James Hillman

Alchemical Psychology, Uniform Edition, Volume 5

$40.00

This book collects all of James Hillman's papers on the alchemical imagination from 1980 to the present: "Therapeutic Value of alchemical Language"; "Silver and the White Earth I & II"; "Alchemical Blue and the Unio Mentalis"; "Salt: A Chapter in Alchemical Psychology"; "rudiments: Fire. Ovens, Vessels, Fuel, Glass"; "The Imagination of air and the collapse of alchemy"; "The Yellowing of the Work"; "White Supremacy"; "Concerning the Stone - Alchemical Images of the Goal"; "The Azure Vault: Caelum as Experience."

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9780882145839
Publication Date: 
2009-03-01
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We've Had a Hundred Years of Psychotherapy and the World's Getting Worse

$15.99

This furious, trenchant, and audacious series of interrelated dialogues and letters takes a searing look at not only the legacy of psychotherapy, but also practically every aspect of contemporary living--from sexuality to politics, media, the environment, and life in the city. James Hillman--controversial renegade Jungian psychologist, the man Robert Bly has called "the most lively and original psychologist we've had in America since William James"--joins with Michael Ventura--cutting-edge columnist for the L.A. Weekly--to shatter many of our current beliefs about our lives, the psyche, and society. Unrestrained, freewheeling, and brilliant, these two intellectual wild men take chances, break rules, and run red lights to strike at the very core of our shibboleths and perceptions.

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9780062506610
Publication Date: 
1993-05-14
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The Thought of the Heart and the Soul of the World

$20.00

Two groundbreaking essays, "The Thought of the Heart" and "Anima Mundi: The Return of the Soul to the World," by James Hillman that launched Archetypal Psychology and began the renaissance of a psychology that returns psychic reality to the world. Following Marsilio Ficino, who was the first to place the soul in the center of his vision, Hillman argues for a psychology that reflects the world it works in.

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9780882143538
Publication Date: 
1998-05-20
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Terrible Love of War

$17.00

War is a timeless force in the human imagination—and, indeed, in daily life. Engaged in the activity of destruction, its soldiers and its victims discover a paradoxical yet profound sense of existing, of being human. In A Terrible Love of War, James Hillman, one of today’s most respected psychologists, undertakes a groundbreaking examination of the essence of war, its psychological origins and inhuman behaviors. Utilizing reports from many fronts and times, letters from combatants, analyses by military authorities, classic myths, and writings from great thinkers, including Twain, Tolstoy, Kant, Arendt, Foucault, and Levinas, Hillman’s broad sweep and detailed research bring a fundamentally new understanding to humanity’s simultaneous attraction and aversion to war. This is a compelling, necessary book in a violent world.

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9780143034926
Publication Date: 
2005-02-22
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Suicide and the Soul

$20.00

With this book Hillman initiated the “soul movement” in psychotherapy forty years ago.

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9780882142272

Re-Visioning Psychology

$16.99

This groundbreaking classic explores the necessity of connections between our life and soul and developing the main lines of the soul-making process.

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9780060905637

Pan and the Nightmare

$20.00

This brilliant book brings Pan back to life by following C.G. Jung’s famous saying that the gods have become our diseases. Chapters on nightmare panic, masturbation, rape and nympholepsy, instinct and synchronicity, and Pan’s female lovers ― Echo, Syrinx, Selene, and the Muses ― show the goat-god at work and play in the dark drives and creative passions of our lives. (Includes a full translation of EPHIALTES, Wilhelm Heinrich Roscher’s masterful nineteenth-century mythological-pathological treatise on Pan and the demons of the night).

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9780882142258
Publication Date: 
2007-05-01
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Mythic Figures, Uniform Edition, Volume 6.1

$38.00

This volume collects Hillman's papers and lectures on the main figures of mythology, including Dionysus, Oedipus, Moses, Mars, and Athene.

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9780882145846

The Myth of Analysis: Three Essays in Archetypal Psychology

$29.95
In this work, acclaimed Jungian James Hillman examines the concepts of myth, insights, eros, body, and the mytheme of female inferiority, as well as the need for the freedom to imagine and to feel psychic reality. By examining these ideas, and the role they have played both in and outside of the therapeutic setting, Hillman mounts a compelling argument that, rather than locking them away in some inner asylum or subjecting them to daily self-treatment, man's "peculiarities" can become an integral part of a rich and fulfilling daily life.

