The Resource The soul's code : in search of character and calling, James Hillman

The soul's code : in search of character and calling, James Hillman

Label
The soul's code : in search of character and calling
Title
The soul's code
Title remainder
in search of character and calling
Statement of responsibility
James Hillman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Plato and the Greeks called it "daimon," the Romans "genius," the Christians "guardian angel"; today we use terms such as "heart," "spirit," and "soul." For James Hillman it is the central and guiding force of his utterly unique and compelling "acorn theory," which proposes that each life is formed by a particular image, an image that is the essence of that life and calls it to a destiny, just as the mighty oak's destiny is written in the tiny acorn. It is a theory that offers a liberating vision of childhood troubles and an exciting approach to themes such as fate and fatalism, character and desire, family influence and freedom, and, most of all, calling - that invisible mystery at the center of every life that speaks to the fundamental question "What is it, in my heart, that I must do, be, and have? And why?"" "The Soul's Code dedicates itself to what is truly innate, not to how it got this way or where it's going. Hillman does not see human beings as results or, worse, victims of their lives, nor does the promise or even seek a "cure"; instead he welcomes the necessity of every aspect of what makes up a life and advocates using "symptoms" as clues to what the daimon demands. Essentially, Hillman believes that there is more to life - to each individual - than can be explained by the traditional "either/or" categories of genetics and environment. His method is to use the extraordinary (an extensive array of examples from Yehudi Menuhin to Jeffrey Dahmer) as a way to inspire the ordinary, as well as urging his readers to reexamine their childhood impulses, fantasies, thoughts, and even accidents, all of which reflect the "blueprints" that give direction to the course of a biography."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hillman, James
Index
index present
LC call number
BF697
LC item number
.H46 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
BF 697
NLM item number
H654s 1996
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Individuality
  • Individuality in children
  • Fate and fatalism
  • Gifted persons
  • Individuality
  • Character
  • Spirituality
  • Self Concept
  • Fate and fatalism
  • Gifted persons
  • Individuality
  • Individuality in children
  • Kind
  • Individualität
Label
The soul's code : in search of character and calling, James Hillman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In a nutshell: the acorn theory and the redemption of psychology -- Growing down -- The parental fallacy -- Back to the invisibles -- "Esse is percipi": to be is to be perceived -- Neither nature nor nurture-something else -- Penny dreadfuls and pure fantasy -- Disguise -- Fate -- The bad seed -- Mediocrity
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780679445227
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95026855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
003445465
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34193149
  • (OCoLC)ocm34193149
Label
The soul's code : in search of character and calling, James Hillman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In a nutshell: the acorn theory and the redemption of psychology -- Growing down -- The parental fallacy -- Back to the invisibles -- "Esse is percipi": to be is to be perceived -- Neither nature nor nurture-something else -- Penny dreadfuls and pure fantasy -- Disguise -- Fate -- The bad seed -- Mediocrity
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780679445227
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95026855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
003445465
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34193149
  • (OCoLC)ocm34193149

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