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Mythical Figures: Uniform Edition of the Writings of James Hillman, Vol. 6.1 (James Hillman Uniform Edition) [Hardcover]

James Hillman
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December 1, 2007 0882145843 978-0882145846 1st
<div><font size=1><br/><p> <span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt">Volume 6.1 of the Uniform Edition of the Writings of James Hillman<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span></span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt">features lectures, occasional writings, scholarly essays, and<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span></span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt">clinical papers on the subject of mythical figures, including<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span></span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt">"Athene, Ananke and Abnormal Psychology" (1977), </span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt">"Dionysus in Jung's Writings" (1972), "Pink Madness, or Why Does<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span></span><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:street><st1:address><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt">Aphrodite Drive</span></st1:address></st1:street><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt"> Men Crazy With Pornography?" (1995), </span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt">"Mars, Wars, Arms, Rams" (1987), and "Moses, Alchemy, Authority" (2001).</span></p></font></div>>

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About the Author

JAMES HILLMAN's pioneering imaginative psychology will soon span five decades. It has entered cultural history, affecting lives and minds in a wide range of fields. For the creativity of his thinking, the originator of Archetypal Psychology and author of A TERRIBLE LOVE OF WAR, THE SOUL'S CODE, THE FORCE OF CHARACTER, RE-VISIONING PSYCHOLOGY, and THE MYTH OF ANALYSIS, has received many honors, including the Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic. He has held distinguished lectureships at the Universities of Yale, Princeton, Chicago, and Syracuse, and his books have been translated into some twenty languages.

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  • Series: James Hillman Uniform Edition
  • Hardcover: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Spring; 1st edition (December 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0882145843
  • ISBN-13: 978-0882145846
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #327,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Thankfully, This Is Not Another Self Help Book. February 26, 2008
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In this handsome edition, it's easy to see that Dr. Hillman is not afraid of a little controversy, and in fact, he quite often breaks from the more comfortable realms of psychology and analysis. The essays/transcripts whithin cover a large part of his lecturing career, and we find him, not sitting back in an office chair, musing on the minds and souls of others, but actively engaging his audience and readers, the world over.
The title, "Mythic Figures", could be considered a cornerstone of Hillman's thinking and writing, as it is the way in which he demonstrates access to the naturally mercurial nature of the psyche-soul complex: The theory is that by invoking these grand archetypes that exist in us all, we may come to understand ourselves better.
I found that in this collection, there is much reference to Classical Western Philosphy and ancient Greek traditions, and of course, Jung and Freud's work, but Hillman is a gracious enough writer to never alienate the reader with a dense cloud of intellectualism. He takes care to clarify his historical points and gives plenty footnotes and bibliographical information to those who wish to delve deeper in to the subjects he touches on.
As a layperson of average intelligence with an interest in Jungian psychology and it's related fields, I feel this book is very worthwhile to read and re-read: Non-academics need not be afraid! However, if one hasnt read any of his work before, a better introduction to Hillman's style might be A Blue Flame, another collection of essays, or his well-known title, The Soul's Code.
And again, Mythic Figures is a beautiful little book, as you'll find all books from Spring Publications are: Well edited, lovely typography, high quality all around.
(Oh yes, I would give this review only four and not five stars because the book did not include a magical cure for all the woes and sorrows of the human condition.)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mythic Figures July 10, 2013
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An excellent collection of short essays and lectures from James Hillman. Seeing through our language and the metaphors we find ourselves in is what Archetypal Psychology does best.
What does it mean to have the perspective of Mars, or Athena, or the child? Hillman expounds on these universal mythemes to remind us that we are in Psyche and not the other way around. A great book for anyone wanting more Hillman or anyone interested in his work.
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading Hillman's essays on various gods and goddesses and how they apply to the modern age. I appreciate the angles in which he views how the deities were perceived thousands of years ago. My favorites include the essays on Athene, Ananke, Hestia and Mars. This compilation is truly golden!
- Erik
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