Public Programs: Winter/Spring 2013

Saturday, May 25, 2013; 10:00AM - 04:00PM

Life and Ideas of James Hillman:
The Making of a Psychologist

Presented by Dick Russell

James Hillman, who authored more than twenty-five books before his death at 86 in 2011, is considered the founder of archetypal psychology, an important post-Jungian school of thought. With Hillman's authorization, Dick Russell has been working on his biography for more than seven years. The two-volume work is based upon many hours of interviews with Hillman and others, as well as dozens of Hillman's unpublished letters. Russell's lecture will cover the formative years of Hillman's life, 1926-1969, with emphasis on the experiences that led him to Zurich's Jung Institute in the early 1950s and to becoming its first Director of Studies following his student years. Russell will read excerpts from chapters in his book Life and Ideas of James Hillman: The Making of a Psychologist (Volume One) including revelatory passages concerning Hillman's relationship with Jung.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe some of the ways in which archetypal psychology differs from Jung's analytical psychology
  • Describe the role of soul in Hillman's work
  • Describe Hillman's view of the Self
  • Describe some of the critical experiences that led Hillman to Zurich to study with Jung
  • Describe the evolution of Hillman's relationship to Jung

Dick Russell is the author of ten books, including three New York Times best-sellers, Eye of the Whale, named among the best books of the year (2001) by three major newspapers. A recipient of the citizen's Chevron Conservation Award, he is a longtime environmental activist who worked closely on projects with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. He first met James Hillman through a mutual friend who sold each of them organic vegetables and recently published the biography The Life and Ideas of James Hillman: The Making of a Psychologist (Volume One). He divides his time between Boston, Los Angeles, and Baja Mexico.

Pre-registered: $75.00 | At Door: $80.00
Continuing Education: 5 CE credits available, see Continuing Education page
Location: C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, Lecture Room, see Contact Us page

Pre-registration (recommended) until 5:00pm of the lecture day for evening lectures; or Friday, 5:00pm for week-end workshops. At Door fee applies after.