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Prisms: Reflections on the Journey We Call Life summarizes a lifetime of observing, engaging, and exploring why we are here, in service to what, and what life asks of us. These eleven essays, all written recently, examine how we understand ourselves, and often we have to reframe that understanding, the nature and gift of comedy, the imagination, desire, as well as our encounters with narcissism, and aging.

James Hollis, Ph.D., a Jungian Analyst in Washington, D.C., explores the roadblocks we encounter and our on-going challenge to live our brief journey with as much courage, insight, and resolve as we can bring to the table.

Table of Contents:

1. Archetypal Presences: The Large Forms Rolling Beneath The Surface of Our Lives

2. Reframing Our Sense of Self and World in Plague Times

3. Who Heals the Healer?-The Profile of the Wounded Healer

4. On the Psychology of Comedy: Is the Joke on Us?

5. Permutations of Desire

6. All Is Fire: The Imagination as Aperture into Psyche

7. Narcissus's Forlorn Hope: The Fading Image in a Pool Too Deep

8. Theogonys and Therapies: A Jungian Perspective on Evil

9. The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: Yeats's Passage from Puer Aeternus to Wise Old Man

10. The Necessity of Personal Myth

11. For Every Tatter in Our Mortal Dress: Stayin' Alive at the Front Of the Mortal Parade



Product Details ISBN: 9781630519292
ISBN-10: 1630519294
Publisher: Chiron Publications
Publication Date: February 1st, 2021
Pages: 222
Language: English