Author Archives: Michael Patton

About Michael Patton

I am a poet, novelist, and fabulist...A new mythologist, a peace miller, a dream worker...I don't qualify as an illustrator or photographer--I just "make pictures"...I have thirteen books available at amazon... I currently reside in northwest Arkansas, but have lived and worked all over the United States... I'm self-taught, for the most part--which is like searching for the right door in the dark. It's an on-going process.... I don't want to write MY story, I want OUR story, so that's what I'm studying: the human story: past, present, future, in its many aspects--including the spiritual. I'm proceeding at a slow crawl.... I don't see the inner world and outer world as separate. By learning about myself, I learn about others, I learn about my world.... Conversely, as I struggle to understand what I see OUT THERE, I learn about myself.... But to be clear: I don't claim any special understanding. I'm still purblind, still only half-awake.... After frustrating experience with the publisher of my first novel, I've published on my own, beginning with e-books, with plans to move into print and audio. Even video.... Along with a second novel, I've now published eight books of poetry. Each poetry book focuses on a theme. For instance, the collection GLORIOUS TEDIOUS TRANSFORMATION is about the slow difficult wonderful process of change.... In that book, as with all my work, I try to be accessible to a general audience, while also striving to achieve a certain literary quality.

hostile hostel

Years ago, I experienced two nights of hell at a hostel* in Lake Tahoe, California… On both nights, I kept waking in my dorm bed with the same sense of misery.  I felt as if I was moving through a … Continue reading

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moving dreams

In my waking life right now, I’m very stationary… …but in my dreams, I keep moving to new places. Consider this recent dream… I’m driving in the downtown of a new city.  I weave my car through the empty late-night … Continue reading

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seeing my blindness

Those dreams of driving blind are helping me to see… In the dreams… …I’m always driving late at night and can’t see where I’m going. Maybe my headlights are too dim.  Or the windows have fogged up.  Or the streetlights … Continue reading

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