Reading List for Dennis Slattery, May 2005


Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D.

Grace in the Desert: Awakening to

the Gifts of Monastic Life


Joseph Campbell and one’s Personal Mythos

May 13-14, 2005

Books and Articles by Dr. Slattery:

Grace in the Desert: Awakening to the Gifts of Monastic Life (2004) Jossey-Bass, 2004.

Just Below the Water Line: Selected Poems. Winchester Canyon Press, 2004.

Casting the Shadows: Selected Poems. Morris Publishing, 2002.

Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field. (co-ed with Lionel Corbett). Daimon, 2001.

"No Sense of Peace." Sacred Journey: The Journal of Fellowship in Prayer, Vol. 52(4), 39-44 (2001).

"Psyche’s Silent Muse: Desert and Wilderness." In D.P. Slattery and L. Corbett (eds.). Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field.

The Wounded Body: Remembering the Markings of Flesh. State University Press of NY, 2000.

Psychology at the Threshold (co-edited with Lionel Corbett). 2000.

"Poetry, Prayer, and Meditation." Journal of Poetry Therapy, Vol. 13(1), 59-82 (1999).

The Idiot: Dostoevsky’s Fantastic Prince. Peter Lang Pub Inc., 1983.

Additional Recommendations:

Barasch, Marc. The Healing Path: A Soul Approach to Healing. Putnam, 1994.

Berry, Thomas. When the Trees Say Nothing: Writings on Nature (ed. Kathleen Deignan). Sorin Books, 2003.

Blake, William. Complete Prose and Poetry of William Blake. Nonesuch Press, Viking Penguin Inc, 1990.

Bly, Robert, Hillman, James, Meade, Michael (eds). The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: Poems for Men. HarperCollins, 1992.

Bourgeault, Cynthia. The Wisdom Way of Knowing: Reclaiming an Ancient Tradition to Awaken the Heart. John Wiley & Sons, 2003.

Cooper, D. Silence, Simplicity and Solitude: A Guide for Spiritual Retreat. Skylight Paths Books, 1999.

Corbett, Lionel. The Religious Function of the Psyche. Routledge, 1997.

Dillard, Annie. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. Perennial Classics, 1998.

Dossey, Larry. Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine. HarperSanFrancisco, 1993.

Goldstein, Joseph. Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom. Shambhala, 1994.

Goldstein, Niles God at the Edges: Searching for the Divine in Uncomfortable and Unexpected Places. Bell Tower, 2000.

Jung, C. G. Psychology and Western Religion. (trans.R.F.C.Hull) Bollingen Series XX. Princeton University Press, 1984.

—– Psychology and the East (trans.R.F.C.Hull) Bollingen Series XX. Princeton University Press, 1984.

Mariani, Paul. God and the Imagination: On Poets, Poetry, and the Ineffable (The Life of Poetry: Poets on Their Art and Craft). University of Georgia Press, 2002.

May, Gerald. Addiction and Grace. HarperSanFrancisco, 1990.

—–Will and Spirit: A Contemplative Psychology. HarperSanFrancisco, 1987.

Merton, Thomas. The Literary Essays of Thomas Merton. New Directions Publishing Corp., 1985.

—–The Other Side of the Mountain: The Journals of Thomas Merton, Vol. 7 (ed. Brother Patrick Hart). HarperSanFrancisco, 1998. —–Woods, Shore, Desert: The 1968 Notebook of Thomas Merton. (Notes & Introduction., Joel Weishaus). Museum of New Mexico Press, 1983.

O’Kane, Francoise. Sacred Chaos: Reflections on God’s Shadow and the Dark Self. Inner City Books, 1994.


Sardello, Robert. Freeing the Soul from Fear. Riverhead, 1999.