The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling
Random House, 1996 - 334 pages
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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Each anecdote from the early life of exceptional people is told here not to
illustrate their childhoods only , but to shed light on yours and on those of the
children we care for and worry about . Each vignette offers an intuition of calling
within the ...
... H . Rowe , told me , “ You have to understand that these were two great
political geniuses . They could talk on the same level . Roosevelt had very few
people he could talk to who could understand all the implications of what he was
When he was ten , he and a pal were mistakenly dropped off at a Brigitte Bardot
movie . “ Ollie ' s eyes fairly bugged out as she steamed across the screen . “
There ' s no way we ought to be seeing this , ' Ollie reportedly told his pal .
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THE SOUL'S CODE: In Search of Character and CallingUser Review - Kirkus
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 ... Read full review
The soul's code: in search of character and callingUser Review - 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. Read full review