Perhaps my feelings are unwarranted, but whenever James Hillman comes up, I immediately bristle.
He's supposed to be a genius. Okay, so he's a genius. I've known a few geniuses. They're fascinating, but they can be a little dangerous if you swallow them whole--if you don't roll your eyes every now and then.
The truth is I really don't know much about Hillman or his beliefs, but I can't shake the feeling that there is something cultish and a bit sinister in play--like he's a guy who dazzles in a way that makes people lose contact with their inner bullshit-o-meter.
But I could be totally wrong.