James Hillman: A Terrible Love of War



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I recently re read the Iliad and suspected that Hillman s book which I d bought a few years ago but never read would deepen my appreciation of Homer as indeed it did Hillman is always a The Upside of Stress pleasure to read As he s aged he s become transparent mellow in his meditations If A Terrible Love of War lacks the cerebralyrotechnics of Re Visioning Psychology or Myth of Analysis it still evokes reflections of grief and lends clarity to a topic it s impossible to treat dispassionately I imagine James Hillman was masturbating furiously as he wrote this Oh yeah he said out loud If it is a Glory primordial component of being then war fathers the very structure of our existence and our thinking about it our ideas of the universe of religion of ethics war determines the thoughtatterns of Aristotle s logic of opposites Kant s antinomies Darwin s natural selection Marx s struggle of classes and even Freud s repression of the id by the ego and superego Mmmcondensing entire scientific Oracional Bilingue politicalsychological and Starplex philosophical theories into a crude mold to fit myretentious narrative really gets me off he noted as he fapped furiously We think in warlike terms feel ourselves at war with ourselves and unknowingly believe redation territorial defense conuest and the interminable battle of opposing forces are the ground rules of existence HNGGHHH OH YEAHHHH If you re interested in some self aggrandizing mental masturbation comprised mainly of other s words but sprinkled with bullshit then strap yourself in for a brain numbing ride full of hyperbole and circular reasoning that ultimately goes nowhere Enjoy This book has an original and insightful approach to the idea of war how we can understand it better and cope with it as a ubiuitous force in our world that effects every single one of us It really shines a helpful light in a very dark corner of the mind I couldn t ut it down for the first 34s The last chapter got a little less laser beam as the first few much axe grindy Hillman admits as much but this does not attract from the overall experience imo I have followed James Hillman now for years His book The Force of Character And the Lasting Life is a worthy reference book It sums up life and living a very intelligent bookIn an article by Richard A Koenigsberg the library of Social Science he Beginnings in the Old World ponders People say they would like to achieveeace But how can One Dish at a Time peace be attained ifeople love warHe adds that A journalist during the First World War recalled meeting a wounded Canadian soldier in No Hard Feelings pain He reports how he tried to console the soldierAs I looked into his face and saw the look ofersonal victory over The Healthiest Diet on the Planet physicalain I gripped him by the hand and said My good man when you go back home to Canada back to your home you need not tell them that you love your country that you love your home just show them your scars Being wounded functioned as a testimonial demonstration of love In war the good the sacred ideal and the bad violent acts are fused into oneWhy do Predator 2 people love war Because itrovides the occasion to demonstrate one s devotion We love war because it allows us to Hook prove that we love our countryJames Hillman starts his book One sentence in one scene from one film Patton sums up what this book tries to understand The general walks the field after a battle Churned earth burnt tanks dead men He takes up a dying officer kisses him surveys the havoc and says I love it God help me I do love it so I love it than my life We can neverrevent war or speak sensibly of Zero Hour (Expeditionary Force Book, peace and disarmament unless we enter this love of war This is my second time reading this book and I m hitting the same difficulty that I had the first time around I find Hillman s ideas fascinating and challenging even when I don t agree with them but his writing style is too dry for my tastes So I hesitate to recommend this book to others even though I liked it well enough to reread it Hillman looks at war via mythology and archetypes For the mostart he sticks to wars in Europe and North America and describes war through the Greco Roman gods Mars and Venus Talking about Venus s Magi (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Official Guidebook) part in war is one reason I ve remembered this book for ten years Hillmanoints out that even though we say war is horrifying and dreadful Mars we also make weapons that are beautiful and talk about the bonds of love and affection that war creates between fellow soldiers Venus For Hillman love is not the antithesis of war which leads to the final chapter in which he looks at why Christianity a religion of love has inspired so many wars Try this book if you think looking at war Forever psychologically and through mythology sounds interesting but be ready for writing that goes off on tangents and sometimes gets too dense to let the author s ideas through A discussion of thesychological and mythic bases of war that it is a force with its own life and drives War Ares is a god and will have Its way Although beautifully written and simple lucid rose it is nonetheless a difficult book to grasp gleaning essential truths about war and violence throughout history religion and sychology And to those who have faith that war can be replaced by Illuminatis