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James Hillman's A Blue Fire burns through the entire range of his life's work in this lecture. Recorded during a seminar weekend in Rowe, Massachusetts, this talk is a conflagration of ideas. The result is Hillman revisions himself, his work, and archetypal psychology.

©1997 James Hillman (P)2012 BetterListen!LLC , all rights reserved.

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Your next intellectual influence

This book is different from the hard copy of it. This is actual audio of James Hillman rain by from his work and discussing it. This was actually my first exposure to Hillman, and I don't know why it took me so long to hear about him. I am so stimulated by his unique perspective and expression. He's one of those thinkers whose words and ideas can be beautiful, as well as immediately change the way that the world looks once he's spoken. I consider this audiobook a true treasure. I immediately bought the Kindle too, and they are both full of notes. The quality varies, and you cannot always hear what the audience says, but it doesn't detract from just how incredible it is to sit in on this experience. I have found that a great book can be ruined by a bad narrator, but Hillman is brilliant as himself. I am so grateful for this inspiring entry into Hillman.

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Admirable masterpiece.

I am a latecomer when it comes to James Hillman, and I keep reading more daily.

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Hillman is always worthwhile.

Some of the discussions went on too long. I would like to have heard more from Hillman and less of the general discussions.

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Hillman explains the layers of the psyche

Hillman has a wonderful way of communicating his experience and knowledge. He addresses the the collective and individual psyche and speculates our current relationship to it, it to us and it to one another.

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  • helmand mandozay
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good summary of key Hillman ideas

this was a good way to get into some key ideas presented by Hillman, to help you decide if he is "of your tree" or not. really enjoyable for the most part, and important ideas discussed, particularly the re-imagining of therapy to include eccentricity, beauty and a recognition that the problems we face cannot be personalised away (that is we must meet the world, get political, realise we are in community always).