January 21-22, 2000: James Hollis

Lecture: The relationship between Self and Other carries always the imprint of first relationships. In any present relationship we are inevitably inmeshed in the psychological mechanisms of projection and transference of the primal, intrapsychic imago of relationship. This lecture will explore the mechanisms of the projection/transference dynamics, "the Eden project", which our hidden agenda embodies, and the search for the Magical Other.

Workshop: We will seek to discern, through a series of questions and exercises, the sense of "self," the percepts about the Other, and the transactions which have been generated by our history. What creates our attractions, our patterns, our yearnings, our repetitions? These are the open-ended questions we shall examine together.


James Hollis, Ph.D., has a diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. He lives and practices in Houston, Texas, where he is the Director of the C.G. Jung Educational Center. He is the author of The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other (Inner City Books, 1998), the fifth in his series for Inner City.

Relationships: the Psychodynamics of Self and Other