26 - 27 October 2018

The seventh annual James Hillman Symposium provides a window into the fascinating mind of James Hillman, a Founding Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture and world-renowned psychologist. From the earliest years of his work in Archetypal Psychology, Hillman collected clients’ dreams with animals in them. The featured book for 2018, Animal Presences, volume 9 of the Uniform Edition of the Writings of James Hillman, co-published by Spring Publications and the Dallas Institute, collects Hillman’s quintessential thoughts on the enigmatic presence of animals to the human psyche. Internationally known psychologists, anthropologists, and artists will explore the importance of animals to Archetypal Psychology in talks and informal conversations with participants. All sessions will be held at the Dr. Nancy Cain Marcus Conference Center, Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.

  • October 26, Friday: afternoon programming; includes an evening reception with presenters
  • October 27, Saturday: all-day programming; includes continental breakfast and celebration reception

2018 Presenters

Animal Presences: Uniform Edition of the Writings of James Hillman, Vol. 9

This volume includes the major Eranos lecture “The Animal Kingdom in the Human Dream,” and Hillman’s contributions to the out-of-print “bestiary” Dream Animals (with Margot McLean), as well as other essays and conversations on the animal theme.