Dark nights of the soul need spiritual responses
"Jung and creative tranquility" that describes an exhibit and conference about Carl G. Jung. In it she writes:
"Dark Nights of the Soul by Thomas Moore is an insightful book on the psyche."Rufino suggests, "Jungian psychology applies to the second half of one’s life. Mid-life happens at age 40 or earlier. It is a psychology of growth — the individuation process and self-realization and the move toward wholeness. The unconscious, reality, an attitude (a friend), a terrain, a language are all part of this realm. One learns about polarity and transcendence."
“Today we label many of these experiences as depression. A true dark night takes us away from the joy of ordinary life. It is a spiritual trial. We need to rely on pure faith and it calls for a spiritual response."