The Middle Passage

From Misery to Meaning in Midlife

Author: James Hollis

Publisher: Inner City Books

ISBN: 9780919123601

Category: Psychology

Page: 127

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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.

On this Journey We Call Our Life

Living the Questions

Author: James Hollis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781894574044

Category: Psychology

Page: 157

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Stock, bonds, cash - the investment mind is often programmed. The reality is that most investors think in terms of single asset classes, and allocate money to them accordingly. The contribution of First Principles: An Investor's Guide to Building Bridges Across Financial Products is that a single unified valuation approach is available to use for all financial products. This book shows investors how to focus on the dynamics of processes and interrelationships of different investment choices, providing the reader with a financial toolbox to equips any investor with the knowledge to de-construct and value any financial product, making it a must for portfolio managers and individual investors interested in building optimal portfolios.

Under Saturn's Shadow

The Wounding and Healing of Men

Author: James Hollis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 143

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Saturn was the Roman god who ate his childern to stop them from usurping his power. Men have been psychologically and spiritually wounded by this legacy. Hollis offers a rich perspective on the secrets men carry in their hearts.

Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life

Author: James Hollis

Publisher: Gotham

ISBN: 9781592401208

Category: Psychology

Page: 276

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The Jungian analyst author of the best-selling The Middle Passage and The Eden Project describes the sometimes difficult emotional process of transitioning into the second half of life, counseling readers on how to discover career fulfillment, renew a stagnating relationship, face mortality, and more.

Mythologems

Incarnations of the Invisible World

Author: James Hollis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781894574105

Category: Psychology

Page: 158

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Tales told by shadowy elders around ancient campfires offered both explanation and comfort. Life hasn't changed that much: our dependence on explanation and comfort still lies just under our busy ambition and constant yearning. James Hollis shows us a way to bring such stories to consciousness - what questions to ask, and when. This is not a quick-fix book, but it may be the only way to discover that sense of meaning and personal authenticity that no amount of outer success can provide.

Creating a Life

Finding Your Individual Path

Author: James Hollis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780919123939

Category: Psychology

Page: 159

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Ask yourself, 'When do I feel most real?' What comes up on the screen? All of us have had moments in our lives when we felt whole or wholly present, or experienced a sense of well-being, an intuition of a higher order of reality. Such moments are transitory, alas, and cannot be summoned up by will or mind or right conduct, just as the person who seeks humility finds more and more that pride and one-sidedness push the goal further and further away. - excerpt from Creating A Life

What Matters Most

Living a More Considered Life

Author: James Hollis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592404209

Category: Philosophy

Page: 270

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Outlines an approach to achieving happiness that counsels on ways to overcome fear-based hurdles, explains how to evaluate one's internal beliefs, and reveals the importance of pursuing growth rather than security.

Swamplands of the Soul

New Life in Dismal Places

Author: James Hollis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780919123748

Category: Psychology

Page: 155

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Arguing that the pursuit of happiness is futile, the Jungian perspective asserts that the goal of life is not in happiness, but in meaning which is real, rather than a fruitless ideal. This book shows how to find life's dignity by uncovering its deepest meaning and discovering errors made.

The Eden Project

In Search of the Magical Other

Author: James Hollis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780919123809

Category: Psychology

Page: 155

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James Hollis examines society's fixed views and fantasies in regards to relationships. This text is not a practical guide on how to fix a relationship, but rather a challenge to greater personal responsibility, a call for individual growth as opposed to seeking rescue through others.

