Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D. has been teaching for 36 years, the last 8 at PGI. While the majority of his teaching is done through courses in the Mythological Studies Program, Dr. Slattery also teaches in the MA Counseling Program and the Depth Psychology Program. He is the author of over 200 articles and book reviews in newspapers, magazines, journals and chapters in books. His own books include: The Idiot: Dostoevsky's Fantastic Prince (Peter Lang, 1984); The Wounded Body: Remembering the Markings of Flesh (SUNY .Press, 2000);a volume of poetry, Casting the Shadows (Winchester Canyon Press, 2002); co-edited with Lionel Corbett Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field (Daimon-Verlag, 2001); Psychology at the Threshold (PGI Press, 2002); a memoir, Grace in the Desert: Awakening to the Gifts of Monastic Life (Jossey-Bass, 2004); Just Below the Water Line: Selected Poems (Winchester Canyon Press, 2004). With Charles Asher he has written a novel, Simon's Crossing (iUniverse 2010); with Chris Paris he has co-authored a fourth volume of poetry, The Beauty Between Words: Selected Poems(Water Forest Press, 2010); a guided meditation book, Day-to-Day Dante: Exploring Personal Myth Through The Divine Comedy (iUniverse, 2010). Forthcoming from Dennis is Riting Myth, Mythic Writing: Plotting One's Personal Story (2011).
Publications Include: A Limbo of Shards: Essays on Memory, Myth and Metaphor; Twisted Sky: Selected Poems; Varieties of Mythic Experience: Essays on Religion, Psyche and Culture (co-edited with Glen Slater, Ph.D.); Reimagining Education: Essays on Reviving the Soul of Learning (co-edited with Jennifer Leigh Selig, Ph.D.); Day-to-Day Dante: Exploring Personal Myth Through The Divine Comedy; The Beauty Between Words: Selected Poetry of Dennis Patrick Slattery and Chris Paris; Harvesting Darkness: Essays on Literature, Myth, Film and Culture; Casting the Shadows; Grace in the Desert: Awakening to the Gifts of Monastic Life; Just Below the Water Line; Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field (editor)
Areas of Emphasis: Psyche and Nature; Literary Classics; Genre Theory; Theories of Mytho-poeisis; Pedagogy; Body and Psyche; Epic Narrative; Phenomenology; Joseph Campbell's Theory of Myth