James Hollis, Ph. D., was born in Springfield, Illinois,
and graduated from Manchester University in 1962 and Drew University in 1967.
He taught Humanities 26 years in various colleges and universities
before retraining as a Jungian analyst at
the Jung Institute of Zurich, Switzerland (1977-82).
He is presently a licensed Jungian analyst in private practice in Washington, D.C.
He served as Executive Director of the
Jung Educational Center in Houston, Texas
for many years and now was Executive Director of the
Jung Society of Washington until 2019, and now serves on the JSW Board of Directors.
He is a retired Senior Training Analyst for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts,
was first Director of Training of the Philadelphia Jung Institute,
and is Vice-President Emeritus of the Philemon Foundation.
Additionally he is a Professor of Jungian Studies
for Saybrook University of San Francisco/Houston.
He lives with his wife Jill, an artist and retired therapist, in Washington, DC. Together they have three living children and eight grand-children.
He has written a total of seventeen books, which have been translated into Swedish, Russian, German, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Portuguese, Turkish, Italian, Korean, Finnish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Farsi, Japanese, Greek, Chinese, Serbian, Latvian, Ukranian and Czech.
The next book, The Broken Mirror: Refracted Visions of Ourselves, comes out in 2022.