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PLOTTING YOUR PERSONAL STORY: A Writing Retreat, Dennis Slattery

  • Saturday, September 17, 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • The Elderdice Room; Wesley Seminary, 4500 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016


  • Senior members (65 years of age and older) and full-time students

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Saturday, September 17th


Dennis Patrick Slattery

Furthering Friday's lecture, we will use several Writing Meditations from Dr. Slattery's book, Riting Myth, Mythic Writing: Plotting Your Personal Story to burrow a bit deeper into patterns that contour our personal myth. We will not use laptops but rather engage cursive writing in journals to capture the spiralic movement that Jung believed was the geometry that stimulated all psychic development. Bring a journal and your favorite writing instrument for these meditations.

Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D. has been teaching for 45 years, the last 21 in the Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of 24 books, including one novel and six volumes of poetry, two with accompanying CDs. He has also published over 200 articles in journals, books, newspapers, magazines, and on-line journals. His most recent books include Bridge Work: Essays on Mythology, Literature and Psychology and Our Daily Breach: Exploring Your Personal Myth Through Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. He offers Riting Personal Myth retreats in the US, Europe, and Ireland, based in part on the works of Joseph Campbell as well as others. dslattery@pacifica.edu; www.dennispslattery.com

This program is partially underwritten by the generosity of Dr. Erminia Scarcella. Our thanks to her!


The Jung Society of Washington is dedicated to nourishing the human spirit and to serving the longing that comes to us in our dreams and in moments of hardship, imagination, struggle, and creativity.  We support the exploration of our own psychic depths and the primal impulse for personality integration that Dr. Carl Gustav Jung called "individuation".  With a psychological lens, we deepen the discussion of social issues, history, and current events.  We encourage the development of greater self-awareness and creative expression—individually, in relationships, and within the community. 

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