What happens when you seem to have it all - enough money, health and success - but happiness remains elusive? The Upside Down Mountain forsakes the summit for the journey downhill, penetrating the hidden depths of darkness and discomfort most people live to avoid. This descent through the wild landscapes of the Pyrenees, the Amazon, Tibet and Egypt reveals how to navigate troubled times and create a new story for ourselves and the world: inspiring us to become the change we seek. Archetypal guardians become familiar allies at the thresholds of descent - pointing the way to deepening and lasting transformation. The narrative reads as an adventure yarn, and inspirational memoir, with implicit signposts for fellow explorers determined to lead a fulfilling life.