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Through The Dark Wood

Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life
Spoken Word CD
Publisher: 
Sounds True
 | 
March, 2009
ISBN:
9781591796794
In stock now: 
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$90.99 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

James Hollis’s books are the most widely read of any Jungian author. Based on his books The Middle Passage and Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, Hollis explains how the second half of life is a pivotal time of rebirth when we stop living out the expectations of others—and start answering our soul’s true calling.

Have you ever looked at your career, your relationships, or your role in life and wondered, “Is this why I’m really here?” If so, your “midlife crisis” is here.

“When the illusions of our youth begin to crumble,” explains James Hollis, “we reach a turning point that the poet Dante called the ‘dark wood.’” With Through the Dark Wood, this author and Jungian analyst reveals the steps we all must take on our road to true maturity, meaning, and fulfillment.

How do you know when you’ve reached the “second half” of life? According to Hollis, the first sign comes when you feel dissatisfied by where you are today—and hear a call from within to live a more purposeful life. This marks the collision between your “False Self,” created from the expectations of others, and your instinctive “True Self.” Drawing upon his experiences with hundreds of clients, Hollis provides an essential map for traversing the universal challenges of midlife, such as building genuine relationships, cultivating a mature spirituality, and letting go of old beliefs that no longer serve you.

The second half of life isn’t about looking for easy answers. It’s about honestly exploring the questions that bring richness and value to your life.

With Through the Dark Wood, this penetrating thinker shares a lifetime of insights about how to navigate your life’s most turbulent passages—and emerge from the darkness wiser, stronger, and in greater harmony with your soul’s purpose.

 

Publisher’s Description: 

The second half of life isn't about reaching a certain age or even "getting old." According to James Hollis, it is a pivotal time of rebirth when we stop living out the expectations of others-and start answering our soul's true calling. With Through the Dark Wood, this Jungian analyst and master storyteller provides an invaluable guide for listeners facing the challenges of midlife. Invoking a rich combination of mythology, poetry, and psychological insights, Hollis invites listeners to discover how the so-called "crisis" of midlife is actually a unique opportunity to grow out of the illusions of youth, develop true spiritual maturity, and live up to the greatness of your soul's desire.When the illusions of our youth begin to crumble, explains author and Jungian analyst James Hollis, "we reach a turning point that the poet Dante called the 'dark wood.'" This begins the midlife transition from the "False Self," created from the expectations of others, to our instinctive "True Self." Drawing on his experience with hundreds of clients, Hollis provides an essential map to the challenges of that transition, such as building genuine relationships, cultivating a mature spirituality, and letting go of unneeded old beliefs.

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