Dark Nights of the Soul

Dark Nights of the Soul A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life's Ordeals

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Publisher's Synopsis

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

Book information

ISBN: 9781592401338
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint: Avery
Pub date:
DEWEY: 158.1
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 329
Weight: 306g
Height: 134mm
Width: 203mm
Spine width: 22mm