Aging From Role to SoulwithConnie Zweig

connie zweig

Books Mentioned In This Interview

connie zweig meeting the shadow of spirituality


ageism All in the Family Ashton Applewhite Becca Levy Grist for the Mill Huston Smith Ram Dass Romancing the Shadow shadow characters shadow work Steve Wolf The Old Man and the Sea

Connie Zweig, PhD, is a retired psychotherapist. She is coeditor of the anthology, Meeting the Shadow: The Hidden Power of the Dark Side of Human Nature. She is coauthor of Romancing the Shadow: A Guide to Soul Work for a Vital, Authentic Life. Her newest book is The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from Role to Soul.

Here she describes the many challenges we face as we enter into the autumn and winter of our lives. Among the most serious of these is ageism, a form of social discrimination that remains largely unchallenged. Other issues include increased helplessness, pain, disease, and infirmity. Fear of death also looms large. These factors all become “grist for the mill” and can lead to spiritual openings.

(Recorded on August 19, 2021)

Published on September 10, 2021