Suicide and the Soul

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Thirty-five years ago this book initiated the "soul movement" in psychotherapy. By clearly and simply showing how the idea of soul works in actual practice, this book became a classic text, both for teaching the clinical art and for private meditation on the mysterious urge to die. This new edition is introduced by the eminent psychiatrist and pioneering social critic, Thomas Szasz. It concludes with a long reflective postscript by the author with his recent thoughts on the psychology of suicide for our times. ...
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Overview

Thirty-five years ago this book initiated the "soul movement" in psychotherapy. By clearly and simply showing how the idea of soul works in actual practice, this book became a classic text, both for teaching the clinical art and for private meditation on the mysterious urge to die. This new edition is introduced by the eminent psychiatrist and pioneering social critic, Thomas Szasz. It concludes with a long reflective postscript by the author with his recent thoughts on the psychology of suicide for our times. Both soul and suicide are dominant issues of a new century; soul because it cannot be reduced to genes and chromosomes; suicide because it raises fundamental religious and legal conflicts. James Hillman's book continues to challenge contemporary attitudes, even as it offers answers to one of life's disturbing questions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882142272
  • Publisher: Spring
  • Publication date: 4/2/1998
  • Series: Dunquin Series
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 592,594
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

The pioneering imaginative psychology of James Hillman that soon will span five decades has entered cultural history, affecting lives and minds in a wide range of fields. For the creativity of his thinking, the originator of Archetypal Psychology and author of A Terrible Love of War; The Soul’s Code; and The Force of Character has received many honors, including the Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic. He has held distinguished lectureships at Yale, Princeton, Chicago, and Syracuse Universities, and his books have been translated into some twenty languages. The American public showed its appreciation of his approach to psychology by placing his book, The Soul’s Code, at the top of the bestseller list of serious works of nonfiction.

Of his many books, Spring

Publications has published Anima, Loose Ends, Archetypal Psychology:

A Brief Account, Pan and the Nightmare, Suicide and the Soul,

Insearch, Oedipus Variations (with Karl Kerényi), The Thought of the

Heart and the Soul of the World, Inter Views, and Lectures on Jung’s

Typology (with Marie-Louise von Franz). He lives in Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 6
Prefatory Notes 11
I The Problem 15
II Suicide Prevention: The Viewpoints of Sociology, Law, Theology, and Medicine 24
III Suicide and the Soul 38
IV The Death Experience 56
V Meeting the Suicide Risk 77
VI Medicine, Analysis, and the Soul 97
VII A Matter of Words 109
VIII The Healer as Hero 119
IX The Pathological Bias 127
X Diagnosis and the Analytical Dialectic 140
XI Hoping, Growing, and the Analytical Process 153
XII Medical Secrecy and the Analytical Mystery 171
References 180
Index 185
A Postscript of Afterthoughts 192
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