If you ever read Peter Pan, you got a watered-down version of the god behind the boy. This book tells you what the real thing was about. Not Wendy and Peter, but a dirty, goatish, horned monster that the Greeks called Pan. Wilhelm Roscher tried to save the god Pan from 19th-century materialists who had reduced him to an idea. James Hillman, discovering Roscher, and realizing that Pan was vanishing once again, this time to the laboratory psychologists of the 1950s, may have saved him for ather generation.
The pioneering imaginative psychology of James Hillman that soon will span five decades has entered cultural history, affecting lives and minds in a wide range of fields. For the creativity of his thinking, the originator of Archetypal Psychology and author of A Terrible Love of War; The Soul's Code; and The Force of Character has received many honors, including the Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic. He has held distinguished lectureships at Yale, Princeton, Chicago, and Syracuse Universities, and his books have been translated into some twenty languages. The American public showed its appreciation of his approach to psychology by placing his book, The Soul's Code, at the top of the bestseller list of serious works of nonfiction. Of his many books, Spring Publications has published Anima, Loose Ends, Archetypal Psychology: A Brief Account, Pan and the Nightmare, Suicide and the Soul, Insearch, Oedipus Variations (with Karl Kerenyi), The Thought of the Heart and the Soul of the World, Inter Views, and Lectures on Jung's Typology (with Marie-Louise von Franz). He lives in Connecticut.