Suicide and the Soul
By: James Hillman
Thirty-five years ago this book initiated the soul movement in psychotherapy. By clearly and simply showing how the idea of soul works in actual practice, this book became a classic text, both for teaching the clinical art and for private meditation on the mysterious urge to die.
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Thirty-five years ago this book initiated the soul movement in psychotherapy. By clearly and simply showing how the idea of soul works in actual practice, this book became a classic text, both for teaching the clinical art and for private meditation on the mysterious urge to die. This new edition is introduced by the eminent psychiatrist and pioneering social critic, Thomas Szasz. It concludes with a long reflective postscript by the author with his recent thoughts on the psychology of suicide for our times. Both soul and suicide are dominant issues of a new century; soul because it cannot be reduced to genes and chromosomes; suicide because it raises fundamental religious and legal conflicts. James Hillman’s book continues to challenge contemporary attitudes, even as it offers answers to one of life’s disturbing questions.
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1About the Author:
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 Kerényi), 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.Product Dimensions:
6 x 0.5 x 9 inchesPages:
April 2, 1998