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Hillman, James

Works: 413 works in 1,100 publications in 13 languages and 20,213 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Narrator, Other, Originator
Classifications: BF697, 150
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The soul's code : in search of character and calling by James Hillman( Book )

54 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plato and the Greeks called it "daimon," the Romans "genius," the Christians "guardian angel"; today we use terms such as "heart," "spirit," and "soul." For James Hillman it is the central and guiding force of his utterly unique and compelling "acorn theory," which proposes that each life is formed by a particular image, an image that is the essence of that life and calls it to a destiny, just as the mighty oak's destiny is written in the tiny acorn. It is a theory that offers a liberating vision of childhood troubles and an exciting approach to themes such as fate and fatalism, character and desire, family influence and freedom, and, most of all, calling - that invisible mystery at the center of every life that speaks to the fundamental question "What is it, in my heart, that I must do, be, and have? And why?"" "The Soul's Code dedicates itself to what is truly innate, not to how it got this way or where it's going. Hillman does not see human beings as results or, worse, victims of their lives, nor does the promise or even seek a "cure"; instead he welcomes the necessity of every aspect of what makes up a life and advocates using "symptoms" as clues to what the daimon demands. Essentially, Hillman believes that there is more to life - to each individual - than can be explained by the traditional "either/or" categories of genetics and environment. His method is to use the extraordinary (an extensive array of examples from Yehudi Menuhin to Jeffrey Dahmer) as a way to inspire the ordinary, as well as urging his readers to reexamine their childhood impulses, fantasies, thoughts, and even accidents, all of which reflect the "blueprints" that give direction to the course of a biography."--Jacket
The force of character : and the lasting life by James Hillman( Book )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Force of Character presents a new thesis: The changes of old age, even the debilitating ones, have purposes and values organized by the psyche. Memory for recent events may falter, offering more place for long-term recollections. A heart condition in later life brings an opportunity to remove blockages from constricted relationships, while changes in sleep patterns allow the old to experience the profound elements of nighttime that we usually overlook. As Hillman says, "Aging makes metaphors of biology."" "James Hillman resurrects the ancient, widespread, and socially effective idea of the old person as "ancestor," a model for the young, the bearer of a society's cultural memory and traditions."--Jacket
Insearch : psychology and religion by James Hillman( Book )

34 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-visioning psychology by James Hillman( Book )

34 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suicide and the soul by James Hillman( Book )

47 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hillman, a Jungian analyst, examines suicide not from the viewpoints of life, society, and mental health, but in relation to death and the soul
The Rag and bone shop of the heart : poems for men( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems on a number of different topics from such poets as Robert Bly, D.H. Lawrence, Emily Dickinson, Rainer Maria Rilke, Cesar Vallejo and William Butler Yeats
A terrible love of war by James Hillman( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"War fosters an impossible collection of opposites: murder, soldierly comradeship, torture, religious conviction, the destruction of the earth, patriotism, annihilation, hope for immortal glory. Wartime seems to propel life to its most vivid, most meaningful level. Engaged in the activity of destruction, its soldiers and its victims discover a profound sense of existing, of being human. The mind withdraws from this paradox, and, indeed, few writers have taken on the task of unlocking the baleful, intoxicating, and necessary force that is war. Instead, the bare fact that war has dominated human history since the earliest records and seems always ready to break out is ignored, condemned, or lamented." "James Hillman, recognized worldwide as a creative innovator in clinical and cultural psychology, draws upon his original thinking to uncover the essence of war. Examining reports from many fronts and times, letters from combatants, analyses by military authorities, and writings from Twain and Tolstoy, Kant, Arendt, Foucault, and Levinas, Hillman's broad sweep and detailed research bring a fundamentally new understanding to war's love and terror. Moreover, he reveals war to be a mythological force - Mars as a god that resides not only within the minds of generals but also within the souls of all mankind, within the tenets of our religions, within the very soil beneath our feet. Rather than dismissing war as the machinations of evil men, Hillman argues that through clear-eyed investigation, we can comprehend its myriad contradictions, and more than that, we can learn how to tame it."--Jacket
The myth of analysis; three essays in archetypal psychology by James Hillman( Book )

26 editions published between 1972 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blue fire : selected writings by James Hillman( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers the influential psychologist's writings on imaginal psychology, betrayal, suicide, parenthood, perception and consciousness
Archetypal psychology : a brief account : together with a complete checklist of works by James Hillman( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anima : an anatomy of a personified notion by James Hillman( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kundalini : the evolutionary energy in man by Gopi Krishna( Book )

22 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is an autobiographical account of what happens to the mind and body when the Kundalini is aroused spontanteously. It describes the perils, upheavals and final balanced entry into another dimension, as well at the traditional Hindu Theories about this force."--Back cover
Dream animals by James Hillman( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and German and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reflection on the presence and fading of animals in human lives and consequently in dreams and imaginings, emotions and thoughts. An interweaving of art and psychology, dream and symbol, Jungianism and lore
Lautréamont by Gaston Bachelard( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loose ends : primary papers in archetypal psychology by James Hillman( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 1994 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facing the gods( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puer papers( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psyche and sports( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We've had a hundred years of psychotherapy-- and the world's getting worse by James Hillman( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This furious, trenchant, and audacious series of interrelated dialogues and letters takes a searing look at not only the legacy of psychotherapy, but also practically every aspect of contemporary living--from sexuality to politics, media, the environment, and life in the city. James Hillman--controversial renegade Jungian psychologist, the man Robert Bly has called "the most lively and original psychologist we've had in America since William James"--Joins with Michael Ventura--cutting-edge columnist for the L.A. Weekly--to shatter many of our current beliefs about our lives, the psyche, and society. Unrestrained, freewheeling, and brilliant, these two intellectual wild men take chances, break rules, and run red lights to strike at the very core of our shibboleths and perceptions."--Publisher description
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The soul's code : in search of character and calling
Alternative Names
Chillman, Dzejms

Chillman, Džejms 1926-2011

Hilmens, Džeimss

Hilmens, Džeimss, 1926-2011

James Hillman Amerikaans filosoof (1926-2011)

James Hillman amerykański psycholog

James Hillman psicoanalista, saggista e filosofo statunitense

James Hillman US-amerikanischer analytischer Psychologe und Buchautor

Джеймс Хилман

Хиллман, Джеймс

Хиллман, Джеймс, 1926-2011

힐만, 제임스 1926-2011

힐맨, 제임스 1926-2011

힐먼, 제임스 1926-2011


ヒルマン, J. 1926-2011

ヒルマン, ジェイムズ

ヒルマン, ジェームス

The force of character : and the lasting lifeInsearch : psychology and religionRe-visioning psychologySuicide and the soulThe Rag and bone shop of the heart : poems for menA terrible love of warThe myth of analysis; three essays in archetypal psychologyA blue fire : selected writings