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Through the Dark Wood

Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life
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A Jungian analyst explores how we develop personal authority and mature spirituality.
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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, then you are ready for your “midlife crisis”—the pivotal time when you have the opportunity to become the person your soul seeks to be.

“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.

When the Second Half of Life Begins

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.

An Invaluable Guide through the Challenges of Midlife

“The second half of life isn’t about looking for easy answers,” James Hollis says. “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.

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Contents 6 CDs (7 hours, 25 minutes) Audio Download (7 hours, 25 minutes)
Filetypes MP3, PDF, ZIP
Dimensions 5 x 5 inches
Product Code AF01310D AF01310W
ISBN Number 978-1-59179-679-4 978-1-60407-348-5
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James Hollis

About James Hollis

JAMES HOLLIS, PhD, is a Jungian analyst, a former director of the Jung Society of Washington, DC, and a professor of Jungian Studies for Saybrook University of San Francisco/Houston. He is a bestselling author whose 15 books include Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, The Eden Project, What Matters Most, and Living an Examined Life. He lives with his wife, Jill, in Washington, DC. For more, visit jameshollis.net.

Author photo © Oxana Holtmann 

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Reviewed by Claire M.
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Life-changing if you're committed to doing the work!

Very inspiring for those of us on the path of self-reflection and discovery.

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A truly rich book

I find this a mandatory book for anyone in the second-half of her/his life.

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Immediately helpful, rich in wisdom!

Although just beginning my listening experience I have been so deeply moved by the extraordinarily wise and helpful content. Sending along much gratitude to author James Hollis and also to Sounds True for making this cd set quickly available - exactly when I needed it!

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Excellent

This is really an extraordinary program; timeless in its analysis, so you should find it relevant every time you listen to it. Even Dr. Hollis' voice is healing!

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Deepest and best book yet

I bought this audio book a few years ago and continue to listen to it regularly. It is by far the deepest and best book I have read on the subject of life, meaning, the search for self. Hollis's voice is sincere and you can see he speaks from experience. Magical!

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