Friday, November 11, 2011

James Hillman on Other as Music

James Hillman - Jungian analyst, author, and teacher - died Thursday October 27th, 2011 at the age of 85.   Jim Hillman was a unique and complex individual who could always be counted on for a lively and contrarian dialogue.  His influence on the world of Analytical Psychology and beyond was immense.  In contrast to the complexity of the man, this acknowledgement of his departure will be marked with his simple but beautiful description of the analytic interaction.

"We receive the other as if he were music, listening to the rhythm and cadence of his tale, its thematic repetitions, and the disharmonies." (p. 22)

James Hillman (1979) Insearch: Psychology and Religion, Spring: Dallas.

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