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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Trickster, midlife, and the innate potential within gay men and women
by Szuhay, Daniel S., M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2009, 96; 1472704
Abstract (Summary)

Midlife can be a tumultuous time and for many a period of unavoidable psychological transition. During midlife Psyche calls out to abandon what has been known to journey into that which is unknown. Utilizing a heuristic research methodology this thesis proposes that the midlife journey is a natural calling, that there is a rhyme and reason for this process, and that when entering into midlife an archetypal energy comes forth called the Trickster; a catalyst who gets this process started. As one journeys through this important psychological developmental phase there is an anticipation that one will mature into a position where one will be able to offer new and constructive ways of being in the world that are of greater benefit to society. For gay men and women, the midlife journey has the potential of awakening in them what is their own unique and natural potential calling in life.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Fontelieu, Sukey
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 48/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: LGBTQ studies, Developmental psychology, Gender studies
Publication Number: 1472704
ISBN: 978-1-109-52762-9
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