Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife

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Overview

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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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780966340143
  • Publisher: Four Colors Production
  • Publication date: 12/1/2004
  • Format: CD

Table of Contents

Preface 7
1 The Provisional Personality 9
2 The Advent of the Middle Passage 16
Tectonic Pressures and Seismic Intimations 17
A New Kind of Thinking 20
Changes in Identity 22
Withdrawal of Projections 27
Changes in the Body and Sense of Time 32
The Diminution of Hope 33
The Experience of Neurosis 35
3 The Turn Within 40
The Persona-Shadow Dialogue 42
Relationship Problems 45
Midlife Affairs 57
From Child to Parent to Child 61
The World of Work: Job Versus Vocation 72
Emergence of the Inferior Function 74
Shadow Invasions 77
4 Case Studies in Literature 80
5 Individuation: Jung's Myth for Our Time 94
6 On the High Seas and Alone 101
From Loneliness to Solitude 101
Connecting with the Lost Child 103
The Passionate Life 105
The Swamplands of the Soul 107
The Great Dialectic 108
Momento Mori 111
This Luminous Pause 114
Select Bibliography 118
General Bibliography 120
Permissions 123
Index 124
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