381: James Hollis on Living Between Worlds


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James Hollis is an American Jungian psychologist. He is a public speaker and the author of 16 books. He runs a private practice as a Jungian Psychoanalyst and is the Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center.

Eric and James have an interesting conversation about his newest book, Living Between Worlds: Finding Personal Resilience in Changing Times, his work with depth psychology, and what it means as we go through different passages in life.

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In This Interview, James Hollis and I Discuss Living Between Worlds and…

  • His book, Living Between Worlds: Finding Personal Resilience in Changing Times
  • Depth Psychology is trying to engage and work with the unconscious
  • Looking at the patterns in your life and working backward to see what produces behavior
  • How dreams represent self-regulatory dimensions of the psyche
  • As we have conversations with the external world, we must have one with our internal world
  • Self is the guiding energy that tries to heal your wounds
  • Self is the natural motive towards wholeness and development
  • A passage is when something has died and you’re in between
  • The first half of life is asking what the world is asking of me?
  • The second half of life is asking what the soul is asking of me?
  • Meaning is a by-product of being in the right relationship with one’s own soul
  • Asking yourself what your fears make you do or keep you from doing?
  • Investigating the archaic fear that is keeping us stuck
  • The psyche’s agenda of growth and development
  • The psyche’s agenda of self-healing
  • The purpose of dreams

James Hollis Links:

James’s Website


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