On Wednesday April 29, I will be a featured speaker at the Los Angeles City College Book Program’s spring seminar in East Hollywood. This year they will have a panel of speakers, from 12:30 to 2:30 pm, looking at human/animal connections and different ways of healing. Beginning with a dance performance that interprets bird flocking, one of the college’s professors will speak on altered animal states and his experiences with shamans and healing. I’ve been asked to give a half-hour presentation based around my new book, “My Mysterious Son,” focusing on the work of a West African shaman with my son, diagnosed with a severe mental illness.
On Saturday May 2, I’ll be speaking from 9 AM to 12 Noon on my biography, “The Life and Ideas of James Hillman (Vol. 1),” at the C.G. Jung Institute in San Francisco. The program will be broadcast by the Asheville (N.C.) Jung Center, a webinar going out in real time so that people anywhere in the world with an internet connection may sign up and participate online. For details, please go to: http://ashevillejungcenter.org/webinars/