Published Articles and Books by Dr. Ginette Paris

"How is Psychology a Mythology?" by Ginette Paris


The work of James Hillman provided me with many of the ideas I think with; but even better than an expansion of my thinking, his work has given me a definition of reality, one that has amplified for me the joy of being alive. We all have a choice as to which kind of reality we pay attention to, every day, every minute. There are many kinds of realities, and some require an initiation, as is the case for imaginal reality. The field of archetypal psychology can be appreciated as an intellectual initiation into the richness of inner life. All initiations provide for the neophyte a group, a clan, a subculture, a family of some sort. I wish to explore, in this article, the kind of clan "we" constitute, and in this "we" I am including all of us who feel that imagination is an essential form of reality.

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Paris, Ginette. "How is Psychology a Mythology?" Varieits of Mythic Experience; Essays on Religion, Psyche and Culture. Eds. Dennis Patrick Slattery and Glen Slator.

"Our Intellectual Family" by Ginette Paris


A myth is a fantasy, a preferred lie, a foundational story, a hypnotic trance, an identity game, a virtual reality, one that can be either inspirational or despairing. It is a story in which I cast myself; it is my inner cinema, the motion picture of my inner reality - one that moves all the time. No diagnosis can fix the myth, no cure can settle it, because our inner life is precisely what, in us, will not lie still.

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Paris, Ginette. "Our Intellectual Family" Archetypal Psychologies; Reflections in Honor of James Hillman. Ed. Stanton Marlan.