Women's mid-life experience: an evolving consciousness of self and children

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This paper describes a hermeneutical and phenomenological research study of the mid-life spiritual experience of 10 women who are members of the United Church of Canada Based on in-depth, face-to-face interviews, the paper describes the first of two simultaneous and interrelated experiences an evolving consciousness of self and children The five invariant themes that emerge point to a need for an expanded framework of human development that takes fuller account of women's experience and spirituality

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