Why Good People Do Bad Things

Understanding Our Darker Selves

Author: James Hollis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440639432

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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Working with the Shadow is not working with evil, per se. It is working toward the possibility of greater wholeness. We will never experience healing until we can come to love our unlovable places, for they, too, ask love of us. How is it that good people do bad things? Why is our personal story and our societal history so bloody, so repetitive, so injurious to self and others? How do we make sense of the discrepancies between who we think we are—or who we show to the outside world—versus our everyday behaviors? Why are otherwise ordinary people driven to addictions and compulsions, whether alcohol, drugs, food, shopping, infidelity, or the Internet? Why are interpersonal relationships so often filled with strife? Exploring Jung’s concept of the Shadow—the unconscious parts of our self that contradict the image of the self we hope to project--Why Good People Do Bad Things guides you through all the ways in which many of our seemingly unexplainable behaviors are manifestations of the Shadow. In addition to its presence in our personal lives, Hollis looks at the larger picture of the Shadow at work in our culture—from organized religion to the suffering and injustice that abounds in our modern world. Accepting and examining the Shadow as part of one’s self, Hollis suggests, is the first step toward wholeness. Revealing a new way of understanding our darker selves, Hollis offers wisdom to help you to acquire a more conscious conduct of your life and bring a new level of awareness to your daily actions and choices.

Living an Examined Life

Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey

Author: James Hollis

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1683640489

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

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How do you define “growing up”? Does it mean you achieve certain cultural benchmarks—a steady income, paying taxes, marriage, and children? Or does it mean leaving behind the expectations of others and growing into the person you were meant to be? If you find yourself in a career, place, relationship, or crisis you never foresaw and that seems at odds with your beliefs about who you are, it means your soul is calling on you to reexamine your path. With Living an Examined Life, James Hollis offers an essential guidebook for anyone at a crossroads in life Here this acclaimed author guides you through 21 areas for self-inquiry and growth—such as how to exorcise the ghosts of your past, when to choose meaning over happiness, how to construct a mature spirituality, and how to seize permission to be who you really are With his trademark eloquence and insight, Dr. Hollis offers a potent resource you’ll return to time and again to energize and inspire you on your journey to create a life of personal authority, integrity, and fulfillment.

Tracking the Gods

The Place of Myth in Modern Life

Author: James Hollis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Whatever our cultural and religious background or personal psychology, a greater intimacy with myth provides a vital link with meaning, the absence of which is so often behind the neuroses of our time. Here the acclaimed author of The Middle Passage (title 59) explains why a connection with our mythic roots is crucial for us as individuals and as responsible citizens of our age.

Descent

Author: Katrina Messenger

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1257011952

Category:

Page: N.A

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Longing for Paradise

Psychological Perspectives on an Archetype

Author: Mario Jacoby

Publisher: Inner City Books

ISBN: 9781894574174

Category: Psychology

Page: 229

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The longing for freedom from conflict, suffering and deprivation is an eternal human dream of great emotional power. It is the dream of total happiness, embodied in almost all cultures as the myth of Paradise. The author, a Jungian analyst, begins with a discussion of the psychological connection between the idea of Paradise and the crucially decisive quality of the Mother-infant relationship in determining a child's development.

Jung and Yoga

The Psyche-body Connection

Author: Judith Harris

Publisher: Inner City Books

ISBN: 9780919123953

Category: Psychology

Page: 158

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This text looks at the parallels between yoga practice and Jungian analysis, focusing on Jung's ideas as experienced through bodywork. Previously hidden energy brings psyche and body together, uniting them in sacred union that gives birth to a new consciousness.

The Secret Garden

Temenos for Individuation : a Jungian Appreciation of Themes in the Novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Author: Margaret Eileen Meredith

Publisher: Inner City Books

ISBN: 9781894574129

Category: Psychology

Page: 159

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This fascinating study grew out of the author's abiding interest in gardening as a metaphor for the process of individuation.

Jungian Dream Interpretation

A Handbook of Theory and Practice

Author: James Albert Hall

Publisher: Inner City Books

ISBN: 9780919123120

Category: Psychology

Page: 127

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Comprehensive guide to an understanding of dreams in light of the basic principles of analytical psychology. Particular attention to common motifs, the role of complexes, and the goal and purpose of dreams.