Originally published by Northwestern University Press in 1972, this work had a profound impact on a nation emerging self-aware from the 1960s, as well as on the era's burgeoning feminist movement. It remains a profound critique of therapy and the psychological viewpoint, and it is one of Hillman's most important and enduring works.
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9780810116511

Kinds of Power: A Guide to It's Intelligent Uses

$19.00

In the boldest expose on the nature of power since  Machiavelli, celebrated Jungian therapist James  Hillman shows how the artful leader uses each of two  dozen kinds of power with finesse and subtlety.  Power, we often forget, has many faces, many  different expressions. "Empowerment," writes  best-selling Jungian analyst James Hillman,  "comes from understanding the widest spectrum of  possibilities for embracing power." If food  means only meat and potatoes, your body suffers from  your ignorance. When your idea of food expands, so  does your strength. So it is with power.  "James Hillman," says Robert Bly, "is the  most lively and original psychologist we have had  in America since William James." In  Kinds Of Power, Hillman addresses  himself for the first time to a subject of great  interest to business people. He gives much needed  substance to the subject by showing us a broad  experience of power, rooted in the body, the rnind, and the  emotions, rather than the customary narrow  interpretation that simply equates power with strength.  Hillman's "anatomy" of power explores  two dozen expressions of power every artful leader  must understand and use, including: the language of  power, control, influence, resistance, leadership,  prestige, authority, exhibitionism, charisma,  ambition, reputation, fearsomeness, tyranny, purism,  subtle power, growth, and efficiency.


From the Hardcover edition.

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9780385489676

Insearch: Psychology and Religion

$20.00

With this book Hillman returns psychotherapy to its basic calling: the care of the soul.

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9780882145129

Healing Fiction

$20.00

This book is Hillman's main analysis of analysis. He asks the basic question, "What does the soul want?" With insight and humor he answers, "It wants fictions that heal."

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9780882143637

The Force of Character and the Lasting Life

$17.00

In his powerful bestseller The Soul's Code, James Hillman brilliantly illuminated the central importance of character to our spiritual and emotional lives. Now, in this magnificent new book, Hillman completes his exploration of character with a profound and revolutionary reflection on life's second half.

"Character requires the additional years," declares Hillman. "The last years confirm and fulfill character." Far from blunting or dulling the self, the accumulation of experience concentrates the essence of our being, heightening our individual mystery and unique awareness of life. Drawing on his grounding in Jungian psychology, Hillman explains here the archetypes and myths that govern the self's realignment in our final years.

The Force of Character follows an enriching journey through the three stages of aging--lasting, the deepening that comes with longevity; leaving, the preparation for departure; and left, the special legacy we each bestow on our survivors.  Along the way the book explores the meanings and often hidden virtues of characteristic physical and emotional changes, such as loss of memory, alterations in sleep patterns, and the mysterious upsurge in erotic imagination.

Steeped in the wisdom of a lifetime, radiant with Hillman's reading in philosophy, poetry, and sacred texts, charged with a piercing clarity, The Force of Character is a book that will change--and affirm--the lives of all who read it.

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9780345424051

Emotion: A Comprehensive Phenomenology of Theories and Their Meanings for Therapy

$29.95

A bedrock textbook. A painstaking review of the theoretical literature on a difficult to nail down subject done brilliantly. He has super-fine attention to nuance and awesome overview. His depth perception clears up the confusion and puts emotion right where it must be - at the center of experience. 
A challenging but necessary read. - Carolyn Radlo

What is the meaning of strong emotions? What is emotion itself? What is really happening in therapy when people "express their emotions?"

As James Hillman writes in his new preface to this sweeping study, he intends nothing less than "to vitalize a standard topic of academic psychology by making the theory of emotion as crucial as is emotion itself in our lives." Hillman offers an informative and readable survey of a range of theories of emotion, focusing on the twentieth century but moving also from Greek thought to early Christianity to nineteenth-century German physiology. The work challenges readers to rethink our concepts and thereby to re-experience emotional phenomena.

Hillman's study contributes to today's renewed interest in the history of the body. Furthermore, his understanding of emotions in terms of epiphany makes a stimulating contribution to phenomenology. It is equally thought-provoking for the therapist, the philosopher, the intellectual historian, and the general reader.
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9780810110205

Surfing LA (DVD)

$34.00
Surfing LA’s principle photography was completed in one day in the spring of 2004.

The three participants spent the day touring some of Los Angeles’ oddest spots including Hyperion Wastewater Treatment Plant, The Metropolitan Detention Center, The Hollywood Forever Cemetery and of course Venice.

Bestselling author and psychologist James Hillman and famed essayist Michael Ventura spend the first half of the hour long DVD chatting about the LA mindset. Their good friend and Doors drummer John Densmore joins them the second part for further reminiscences and explorations of 60’s LA and her weird place in the world’s psyche. Surfing LA , conceived by director Kevan Jenson, corresponds with major themes in Hillman’s depth psychology. Hillman’s dictum that "conversation is consciousness" was tested here in the attempt to bottle the spontaneous intellect, wit and insight that flashes within conversation, much like improvisation in jazz.

