Friday, April 16
Saturday, April 17
9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Sunday, April 18
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
MFTs LCSWs, RNs, and Counselors
$370 General Admission
$320 Special Admission
(Full-Time Students, Pacifica
$295 Active Pacifica Students
Fees include Friday dinner;
Saturday breakfast, lunch,
Over the past dozen years, Dr. Hillman has presented
annual seminars in clinical education. This year, he returns
to a topic of his earlier days, Old and Young: Senex and
Puer, bringing to the weekend insights derived from his
own late-life vantage point.
The archetype of the senex (from which senior, senator,
senility arise) rules more and more with each advancing
day. Yet, along with servitude to the tyranny of time,
the physical bondage, and the medicalization of older
individuals and society, something else stirs. The liberation
from conformity, as well as a strange idiosyncrasy and spontaneity, attest to the timeless presence
of an inner partner—the puer archetype of risk, vision, and joy.
This seminar is an attempt to examine geriatric psychology, the aging of the American psyche and
its institutions, and one of its most serious collective syndromes—the fascination with, and yet cruel neglect of, youth.
James Hillman, PH.D., is a psychologist, scholar, international lecturer, and the author of more
than 20 books including A Terrible Love of War, The Soul's Code, The Force of Character and Senex and
Puer which is part of the series, the Uniform Edition of the Writings of James Hillman. For the creativity
of his thinking, the originator of Archetypal Psychology has received many honors, including the Medal
of the Presidency of the Italian Republic. He has held teaching positions at Yale University, Syracuse
University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Dallas.
Co-sponsored by Opus Archives and Research Center
Opus Archives and Research Center on the campuses of Pacifica Graduate Institute is a non-profit 'living
archive' dedicated to preserving, developing, and extending to the world the archival collections and libraries
of eminent scholars in the fields of depth psychology, mythology and the humanities. The archives
include the collections of Joseph Campbell, James Hillman, Marija Gimbutas, Jane Hollister Wheelwright,
Joseph Wheelwright, Marion Woodman, and Christine Downing. OPUS also supports interdisciplinary
dialogue, education, grants, research opportunities, and public programs.
For more information visit www.opusarchives.org