Internationally known author, speaker, teacher, and Jungian analyst James Hollis will be on St. Croix Friday and Saturday for a series of events, which will benefit the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands.
Hollis holds a Ph.D. and is a Swiss-trained Jungian analyst who specializes in the philosophy and teachings of Carl Gustav Jung, the founder of Analytical Psychology. Hollis has written over 13 books, which have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He is also the Director of the Jungian Studies doctoral program at Saybrook University of San Francisco.
Hollis also served as Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center of Houston from 1997-2008, and currently in private practice in Houston. He taught the Humanities for 26 years at several colleges and universities before retraining as a Jungian analyst.
To register for the following three scheduled events, contact Undercover Books or call CFVI at 340-774-6031.
Friday, December 2, 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Undercover Books
Undercover Books & Gifts in Gallows Bay will host a book-signing by James Hollis. He will be signing copies of some of his most popular books, including “Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up;” “What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life;” “Why Good People Do Bad Things: Understanding Our Darker Selves;” and “The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other.” All four books will also be available for purchase.
Friday, December 2, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, The Buccaneer Hotel, Brass Parrott Room ($20) – Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up
- Hollis will offer wisdom and guidance in negotiating the second half of life where possibilities exist for spiritual engagement. He will also reveal new ways of uncovering and embracing our authentic selves.
Saturday, December 3, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, The Buccaneer Hotel, Brass Parrott Room ($90 – including lunch) – What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life
- This workshop will deal with the big questions of life like: Why are we here? What is the meaning of existence? What truly matters most in life?
The proceeds raised at these events will benefit The Family Connection (TFC), a Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) program that seeks to enhance the early childhood environment in St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John.
TFC has an ambitious agenda, including strategies to strengthen community child care and early education infrastructure in the U.S. Virgin Islands through professional training, teacher and parent education, and child care center accreditation. The organization focuses on advocacy to improve public policies that affect the quality of child care, early literacy, family involvement, and school readiness.
The Hollis visit is being sponsored by James River Capital, The Buccaneer Hotel, and Undercover Books.
CFVI was established in 1990 with a $540,000 grant. Today, the endowment has grown to $7.5 million and continues to grow. In 2010, CFVI provided more than $2 million in grants and services in the Territory.
CFVI manages 110 named funds, administers scholarships, grants, and programs throughout the Virgin Islands, and coordinates the establishment of memorial funds.
For additional information about CFVI or TFC, call 340-774-6031, write P.O. Box 11790, St. Thomas, USVI, 00801, or visit the website at www.cfvi.net. For specific information about TFC, ask to speak with TFC Director Ellie Hirsh.