Dark Nights of the Soul

Dark Nights of the Soul

A Guide to Finding your Way Through Life's Ordeals

Book - 2004
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Every human life is made up of the light and the dark, the happy and the sad, the vital and the deadening. How you think about this rhythm of moods makes all the difference.

Our lives are filled with emotional tunnels: the loss of a loved one or end of a relationship, aging and illness, career disappointments or just an ongoing sense of dissatisfaction with life. Society tends to view these "dark nights" in clinical terms as obstacles to be overcome as quickly as possible. But Moore shows how honoring these periods of fragility as periods of incubation and positive opportunities to delve the soul's deepest needs can provide healing and a new understanding of life's meaning. Dark Nights of the Soul presents these metaphoric dark nights not as the enemy, but as times of transition, occasions to restore yourself, and transforming rites of passage, revealing an uplifting and inspiring new outlook on such topics as:

* The healing power of melancholy
* The sexual dark night and the mysteries of matrimony
* Finding solace during illness and in aging
* Anxiety, anger, and temporary Insanities
* Linking creativity, spirituality, and emotional struggles
* Finding meaning and beauty in the darkness

Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, c2004.
ISBN: 9781592401338
Characteristics: xxii, 329 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.


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Dec 21, 2012

In my experience, when things don't go as planned in a person's life, depression and confusion often set in. This book shows the way to appreciate these dark times as a vehicle for self awareness and spiritual growth, a much more empowering perspective. Very well written, no trace of ego and extremely absorable. I bought it and will refer to it again and again I'm sure.

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