April 25 and 26, 2014: James Hollis

Lecture: Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts  Who Run Our Lives

Our ancestors believed in ghosts, and perhaps they were not far off the mark as so much of daily life is driven by invisible psychic forces, archaic agendas, and imperious admonitions and prohibitions, all the more powerful because they operate unconsciously.  What are the features of such “hauntings,” and how might we gain some further foothold on a more conscious conduct of life?


Workshop: Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts  Who Run Our Lives

 Psychological understanding of how the past persists in the present supports engagement with mystery and the possibility of living a more considered life. Along with exploring literary and case studies illustrating the presence of “hauntings” in people’s lives, participants will explore their own experiences. Please bring notepad and pen upon which to reflect on the invisible powers which govern your daily life.


James Hollis, Ph.D., is a Zurich-trained, Jungian analyst in private practice in Houston, Texas. He is the author of fourteen books, most recently Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, What Matters Most, and Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts Who Run Our Lives.

Dispelling the Ghosts who Run our Lives