The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling
Random House, 1996 - 334 páginas
A journey into the essential mystery at the center of every life--the search for calling--The Soul's Code takes a new look at age-old themes, providing a radical, frequently amusing, and highly accessible path to realization through an extensive array of examples. Hillman ecnourages readers to discover the "blueprints" particular to their individual lives, certain that there is more to life than can be explained by genetics or environment.
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Rebellious intolerance, as the example of Yehudi Menuhin shows, is a primary
characteristic of acorn behavior. When we look at the childhood of the French
writer Colette, we find that she, too, was fascinated by the instruments of her craft.
Menuhin knew exactly what he wanted: to play the violin; Colette knew just as
surely what she did not want: to write. Although in her sixth year and well able to
read, she "refused to learn to write." No, I would not write, I did not want to write.
I started writing right away — I was delighted, I just enjoyed it immensely.
Everything was fine, but when I got to write my name down, I couldn't remember it
. I couldn't remember to save me, and I waited there. I was much too embarrassed
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What set of factors most influence the course of an individual human life? Nature? Nurture? The choices a person makes, including one's intimate relationships? Or is it the complex interplay of all of ... Leer comentario completo
The soul's code: in search of character and callingCrítica de los usuarios - Not Available - Book Verdict
Hillman has written ten books, but he is best known as the inspiration for Thomas Moore's Care of the Soul. Now, for this book on finding one's personal calling, he's getting a big print run himself. Leer comentario completo
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