... and what the soul is, also
I believe I will never quite know.
Though I play at the edges of knowing,
truly I know
our part is not knowing,
but looking, and touching, and loving,
which is the way I walked on ...
-- Mary Oliver, "Bone"
Post-Jungian James Hillman writes that the "first task of psychology is to explore and give an account of subjectivity." But what are the limits of that subjectivity? Where do "I" end and the "other" begin? Hillman writes, "Since the 'discovery of the unconscious,' every sophisticated theory of personality has to admit that whatever I claim to be 'me' has at least a portion of its roots beyond my agency and my awareness." But just how far beyond?...