Old Age

Journey into Simplicity

Helen M. Luke; Foreword by Thomas Moore

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  • A classic, inspiring text on ageing wisely
  • '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 The Planets Within

A classic, inspiring text on ageing wisely.

Format:
paperback
Size:
216 x 138 mm
Publisher:
Lindisfarne Books
Subject:
Holistic Health
Extent:
128 pages
ISBN:
9781584200796
Publication date:
22 Jul 2010

Description

In this classic text on ageing wisely, the renowned Jungian analyst Helen M. Luke reflects on the final journeys described in Homer's Odyssey, Shakespeare's King Lear, and T.S. Eliot's Little Gidding, as well as devoting attention to 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, encouraging the reader to grow emotionally and mentally during the final stage of life.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Thomas Moore
Introduction by Barbara A. Mowat
The Odyssey
King Lear
The Tempest
Little Gidding
Suffering

Reviews

'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

Author

Helen M. Luke was born in England in 1904. In mid-life she studied at the Jung Institute in Zurich, then moved to the US and established an analytical practice with Robert Johnson in Los Angeles. In 1962, she founded the Apple Farm Community in Three Rivers Michigan, "a center for people seeking to discover and appropriate the transforming power of symbols in their lives." In her later years, Helen Luke was the model wise woman for many people. She died in 1995 at the age of 93, at Apple Farm.

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