Revisioning Psychotherapy liberating therapy from analysis


James Hillman

The Possibility and Necessity of a Dionysian Psychology

‘We have begun to move toward the end of analysis by ‘unthinking’, first, what was taken for granted about eros in analysis, then the language that has hurt the imagination, and finally that which has hitherto (and for reasons we have presented) been considered – wrongly, irreverently, blasphemously – to be Dionysian. It is so difficult to imagine, to conceive, to experience consciousness apart from its old identifications, its structural bedrock of misogyny, that we can hardly even intuit what this bisexual God might hold in store for regeneration of psychic life.’

James Hillman The Myth of Analysis, Northwestern University Press, Ill.p298.

Originally published in 1966.