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The Myth of Analysis: Three Essays in Archetypal Psychology

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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 ...more
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Published March 4th 1998 by Northwestern University Press (first published 1983)
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Mariam
Aug 15, 2014 Mariam marked it as to-read
Shelves: psychology, mythology
The best definition of individuation I know is an inspired paragraph in James Hillman’s Myth of Analysis:
Transparent Man, who is seen and seen through, foolish, who has nothing left to hide, who has become transparent through self-acceptance; his soul is loved, wholly revealed, wholly existential; he is just what he is, freed from paranoid concealment, from the knowledge of his secrets and his secret knowledge; his transparency serves as prism for the world and the not-world. For it is impossibl
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Evie
Apr 27, 2007 Evie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Psychotherapists
I have so many pages dog-eared and highlighted from my dissertation research that I may just have to buy another one to read for pleasure. This book is probably my favorite of all of Hillman's works. Passionate and inventive, turning psychology on its head. Hillman is a bit of an ass in person, but his writing makes me want to be a better therapist.
Brian
Mar 12, 2007 Brian rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Archetypal psychologists, conscious beings, observers of the condition of being human
The first three times I read this book, I highlighted what I thought was important. After seven readings I have not exhausted the iterated complexities of myth and psychology. I am, however, on my second highlighter and the entire work glows yellow in the morning sun. Hillman is sun-brilliant and this is his masterwork; the impeachment of Oedipus, King, as the foundational myth of dysfunctional human relationships and the revelation instead of Eros and Psyche as the model for Coniunctio, the ...more
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James Hillman was an American psychologist. He served in the US Navy Hospital Corps from 1944 to 1946, after which he attended the Sorbonne in Paris, studying English Literature, and Trinity College, Dublin, graduating with a degree in mental and moral science in 1950.
In 1959, he received his PhD from the University of Zurich, as well as his analyst's diploma from the C.G. Jung Institute and foun
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