Yuria Celidwen is a doctoral candidate in cultural psychology and contemplative sciences at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is a native of Indigenous descent from Chiapas (Mexico). Her research focuses on ethics and compassion within world mythologies and mystical traditions from an interdisciplinary approach that conjoins reason and emotion, scientific inquiry and contemplative practices. Her interests are the development of identity in cultural and personal narratives, the experience of the holy, and the cultivation of altruism and consciousness for social and environmental justice. She is co-chair of the Psychology, Culture and Religion unit, and the Women’s Caucus Liaison to the Board of the American Academy of Religion—Western Region, and she works for the United Nations in New York.