The first title in the series "James Hillman's Fragments". These titles explore psychology as amusement, entertaining ideas with a little sparkle of inspiration.
DVD, 59 minutes.
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00036

Dream and the Underworld

$13.99

In a deepening of the thinking begun in The Myth of Analysis and Re-Visioning Psychology, James Hillman develops the first new view of dreams since Freud and Jung.

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9780060906825

City and Soul, Uniform Edition, Volume 2

$32.00

Forty-two chapters comprise Hillman’s writings on the psychology of public affairs: urbanism, environmental aesthetics, citizenship, and politics.

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9780882145778
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2006-09-01
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Old and Young: Senex and Puer (Conference Recording CD Set)

$70.00

This seminar was recorded April 16 - 18, 2010. This set includes nine discs.


In this seminar, Dr. Hillman returned to a topic of his earlier days, Old and Young: Senex and Puer, bringing to the weekend insights derived from his own late-life vantage point.

The archetype of the senex (from which senior, senator, senility arise) rules more and more with each advancing day. Yet, along with servitude to the tyranny of time, the physical bondage, and the medicalization of older individuals and society, something else stirs. The liberation from conformity, as well as a strange idiosyncrasy and spontaneity, attest to the timeless presence of an inner partner—the puer archetype of risk, vision, and joy.

This seminar is an attempt to examine geriatric psychology, the aging of the American psyche and its institutions, and one of its most serious collective syndromes—the fascination with, and yet cruel neglect of, youth.

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30303

In Defense of Jung: Soul and Psyche in the 21st Century - Conference Recording (CD)

$70.00

This seminar with James Hillman was held March 18-19, 2005 in Santa Barbara, California. The CD set includes 7 CDs.

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00707

The Art, Practice, and Philosophy of Psychotherapy: A Seminar with James Hillman - recording (CD)

$99.00

This Seminar with James Hillman was held June 29-July 1, 2007 in Santa Barbara, California. The recording includes 9 CDs.

Seminar description:

We are going back to basics, bypassing as best we can the contemporary flood of therapeutic theories and techniques. Psychotherapy rests upon—neither a couch, nor an armchair, nor a stack of texts—but on a simple three-legged stool. First the skills that come from practical engagement with the psyche. Second, the art of soul-making and its parallel with other arts. Third, a supportive philosophy.

In this seminar, we shall examine, both practically and archetypally, some of the basic diagnostic categories and their conventional understanding while attempting to grasp their underlying patterns. All along we shall be exposing the philosophical importance of the issues brought to therapy that are entangled in symptoms and problems—such as time, suffering, self, causality, beauty, intensity, purpose, surrender, destiny, love, and death. There will be ample time for detailed questions of practical therapy as well as for perplexities of the soul affecting any person’s life.

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30029

A Blue Fire

$14.99

A vitally important introduction to the theories of one of the most original thinkers in psychology today, A Blue Fire gathers selected passages from many of Hillman's seminal essays on archetypal psychology.

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9780060921019

Aphrodites Justice / La Giustizia di Afrodite

$22.00

“It is important, in our daily troubles, to know from whom the troubles come. In ancient times, when a person went to the oracle to get help with troubles, the question a person asked at Delphi or Dodona was not, What shall I do to help my dilemma, my pain?, but rather: To what God or Goddess do I sacrifice in this situation? If you know which mythical pattern, which archetypal drama, is being enacted in your dilemma you are already on the road to relief.” (James Hillman, 2008, Aphrodite’s justice, p. 32, Edizioni La Conchiglia).


This lecture was delivered by the author on September 7, 2007 at the St. James Chartehouse on Capri during the 2007 conference Capri, i luoghi della parola. Le parole degli dèi, organized by the Cultural Association La Conchiglia. Published by arrangement with Agenzia Letteraria Roberto Santachiara. Dual language: English with Italian translation.

ISBN/SKU: 
9788860910974
Publication Date: 
2008-01-01
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Anima: An Anatomy of Personified Notion

$22.00

"This excursion is intended to supplement the main literature on the anima. Since that literature provides a goodly phenomenology of the experience of anima, I shall look here more closely at the rather neglected phenomenology of the notion of anima. Experience and notion affect each other reciprocally. Not only do we derive our notions out of our experiences in accordance with the fantasy of empiricism, but also our notions condition the nature of our experiences." (James Hillman)

ISBN/SKU: 
9780882143163
Publication Date: 
1985-07-01
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Animal Presences, Uniform Edition, Volume 9

$32.00


Since the 1980s James Hillman, the best-selling author and founder of

Archetypal Psychology has written and lectured extensively on the

presence of animals in our conscious and unconscious lives. Volume 9

of the Uniform Edition of the Writings of James Hillman unites, for

the first time, his papers and lectures on the subjects of animals,

including "Animal Kingdom in the Human Dream" (1982), "Dream

Animals" (1997), "Culture and the Animal Soul" (1994/1997), and

"Learning from Animals" (1999).

ISBN/SKU: 
9780882145884