Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction - The dark wood. -- 1 Expensive ghosts: how did we get to this point?. -- 2 Becoming who we think we are. -- 3 The collision of selves. -- 4 Barriers to transformation. -- 5 The dynamics of intimate relationship. -- 6 The family during the second half of life. -- 7 Career versus vocation. -- 8 The new myth emerging from the psychopathology of everyday life. -- 9 Recovering mature spirituality in a material age. -- 10 Swampland visitations. -- 11 The healing of the soul
'...adulthood presents varying levels of growth and is rarely the respite of stability we expected. Turbulent emotional shifts can take place anywhere between the ages of thirty-five and seventy when we question the choices we've made, realize our limitations, and feel stuck--commonly known as the "midlife crisis." Jungian psychoanalyst James Hollis believes it is only in the second half of life that we can truly come to know who we are and thus create a life that has meaning....'