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A Blue Fire: Selected Writingsby James Hillman
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A vitally important introduction to the theories of one of the most original thinkers in psychology today, A Blue Fire gathers selected passages from many of Hillman's seminal essays on archetypal psychology.
"Rich and provocative....Mr. Hillman has an exciting, difficult, deeply cultured mind, one that ranges easily from the arcana of alchemy to the discomforts of a busride." New York Times Book Review
"One of the few truly original thinkers in psychology today. His archetypal psychology transcends more traditional psychology, blending myth, language, and imagination in psychotherapy." Los Angeles Times
"Readers who have found Hillman's therapeutic approach impractical or abstruse will welcome this compact, highly readable anthology of his writings..." Publishers Weekly
"More than any other author in the last part of this century, Hillman deserves credit for restoring 'soul' to its psychological sense." Utne Reader
"Hillman's the most inspiring and disruptive thinker at work now in our country." LA Weekly
"James Hillman is the most lively and original psychologist we have had in America since William James. I honor him, and read something in his work almost every day." Robert Bly, author of Iron John
"People interested in creativity, religion, and mythology will find A Blue Fire rewarding, maddening, and ultimately, beguiling." Minneapolis Star Tribune
"[Hillman's] brilliance, wryness, sharpness, combativeness, grace, and love of beauty manifest themselves....
About the Author
James Hillman is a psychologist, scholar, international lecturer, and the author of more than twenty books, including The Soul's Code, Re-Visioning Psychology, Healing Fiction, The Dream and the Underworld, InterViews, and Suicide and the Soul. A Jungian analyst and the originator of post-Jungian "archetypal psychology," he has held teaching positions at Yale University, Syracuse University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Dallas. He lives in Connecticut.
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