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.

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.

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.

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.

The Archetypal Imagination


Author: James Hollis,David H. Rosen
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781585442683
Category: Psychology
Page: 135
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Also available in an open-access, full-text edition at http://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/85764 "What we wish to know, and most desire, remains unknowable and lies beyond our grasp." With these words, James Hollis leads readers to consider the nature of our human need for meaning in life and for connection to a world less limiting than our own. In The Archetypal Imagination, Hollis offers a lyrical Jungian appreciation of the archetypal imagination. He argues that without the human mind's ability to form energy-filled images that link us to worlds beyond our rational and emotional capacities, we would have neither culture nor spirituality. Drawing upon the work of poets and philosophers, Hollis shows the importance of depth experience, meaning, and connection to an "other" world. Just as humans have instincts for biological survival and social interaction, we have instincts for spiritual connection as well. Just as our physical and social needs seek satisfaction, so the spiritual instincts of the human animal are expressed in images we form to evoke an emotional or spiritual response, as in our dreams, myths, and religious traditions. The author draws upon the work of the poet Rainer Maria Rilke's Duino Elegies to elucidate the archetypal imagination in literary forms. To underscore the importance of incarnating depth experience, he also examines a series of paintings by Nancy Witt. With the power of the archetypal imagination available to all of us, we are invited to summon courage to take on the world anew, to relinquish outmoded identities and defenses, and to risk a radical re-imagining of the larger possibilities of the world and of the self.

Cinderella and Her Sisters

The Envied and the Envying
Author: Ann Ulanov,Barry Ulanov
Publisher: Daimon
ISBN: 3856307192
Category: Psychology
Page: 197
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Seated in her nest of ashes, Cinderella embodies human misery. The essence of inner and outer nobility, she is the envy of her cruel stepmother and her ugly sisters. Using this familiar story, Ann and Barry Ulanov explore the psychological and theological aspects of envy and goodness. In their interpretation of the tale, they move back and forth between internal and external issues -- from how feminine and masculine parts of persons fit or do not fit together to how individuals conduct their lives with those of the same and opposite sexes, how they conflict, compete, or join harmoniously. After considering this rarely discussed human emotion, the authors focus on the nature of goodness as it surfaces in the envy experience. They reflect on its abundance, ability to unite disparate parts, its abiding presence, and its joy, then conclude with a glossary of terms and a brief review of the psychological literature on envy.

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