Dr. Dennis Patrick SlatteryPhD
Dennis is a teacher’s teacher. He has been teaching for 52 years at every level from elementary to graduate school; the last 26 years have been in the Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California, where he is currently Adjunct Distinguished Emeritus Professor.
A prolific writer, he is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of 30 volumes, including two recent books on helping people release their creativity and to use the power of myth and metaphor to improve and advance their own personal narratives. His most recent titles include Deep Creativity: Seven Ways to Spark Your Creative Spirit, co-authored with Deborah Ann Quibell and Jennifer Leigh Selig, and From War to Wonder: Recovering Your Personal Myth Through Homer’s Odyssey.
With Mentor Agility, Dennis helps coaches work with clients to explore, understand, and fully internalize their own personal narratives and to use that understanding to dramatically advance their own creativity. Coaches can then work with clients to apply that understanding and creativity to every element of their lives, using myth and metaphor as a guide.
Other Writing and Creative Explorations
Dennis’ most recent collection of essays is An Obscure Order: Reflections On Cultural Mythologies. In addition, he has written 200 articles, book reviews and Op-Ed pieces. He offers Writing Retreats on C.G. Jung’s The Red Book as well as on Writing One’s Personal Myth through the works of Joseph Campbell and other mythologists.
He has been taking painting classes in water color and acrylics for the past 8 years as well as enjoying riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle with his sons Matt and Steve in the Texas Hill Country.