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A Blue Fire by James Hillman
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Mar 22, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2011, non-fiction, philosophy, psychology, existential
Recommended to Mandy by: Nathan Perry
Recommended for: TheArcaneMaster
Read from January 27 to March 22, 2011

I love books that make me think and make me want to read more on a subject. This book definitely does both. It's a collection of excerpts from Hillman's work. It covers a wide variety of aspects of archetypal and soul psychology, and the editor has arranged it in a way that the topics progress logically. This was very useful to me as I have practically no background in psychology studies. At times it made me pensive; at times I didn't understand it at all. I always wanted to keep reading it, but it took me a while because I would hit points where I needed to put it down for a while and read something else while I processed whatever bit I had read.
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Reading Progress

03/10/2011 page 72
21.0% "and while I can follow the discussions fairly well, I'm probably not getting as much out of this as I could if I had a stronger background in psychology. Still enjoying it nonetheless."
03/12/2011 page 120
36.0% "and finally feel like I'm starting to understand where this is going."
03/14/2011 page 156
46.0% "and read the part of the book that has some thoughtful if not humorous anecdotes. I especially enjoyed the section that includes Hillman's thoughts about culture, religion, and, of all things, bread."
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