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The Thought of the Heart and the Soul of the World by [Hillman, James]
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The pioneering imaginative psychology of James Hillman that soon will span five decades 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; and The Force of Character has received many honors, including the Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic. He has held distinguished lectureships at Yale, Princeton, Chicago, and Syracuse Universities, and his books have been translated into some twenty languages. The American public showed its appreciation of his approach to psychology by placing his book, The Soul's Code, at the top of the bestseller list of serious works of nonfiction. Of his many books, Spring

Publications has published Anima, Loose Ends, Archetypal Psychology:

A Brief Account, Pan and the Nightmare, Suicide and the Soul,

Insearch, Oedipus Variations (with Karl Kerenyi), The Thought of the

Heart and the Soul of the World, Inter Views, and Lectures on Jung's

Typology (with Marie-Louise von Franz). He lives in Connecticut.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 130 pages
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  • Publisher: Spring Publications (6 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HQLFG50
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HASH(0x8ab64f30) out of 5 stars a beautiful book full of heart 15 Aug. 2001
By Craig Chalquist, PhD, author of TERRAPSYCHOLOGY and DEEP CALIFORNIA - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
In this, one of Hillman's best books, he rewrites two talks as essays, both of which revisualize the literal blood pump in the chest as the metaphorical place where imagination begins and image connects consciousness and world.
To hear that world and the soul which animates it (for soul isn't just locked up in the head or body), we must dwell on its specifics. Here are some illustrative quotations:
My practice tells me I can no longer distinguish clearly between neurosis of self and neurosis of world, psychopathology of self and psychopathology of world. Moreover, it tells me that to place neurosis and psychopathology solely in personal reality is a delusional repression of what is actually, realistically, being experienced.
The world, because of its breakdown, is entering a new moment of consciousness: by drawing attention to itself by means of its symptoms, it is becoming aware of itself as a psychic reality.
Let us imagine the anima mundi [world soul] neither above the world encircling it as a divine and remote emanation of spirit, a world of powers, archetypes, and principles transcendent to things, nor within the material world as its unifying panpsychic life-principle. Rather let us imagine the anima mundi as that particular soul-spark, that seminal image, which offers itself through each thing in its visible form.
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HASH(0x8ab67060) out of 5 stars a brief meditation on these essays by james hillman 10 Mar. 2014
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These are two of my favorite essays by Hillman: an uplift to my heart, and to my biofeedback therapy techniques, when i work with people who have been injured in the many way people can be injured in and by life. They are also a challenge to traditional forms of doing therapy, in the many ways therapy can be done, and, for me at any rate, a constructive post-modern-ish challenge to be more creative and compassionate in each session, in the home- / daily-life- practice " homework " each person receives with each session, ( to include more of the bigger and deeper pictures from each persons' life-story ) and, above all, in my personal life interactions. Finding a copy of The Soul Of The World has not been easy, so having both essays in one volume is wonderful. Having read these two essays, i went back to my copy of Archetypal Process, which contains later work by Hillman, in a complex dialog with other psychologist-philosophers, in which Hillman goes farther with the ideas in these two essays. One of my colleagues borrowed my copy of this book, and upon returning it ( and ordering her own copy ) said that it is really an essential text for anyone doing people-work. i agree with that assessment.
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HASH(0x8eda8ae0) out of 5 stars The Thought of the Heart and the Soul of the World 3 Jun. 2009
By Crazy Lady - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The Thought of the Heart and the Soul of the World This is a very good book. It is a little difficult and slow to read. That helps to allow more time to assimilate what Mr. Hillman is writing. This was a required book for class but I am glad to have read it. It is very thought provoking. I agree with author's perspective.
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HASH(0x8ac9fd5c) out of 5 stars I have read this book twice and with each read ... 13 Feb. 2016
By lacy - Published on Amazon.com
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I have read this book twice and with each read i realize more. This is a book that never stops giving...told my heart out with it.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8ae0accc) out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 July 2015
By Carole Mora - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Love this book of Hillman's... so glad I made this purchase!
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