Christopher M. Bache has been a professor of Religious Studies at Youngstown State University for almost 30 years as well as an intermittent adjunct faculty member at the California Institute of Integral Studies. From 2000–02 he was Director of Transformative Learning at the Institute of Noetic Sciences located outside of San Francisco.
At YSU he teaches courses in Eastern religions, transpersonal psychology, consciousness research and Buddhism. His writings explore reincarnation, the philosophical implications of non-ordinary states of consciousness and the dynamics of collective consciousness within the classroom. He was awarded YSU's Distinguished Professor Award twice, once for teaching and once for research.
- Lifecycles: Reincarnation and the Web of Life (Paragon House, 1990)
- Dark Night, Early Dawn: Steps to a Deep Ecology of Mind (SUNY Pr, 2000)
- The Living Classroom: Teaching and Collective Consciousness (SUNY Pr, 2008)
- Is the Sacred Medicine Path a Legitimate Path? The Scientific and Medical Network
- Mysticism and Psychedelics: The Case of the Dark Night The Primal Psychotherapy page
- A Reappraisal of Teresa of Avila's Supposed Hysteria The Primal Psychotherapy page
- Altered state of consciousness
- Holotropic Breathwork
- Richard Tarnas
- Stanislav Grof
- Transpersonal psychology