The Myth of Analysis: Three Essays in Archetypal Psychology

The Myth of Analysis: Three Essays in Archetypal Psychology

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Author/Editor: Hillman, James
Publisher: Harper Colophon
Date: 1978
Binding: Trade paperback (US). V, 313 p.; 21 cm.
Condition: USED - Very good. An unmarked copy with tight binding and minimal edge wear.

In this work, acclaimed Jungian James Hillman examines the concepts of myth, insights, eros, body, and the mytheme of female inferiority, as well as the need for the freedom to imagine and to feel psychic reality. By examining these ideas, and the role they have played both in and outside of the therapeutic setting, Hillman mounts a compelling argument that, rather than locking them away in some inner asylum or subjecting them to daily self-treatment, man's "peculiarities" can become an integral part of a rich and fulfilling daily life.

Originally published by Northwestern University Press in 1972, this work had a profound impact on a nation emerging self-aware from the 1960s, as well as on the era's burgeoning feminist movement. It remains a profound critique of therapy and the psychological viewpoint, and it is one of Hillman's most important and enduring works.