Class Notes – Session Two

If you missed it and are interested, you'll find my notes on Session One here. After the second class on James Hillman's, Alchemical Psychology, I find myself at odds. Something seems to be missing. The hosts, Patricia Berry and Robert Bosnak, engaged in a wonderful discussion about the nature of the vessel and the use of heat …

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Alchemical Psychology – the Introduction

In my previous posts on James Hillman's book, Alchemical Psychology, I wrote briefly about the relationship between the colors of the alchemy and their correlation through the stages of the soul's journey as one begins a work of a psychological nature. The links to those posts can be found on the Index page of this blog. After …

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Thought of the Heart

A short break for me tonight from all things Non-Profit, here at National Harbor where I am attending a software users conference, enjoying a lovely view from my hotel room overlooking the Potomac river and Washington, D.C.. BlackBaud is a software company dedicated to providing database tools for fundraising and related enterprises. I am fortunate to …

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Alchemical Psychology, Part VIII – Caelum

It has been a wonderful adventure re-reading and sharing here James Hillman's wonderful book Alchemical Psychology. Every time I read Hillman I am inspired to keep digging the well that continues to give me sustenance, joy and the feeling that life does make sense. The writing of this series is my attempt to pay tribute …

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Colour My World, Alchemical Psychology, Part I – Black

One of my favorite James Hillman books is his, "Alchemical Psychology," which I have just recently read. The book is a fascinating tour of the alchemical process and its correlative psychological journey as told to us by the Alchemists of old. Yes, they weren't only interested in literally transforming substances, but about experiencing the transformation …

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