Dennis Patrick Slattery, PhD, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Mythological Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute in California. He has been teaching there for 27 of his 53 years in the classroom and is author, co-author, editor or co-editor of 30 volumes, including 7 volumes of poetry as well as co-authored a novel. Dr. Slattery has also authored over 200 articles, book reviews and blogs on cultural topics. His most recent book is The Way of Myth: Stories’ Subtle Wisdom. He has also taught student inmates in a California prison for over two years using Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces.