Eric Cunningham


My primary areas of research include modern Japanese intellectual history, Zen Buddhism, Catholicism, eschatology, the history of consciousness, and psychedelia.

My long range (general) scholarly goal is to discover and illuminate the deeper patterns of connectedness between Catholic Christianity and the various strands of ancient esoteric traditions and modern "spirituality"  worldwide.

My long range (specific) goals include translating the historical philosophical works of Nishida Kitaro and pursuing comparative studies of Zen Buddhism, Christian hermeticism, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, and the Path of Knowledge of Rudolf Steiner.