Category Archives: James Hillman

Woman was too scared to leave job centre during a heart attack, fearing sanctions – Kitty S Jones

https://kittysjones.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/woman-was-too-scared-to-leave-job-centre-during-a-heart-attack-as-she-feared-being-sanctioned/ Click on the above link to visit Kitty’s blog for this piece on the brutal, damaging DWP work assessment system. This begins with one woman’s appalling experience, and then makes some general points. Kitty refers to Ken Loach’s powerful, … Continue reading

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James Hillman on ‘Depression’

“Depression is still the Great Enemy. More personal energy is expended in manic defenses against, diversions from, and denials of it than goes into other supposed psychopathological threats to society: psychopathic criminality, schizoid breakdowns, addictions. As long as we are … Continue reading

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Wetiko: Energy, Domination and Human Societies – Martin Kirk

Wetiko: Energy, Domination and Human Societies This forms part of series of posts about cultural questions, and paradigm shift. Click on the link for Martin’s fascinating article. ‘Wetiko’ is an indigenous term, used in this context to refer to modern … Continue reading

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John Bradshaw on the process of alienation

‘A child is born self-connected and has an organismic sense of wholeness with relation to each of its powers, drives, and needs. Once a power, drive, or need is shamed, it becomes disconnected. As the shaming continues and intensifies, the … Continue reading

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Chelsea Fields on the decision to circumsize her baby son

The writer found it difficult to reach the end of this deeply moving personal account, because of the extent to which she was crying. There’s a quotation from James Hillman we tweeted the other day:- ‘..the question of evil….refers primarily … Continue reading

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James Hillman on the magnet power of our problems

“Why do we focus so intensely on our problems? What draws us to them? Why are they so attractive? They have the magnet power of love: somehow we desire our problems; we are in love with them much as we … Continue reading

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Courting the Mystery – Toko-pa

http://toko-pa.com/2015/05/25/courting-the-mystery/ Click on the link for this lovely post by Toko-pa, about dreams, and the importance of mystery or not knowing. We like her quote from James Hillman:- “Like the fox in the forest is not mine just because I … Continue reading

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