Author Archives: Dennis Patrick Slattery

About Dennis Patrick Slattery

Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D. is core faculty in the Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California where he has been teaching for the past 21 years of his 45 years in the classroom. He is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of 23 volumes, including 6 volumes of poetry. He offers writing personal myth retreats across the United States, Ireland and Switzerland through theories of myth, including that of Joseph Campbell.

Excerpt from Our Daily Breach

71dFJmaiIaLWe began nosing around the shipping wharfs in Cleveland’s port where freighters from around the world docked and dropped their cargo or picked up merchandise and headed out the across the Great Lakes, up the St. Lawrence Seaway and out the Gaspe Peninsula into the North Atlantic and destinations around the globe… Continue reading

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Excerpt from Our Daily Breach: The Pacific

71dFJmaiIaLIshmael’s rich meditation on the Pacific Ocean is one of the most imaginative and over-arching in the voyage of words he crafts. It brings to his consciousness the nature of mystery as well as the mystery of Nature, with its countless teeming and often invisible life forms as well as the myriad wishes and dreams of mankind… Continue reading

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Excerpt from Our Daily Breach: A Bosom Friend

71dFJmaiIaLAt times only the love of another given freely is sufficient to change the course and the construction of our lives. Unconditional acceptance by another can restore and redeem us; it is enough to melt amassed acerbities that deflect us bitterly from life… Continue reading

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