Time is on our side: On aging

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The landscape of aging in Western society is viewed with fear, avoidance, and dissociation. It is approached as a potential wasteland, with homes of the aged disguised from public view and cut off from society. A hermeneutic exploration of the process and meaning of aging, however, reveals greater possibilities for both individual and cultural healing of this important developmental stage. Using the Senex-Puer archetype, the mythic image of Ananke, and Eriksonian theory, this article explores the creative possibilities in the aging landscape that restore to it a sense of order, value, and necessary meaning. © C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles.

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