Dan Merkur, PhD (Comparative religion), psychoanalyst

Dan  Merkur, PhD (comparative religion),earned his doctorate in comparative religion at Stockholm University and has since taught at five universities in the United States and Canada. When his research interests shifted from religious experiences to their long-term impact on personality, he trained as a psychoanalyst at the Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He is currently in private practice in Toronto, Canada. He is also a research reader in the study of religion at the University of Toronto. His many books include a trilogy on the psychoanalysis of religious experience: The Ecstatic Imagination (1998), Mystical Moments and Unitive Thinking (1999), and Unconscious Wisdom (2001). His most recent book, Crucified With Christ (2007), is a psychoanalytic study of medieval meditation.