James Hillman biography – The Life and Ideas of James Hillman Volume 1

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James Hillman biographyJames Hillman biography:

The Life and Ideas of James Hillman Volume 1: The Making of a Psychologist

by Dick Russell[1]

introduction: Sonu Shamdasani
publisher: Helios Press, May 2013

This book invites one to read and reread Hillman’s works, present in the definitive form of the Uniform Edition. It enables them to be read afresh: now accompanied with a view of the man at his writing desk, ‘the man of flesh and bone,’ as Unamuno would have put it; a view of what engendered his reflections, the struggle of self-overcoming, how he attempted to grasp the hidden powers at work in our lives, and to forge, in the smithy of his soul, a renewal of psychology, and a renewed appreciation of the force of imagination in all walks of life.

from the Preface to James Hillman biography by Sonu Shamdasani

Considered to be the world’s foremost post-Jungian thinker, James Hillman is known as the founder of archetypal psychology and the author of more than twenty books, including the bestselling title The Soul’s Code.

In James Hillman biography : The Life and Ideas of James Hillman: Volume 1: The Making of a Psychologist (Helios Press, May 2013), we follow Hillman from his youth in the heyday of Atlantic City, through postwar Paris and Dublin, travels in Africa and Kashmir, and onward to Zurich and the Jung Institute, which appointed him its first director of studies in 1960. This first of a two-volume authorized biography is the result of hundreds of hours of interviews with Hillman and others over a seven-year period.

Discover how Hillman’s unique psychology was forged through his life experiences and found its basis in the imagination, aesthetics, a return to the Greek pantheon, and the importance of “soul-making,” and gain a better understanding of the mind of one of the most brilliant psychologists of the twentieth century.

About the Author
Dick Russell is a nationally respected activist, environmentalist, and author of critically acclaimed books, including, with Jesse Ventura, the New York Times bestsellers 63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You to Read and American Conspiracies. He is also the author of On the Trail of the JFK Assassins and The Man Who Knew Too Much. Russell has been published in many of the nation’s top magazines and has been a guest on numerous national TV and radio programs, including the NBC Nightly News.


Review based on: Dick Russel’s website

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