A classic work of female psychology that uses seven archetypcal goddesses as a way of describing behavior patterns and personality traits is being introduced. Goddesses in Everywoman by Jean Shinoda Bolen, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Goddesses in everywoman Archetypes in women’s lives; 2. Jean Shinoda Bolen, a Jungian psychiatrist, has written several books on the.

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Shinoda Bolen writes in a manner that is sverywoman accessible and respectful of her readers’ intelligence and prior knowledge. At the very least, some compelling statistics.

Goddesses in Everywoman : Powerful Archetypes in Women’s Lives

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Yeah, that’s definitely the problem. With more than three decades of immersion in science, mysticism and activism, Jean is uniquely qualified to show you how to better play the leading role in your own eevrywoman life story by blending feminist insights with classical myths and Jungian archetypal psychology.

Bolen teaches women how to decide which qualities to cultivate and which to overcome, and how to tap the power of these enduring archetypes to become a better heroine in their own life everywomna. Intenta pasar desapercibida, posee una pasividad en la superficie y un sentimiento interno de certeza de ser diferente de todos los que la rodean. Jean Shinoda Bolen herself is a Jungian analyst.

They give us a blueprint to aspire towards and they help us Every woman on planet Goddesses needs to drop what they are doing right now and go get this book and then read it. Bolen unlocks the secrets behind the Greek myths and shows us that those goddesses are alive within each of us. Un excelente libro, que te ayuda identificarte con arquetipos y comprenderte mejor.

And she demonstrates in this book how understanding them can provide the key to self—knowledge and wholeness. Her conclusion revisits the notion that as women journey through life they call upon various goddess stereotypes, visiting some on multiple occasions.


The primary goddesses that Bolen use are as follows, and I’ve added my very brief and somewhat crude take in parentheses on the kind of modern women these goddesses represent: And, the more complex the woman, the more likely she has multiple goddesses active within her.

While no one goddess sums up any one women, Bolen’s illumination of how the ancient stories convey forces that remain part of our psyches today is extremely valuable.

But then again, maybe my Athena is just too dominant and I can’t appreciate spiritual nuance. The only exceptions were not romantic in any way.

Goddesses in Everywoman by Jean Shinoda Bolen

Does this book impart similar wisdom to any potential male readers? Bolen is a feminist Jungian analyst and a psychiatrist by training and profession, and in the context of therapy, I can see how this is useful. Artemis, Athena, and Hestia; the Vulnerable Goddesses: Most women will express one of these goddesses as our natural archetype. Thousands of women readers became fascinated with identifying their own inner goddesses and using these archetypes to guide themselves to greater self—esteem, creativity, and happiness.

Either way, this book was very helpful, so I don’t really care. Bolen even includes sections on archetype manifestations in lesbians, helping the book feel a little more progressive than otherwise would be expected.

Goddesses in Everywoman : Jean Shinoda Bolen :

Each goddess is given extensive analysis, their prescribed roles ranging from familial duties to workplace relationships and potential acti Less about goddesses in every woman and more a potpourri of 80s female stereotypes with the names of a few Greek goddesses slapped on them.

For me, it became a very transformative book. This book may be one of the first of its kind ever written- blending Greek mythology with modern psychoanalysis. Sudden solution appears to perplexing life situations That doesn’t excuse devaluing those goddess types, though.


Goddesses in Everywoman

Bolen describes what typical childhood, adolescence, and adult years are like for each goddess, and lists the strengths and weakness for each archetype, so one can become more self-aware and take steps to remedy what’s not working and strengthen what is. Bolen breaks up the goddesses into three areas: Admittedly, I have not kept up with theories on Carl Jung’s archetypes, and this book made me glad about that.

Sep 29, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s books like this that renew my faith in the power of women to eloquently express the intrinsic motivations at play in their own lives.

Basically, Bolen describes seven kinds of personality patterns based on the stories and personalities of seven goddesses in Greek mythology. Bolen helped me get back on track. So would this still apply to people in India and China who’ve had different myths seeping into their unconscious? This book helps women understand how to stay true to herself. More, she’s showing aspects of that archetype. Knowledge of all seven goddesses and how they may be functioning within you provides important insight into your own psychology as well goddessrs that of others and, in turn, enables you to bring more clarity, compassion and wisdom into your relationships.

Goddesses in Everywoman by Jean Shinoda Bolen. In summary a couple of quotes I loved by Bolen near the end of the book: Looking for beautiful books?