James Hillman on the Soulless Society
by James Hillman
Hillman probes deeply into the psyche and underbelly of modern society, and offers some unexpected insights.
In this compelling interview with one of the world’s most respected psychologists and social critics, Dr. Hillman takes a critical look at American culture, from how we relate to passersby on the street, to our response to 9/11 and Katrina, to what happens between therapist and client in the consulting room. He delves into diverse topics such as the addiction to innocence, the value of breakdown, the terrible oppression of being normal, and the role of elders. With his characteristic passion and fervor, Dr. James Hillman shares his thoughts on what’s wrong with American society, what we can do about it, and what really matters most. With counterintuitive injunctions such as, “Be rude!” and “Leave out hope,” Hillman offers his wise guidance about what we can all do to create a more soul-full society.

What therapists are saying…

"James Hillman has been a maverick thinker and writer, especially focusing on the pathology of society. His Re-Visioning Psychology was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1975. In this video, The Soulless Society, the interviewer skillfully leads this brilliant scholar through updates to the high points of his lifetime of insightful critiques of our society."

-- Dena Anthony, PhD, Psychologist in private practice in San Francisco & Palo Alto; Researcher and lecturer on women in business.
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This is an enlivening critique of modern American society and a call for awakening more authenticity in our daily lives.

From watching this video, you will:

• Learn how to cultivate more curiosity and awe in your everyday life.
• Be motivated to think critically about the role of psychology and psychotherapy in modern American society
• Learn about the possibility of re-visioning psychology to include the soul

Length of video: 01:03:00

Number of Discs: 1

English subtitles available on: Stream, DVD

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Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-230-1

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-231-X

James Hillman, PhD, is considered to be the founder of archetypal psychology. He is a psychologist, a leading scholar in Jungian and post-Jungian thought and is recognized as one of the most important radical critics and innovators of psychology. He is the author of over a dozen books, including the best-seller, The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling and We've Had a Hundred Years of Psychotherapy - And the World's Getting Worse (with Michael Ventura).

J. Fraser Pierson, PhD, Interviewer, is a licensed psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Southern Oregon University, and the co-editor of The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology: Leading Edges in Theory, Research, and Practice.

CE credits: 1

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to cultivate more curiosity and awe in your everyday life.
  • Be motivated to think critically about the role of psychology and psychotherapy in modern American society
  • Learn about the possibility of re-visioning psychology to include the soul