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The Soul's Code

with Danielle McGinnis and Rick Alexander

Next book club begins
October 30, 2022

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What is Included?

  • An orientation from Rick and Danielle detailing out the plan ahead to prepare the group

  • Five-month syllabus and access to the community-including a dedicated online forum and fluid way to connect and build relationships with other bookies like you;

  • Monthly Content:

    • You will receive a podcast conversation with Rick and Danielle for each section of the book with prompts and things to contemplate before the group call.

    • We will include our favorite quotes within the week’s reading.

    • Suggestions for reframing the content within the chapters to help you stay the course of the chapters.

  • Monthly LIVE ZOOM calls

    • (5+ hours of guidance) led by Danielle and Rick

    • These calls are to engage with the material thus far and will help you take the content during these in depth discussions. 

    • The calls will be recorded and posted to the community within 24 hours post call.

Why did we choose The Soul's Code?

Plato called it “daimon”, the Romans “genius”, the Christians “guardian angel”;

today we use such terms as “heart,” “spirit,” and “soul.”

While philosophers and psychologists from Plato to Jung have studied and debated the fundamental essence of our individuality, our modern culture refuses to accept that a unique soul guides each of us from birth, shaping the course of our lives.

In this extraordinary best seller, James Hillman presents a brilliant vision of ourselves, and an exciting approach to the mystery at the center of every life that asks, “What is it, in my heart, that I must do, be, and have? And why?”

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Hillman's book, The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling, outlines what he calls the "acorn theory" of the soul. This theory states that all people already hold the potential for the unique possibilities inside themselves, much as an acorn holds the pattern for an oak tree.

The book describes how a unique, individual energy of the soul is contained within each human being, displayed throughout their lifetime and shown in their calling and life's work when it is fully actualized.

Hillman suggests a reappraisal for each individual of their own childhood and present life to try to find their particular calling, the seed of their own acorn. This is Hillman's attempt at re-souling the world in the space between rationality and psychology. He complements the notion of growing up, with the notion of growing down, or 'rooting in the earth' and becoming grounded, in order for the individual to further grow. 

Any person looking to dredge the depths of their own life, searching for the acorn within their own deep nature is welcome to join.


This is a five-month book club running with the first call

beginning on Sunday, October 30th.

Zoom calls will be held on the last Sunday of each month from 10:00 am-11:30 am MST.

Here’s the exact schedule: 10/30, 11/27, 12/18, 1/29, 2/26


You may purchase in any bookstore, or on amazon. 

We would prefer you ordered a physical copy of the book in order to follow along, highlight, and go back and reference it easily.

You can purchase the paperback or audio version here.


The best part is that all payments are “pay as you wish,” meaning we want all members of this community to feel like this is a place where all are welcome, regardless of your means.

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What People Are Saying:

"I loved the interaction and raw vulnerability of the group members. A lot of times I find people will lack the courage to step in the ring of vulnerability.

This group was led with openness and engagement right from the start.

People shared their stories and insights right from the heart and that allowed some very interesting perspectives to consider.

I was highly skeptical about joining a "book club" but thought, what the hell....I love to read and lone turns out that I loved, loved, loved the group sharing.

That was my favorite part for sure.

I learned that everyone has a different "Heroes Journey" and that just being present and actively listening to people can bring so much joy to them.

It doesn't necessarily have to be about the chapter lesson I found to have "ah-ha" moments. Such a good group."


Are the books included? 

Books are NOT included in the program. We encourage you to purchase them in advance of the October 30th start date.

You can purchase the book here.


What if I’ve read the book before? 

If you have read the book, you may have not read the book in this way.

We will be breaking down concepts and sharing embodied experiences with the material to ensure that this experience is far different than reading it by yourself.

I read really slow. Will I be able to keep up?

We are covering each book over the span of the next 5 months.

The book is approximately 275 pages.

So if we read approximately 275 pages that’s approximately 14 pages a week, or 2 pages a day. 


I read really fast. Will I get bored? 

Within the book club, we’re doing more than just reading for the sake of completion. 

We will be reading, journaling, note-taking, thinking, processing, self-coaching, applying.

You will not be bored.


When are the monthly calls?

Calls will be held the last Sunday of each month from 10:00 am-11:30am MST.

Here’s the exact schedule: 10/30, 11/27, 12/18, 1/29, 2/26


What if I can’t make the monthly Zoom Calls?

All calls will be recorded and emailed within 24 hours.

We would prefer if you could make it live, but we understand life happens, in that case you can always submit a question or topic in advance and then listen to the recording for answers, interpretations and/or suggestions on guidance.


Can I join at any time? 

Unfortunately, no.

Registration will close on October 30th before we begin the first call.


Enrollment is OPEN now.

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