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James Hollis is a noted Jungian Analyst. He received his Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, and is the Director of the C.G. Jung Educational Center in Houston, Tex. He is a frequent guest speaker who spends winters in analytic practice and writes during the vis mere summers. Hollis's books include The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife and Swamplands of the Soul: New Life in Dismal Places. In his books, he elaborates on the theories of C. G. Jung. Contemplated are such questions as how people may deal with the passage through midlife, creating a richer experience. He also shows readers how to overcome the hardships and struggles of life and how to live every day to the fullest. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Værker af James Hollis

Mikey's Monster (2013) 135 eksemplarer
Living an Examined Life (2018) 64 eksemplarer
The Archetypal Imagination (2000) 56 eksemplarer
Psychology of Men 2 eksemplarer
Shadow/Work 2 eksemplarer
Modern life styles 1 eksemplar
مرداب روح 1 eksemplar

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Much of the same ground covered as in Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, but this book answered all the "what do I do now?" questions that Finding Meaning left me with. I recommend Finding Meaning first, followed by Living an Examined Life. They are both excellent and thought-provoking.
rscottm182gmailcom | Mar 12, 2024 |
I found this a challenging read. Part of it was vocabulary - Hollis uses professional terminology, not dumbed-down consumer words. Part of it context - I don't have a professional-level understanding of the vocabulary or the subject matter. But mostly it was because the book spoke to me, and got me to thinking in hundreds of asides. I found myself constantly returning to the text thinking, "ok, where was I?" I would recommend this book to anyone who is willing to risk bruising their ego to get at what's really going on in the unconscious.

My only complaint is that, having finished the book, I am now wondering "what's next?" That isn't necessarily a fault of the book, might not even be a fault at all. The book was so thought-provoking, and I don't want to stop being provoked, I'm not sure I know how to sustain the effort on my own. Just in case, I bought another of Hollis' books, Living an Examined Life, to help out.
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rscottm182gmailcom | 6 andre anmeldelser | Mar 12, 2024 |
My familiarity with Jungian analysis extended little further than the depth of a wikipedia article. So for all intents and purposes, this was my introduction to the subject. Hollis is a very experienced analyst and an engaging speaker. This audiobook is presented like a set of sessions in which Hollis (as far as I can tell) speaking solely from notes rather than written-out text. It has that sort of rhythm to it. And it is only available as an audiobook. Which is kind of a pity, because there were passages that, if I had the text in front of me, I know I would have pored over to get more familiar with the details or concepts.… (mere)
Treebeard_404 | Jan 23, 2024 |
There were a few useful things here, but mostly the author is just fanboying over Carl Jung. There's a running insistence that we must analyze our dreams in order to grow mentally/spiritually, and that dreams always are trying to tell us something about how our actions/choices aren't living up to our actual values. I'm curious what the author would say my dreams about bouncing on cotton candy clouds mean.
Overall, I do not recommend this book and feel that finishing it was a waste of my time.
EmberMantles | 2 andre anmeldelser | Jan 1, 2024 |

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