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Archetypal Images: Reflections on James Hillman and Jungian Thought

November 8, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PST


James Hillman (1926-2011), a fierce critic of mainstream psychology and a challenger of many Jungian assumptions, was also, arguably, the most significant thinker and writer to have taken up Jungian psychology. He wrote over twenty books, including Pulitzer nominated Revisioning Psychology and the best-selling work, The Soul’s Code.
After an overview of Hillman’s ideas, this lecture will focus on his view of images and what he called the “poetic basis of mind.” With illustrations from the arts and culture, we will discuss Hillman’s use of terms such as “archetypal imagination” and “soul-making.” My intention is to demonstrate the way Hillman’s approach extends and amplifies Jung’s understandings.

Related Workshop:  Archetypal Cinema: Hillman and Film

GLEN SLATER, PH.D., was born and raised in Australia. He moved to the United States in 1992 to study Jungian psychology. He has degrees in Religious Studies and Clinical Psychology and has taught for over 25 years at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California, where he is Co-Chair of the Jungian and Archetypal Studies Program. He has written extensively for Jungian publications and edited the third volume of James Hillman’s Uniform Edition, Senex and Puer, as well as the essay collection, Varieties of Mythic Experience. He writes on Jung and film, the psychology of religion, and depth psychology and technology. His long-awaited book, Jung vs. Borg: Finding the Deeply Human in a Posthuman Age, will be published in January 2024.


November 8, 2013
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PST
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Portland, OR 97202 United States
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