peace Hillman offers no comfort the acts of war may be directed even transmuted but war is he establishesart of what makes us human I have read uite a few books about war especially about Vietnam wanting to reinforce my belief that war is a really bad idea regardless of how regularly it happens So I People Will Talk picked this book at leastartially enticed by the title A Terrible Love of War As I often do I looked at a few GR reviews before I started reading I find that it helps me to Demon Divine (Demon Accords prime theump Especially with a book that looks like it will reuire some brain work I mean it s listed as The Pearl Thief psychology andhilosophy and war Sounds like a challenge to meI have been reading short thin books recently In addition to the enticing title I also selected this book off my shelf because it is relatively thin 217 Healthier Together pages of text Then I read the words and was trapped before I couldut it downThis is a book The Haunting of Sunshine Girl published in 2004 before Goodreads began in December 2006 so misses the normal bump of readers that a book often experiences just afterublication As of today there are only 122 ratings and fourteen reviews Most of the reviews are very short But the average of the ratings is 406 James Hillman wrote 27 books before this one including one Re Visioning Psychology that was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize He wrote A Terrible Love of War late in his life Hillman was a Routledge Library Editions post Jungian who initiated archetypalsychology in the early 1970s He died in 2011 at the age of 85 Archetypal Psychology relativizes and deliteralizes the notion of ego and focuses on what it calls the Crisis in Bethlehem psyche or soul and the deepestatterns of The Return of the Twelves psychic functioning the fundamental fantasies that animate all life Archetypalsychology likens itself to a Dizzy Jimmy polytheistic mythology in that it attempts to recognize the myriad fantasies and myths gods goddesses demigods mortals and animals that shape and are shaped by oursychological lives In this framework the ego is but one Locuras lejos de casa! (Serie Lady Pecas 1) psychological fantasy within an assemblage of fantasies Archetypalsychology is along with the classical and developmental schools the third school of ost Jungian sychology Source I think it helps to Grammar by Diagram put a face and voice with a book Here is about eight minutes of words from author James Hillman aboutsyche This book contains the awareness of a genius or the ramblings of a madman You. War is a timeless force in the human imagination and indeed in daily life Engaged in the activity of destruction its soldiers and its victims discover a Murder Maker paradoxical yetrofound sense of existing of being human In A Terrible Love of War James Hillman one of today's mos.

Decide which There are a lot of indented words in this LONG REVIEW to help you decide This is indeed a warning Here are the first words from the book One sentence in one scene from one film Patton sums up what this book tries to understand The general walks the field after a battle Churned earth burnt tanks dead men He takes up a dying officer kisses him surveys the havoc and says I love it God help me I do love it so I love it than my life We can never نشانی‌ها prevent war or speak sensibly ofeace and disarmament unless we enter this love of war The first chapter of the book is titled War is normal Sounds obvious enough right I base the statement war is normal on two factors we have already seen its constancy throughout history and its ubiuity over the globe These two factors reuire another basic acceptability Wars could not happen unless there were those willing to help them happen Conscripts slaves indentured soldiers unwilling draftees on the contrary there are always masses ready to answer the call to arms to join up get in the fight There are always leaders rushing to take the Ask Yourself This plunge Every nation has its hawks Moreover resisters dissentersacifists objectors and deserters rarely are able to bring war to a halt The saying Someday they ll give a war and no one will come remains a fond wish War drives everything else off the front Good Witch, Bad Witch page If you read this book and based on the number of GR ratings yourobably won t you will have to decide if Hillman is thinking outside the box or is off the wall It is very likely you will find your beliefs about why The Tokyo Zodiac Murders people are the way they are challenged He is often bracketed with Joseph Campbell an American mythologist writer and lecturer best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religionAs is often the case reading aerson s obituary gives you a good synopsis of herhis life Thus a couple of uotes from the NY Times Hillman was a charismatic therapist and best selling author whose theories about the Yours, Mine and Ours (Second Chances psyche helped revive interest in the ideas of Carl Jung animating the so called men s movement in the 1990s and stirring theop cultural air Mr Hillman followed his mentor s Carl Jung lead in taking aim at the assumptions behind standard Riverview, Gone But Not Forgotten psychotherapies including Freudian analysis arguing that the best clues for understanding the human mind lay in myth and imagination not in standardsychological or medical concepts Feelings like anxiety and depression he said are rooted not in how one was treated as a child or in some