The Soul's Code

The Soul's Code

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Plato and the Greeks called it 'daimon', the Romans 'genius', the Christians 'Guardian Angel' - and 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.

Highly accessible and imaginative, The Soul's Code offers a liberating vision of childhood troubles and an exciting approach to themes such as freedom, and, most of all, calling - that invisible mystery at the centre of every life that voices the fundamental question, 'What is in my heart that I must do, be and have? And why?'
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 22mm | 241g
  • Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
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  • 055350634X
  • 9780553506341
  • 78,879

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This text explores themes such as fate and fatalism, character and desire, family influence and freedom, and, most of all, calling - the mystery at the core of every life. It is a guide to discovering and fulfilling our potential in life, relationships and work by following the
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"Acute and powerful..." -- Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul "Brilliant... I found myself rethinking nearly everything about a life that I thought I knew and believed to be true" -- Deirdre Bair, author of Anais Nin: A Biography "In this brilliant, absorbing work, Hillman dares us to believe that we are each meant to be here; that we are needed by the world around us" * Publishers Weekly *
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About James Hillman

James Hillman is a psychologist, scholar, international lecturer, and the author of some twenty-odd books including Re-Visioning Psychology, Healing Fiction, The Dream and the Underworld, Inter Views and Suicide and the Soul. A Jungian analyst and 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 (where he cofounded the Dallas Institute for the Humanities and Culture). After thirty years of residence in Europe, he now lives in Connecticut.
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