Episode 25: James Hollis

James Hollis at the Nashville Jung Circle on May 13, 2017. Photo by Anthony Peña.

James Hollis, Ph.D., was born in Springfield, Illinois, graduated from Manchester University in 1962 and Drew University in 1967. He taught Humanities for 26 years in various colleges and universities and trained as a Jungian analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich from 1977-1982.

He is presently a licensed Jungian analyst in private practice in Washington, D.C. He served as Executive Director of the C.G. Jung Educational Center of Houston, Texas for many years and now is Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington. He is a retired Senior Training Analyst for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, was first Director of Training of the Philadelphia Jung Institute, and is Vice President Emeritus of the Philemon Foundation. He is also a co-founder of the Jungian Studies program at Saybrook University of San Francisco and Houston

Dr. Hollis lives with his wife Jill, an artist and retired therapist, in Washington, D.C. Together they have three living children and eight grandchildren.  

He has written a total of fourteen books and over fifty articles.  The books have been translated into Swedish, Russian, German, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Portuguese, Turkish, Italian, Korean, Finnish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Farsi, Japanese, Greek, Chinese, and Czech.

This interview was recorded on May 17, 2017. It's 01:08:49 long and 56.7 MB. You can listen to it right here in your browser or download it directly to your computer. It's also available on iTunesStitcher, and Google Play.


Creating a Life: Finding Your Individual Path {ebook available here}

Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up

Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts Who Run Our Lives

Mythologems: Incarnations of the Invisible World

On This Journey We Call Our Life: Living the Questions

Swamplands of the Soul: New Life in Dismal Places

The Archetypal Imagination {free download}

The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other

The Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey

The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife {ebook available here}

Through the Dark Wood: Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life {audiobook}

Tracking the Gods: The Place of Myth in Modern Life

Under Saturn's Shadow: The Wounding and Healing of Men {ebook available here}

What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life

Why Good People Do Bad Things: Understanding Our Darker Selves


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