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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Three-part series by Moore about James Hillman

Join Thomas Moore in April 2022 for his three-part program The Life and Legacy of James Hillman, hosted by The Retreat at Pacifica Online via Zoom. Sessions are delivered live on Thursday: April 7, 21, 28, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time (1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time).

Over the course of these sessions, Moore discusses:

1. How did James Hillman make valuable additions and corrections to Jung’s work?
"Probably the best example of Hillman’s devotion to Jung and the thrust of his own thought is his book Anima, where one page is Jung writing about anima, the facing page Hillman’s own creative responses. Hillman critiques the use of gender in the concepts of anima and animus. He proposes polytheism instead of wholeness and unity. He suggests focusing on the individual rather than on types."

2. The central roles of Hermes and Aphrodite in James Hillman’s mythological psychology.
Hillman often invoked Hermes as the spirit of paradox, fresh thinking, surprise, ideas as revelations rather than rational conclusions. He felt that Hermes is essential to therapy for allowing insights to appear and for discoveries to be made.

3. How does James Hillman’s Archetypal Psychology translate into cultural renewal, a personal philosophy, and a psychotherapy?
Hillman suggests re-imagining our problems, social and personal, rather than trying to solve them on their own literal terms. He describes therapy as arriving at a new fiction of our predicaments. He understands that soul-making has to be a way of life.

$225 General Rate
$175 Pacifica Alumni, Full Time Students, & Senior Rate
$125 Pacifica Student Rate

The program link will be sent prior to the event.
For those unable to attend live, each presentation will be recorded and the link shared after the event.
Registration closes 6 April 2022.