- Paperback: 112 pages
- Publisher: Lindisfarne Books (March 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1584200790
- ISBN-13: 978-1584200796
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #231,509 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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sic text on aging wisely, the renowned Jungian analyst Helen M. Luke reflects on the final journeys described in Homer's Odyssey, Shakespeare's King Lear and The Tempest, and T. S. Eliot's "Little Gidding," and also on suffering. In examining some of the great masterpieces of literature produced by writers at the end of their lives, she elucidates the difference between growing old and disintegrating and encourages us to grow emotionally and mentally in this culminating stage of our own lives. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This book is so full of gems it requires reading a page or a paragraph at a time and spending time digesting it. Here is one of my favorite nuggets: "We can do something towards tracking down some of the continual evasions of the ego by uncovering our fear of humiliation. From this fear of degradation in our own eyes or in the eyes of others, real or imagined, comes a dead weight of moods and depression. For the truly humble person no humiliation exixts." We all need such wise mentors to guide us.
A life-changing book!
Pair it with Die Wise, by Stephen Jenkinson.