Composing a Life

Author: Mary Catherine Bateson

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802196314

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Mary Catherine Bateson has been called "one of the most original and important thinkers of our time" (Deborah Tannen). Grove Press is pleased to reissue Bateson's deeply satisfying treatise on the improvisational lives of five extraordinary women. Using their personal stories as her framework, Dr. Bateson delves into the creative potential of the complex lives we live today, where ambitions are constantly refocused on new goals and possibilities. With balanced sympathy and a candid approach to what makes these women inspiring, examples of the newly fluid movement of adaptation--their relationships with spouses, children, and friends, their ever-evolving work, and their gender--Bateson shows us that life itself is a creative process. "Well-formulated and passionate ... Offers nothing less than a radical rethinking of the concept of achievement." -- San Francisco Chronicle "Fascinating ... A masterwork of rare breadth and particularity." -- The Boston Globe

Man and His Symbols

Author: C. G. Jung

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307800555

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Man and His Symbols owes its existence to one of Jung's own dreams. The great psychologist dreamed that his work was understood by a wide public, rather than just by psychiatrists, and therefore he agreed to write and edit this fascinating book. Here, Jung examines the full world of the unconscious, whose language he believed to be the symbols constantly revealed in dreams. Convinced that dreams offer practical advice, sent from the unconscious to the conscious self, Jung felt that self-understanding would lead to a full and productive life. Thus, the reader will gain new insights into himself from this thoughtful volume, which also illustrates symbols throughout history. Completed just before his death by Jung and his associates, it is clearly addressed to the general reader. Praise for Man and His Symbols “This book, which was the last piece of work undertaken by Jung before his death in 1961, provides a unique opportunity to assess his contribution to the life and thought of our time, for it was also his firsat attempt to present his life-work in psychology to a non-technical public. . . . What emerges with great clarity from the book is that Jung has done immense service both to psychology as a science and to our general understanding of man in society, by insisting that imaginative life must be taken seriously in its own right, as the most distinctive characteristic of human beings.”—Guardian “Straighforward to read and rich in suggestion.”—John Barkham, Saturday Review Syndicate “This book will be a resounding success for those who read it.”—Galveston News-Tribune “A magnificent achievement.”—Main Currents “Factual and revealing.”—Atlanta Times

The Happiness Curve

Why Life Gets Better After 50

Author: Jonathan Rauch

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 1466891238

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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"In this warm, wise, and witty overview, Jonathan Rauch combines evidence and experience to show his fellow adults that the best is yet to come.” —Steven Pinker, bestselling author of Enlightenment Now This book will change your life by showing you how life changes. Why does happiness get harder in your 40s? Why do you feel in a slump when you’re successful? Where does this malaise come from? And, most importantly, will it ever end? Drawing on cutting-edge research, award-winning journalist Jonathan Rauch answers all these questions. He shows that from our 20s into our 40s, happiness follows a U-shaped trajectory, a “happiness curve,” declining from the optimism of youth into what’s often a long, low slump in middle age, before starting to rise again in our 50s. This isn’t a midlife crisis, though. Rauch reveals that this slump is instead a natural stage of life—and an essential one. By shifting priorities away from competition and toward compassion, it equips you with new tools for wisdom and gratitude to win the third period of life. And Rauch can testify to this personally because it was his own slump, despite acclaim as a journalist and commentator that compelled him to investigate the happiness curve. His own story and the stories of many others from all walks of life—from a steelworker and a limo driver to a telecoms executive and a philanthropist—show how the ordeal of midlife malaise reboots our values and even our brains for a rebirth of gratitude. Full of insights and data and featuring many ways to endure the slump and avoid its perils and traps, The Happiness Curve doesn’t just show you the dark forest of midlife, it helps you find a path through the trees. It also demonstrates how we can—and why we must—do more to help each other through the woods. Midlife is a journey we mustn’t walk alone.