The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife

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Inner City Books, 1993 - Psychology - 127 pages
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Title #59. Why do so many go through so much disruption in their middle years? Why then? Why do we consider it to be a crisis? What does the pattern mean and how can we survive it? The Middle Passage shows how we may pass through midlife consciously, rendering our lives more meaningful and the second half of life immeasurably richer.
 

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User Review  - Desirichter - LibraryThing

I found Mr. Hollis's analysis of mid-life tasks to be extremely cogent as well as applicable to my current developmental stage. I'm sure that holes can be found with Jungian models of development, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Arctic-Stranger - LibraryThing

A powerful little book on how to navigate the waters of midlife. The thesis is simple, but powerful. In our early years we project our fears, insecurities, wishes and dreams onto others (Spouses ... Read full review

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About the author (1993)

James Hollis is a noted Jungian Analyst. He received his Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, and is the Director of the C.G. Jung Educational Center in Houston, Tex. He is a frequent guest speaker who spends winters in analytic practice and writes during the summers. Hollis's books include The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife and Swamplands of the Soul: New Life in Dismal Places. In his books, he elaborates on the theories of C. G. Jung. Contemplated are such questions as how people may deal with the passage through midlife, creating a richer experience. He also shows readers how to overcome the hardships and struggles of life and how to live every day to the fullest.

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