Our Daily Breach: Exploring Your Personal Myth Through Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick

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 Our Daily Breach: Exploring Your Personal Myth Through Herman Melville’s Moby-Dickoffers 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. It has been long understood that classics of literature are their own form of therapy in that they frequently tap into some of the most shared concerns of being human. This book makes such a connection between our interior life and the plot of the story through the power of mythopoiesis, namely the imaginative act of giving a formative shape to the myth we are each living in and out through the power of analogy, correspondence or accord with the classic poem. Using Melville’s epic of America, the reader may enter the deepest seas of his/her own mythic waters to realize and give language to the myth that resides in our daily plot line.
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Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D. has been teaching for 45 years, the last 20 in the Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California. He is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of 24 volumes, including six volumes of poetry: Casting the Shadows: Selected Poems; Just Below the Water Line: Selected Poems; Twisted Sky: Selected Poems; The Beauty Between Words: Selected Poems with Chris Paris; and Feathered Ladder: Selected Poems with Brian Landis. He has co-authored one novel, Simon’s Crossing, with Charles Asher. Other titles include The Idiot: Dostoevsky’s Fantastic Prince. A Phenomenological Approach; The Wounded Body: Remembering the Markings of Flesh. With Lionel Corbett he co-edited and contributed to Psychology at the Threshold and Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field. With Glen Slater he co-edited and contributed to Varieties of Mythic Experience: Essays on Religion, Psyche and Culture. A Limbo of Shards: Essays on Memory, Myth and Metaphor. His more recent books include Day-to-Day Dante: Exploring Personal Myth Through the Divine Comedy; Riting Myth, Mythic Writing: Plotting Your Personal Story. With Jennifer Selig, he co-edited The Soul Does Not Specialize: Revaluing the Humanities and the Polyvalent Imagination and Reimagining Education: Essays on Reviving the Soul of Learning. He wrote Creases in Culture: Essays Toward a Poetics of Depth. His most recent books are Bridge Work: Essays on Mythology, Literature and Psychology and Road, Frame, Window: A Poetics of Seeing. Selected Poems of Timothy Donohue, Donald Carlson and Dennis Patrick Slattery. He has also authored over 200 essays, book and film reviews in books, magazines, journals, newspapers and online journals. He offers (w)riting retreats in the United States, Europe and Ireland on exploring one’s personal myth through the works of Joseph Campbell and others.
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Fisher King Press
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Published on
Sep 15, 2015
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Pages
424
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ISBN
9781771690294
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Language
English
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Genres
Body, Mind & Spirit / Mindfulness & Meditation
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Arts & Humanities
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