James Hollis
Biography & Resources


James Hollis, Ph.D., was born in Springfield, Illinois. He graduated with an A.B. from Manchester College in 1962 and with a Ph.D. from Drew University in 1967. He taught the Humanities 26 years in various colleges and universities before retraining as a Jungian analyst at the Jung Institute of Zurich, Switzerland (1977-82). He is a licensed Jungian analyst in private practice in Houston, Texas, where he is also Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center of Houston. He lives with his wife Jill, an artist and therapist, and together they have four adult children. He is a Senior Training Analyst for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, was the first Director of Training of the Philadelphia Jung Institute, and is vice-president of the Philemon Foundation, which is dedicated to the publication of the complete works of Jung.

He has published eleven books with total sales well over 100,000 copies, the most recent being Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life (Gotham Books/Penguin). Various of these books have already been translated into Russian, German, Swedish, Portuguese, Turkish, Italian, and Japanese.

selected books

Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life
(forthcoming, 2005, from Gotham Books, a division of Penguin)
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Mythologems: Incarnations of the Invisible World
(Inner City Books, 2004)
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On This Journey We Call Our Life: Living the Questions
(Inner City Books, 2003)
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other related websites

The website of James Hollis

articles & interviews

Broadcasts on WIE Unbound

What is the Ego?

Articles & interviews in What Is Enlightenment? magazine

Was ist das Ich? - Hollis