The author of more than a dozen books, James Hollis, Ph.D., teaches at the Jung Center of Houston and is a distinguished faculty member of the Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco. A graduate of the Jung Institute of Zurich, Switzerland, he lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife, Jill, and maintains a private analytic practice. Visit the author's website www.JamesHollis.net.
Jungian analyst Hollis (Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life) wants us to see that we often lose sight of destiny's plan by trying to live up to others' expectations. However, our psyche does not forget and will send out a call for us to change-a call that may come in the form of suffering, depression, illness, or boredom. The author encourages us to work through the suffering, even entering therapy if necessary, to begin the work of going home. For Hollis, however, home is not a building or place but rather a return to the self. With references to prose, drama, poetry, and popular culture as well as examples from his private practice, Hollis shows us how we can look deeper into our soul, or psyche, and do the work we must do to become the person we were meant to be. Hollis's message will resonate with many readers, though the somewhat mystical tone, with references to "the gods," may not work for everyone. For large public libraries.-Phyllis Goodman, West Chester P.L., OH Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.