The Archetype of Renewal: Psychological Reflections on the Aging, Death and Rebirth of the King D. Stephenson Bond (Boston)
ISBN 1-894574-05-2. Index. 128 pp. 2003. $25.00
What happens when our energy ebbs, passion dims, and we are no longer motivated to do what was once so engaging? This amounts to a crisis of faith: our previous approach to life—one that gave meaning and purpose—no longer sustains us. In effect, the old king is dead. This is a theme common to every culture, every individual life. Dr. Bond compares Jung’s views with ceremonies of the renewal of the king in ancient Babylon, always relating them to the challenge of contemporary life.