Dr James Hollis joins us November 9th, 2019 via Zoom to discuss with us his new book Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey and some of the issues that arise from living an examined life.
Welcome Dr Hollis!
There seem to be many people out there who seem to be doing great without living an examined life. They seem to go through life without any struggles. Do you feel that Jungian practice applies to only those who have issues?
Jungian practice is not just pathology based but speaks to our need to deepen our dialogues with our own souls. Dream work alone provides a ready engagement with an “authority” operating quite outside the ordinary authorities of consciousness. We all have “issue,” the question is whether we wish to engage our life more fully, and from a place of depth, or be prisoners of the complex de jour.
Is it possible to achieve transformation, the journey to wholeness or Individuation without a Jungian Analyst?
Of course, individuation is a metaphor for living out of our deepest truths, our deepest calling, and staying in an on-going dialogue with those depths. Anyone who is doing that naturally is blessed and need not examine it. However, most of the really messed up folks all think that describes them to a T.
What (daily) practices can we develop to cultivate the 21 principles from your book Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey, in ourselves?
Meditation, dream work, and most of all asking: What did that hit in me? Where have I been there before? What is giving rise to my patterns, especially those that are limiting or destructive?
We hope to see you Saturday from 10 am – 1 pm for this special lecture followed by questions and answers with Dr Hollis.
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James Hollis, Ph.D. is a Jungian Analyst in Washington, DC, and author of sixteen books, the latest being: Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey and the forthcoming Living Between Worlds. (2020)