It is between the ages of nine and ten that children begin to experience themselves as "I" for the first time as separate individuals, different from their parents and peers and essentially alone. This inner experience is sometimes precipitated by the child's first encounter with death and the first notion that earthly life is fragile and temporary.
In this insightful book, Koepke offers the reader a lucid, accessible description of the outer signs and symptoms of this significant turning point in every child's life."
Encountering the Self
Transformation and Destiny in the Ninth Year
Education & Reference