chemical imbalance but in culture in social interactions in human nature and its churning imagination For Mr Hillman a Boneshaker (BA 43-500, person s demons really were demons and the best course was to accept and understand them To try to banish them he said was only to ask for trouble Someeople in desperation have turned to witchcraft magic and occultism to drugs and madness anything to rekindle imagination and find a world ensouled Mr Hillman wrote in 1976 But these reactions are not enough What is needed is a revisioning a fundamental shift of A Star Is Born perspective out of that soullessredicament we call modern consciousness I am stumbling around stealing the words of others but giving credit you ll notice to share with you the content and impact of this book I feel somewhat like an academic who is not CSA Scenarios for the MRCGP, third edition prepared to take this course I had a hard time imagining that I would make it to the end of this relatively short book But it isacked with information and lassoed me in uickly Here are a couple of his The Ornament (Ornament, paragraphsWar certainly does rely upon the individual s repressions andor aggressionsleasure in demolition appetite for the extraordinary and spectacular mania of autonomy War harnesses these individual urges and rocures their compliance without which there could be no wars but war is not individual sychology writ large Individuals certainly fight ruthlessly and kill families feud and harbor revenge but this is not war Soldiers are not killers Even well trained and well lead infantrymen have a strong unrealized resistance toward killing which tactically impedes the strategy of every engagement Only a Rant polis city state society can war The only source of war isolitics said Clausewitz Politics is the womb in which war develops For war to emerge from the womb for the individual to muster aggression and appetites there must be an enemy The enemy is the midwife of war Mind you now there may not actually be an enemy All along we are speaking of the idea of an enemy a Super Minds Level 2 Students Book with DVD-ROM phantom enemy It is not the enemy that is essential to war and that forces wars upon us but the imagination Imagination is the driving force especially when imagination has beenreconditioned by the media education and religion and fed with aggressive boosterism and Challenged to Win patheticieties by the state s need for enemies The imagined Kids Draw Knights, Kings, Queens, Dragons phantom swells and clouds the horizon we cannot see beyond enmity The archetypal idea gains a face Once the enemy is imagined one is already in a state of war Once the enemy has been named war has already been declared and the actual declaration becomes inconseuential only legalistic The invasion of Ira began before the invasion of Ira it had already begun when that nation was named among the axis of evil If you have read all these words you have some idea what James Hillman was about I know I had never heard of him and certainly did not realize what I was getting into when Iicked up this book I have a hard time clearing my mind I should work on meditation and you sure need a clear mind to absorb what this book has to say It is slow going I had to lod along but was often captivated by the message to the extent I could understand it Hillman gathers and uses very interesting facts from a lot of sources that are well footnoted that I can read and absorb even when I do not necessarily agree with or understand the conclusions This book contains a ton of information The notes and bibliography are impressive additions Wouldn t this have been a great college course Too bad Hillman moved on to the happy hunting grounds before the free online education at wwwcourseraorg got its start He might have loved it imagine teaching thousands of students from around the world Hillman was a opular speaker and I am sure he would have loved the chance to reach so many The Color of a Leader people with his ideasI started out being shocked by Hillman s writing It is necessary to fall in love with war if you have any hope of mitigating it Really But as I read about him and his ideas I was admiring even when I was not convinced He was asking me to throw aside my lifetime of learning aboutsychology and to take a brand new approach He argued that reality is a construct of the imagination the stuff of myths dreams fantasies and images uote from Deep stuff and hard to grasp for me Kind of what Hillman says about war you have to understand it and love it Accept is another word maybe in order to have any hope of making change I will have to work on understanding before I can consider if I agree As a Into the Planet person who has wanted to end war for a long long time it seems like I should have some understanding of Hillman s conceptsSo here is what it comes down to for me Our civilian distain andacifist horror all the legitimate deep felt aversion to everything to do with the military and the warrior must be set aside This because the first Dusk (Rosales Saga, principle ofsychological method that any George Washingtons Secret Six phenomenon to be understood must be sympathetically imagined No syndrome can be truly. T respectedsychologists undertakes a groundbreaking examination of the essence of war its sychological origins and inhuman behaviors Utilizing reports from many fronts and times letters from combatants analyses by military authorities classic myths and writings from.

