions, Comparative Philosophy of Religion, Contemplative Practices, and Mysticism. 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.He currently teaches: Hindu Traditions; Buddhist Traditions; and Dissertation Formulation

Other Work:

Mahaffey,P. (2013). The Snake and the Rope: A Jungian View of Hinduism. (2012). ByGeorge Elder. Indianapolis, IN: Dog Ear Publishing. Psychological Perspectives: A Quarterly Journal of Jungian Thought, 56:2, 229-235. DOI: 10.1080/00332925.2013.787000


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