Episode 32: James Hollis

Jungian analyst and author James Hollis, Ph.D., returns to the podcast to discuss his new book, Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey – A 21-Step Plan for Addressing the Unfinished Business of Your Life.

James Hollis received a doctorate in literature from New Jersey’s prestigious Drew University and taught humanities for 26 years in various colleges and universities. In 1977, he went to Zürich, Switzerland, to enter training at the C.G. Jung Institute where he earned his Diploma in Analytical Psychology in 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 for many years and is now the Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington.

Dr. Hollis is a retired Senior Training Analyst for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, was a co-founder and first Director of Training of the Philadelphia Jung Institute, and is Vice President Emeritus of the Philemon Foundation, a group of scholars, board members, and donors who share the mandate to prepare the unpublished works of C.G. Jung.

He is the author of fourteen books and over fifty articles and has mentored Jung societies on four continents for nearly forty years.

This interview was recorded on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. It’s 56:38 long and 51 MB. You can listen to it right here in your browser or download it directly to your computer. This episode is also available on Apple PodcastsStitcherGoogle Play, or wherever you get your shows.


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Speaking of Jung: Episode #25 James Hollis on Why Good People Do Bad Things

Speaking of Jung: Episode #27 James Hollis on The Eden Project

YouTube Videos James Hollis outlines Jungian concepts for the Jung Society of Washington’s YouTube channel

What Is Depth Psychology? Short film with James Hollis

A Clear and Present Danger: Narcissism in the Era of Donald Trump Includes his chapter, “Narcissus’s Forlorn Hope: The Fading Image in a Pool Too Deep”


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

Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey {free sample .pdf here}

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 .pdf}

The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other {excerpt available here}

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

Special thanks to Lindsey Kennedy at Sounds True for helping to make this episode possible.