Understanding the Middle Passage (often called the Mid-life Crisis)

This is an older video interview that I return to again and again.  It remains relevant.  I recommend starting one minute in (1:00) to avoid the chaotic music and aerobic dancers of the 1980’s which can distract from the discussion that follows.

James Hollis is my favourite Jungian.  I based my MSc major paper on the Middle Passage, specifically, as it relates to women pursuing higher education in mid to later life.  James speaks of the psyche rising up and demanding to be taken seriously after years of neglect necessitated by the need to adapt to the societal expectations to produce and perform.  Suffering is our soul’s attempt to speak to us, if we would only listen.