The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling

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Random House Incorporated, 1996 - Psychology - 334 pages
29 Reviews
A journey into the essential mystery at the center of every life--the search for calling--The Soul's Code takes a new look at age-old themes, providing a radical, frequently amusing, and highly accessible path to realization through an extensive array of examples. Hillman ecnourages readers to discover the "blueprints" particular to their individual lives, certain that there is more to life than can be explained by genetics or environment.

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User Review  - Aaron Bolin - Goodreads

Great ideas, but the most ponderous and convoluted writing style to convey them. In my estimation, 75 percent of the text is fluff. I really did not like the writing style at all -- make a point already! Read full review

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User Review  - Cody Parker - Goodreads

one if my favorite books. I have read it multiple times now and find very few points I disagree with Hillman on. The Acorn theory... Read full review

Contents

The Acorn Theory and the Redemption of Psychology
3
Growing Down
41
The Parental Fallacy
63
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

A world-renowned lecturer, teacher, author, Jungian analyst, and former director of the Jung Institute, James Hillman was born in New Jersey and spent much of his life in Europe. He is the author of over twenty books, translated into ten languages, including The Myth of Analysis and Reinventing Psychiatry (nominated for a Pulitzer in 1975). He lives in Thompson, Connecticut, and is the father of four.

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