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A Life of Meaning

Exploring Our Deepest Questions and Motivations
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Celebrated author and Jungian psychoanalyst James Hollis explores the deep archetypal themes of our human lives—and offers questions and insights to help us access the greater meaning of our journey. Includes insights on the nature of meaning, shadow work, resilience in times of change, a psychological approach to the Seven Deadly Sins, and more.
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A Masterful Author and Jungian Analyst Examines the Qualities that Bring Meaning to Our Human Journey

What is it that brings meaning to your life? Our culture tells us to seek wealth, power, prestige, or even enrollment in someone else’s idea of a worthy cause—yet where do we turn when these myths fail to fulfill our need for purpose? “When the old stories and beliefs that once defined us have played out and grown exhausted,” teaches Dr. James Hollis, “our task is to access our inner compass, the promptings of the psyche that help us find our way through the complex thickets of choice.”

A Life of Meaning is a profound audio original, now available in book form, that explores the nature of meaning and how we can orient toward it or away from it with the choices we make. Through examination of myth, literature, historical figures, and the wisdom of depth psychology, Hollis provides penetrating insight into the search for purpose. Here you’ll explore:

  • How our story-seeking mind forms our sense of meaning from early experience
  • Why these early stories inevitably fail as we are called to our own path
  • Skillfully accessing the inner oracle of your dreams
  • Shadow work—where we fear to tread, yet where our greatest treasures may be found
  • Missing the mark—examining the archetype of the Seven Deadly Sins through a psychological lens
  • Dispelling the “ghosts” that haunt our memories and possess our psyche
  • Finding personal resilience in times of internal and external change
  • Living more fully in the presence of our mortality
 In A Life of Meaning, James Hollis offers no easy answers or feel-good certainties—instead, he shares his most valuable questions and reflections to help you find the courage, persistence, and inspiration to navigate your own odyssey. “It’s humbling work, this process of getting our lives back,” he teaches. “Yet I submit to you that's worth the price of the ticket, for in the journey our lives become ever more luminous.”


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Contents 8 CDs (8 hours, 17 minutes) Audio Download (8 hours, 17 minutes)
Filetypes MP3, ZIP, PDF
Dimensions 6 7/8 x 6 5/8 Inches
Product Code AF05997D AF05997W
ISBN Number 978-1-68364-616-7 978-1-68364-617-4
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James Hollis

About James Hollis

JAMES HOLLIS, PhD, is a Jungian analyst, a former director of the Jung Society of Washington, DC, and a professor of Jungian Studies for Saybrook University of San Francisco/Houston. He is a bestselling author whose 15 books include Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, The Eden Project, What Matters Most, and Living an Examined Life. He lives with his wife, Jill, in Washington, DC. For more, visit jameshollis.net.

Author photo © Oxana Holtmann 


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Life of Meaning

Deep, thought provoking content. Stimulating and potentially life-changing if one engages with the questions proffered. James Hollis is an authentic teacher who shares his own life experience as well as his long clinical experience with patients.

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Thought provoking

James Hollis doesn't disappoint. I bought this after listening to Tami Simon's excellent interview with him. Listening is kind of like therapy you do on your own. He provides valuable content and questions to consider. I'm more than halfway through. Highly recommend.

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