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"What we wish to know, and most desire, remains unknowable and lies beyond our grasp." With these words, James Hollis leads readers to consider the nature of our human need for meaning in life and for connection to a world less limiting than our own. In The Archetypal Imagination, Hollis offers a lyrical Jungian appreciation of the archetypal imagination. He argues that without the human mind's ability to form energy-filled images that link us to worlds beyond our rational and emotional capacities, we would have neither culture nor spirituality. Drawing upon the work of poets and philosophers. Hollis shows the importance of depth experience, meaning, and connection to an "other" world. The author draws upon the work of the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, particularly his Duino Elegies, to elucidate the archetypal imagination in literary forms. To underscore the importance of incarnating depth experience, he also examines a series of paintings by Nancy Witt. With the power of the archetypal imagination available to all of us, we are invited to summon courage to take on the world anew and to risk a radical re-imagining of the larger possibilities of the world and of the self.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781585442683
ISBN-10: 1585442682
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Texas A & M University Press
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James Hollis

James Hollis, who lives in Houston, Texas, is a Jungian analyst and executive director of the C. G. Jung Educational Center of Houston.

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