Patricia Reis
Women's Voices by Maine writer Patricia Reis

Patricia Reis

Patricia Reis had two new releases in fall 2014: Women’s Voices, featuring an in-depth interview she conducted with Terry Tempest Williams ( and an essay “Over the Edge” published in the inaugural online journal DarkMatter: Women Witnessing (

Over the years, Reis has published numerous articles and essays and authored three books: The Dreaming Way: Dreams and Art for Remembering and Recovery (with Susan Snow), Daughters of Saturn: From Father’s Daughter to Creative Woman, and Through the Goddess: A Woman’s Way of Healing. She also created and produced the DVD Arctic Refuge Sutra: Teachings from an Endangered Landscape.

Reis has a BA from the University of Wisconsin in English literature and an MFA from the University of California Los Angeles in sculpture. She earned an MA from the Pacifica Graduate Institute in depth psychology and has maintained a private psychotherapy practice for thirty years. Reis has held positions as faculty, lecturer, and dissertation advisor, and she has mentored and facilitated many artists and writers in bringing their work to fruition. She appeared in the film Signs Out of Time, by Starhawk and Canadian filmmaker Donna Read, a documentary on the life of Neolithic archaeologist Marija Gimbutas.

Reis divides her time between Portland, Maine, and Nova Scotia, and is currently focused on writing a memoir.