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Our Daily Breach: Exploring Your Personal Myth Through Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick offers both a way of understanding what has generally been called the greatest novel of the American myth while simultaneously exploring one’s own personal myth. Its added feature is that it is an interactive book in allowing reader’s to meditate on one question per page for each day of the year and to undercover many facets of one’s personal myth through cursive writing.

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Bridge Work: Essays on Mythology, Literature, Psychology. (Carpinteria: Mandorla Books, 2015.) The series of 20 essays explore the spaces between depth psychology, mythology and literature as well as cultural phenomena to reveal where common threads weave the three disciplines to one another. Bridge Work is a form of field work with its intention to set up interactive fields between disciplines for the reader to bridge further in his/her readings.

Bridge Work is available on Amazon.

creasesCreases in Culture: Essays Toward a Poetics of Depth is available through online book sellers and from this website.

This collection of essays, written over a period of years, entertains the shared place of psyche and poetics. Dr. Slattery has explored the manner in which the psyche is poetic and how poetry is deeply psycho-mythical. Influenced in part by the archetypal psychologist James Hillman’s idea of the “poetic basis of mind” that comprises the soul’s foundation, Slattery’s writing moves into the interactive field in which myth is the ground for both psyche and poetry. The essays develop a further understanding of what has been called mythopoiesis, the fundamental myth-making and shaping capacity of the soul.

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Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D. is core faculty, Mythological Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria California. He has been teaching literature and mythology for over 40 years. He is the author, coauthor, editor, or coeditor of 21 books, including five volumes of poetry; he has published over 150 articles and reviews on literature, psychology, mythology, as well as popular essays on surprises in the world.