Depth Psychology and Mysticism

  • Thomas Cattoi
  • David M. Odorisio

Part of the Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Mysticism book series (INTERMYST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Methodological, Hermeneutic, & Inter-disciplinary Perspectives

  3. Historical & Theoretical Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Christine Downing
      Pages 151-166
    3. Lionel Corbett
      Pages 167-182
  4. Self and No-Self, Knowing and Unknowing in Depth Psychology & Mysticism

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 283-289

About this book


Since the late 19th century, when the “new science” of psychology and interest in esoteric and occult phenomena converged – leading to the “discovery” of the unconscious – the dual disciplines of depth psychology and mysticism have been wed in an often unholy union. Continuing in this tradition, and the challenges it carries, this volume includes a variety of inter-disciplinary approaches to the study of depth psychology, mysticism, and mystical experience, spanning the fields of theology, religious studies, and the psychology of religion. Chapters include inquiries into the nature of self and consciousness, questions regarding the status and limits of mysticism and mystical phenomenon, and approaches to these topics from multiple depth psychological traditions.


psychotherapy Jung James Hillman Mystes psychoanalysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Cattoi
    • 1
  • David M. Odorisio
    • 2
  1. 1.Jesuit School of TheologySanta Clara UniversityBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Pacifica Graduate InstituteSanta BarbaraUSA

Bibliographic information