• Prisms: Reflections on This Journey We Call Life

  • By: James Hollis
  • Narrated by: James Conlan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Prisms: Reflections on the Journey We Call Life summarizes a lifetime of observing, engaging, and exploring why we are here, in service to what, and what life asks of us. These 11 essays, all written recently, examine how we understand ourselves, and often we have to reframe that understanding, the nature and gift of comedy, the imagination, desire, as well as our encounters with narcissism, and aging.

James Hollis, Ph.D., a Jungian Analyst in Washington, D.C., explores the roadblocks we encounter and our on-going challenge to live our brief journey with as much courage, insight, and resolve as we can bring to the table.

Table of Contents:

  • 1. Archetypal Presences: The Large Forms Rolling Beneath The Surface of Our Lives
  • 2. Reframing Our Sense of Self and World in Plague Times
  • 3. Who Heals the Healer? - The Profile of the Wounded Healer
  • 4. On the Psychology of Comedy: Is the Joke on Us?
  • 5. Permutations of Desire
  • 6. All Is Fire: The Imagination as Aperture into Psyche
  • 7. Narcissus's Forlorn Hope: The Fading Image in a Pool Too Deep
  • 8. Theogonys and Therapies: A Jungian Perspective on Evil
  • 9. The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: Yeats's Passage from Puer Aeternus to Wise Old Man
  • 10. The Necessity of Personal Myth
  • 11. For Every Tatter in Our Mortal Dress: Stayin' Alive at the Front Of the Mortal Parade
  • Afterword
  • Bibliography

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Hollis is a prominent Jungian scholar and his work is recommended as generally good.
One caveat, however:
1. he was a humanities professor. His prose is turgid and professorial with many fifty-dollar words. I like it, but some may differ.
This book does NOT present the awful, cloying progressive/Leftist interludes of past works.

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I like James Hollis' work but this Audible rendition is not good. I can't give accurate ratings because the narration is so poor it is difficult to stay with what is being read. In A Life of Meaning, Hollis narrates his own work and it is wonderful to listen to him. Unfortunately in Prisms Hollis is absent and the narrator sounds like he is just reading words. There is no feeling behind what's being read and at times punctuation is forgotten making what is said unintelligible. I have no doubt this is a very good book but I can't listen to it. I will buy the book instead to hear the pearls of wisdom from Dr Hollis.

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