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A Special Weekend with James Hollis, PhD

July 21–22, 2017

Friday evening presentation:

Taking Your Life Back: Living More Fully in the Shadow of Mortality

Jung observed: “Life is a short pause between two great mysteries.” That fact is not in dispute; what matters is how we live that pause. E. M. Forster observed that the two who could most illumine us, the corpse and the baby, are not talking. Given that mortality frames our journey, how might we live it more fully, not defined by fear, morbidity, and denial? What attitudes and practices allow us to live more fully? And what sort of psychological maturation brings us to experience this short pause as rich with meaning?

Saturday workshop:

Steps to the Recovery of a Personal Journey

Tiny, dependent, and at the mercy of the world around us, we all have to adapt, adjust, bury, deny, split off, and repress, and thereby lose contact with our own sovereignty and natural source of guidance. The core project of the second half of life is the recovery of that source. This program/workshop will focus on 21 steps that we may take toward the recovery of our personal journey.

James Hollis, PhD, is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst and Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington, DC. Internationally acclaimed analyst and author, Dr. Hollis is former Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center of Houston and professor of Jungian Studies at Saybrook University in San Francisco, California. Additionally, he is retired Senior Training Analyst for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, was the first Director of the Philadelphia Jung Institute, and is president emeritus of the Philemon Foundation.

Among his many publications are numerous articles and 14 books translated into 18 languages, including The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other; Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life; What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life; The Middle Passage; and Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts Who Run Our Lives.