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Dislodged from the cursed condition unless we first move imagination into its heart Can I buy this Can I do this I think I ve got a way to go down that road where a different language is spoken and the signs are confusingChapter One War Is Normal War is a mythical happening and those immersed in it are removed to a mythical state of being This chapter grabbed me almost immediately I used a lot of ost it notes marking interesting spots Because of the wealth of information I gave this chapter 4 starsChapter Two War Is Inhuman How the war battlefields from many eras affect Mother Earth We see that war respects no limits of time space or methods Men lose fear and caution That Mythology as an important factor in war even today is a little too out there for me 25 starsChapter Three War Is Sublime War has weapons that hold beauty and violence in The Caretaker permanent embrace There is simply love for war itself and love for a leader The increase of American aggressiveness comes from theroliferation of weapons not TV But don t expect gun control This chapter is a mix of captivating bits and dull bits Another 25 starsChapter Four Religion Is War If we understand that war is religion we should think about the idea that religion is war The Greeks did not believe in their gods they lived with them as myths This chapter will reuire a lot work by me to understand it Again 25 starsI did not follow the focus on mythology throughout the book That is a Clara After Dark - 01 problem for a relationship with Hillman s ideas It was a combination of not completely understanding and not being able tout aside my Quanta Reset (The Shadow Ravens, previous versions of the truth One thing I might do is to continue reading some of Hillman s books like his Pulitzer Prize nominated book mentioned earlier But I will have to decide if I get it enough to move forward If you have a good brain and want to try out a view of war that will likely be new to you you might try this book out This dense but mostly readable are those two things compatible book gets three stars from me because it challenged me to think about something completely new something that could upset my applecart There were three chapters that got 25 but the first chapter got a 4 thus 29 Frustrated with the Author Such excellent ideas and thesis but his delivery lacked an over arching coherence to tie all his various excellentoints beautifully together One of Carl Jung s Over the River Through the Wood protege s I had high expectations for him as he tried to tackle such an incredibly challenging topic He takes on the challenge of Humans and War and why it seems to be such an inescapableart of the human experience as well as why it shatters the men and women involved in it He argues that eace is only known as the absence of war which by it s definition makes it intricately linked to war to give Peace any meaning whatsoever Pacifism is just another form of War by other means waged by employing tactics of non violence but it is still a form of warfareThen he dives deeper into just what War is and argues that is a human experience that transcends human reason because it only exists in the realm of madness and chaos That the redictable world of the average human is forever crushed by the randomness and chaotic events of war That the human souls struggles to comprehend the incomprehensible He suggests that the only way to do this is through using the ancient myths as they try to give form to madness in the Kenyattas Jiggers personification of the ancient Gods of Ares and Aphrodite War is than just horror and cruelty The juxtaposition of life s extremes makes for experiences of the sublime as well Aphrodite brings love and beauty into war and through her union with Ares they birth the child Harmonia Monotheistic religions fuels war by being founded upon theremise of one true God which makes tolerating any other Gods a threat to that very foundation Thus the only way to stabilize that foundation is to attack those of differing religions who Coupage (Blood Nation pose as aossible contradiction to yoursIn the end the only way to control War is through the God Ares using the lessons of War against war itself Only Veterans can speak with the needed restraint and authority to try and