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Goddesses in Everywoman : Powerful Archetypes in Women's Lives
Goddesses in Everywoman Powerful Archetypes in Women's Lives
Author: Jean Shinoda Bolen
ISBN-13: 9780060572846
ISBN-10: 0060572841
Publication Date: 3/2004
Pages: 368
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3.8 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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A great Transpersonal work!
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This book and her other one "Gods in Every Man" are great books on how the classical myths can help us understand who we are. If you are exploring Goddess spirituality or looking for your Matron/Patron God(dess) in Greek or Roman myths, this book might help you understand not only who you are but who they are as well.
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Just as women used to be unconscious of the powerful effects that cultural stereotypes had on them, they may also be unconscious of powerful forces within them that influence what they do and how they feel, and which account for major differences among women. Psychoanalyst Jean Bolen believes that an understanding of these inner patterns and their interrelationships offers reassuring, true-to-life alternatives that take women far beyond such restrictive dichotomies as masculine/feminine, mother/lover, careerist/housewife. And she demonstrates how understanding them can provide the key to self-knowledge and wholeness. Dr. Bolen introduces these patterns in the guise of seven archetypal goddesses, or personality types, with whom all women will identify. Goddesses in Everywoman shows readers how to identify their ruling goddesses (from the autonomous Artemis and the cool Athena to the nurturing Demeter and the creative Aphrodite), how to decide which to cultivate and which to overcome, and how to tap the power of these enduring archetypes to become better "heroines" in their own life stories.
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