The Conversing with James Hillman volumes collect together articles presented at each annual James Hillman Symposium; selected, innovative essays on Hillman; and original work by Hillman himself. The volumes fulfill the mission of the Symposium to encourage conversations about Hillman’s major ideas and concepts in conjunction with psychological as well as cultural topics and pay tribute to his life and career.

Series Editor: Joanne H. Stroud

Volume Editor: Robert Sardello

“[The] yearly gatherings at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, contemplative conferences that are like walking with [Hillman] on this road. . . . Th[ese] volumes invite you on this walk, with this smile. It is the first of what will be a series of . . . ongoing conversations with James on the road. . . . these papers stand wonderfully on their own and reveal aspects of the great contribution of archetypal psychology as a method rather than only content.”

—Robert Sardello, Preface, Conversing with James Hillman: City & Soul

Volume One
Conversing with James Hillman: City & Soul

“We might begin by asking why did James Hillman talk and write enough about the city to fill an entire volume, City & Soul, of his Uniform Edition? [In] America in the late twentieth century we had grown careless and had allowed so many of our major metropolises to fall into decline. . . . [We] kept reimagining what a city, a lively one, could be. We reminded ourselves that it was indeed possible to bring back the bustling energy that had fled the center. . . . Not only does James Hillman have much to add to the knowledge of the experience of the life of the city, but he also leaves us with much to further question.”

—Joanne H. Stroud, Introduction, Conversing with James Hillman: City & Soul

Includes works by: James Hillman, Gustavo Barcellos, Gustavo Beck, Scott Becker, Tom Cheetham, Matthew Green, Nor Hall, Jonathan Harrell, Sarah Jackson, Robert Leaver, Klaus Ottmann, Robert Romanyshyn, Cheryl Sanders-Sardello, Robert Sardello, Randolph Severson, Dennis Slattery, Joanne H. Stroud, Rodney Teague, Gail Thomas and Mary Watkins

ISBN: 978-0-911005-56-1
175 pages. Paperback $24.95

Volume Two
Conversing with James Hillman: Senex & Puer

“By focusing on multiple aspects of the puer-senex complex, [Hillman] made all of us more aware of the source of much of the division in our twenty-first century world. . . . For better comprehension of the dynamics in our individual relationships, and for better possibility of plumbing the pressing issues of our time, we can benefit by learning how to understand each one-sided extreme. . . . It is vital for coping with the strain of fractured polarities that puzzle us. As you learn more about the operation of this complex, you may be surprised at how it manifests in your life.”

—Joanne H. Stroud, Introduction, Conversing with James Hillman: Senex & Puer

“We are “entertaining Ideas”—always one of Hillman’s favorite pastimes. It is such a puer thing. We are neither establishing laws, nor determining ordinances. . . . We are playfully, joyously entertaining ideas. . . . And so it is fitting that we, each one, enter into his work, James Hillman’s, and imagine it forward into the world.”

—Gail Thomas, “Entertaining Ideas on Senex & Puer”

Includes works by: Margot McLean, Gustavo Barcellos, Scott Becker, Tom Cheetham, Matthew Green, Nor Hall, Sarah Jackson, Richard Lewis, Cheryl Sanders-Sardello, Robert Sardello, Randolph Severson, Glen Slater, Dennis Slattery, Joanne H. Stroud, Rodney Teague, and Gail Thomas

ISBN: 978-0-911-005-57-8
150 pages. Paperback $24.95

Volume Three
Conversing with James Hillman: Alchemical Psychology

The 2016 James Hillman Symposium took as its subject Hillman’s Alchemical Psychology, volume 5 of the Uniform Edition, a study of the transformative processes suggested by the arcane alchemical processes that were adapted in late life by Jung as a basis of understanding depth psychology. Hillman carries this idea forward, arguing that the images and language of alchemy provide a much more valid, less abstract picture of human nature. With its colors and minerals, alchemy teaches, in Hillman’s words, “an aesthetic psychology.”

Includes works by: James Hillman, Gustavo Barcellos, Scott Becker, Pat Berry, Scott Churchill, Robert Kugelmann, Jean Lall, Stan Marlan, David Miller, Safron Rossi, Robert Sardello, Michael Sipiora, Glen Slater, Dennis Slattery, Joanne H. Stroud, Natasha Stroud, Gail Thomas.

