Depth Psychology: MA Program


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Michael Meade and the Mosaic Foundation offer community gatherings with world mythology, storytelling, and drumming to engage and inspire communities.

Martin Shaw and the West County School of Myth and Story offer immersion in myth in the wilds of England. Martin is in Sonoma county for part of spring 2013 and is teaching in Pt Reyes, Sonoma State, and Stanford.

Recommended Reading

E. A. Wallis Budge, Osiris and the Egyptian resurrection

Joseph Campbell, The masks of God (4 volumes)

Joseph Campbell, The hero with a thousand faces

Jules Cashford & Anne Baring, The myth of the goddess: Evolution of an image

Allan Chinen, Beyond the hero: Classic stories of men in search of soul

Dante, Divine Comedy

Mircea Eliade, Mephistopheles and the androgyne: Studies in religious myth and symbol

Mircea Eliade, Rites and symbols of initiation: The mysteries of birth and rebirth

Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women who run with the wolves: Myths and stories of the wild woman archetype

James Frazer, The golden bough

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust

Esther Harding, Woman's mysteries, ancient and modern: A psychological interpretation of the feminine principle as portrayed in myth, story, and dreams

Jane Harrison, Epilegomena to the study of Greek religion; and Themis: A study of the social origins of Greek religion

Joseph Henderson & Maude Oakes, The myths of death, rebirth and resurrection: The wisdom of the serpent

Homer, Iliad

Homer, The Odyssey of Homer

C. G. Jung, Answer to Job

C. G. Jung, Symbols of transformation

C. G. Jung & Carl Kerenyi, Introduction to a science of mythology: The myth of the divine child and the mysteries of Eleusis

David Leeming, From Olympus to Camelot: The world of European mythology

David Leeming, Mythology: The voyage of the hero

Scott Leonard & Michael McClure, Myth and knowing: An introduction to world mythology

Michael Meade, Men and the water of life: Initiation and the tempering of men

Sheila Moon, Changing Woman and her sisters: Feminine aspects of selves and deities

Maureen Murdock, The heroine's journey

Erich Neumann, The great mother: An analysis of the archetype

Walter Otto, Dionysus, Myth and cult

Ovid, Metamorphoses

Sylvia Brinton Perera, Descent to the goddess: A way of initiation for women

Paul Radin, The trickster: A study in American Indian mythology

Jeremy Taylor, The living labyrinth: Exploring universal themes in myth, dreams and the symbolism of waking life

Virgil, The Aeneid of Virgil

Wolfram von Eschenbach, Parzifal

Diane Wolkstein, Inanna, queen of heaven and earth: Her stories and hymns from Sumer

Heinrich Zimmer, The king and the corpse: Tales of the soul's conquest of evil


Hector Berlioz, The Damnation of Faust (Lyric Opera of Chicago Feb-March 2010)

Charles Gounod, Faust (San Francisco Opera June 2010)

Richard Wagner, Der Ring des Nibelungen (Los Angeles Opera June 2010, San Francisco Opera June 2011, New York Metropolitan Opera Spring 2012)

Richard Wagner, Parsifal

Richard Wagner, Tristan und Isolde (Seattle Opera August 2010)

DVD & Video

Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers, The Power of Myth (6 videos)



Applications for Fall 2019

apollo delphiWe are accepting applications for fall 2019 admission online through Cal State Apply.


knossos red dogLearn about the Psychology M.A. in Depth Psychology program on Saturday March 9, 2-4 pm, in Stevenson Hall 3042.

Public Programs

Naomi LowinskyHear Dr. Naomi Lowinsky speak on the wild source of poetry on Sat April 27, 10am - 1 pm in Art 108.