Second Half of Life Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom

ISBN-10: 1591795729

ISBN-13: 9781591795728

Edition: 2007

Authors: Angeles Arrien

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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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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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
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