“One of James Hillman’s favorite ideas, one of his richest ideas, is psychological polytheism . . . the idea that we are not going toward wholeness; we are going toward a manifestation of our variety . . . having sorted ourselves out into all these elements.”

–Thomas Moore, 2016 James Hillman Symposium

ISBN: 978-0-911005-58-50
188 pages, color images. Paperback $29.95


The collected videos of select Symposia support our mission of paying tribute to James Hillman’s ideas and works. Each DVD set features a two-day program of brilliant presenters, speaking on a rich and wide-ranging array of topics taken from Hillman’s Uniform Editions. We hope you will find inspiration in the lively talks and conversations contained in these collections.

DVD: Four discs containing content from the two-day 2015 James Hillman Symposium

Box set of four DVDs: $24.95

PRESENTERS INCLUDE: Larry Allums, Gustavo Barcellos, Gustavo Beck, Scott Becker, Pat Berry Tom Cheetham, Scott Churchill, Matthew Green, Nor Hall, Sarah Jackson, Richard Lewis, Cheryl Sanders-Sardello, Robert Sardello, Glen Slater, Joanne Stroud, and Rodney Teague

DVD: Six discs containing content from the two-day 2016 James Hillman Symposium

Box set of four DVDs with program inside: $29.95

PRESENTERS INCLUDE: Larry Allums, Gustavo Barcellos, Scott Becker, Patricia Berry, Scott Churchill, Chad Houser, Robert Kugelmann, Stanton Marlan, Margot McLean, Andre McKay, Thomas Moore, Safron Rossi, Robert Sardello, G. Kwame Scruggs, Michael Sipiora, Glen Slater, Dennis Slattery, Joanne Stroud, Natasha Stroud, Rodney Teague, Gail Thomas, Tom Verner


In 2004 Spring Publications, in conjunction with the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, announced the publication of a set of 10 clothbound volumes of the writings of James Hillman, the definitive Uniform Edition of the Writings of James Hillman. The Uniform Edition unites major lectures, occasional writings, scholarly essays, clinical papers, and interviews — arranged thematically. Spring Publications and the Dallas Institute take pride in this collaboration to publish the works of the founder of Archetypal Psychology — the lasting legacy of an original mind. Each volume is embossed with a drawing by the American artist James Lee Byars.

Archetypal Psychology

Uniform Edition Vol. 1 by James Hillman

Originally written for the Italian Enciclopedia del Novecento, this indispensable book is a concise, instructive introduction to polytheism, Greek mythology, the soul-spirit distinction, anima mundi, psychopathology, soul-making, imagination, therapeutic practice, and the writings of C.G. Jung, Henry Corbin, and Adolf Portmann in the formulation of the field of Archetypal Psychology.

This long-awaited amended third edition includes a complete checklist of Hillman’s writings and a comprehensive bibliography of publications in the field compiled by Thomas Cheetham.

ISBN-13: 978-0-88214-579-2
200 pages, third edition. Paperback $24.00

ISBN-13: 978-0-88214-998-1
160 pages, fourth edition. Hardcover $32.00

City & Soul

Uniform Edition Vol. 2 by James Hillman

Edited by Robert J. Leaver and Introduced by Gail Thomas

Forty-two chapters comprise Hillman’s writings on the psychology of public affairs: urbanism, environmental aesthetics, citizenship, and politics. The essays and talks divide into four groups: Patient as Citizen; Politics of Beauty; Places of Practice; Responsive Environmentalism.

ISBN-13: 978-0-88214-577-8
416 pages, first edition. Hardcover, $32.00

Senex & Puer

Uniform Edition Vol. 3 by James Hillman

Edited and with an introduction by Glen Slater

Glen Slater writes in his introduction: “This volume, for the first time, collects James Hillman’s running encounters with a primary psychological pattern, an archetype that arises alongside the very attempt to fashion psychological perspective.”

