First published in 1990. James Hillman is one of the leading figures in archetypal psychology and one of the most creative minds in psychology. This anthology of his writings presents carefully selected, choice passages from many of his seminal essays and work on archetypal psychology. Fundamental themes in Hillman's thought form the chapters of the book: poetic basis of mind, psychological polytheism, dreams, love, therapy. The book is intended for the reader who wants an overview or introduction to his highly original approach, an approach that draws on mythology, renaissance philosophy, alchemy and critical readings of Jung and Freud.
Table of Contents
Prologue; Part 1 Soul; Chapter 1 The Poetic Basis of Mind; Chapter 2 Many Gods, Many Persons; Chapter 3 Imaginal Practice: Greeting the Angel; Chapter 4 Therapy: Fictions and Epiphanies; Part 2 World; Chapter 5 Anima Mundi; Chapter 6 The Salt of Soul, the Sulfur of Spirit; Chapter 7 Pathologizing: The Wound and the Eye; Chapter 8 Psychoanalysis in the Street; Part 3 Eros; Chapter 9 Mythology as Family; Chapter 10 Dreams and the Blood Soul; Chapter 11 Love's Torturous Enchantments; Chapter 12 The Divine Face of Things;