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Through the Dark Wood
Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life

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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A truly rich book Review by alexandra

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I find this a mandatory book for anyone in the second-half of her/his life. (Posted on March 8, 2017)

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Immediately helpful, rich in wisdom! Review by Regina

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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! (Posted on November 29, 2015)

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Excellent Review by Franck

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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! (Posted on June 4, 2015)

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Deepest and best book yet Review by Den

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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! (Posted on March 15, 2015)

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Review for Through the Dark Wood Review by Tomi B

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One of the most profound pieces I have listened to. I found the information compelling, mesmerizing and life changing. If you want to listen to something that will impact every aspect of your life and shift your thinking, this is it! (Posted on September 5, 2014)

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Review for Through the Dark Wood Review by Catherine B

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Very interesting. I am learning a lot. I highly recommend this audio program. (Posted on September 4, 2014)

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Review for Through the Dark Wood Review by Neo Pachisia

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Superb, excellent material and very annoying delivery. I don't know if there is any sound editor listening to people record and tell them to slow down a bit....james zips through his stuff like on fire and I'm having to go back after 15 mins to re-listen to what he's said. If you are distracted for a few seconds you've missed whole paragraphs! And this kind of stuff is not light 'reading'--this is heavy material which needs a few seconds to register. I'd have given five stars if the whole thing were recorded better.. (Posted on September 4, 2014)

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Review for Through the Dark Wood Review by Karl B

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In this six-CD set, Dr. Hollis imparts much pithy wisdom. His mellow voice and down-to-earth, humor-enriched style is easy to follow and never boring. The topics he discusses and the questions he poses are great fodder for thought and discussion, long after listening. I highly recommend this set! (Posted on May 20, 2014)

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Review for Through the Dark Wood Review by Jill F

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Really enjoy his interpretation of Jungian concepts. His voice is calming and engaging. The content is stimulating and Hollis comes across as wise yet humble. Would recommend to a friend. (Posted on March 12, 2014)

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Review for Through the Dark Wood Review by Patricia B

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I enjoyed this program very much. The presenter, Ian Hollis, spoke from his considerable professional expertise but also from his experience as a human being who has experienced both the joys and tragedies of life and has managed to weave them into a profound philosophy with which to meet the second half of life. (Posted on February 1, 2014)

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CD

Contents 6 CDs (7 hours, 25 minutes)
Date Published February 01, 2008
ISBN-10 1-59179-679-2
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-679-4
Dimensions 6 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches
Product Code AF01310D

Audio Download

Contents 1 Audio download (7 hours, 25 minutes)
Filetypes M4B, MP3, PDF, ZIP
Date Published February 01, 2008
ISBN-10 1-60407-348-9
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-348-5
Product Code AF01310W