The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling
Random House Publishing Group, 06.02.2013. - 352 страница
“[An] acute and powerful vision . . . offers a renaissance of humane values.”—Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life
Plato called it “daimon,” the Romans “genius,” the Christians “guardian angel”; today we use such terms as “heart,” “spirit,” and “soul.” While philosophers and psychologists from Plato to Jung have studied and debated the fundamental essence of our individuality, our modern culture refuses to accept that a unique soul guides each of us from birth, shaping the course of our lives. In this extraordinary bestseller, James Hillman presents a brilliant vision of our selves, and an exciting approach to the mystery at the center of every life that asks, “What is it, in my heart, that I must do, be, and have? And why?”
Drawing on the biographies of figures such as Ella Fitzgerald and Mohandas K. Gandhi, Hillman argues that character is fate, that there is more to each individual than can be explained by genetics and environment. The result is a reasoned and powerful road map to understanding our true nature and discovering an eye-opening array of choices—from the way we raise our children to our career paths to our social and personal commitments to achieving excellence in our time.
Praise for The Soul’s Code
“Champions a glorious sort of rugged individualism that, with the help of an inner daimon (or guardian angel), can triumph against all odds.”—The Washington Post Book World
“[A] brilliant, absorbing work . . . Hillman dares us to believe that we are each meant to be here, that we are needed by the world around us.”—Publishers Weekly
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When we look at the childhood of the French writer Colette, we find that she, too, was fascinated by the instruments ... cat on the windowsill, watched and waited, deviating her own necessity to write by observing her father's attempts.
Menuhin knew exactly what he wanted: to play the violin; Colette knew just as surely what she did not want: to write. Although in her sixth year and well able to read, she “refused to learn to write.” No, I would not write, ...
Golda Meir's mother had pressed her to write out her speech first, “but it made more sense to me just to say what I wanted to say, 'speeches from my head.'”12 The future life does not have to arrive so overtly.
Motivation appears in odd ways, as indirectly as Eleanor Roosevelt's daydreams and as violently as in this story from the very early childhood—he was five—of Elias Canetti, a Bulgarian-born thinker and writer who was awarded a Nobel ...
“Let me see the writing.” ... I tried to catch her, running after her all over the place, I begged, I pleaded for the notebooks ... by which I meant both the notebooks and the writing, they were one and the same for me.
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What set of factors most influence the course of an individual human life? Nature? Nurture? The choices a person makes, including one's intimate relationships? Or is it the complex interplay of all of ... Прочитајте целу рецензију
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Hillman has written ten books, but he is best known as the inspiration for Thomas Moore's Care of the Soul. Now, for this book on finding one's personal calling, he's getting a big print run himself. Прочитајте целу рецензију