A noted Jungian analyst, professor, therapist and author explains the developmental and psychological tasks people face in the second half of life, showing that the mid-life crisis is a "summons of the soul" to really, finally, grow up.A noted Jungian analyst, professor, therapist and author explains the developmental and psychological tasks people face in the second half of life, showing that the mid-life crisis is a "summons of the soul" to really, finally, grow up.Read Less
Brand New. Brand new, not a used item. Please no orders from Tennessee. We generally recognize only three developmental periods of life-"childhood, " "adolescence, " and adulthood. But adulthood itself presents varying levels of growth. Revealing a new way of uncovering and embracing our authentic "selves, " a Jungian analyst offers wisdom to anyone facing a no longer fulfilling "career, " a long-term relationship that has "shifted, " or issues of aging and mortality. Through case studies and provocative "observations, " Hollis explores how we can grow to fully become ourselves when the traditional roles of adulthood aren't quite working.
This invitation to a journey by James Hollis is being used by myself and a group of fellow travelers as a study of applying Jungian theory and principles to growing in grace. It is simple, but not simplistic as he guides us through the steps of facing what we have done with our lives and how the last half can be enriched by coming to terms with what we have done and left undone. Then he points to ways we can change and enlarge our conciousness to find wholeness for our selves, forgiveness for our families and our own shortcomings and a richer life of the mind. There is no magic formula, no list of rules, but a concise discussion of techniques. It is helpful to be conversant with Junguian terminology. Intriguing and helpful, without being preachy. Defines the questions, but leaves the answers, if any, to the student.
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