Hillman and Adams

James Hillman and Michael Vannoy Adams

James Hillman and Michael Vannoy Adams at the 18th Congress of the International Association for Analytical Psychology in Montreal, August 25, 2010


Adams and Hillman pose with beer

"Drinking Archetypal Beers": Michael Vannoy Adams and James Hillman at the third Jungian "Tertulia," or group conversation, in Scranton, PA, June 14-16, 2002


James Hillman is the founder of the school of "archetypal psychology." Adams's article "The Archetypal School," in P. Young-Eisdendrath and T. Dawson (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Jung (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), pp. 101-18, describes the origin and influence of the school, which Hillman prefers to call a "direction" or "approach." Hillman's Archetypal Psychology, Uniform Edition of the Writings of James Hillman, vol. 1 (Putnam, CT: Spring Publications, 2004), also provides an account of this movement, with a complete checklist of writings by Hillman and an extensive bibliography of writings by others in the field of archetypal psychology. Adams has written two articles specifically about Hillman: "The Very Idea(s) of James Hillman: Dreaming of a Black Dog and Sticking to the Image" and "Hillman Alone in Pursuit of the Imagination: Golden Calf Psychology."