Second Half of Life Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom
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Description: This collection of teachings, reflections, and stories from around the world open us to the challenge and deeper mysteries of the "great crossing" at midlife. Working with the images, poetry, metaphors, and other forms of symbolic language from diversified cultures, Angeles Arrien introduces us to the Eight Gates if Initiation. Readers are taken step-by-step through each gate to learn more about: How to effectively cope with the natural challenges of health and an aging body, Your secret longings: how they give you direction and inspiration to begin a project that is connected with your life dream, The gate of intimacy: two dangers that can stop your crossing, Ways to balance the two distinct meanings of life: your external, quantitative and material experiences, with the internal, qualitative, sensory experiences, Retirement from what toward what, and more.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2007
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
|Threshold Work at the Eight Gates|
|The Eight Gates of Initiation in the Second Half of Life|
|The Silver Gate: Facing New Experiences and the Unknown|
|The White Picket Gate: Changing Identities, Discovering One's True Face|
|The Clay Gate: Intimacy, Sensuality, and Sexuality|
|The Black and White Gate: Relationships: The Crucible of Love, Generosity, Betrayal, and Forgivenenss|
|The Rustic Gate: Creativity, Service, and Generativity|
|The Bone Gate: Authenticity, Character, and Wisdom|
|The Natural Gate: The Presence of Grace: Happiness, Satisfaction, and Peace|
|The Gold Gate: Nonattachment, Surrender, and Letting Go|
|After the Eight Gates|
|Photo Acknowledgments and Permissions|
|About the Author|