slow the March to Folly Only the martial arts can control the martial spirit The sons of Ares are Phobos and Dienos monstrosityMy favorite uotesEven those who know history are doomed to repeat it because though it may be easy to kill the living it is hard to kill the dead To reach a certain In Search of Julien Hudson point in life that is as close to the unliveablethe maximum of intensity and the maximum of impossibility at the same time NietzscheMyths are the norms of the unreasonableNot only doeseace too uickly translate into security and a security Raintree (Raintree, purchased at therice of liberty Something sinister also is justified by The Bachelor Takes A Bride / Coming Home To A Cowboy peace which de Tocueville superbly describes as a new kind of servitude where a supremeower covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules minute and uniform through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot وردة من دمي (روايات أحلام، penetrate to rise above the crowd The will of man is not shattered but softened bent and guided men are seldom forced by it to act but they are constantly restrained from acting Such aower does not destroy but it Leading Innovation prevents existence it does not tyrannize but i compresses enervates extinguishes and stupefies aeople till each nation is reduced to nothin better than a flock of timid and industrial animals of which the government is the ShepherdOnly a shell remains of the human The Wild Wellingham Brothers person who consists of memories feelings words needs for food and shelterDeath seems to want the thymos first the emotional blood of theersonal life before the death stiffens the bodyAn eerie mood that would come over The Aquarian Teacher Kri International Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level I Yoga Manual Part Nine, Sets And Meditations people in battle a kind of transcendent despairThey feel something in their soul surrender and they give in to everything they ve been most afraid of It s like a glimpse of eternity The god whom the soldier serves kills the life soul and the trooper who survives comes home a revenantIt is no longerossible for me to speak my tongue is broken a thin fire runs underneath my skin There is no sight in my eyes my ears hum sweat Southern Lady, Yankee Spy pours down me trembling seizes my whole body I amaler than the grass and I seem little short of dyingThe sublime is sheer chaos beyond reason beyond finity beyond orderTo encounter that The Overflowing of Friendship place that moment of amazement to be elevated by traveling to the edge of the bearable where one is filled with fear Is this longing for the sublime what draws men to war I am actually reading this book for debate It is surprisingly a good read despite it s slightly macabre title It is about thesychological effects war has on us as humans It also talks about how ever since the dawn of time humans have always have been at war and if not trying to Dolly Is Dead (Sarah Deane Mystery, prevent war Hillman suggests the best way to comabt the normalization of war is to embrace it There are also surprising sources to back Hillman up like Donald Rumsfield Albert Einstein Churchhill among many others You really need an open mind torocess these sometimes out there ideas While the book itself is an easy read the author seems to return to the same uote and the same descriptions too many times That coupled with a lack of true direction in the book and you re left feeling like you have a lot of unfinished strands What I liked in this book were the factoids given about various wars but if you re looking for a cohesive tale of why we fight this isn t Great thinkers including Twain Tolstoy Kant Arendt Foucault and Levinas Hillman's broad sweep and detailed research bring a fundamentally new understanding to humanity's simultaneous attraction and aversion to war This is a compelling necessary book in a violent world.

James Hillman was an American psychologist He served in the US Navy Hospital Corps from 1944 to 1946 after which he attended the Sorbonne in Paris studying English Literature and Trinity College Dublin graduating with a degree in mental and moral science in 1950 In 1959 he received his PhD from the University of Zurich as well as his analyst's diploma from the CG Jung Institute and foun