I know of no other place on earth like the Dallas Institute — as James Hillman reminds us, the Institute is a place founded by people who were and still continue to be “in love with each other’s ideas.” The annual Hillman Symposium is unlike any other kind of conference I’ve attended: the love of the ideas feels as important as the ideas themselves.
I have attended and presented an essay at five of the last six James Hillman Symposia at the Dallas Institute. While I certainly enjoy presenting a paper, the real thrill is listening to such a vast and deep array of other presenters’ comments and to the quality of the questions that emerge from the audience as a result. I always leave having been enriched and grown more aware of the depth and profundity of James Hillman’s ideas that can be applied to the world we reenter after the conference. Not having knowledge of Dr. Hillman’s work is not an impediment for participants to enjoy and learn from the experience.
The James Hillman Symposium sponsored by and held at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture annually each autumn is a feast of ideas! It features presentations by and discussions with experts in the second wave Jungian movement of Archetypal Psychology, and it focuses on explaining and expanding the perspective and practice of James Hillman. For those with an interest in depth psychology, this event is not to be missed!