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On This Journey We Call Our Life: Living the Questions (Studies in Jungian Psychology in Jungian Analysts, Volume 103) Paperback – January 1, 2003
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The Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts is a wonderful series published by Inner City Books with Daryl Sharp as founder and chief editor (himself an accomplished Jungian Analyst and writer). Marie-Louise von Franz is their Honorary Patron with 9 of her classic titles in the offerings. The publisher's charter was "...founded in 1980 to promote the understanding and practical application of the work of C.G. Jung." Since then they've published over 110 titles in this series with other prolific Jungian writers & analysts such as Barbara Hannah, Edward Edinger, and Marion Woodman to name a few. Hollis is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst practicing out of Texas where he is also the Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center of Houston. He's contributed 8 titles to the Studies in Jungian Psychology series himself. We recently shared some correspondence and I found him warm and thoughtfully responsive.
After a nice Publisher's Forward by Daryl Sharp, Hollis tells us early in his introduction "One way of looking at this journey is to observe that psyche presents us with two large questions..." one for each of the two halves of our lives. The question of the first half is '"What is the world asking of me?" and that of the second is "What, now, does the soul; ask of me?Read more ›
I especially appreciated the questions and tools he presented to aid the reader in the process of making new choices. He presumes some knowledge of Jung and his language can be a bit pretentious at times, but overall, I found this to be a deeply valuable and useful book.
James Hollis in this work reunites the two (replacing religion with its broader cousin philosophy) by asking the most important questions we can pursue in life. He does not provide answers but his wonderful exploration of the questions acts a guide for our own individual search of the one and only life we will ever have.
When I read Hollis, I have my journal open to explore what he puts in front of me. Life seems a bit more understandable and complete with his prompting. He, after all, must deal whith the same tough questions.
This is not a self help book, nor one you read in a single sitting. It is more respectful on your intelligence and journey.
John Laughlin, author of Reading Thomas Merton
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We read this book in a Jungian coterie.
The material in the book was rich, informative and clearly written. Read more
This book is really good. It puts forth thought provoking questions and if one thinks about them deeply it opens many doors. This is as good as any James Hollis books. Read morePublished on April 7, 2014 by Amazon Customer
James Hollis is one of the contributers of the written word on psychiatry that I can relate to and trustPublished on April 29, 2013 by Lois J. Hutson
The Big Questions ... many ask them hesitantly, but then shy away from the troubling or painful truths they unearth; others ignore them entirely, until those neglected questions... Read morePublished on June 27, 2008 by William Timothy Lukeman