Senex and puer are Latin terms for “old man” and “youth,” and personify the poles of tradition, stasis, structure, and authority on one side, and immediacy, wandering, invention and idealism on the other. The senex consolidates, grounds and disciplines; the puer flashes with insight and thrives on fantasy and creativity. These diverging, conflicting tendencies are ultimately interdependent, forming two faces of the one configuration, each face never far from the other. “Old” and “new” maybe the most direct terms for the pair.

ISBN-13: 978-0-88214-581-5
360 pages, first edition. Hardcover, $40.00

From Types to Images

Uniform Edition Vol. 4 by James Hillman

Edited and with an introduction by Klaus Ottmann

This volume leads from Hillman’s principal essay on typology, “Egalitarian Typologies versus the Perception of the Unique,” to his expansive “Inquiry into Image.”

ISBN: 978-0-88214-582-2
Forthcoming, fall 2018

Alchemical Psychology

Uniform Edition Vol. 5 by James Hillman

All of James Hillman’s papers on the alchemical imagination from 1980 to the present: “Therapeutic Value of Alchemical Language”; “Silver and the White Earth”; “Alchemical Blue and the Unio Mentalis”; “Salt: A Chapter in Alchemical Psychology”; “Rudiments: Fire. Ovens, Vessels, Fuel, Glass”; “The Imagination of Air and the Collapse of Alchemy”; “The Yellowing of the Work”; “Concerning the Stone — Alchemical Images of the Goal”; “The Azure Vault: Caelum as Experience.”

ISBN-13: 978-0-88214-583-9
200 pages. Hardcover: First Edition, $40.00

Mythic Figures

Uniform Edition Vol. 6.1 by James Hillman

Edited and with an introduction by Joanne H. Stroud

This volume collects Hillman’s papers and lectures on the main figures of mythology, including Dionysus, Oedipus, Moses, Mars, and Athene: “Dionysus in Jung’s Writings”; “Athene, Ananke, and the Necessity of Abnormal Psychology”; “The Inside of Strategies: Athene”; “Abandoning the Child”; “Wars, Arms, Rams, Mars”; “… And Huge Is Ugly: Zeus and the Titans”; “Oedipus Revisited”; “Pink Madness or Why Does Aphrodite Drive Man Crazy with Pornography?”; “In: Hestia’s Preposition”; “Hera, Goddess of Marriage”; “Hermes Intoxication”; “A Note on Hermes Inflation”; “Moses, Alchemy, Authority”; “The Call of the God Okeanos”; “Orpheus”; “Good Mother Earth: Imaginal or Literal”; “Apollo, Dream, Reality”; “Joseph Campbell: Myth As Hero.”

ISBN-13: 978-0-88214-584-6
300 pages. Hardcover, $32.00

Inhuman Relations

Uniform Edition Vol. 7 by James Hillman

Edited and with an introduction by Scott Becker

ISBN: 978-0-88214-585-3
Forthcoming, Fall 2019

Philosophical Intimations

Uniform Edition Vol. 8 by James Hillman

Preface by Edward S. Casey

The lead essay in this volume, “Entertaining Ideas,” could as well be its title. Ideas investigated range from particular philosophers (Heraclitus, Plotinus, Whitehead, Ficino, Vico, Carus, Proclus) to discussions of the philosophical aspects of an archetypal psychology. Also included are papers on language, cosmology, mathematics, certitude, futurology, polytheism, and Hillman’s responses to colleagues and intellectual critics first published in the Italian book Dear James.

ISBN-13: 978-0-88214-587-7
400 pages. Hardcover, $40.00

Animal Presences

Uniform Edition Vol. 9 by James Hillman

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 the essays “Going Bugs”; “Nature in the Doghouse”; “The Elephant in the Garden of Eden”; “Imagination is Bull”; and shorter interviews and penetrating conversations on the animal theme.

ISBN-13: 978-0-88214-588-4
336 pages. Hardcover, $32.00

On Depression

Uniform Edition Vol. 11 by James Hillman

Edited and with an introduction by Tom Cheetham

This volume combines three lectures on depression: “In Defense of Melancholy” (1992), “Depressive Syndromes” (1994), and “The Place of Melancholy in a Manic Civilization” (2000).

ISBN: 978-0-88214-043-8
Forthcoming, Fall 2020