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The Best of James Hollis

Wisdom for the Inner Journey
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Chiron Publications
 | 
December, 2021
ISBN:
9781630519766
Quantity: 
6
$32.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

The Best of James Hollis: Wisdom for the Inner Journey is a collection of excerpts from the writings of James Hollis, PhD, Jungian psychotherapist and author. These selections, compiled by editor Logan Jones, span across his body of work from The Middle Passage (1993) to Prisms (2021) organized into different topics ranging from the psychological concepts of Carl Jung to the everyday tasks of our living and callings.

Hollis’s wisdom will challenge readers to find their own path, to be who they are called to be, to take the risks to trust their soul, and thus live a life worthy of their unique gifts. Hollis’s writings ask us to live a deeper and more authentic life.

As Logan Jones writes in his foreword,

The unfolding of our lives is not so much arriving at a place as it is awakening to the journey we all are summoned to travel. Our journey is our never-ending search for meaning. It unfolds as we wrestle with the questions posed to us by life so we can become our unique selves. In essence, the journey is found in the courage to become who we are meant to become. This living the journey, then, represents the considered life, the examined life. And, in short, is a summary of Hollis’s writings.

Below are a few morsels from this pithy and diversely tasty smorgasbord of a book.

Eros is the life force—desire that wishes most to connect, to build, to combine, to fuse, to generate with the other.
                                —What Matters Most, p. 45

The test of a psychologically mature person, and therefore spiritually mature, will be found in his or her capacity to handle what one might call the Triple A’s: anxiety, ambiguity, and ambivalence… The more mature psyche is able to sustain the tension of opposites and contain conflict longer, thereby allowing the developmental and revelatory potential of the issue to emerge.
                                      —Creating a Life, p. 57

All of us have to ask this simple but piercing question of our relationships, our affiliations, our professions, our politics, and our theology: “Does this path, this choice, make me larger or smaller?”
                              —What Matters Most, p. 75

The moment we say, “I am responsible, I am accountable, I have to deal with this,” is the day we grow up, at least until the next time, the next regression, the next evasion.
                       —Living an Examined Life, p. 10

Publisher’s Description: 

The Best of James Hollis: Wisdom for the Inner Journey is a collection of excerpts from the writings of James Hollis, PhD, Jungian psychotherapist and author. These selections, compiled by editor Logan Jones, span across his body of work from The Middle Passage (1993) to Prisms (2021) organized into different topics ranging from the psychological concepts of Carl Jung to the everyday tasks of our living and callings.

Hollis’s wisdom will challenge readers to find their own path, to be who they are called to be, to take the risks to trust their soul, and thus live a life worthy of their unique gifts. Hollis’s writings ask us to live a deeper and more authentic life.

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