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    Helen M Luke(Author)

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In this classic 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.

'Better to spend a day meditating on a single page of her writing than to read a stack of books on enlightenment.' -- Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and The Planets Within 'Helen Luke is a unique voice that carries beautiful passion, feeling, and clarity. She is clearly one of our most precious national treasures.' -- Helen Pinkola Estes, author of Women Who Run with the Wolves

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  • PDF | Unknown pages
  • Helen M Luke(Author)
  • Parabola Books (1 Nov. 1987)
  • English
  • 3
  • Health, Family & Lifestyle

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  • By David Chaloner on 24 December 2014

    A deep, considered and complex literary reflection on the possibilities and demands of old age. A quite brilliant read for anyone who loves literature and is fascinated by the questions facing anyone entering that fearsome and challenging stage of life. Essential reading in this age of quick fixes and the avoidance of ageing as a necessary process. A deeply religious work in the true sense of that words meaning.

  • By Mrs. P.M. Slocock on 26 December 2012

    The author in 5 short essays gives phenomenal insights and understanding of the path into old age.Did not like this library copy, although the large print is good, as its cover features a couple - many of us have to be on our own, and not by choice.

  • By Alibee on 11 March 2015

    Brilliant. Even though it's slightly old-fashioned, anyone who is thinking of getting old, or who cares about old people should read this

  • By Michaela on 20 December 2014

    A must for the over 55s. Food for thoughts and the spirit.

  • By Ms. Cheryl Corney on 18 July 2015

    More and more people are interested in this topic....

  • By Guest on 30 November 2016

    This is a wonderful life-changing book


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