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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A classic work of female psychology that uses seven archetypcal goddesses as bollen way of describing behavior patterns and personality traits is being introduced to the next generation of readers with a new introduction by the author. Psychoanalyst Jean Bolen’s career soared in the early s when Goddesses godxesses Everywoman was published. Thousands of women readers became fascin A classic ib of female psychology that uses seven archetypcal goddesses as a way of describing behavior patterns and personality traits is being introduced to shinofa next generation of readers with a new introduction by the author.
Thousands of women readers became fascinated with identifying their own inner goddwsses and using these archetypes to guide themselves to greater self—esteem, creativity, and happiness.
Bolen’s radical idea was that just as women used to be unconscious of the powerful effects that cultural stereotypes had on them, they were also unconscious of powerful archetypal forces within them that influence what they do and how they feel, and which account for major differences among them. And she demonstrates in this book how understanding them can provide the key to self—knowledge and wholeness.
Bolen introduced these patterns in the guise of seven archetypal goddesses, or personality types, with whom all women could sverywoman, from the autonomous Artemis and the shinodq Athena to the nurturing Demeter and the creative Aphrodite, and explains how to decide which to cultivate and which to overcome, and how to tap the power of these enduring archetypes to become a better “heroine” in one’s own life story.
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To ask other readers questions about Goddesses in Everywomanplease sign up. I am confused by the title that contains “Gods In Everyman: Archetypes That Shape Men’s Lives” versus the synopsis, which talks exclusively about the insight provided that will empower women.
Does this book impart similar wisdom to any potential male readers? Nanni Sender there are two separate book. Goddesses in Everywoman about women and their Greek goddesses archetypes and Gods in Everyman about men and their Greek …more there are two separate book. Goddesses in Everywoman evegywoman women and their Greek goddesses archetypes and Gods in Everyman about men and their Greek god archtypes less. See 1 question about Goddesses in Everywoman….
Lists with This Book. May 31, Shima Mahmoudi rated it it was amazing.
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Jan 31, Salma rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I read this book at a point where I was clueless about my life, and Dr. Bolen helped me get back on track. This book may be one of the first of its kind ever written- blending Greek mythology with modern psychoanalysis.
According to Bolen, the stories behind these goddesses which she recaps in the book have seeped into the collective unconscious and mold women’s personalities from birth. She’s separated them into three groups- ‘virgin goddesses’ representing the independent, self-sufficient qu I read this book at a point where I was clueless about my life, and Dr.
She’s separated them into three groups- ‘virgin goddesses’ representing the independent, self-sufficient jn in womenvulnerable goddesses representing relationship-oriented womenand Alchemical, or transformative. Interestingly, only Aphrodite’s in the last category, and she also seems to goddesses Bolen’s favorite. That’s cool with me- we all need Love.
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: The Goddess hoddesses Love The girl who has three dates on Saturday night My own intepretations are partly in jest, of course. One important thing to realize is that most women are a blend of the goddesses, or ‘adopt’ different goddesses at different stages of their lives.
I guess this means I’m totally wacked 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. There’s also a great quiz somewhere everywokan around on the Internet called “Which Goddess are you?
My one problem with this book was the focus on Western archetypes. So would this still apply to people in India and China who’ve had different myths seeping into their unconscious?
Or has Western Imperialism ensured that everyone in the world will relate to these Greco-Roman myths? Being a Hindu, I tried drawing parallels to our own gods and goddesses and found similarities Either way, this book was very helpful, so I don’t really care. View all 7 comments.
Jul 06, Susan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: My students may not be surprised but educators probably would be to see this book on my education shelf. I’ve used this book when guiding women younger and older as they’ve struggled with their personal, social, and cultural identities. Archetypes of the goddess are helpful as guides to defining ourselves, our paths, and our place within our communities.
Nov 18, Jenny rated it did not like everwoman Shelves: The moment this book finally jumped the shark for me: I was hoping it would be an interesting look into the jfan experience using the well-known stories of Greek goddesses as a framing device. What I got instead was a bunch of new age drivel based on an out-dated and discredited psychological theor The moment this book finally jumped the shark for me: What I got instead was a bunch of new age drivel based on an out-dated and discredited psychological theory.
The chapters read like horoscopes: I kept reminding myself that the author was speaking metaphorically–I get metaphor. I’ve studied poetry and have a degree in anthropology–which helped, but here’s the problem. The author didn’t have a metaphorical attitude. She poke in definitive terms and made sweeping, declarative statements without any substantiation.
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She cited virtually no scientific studies to support her theories. Sorry, but in order to be taken seriously and respected as a legitimate therapy technique, you need goddedses empirical, verifiable data that can be duplicated and stand up to peer review.
At the very least, some compelling statistics. Otherwise, you’re just making shit up. And that’s what I thought this book was. But then again, maybe my Athena is just too dominant and I can’t appreciate spiritual nuance.
Goddesses in Everywoman : Powerful Archetypes in Women’s Lives
Yeah, that’s definitely the problem. View all 3 comments. Mar 08, Bailey rated it it was ok. This book, as much as I read, read like a combination of a Cosmo quiz and a self-help book for women 30 years ago.
Admittedly, I have not kept up with theories on Carl Jung’s archetypes, and this book made me glad about that. boleh
As I began the preface, my mind continued to leap forward thing. Essentially, Bolen’s aim is meant to be supportive, I think. Unfortunately her theor This book, as much as I read, read like a combination of a Cosmo quiz and a self-help book shinora women 30 years ago. Unfortunately her theories came off as unsubstantiated and subjective, which was my problem with Jung’s theories to begin with.
I will not be finishing this book, I became uninterested in the history surrounding Goddess lore and less intrigued about which was most dominant. I suppose, based on what I learned, that places somewhere along the lines of Artemis Goddess of the Hunt and Moon, Competitor, Sister.
I read this book as a boolen in college, and more than twenty years later I still come back to its wisdom and insights. Bolen, a Jungian psychologist, uses seven Greek goddesses as archetypal templates to help women — and men — understand some of the evdrywoman psychological patterns that operate in women’s lives.
She divides them into three categories: Each archetype has its strengths and riches, and each has its shadows and everywo,an. While no one goddess sums up any one women, Bolen’s illumination of how the ancient stories bilen forces that remain part of our psyches today is extremely valuable.
I highly recommend it. Jan 08, Lidia Guerra rated it it was amazing Shelves: Un excelente libro, que te ayuda identificarte con arquetipos y comprenderte mejor. Este es el reto.
When I was a little girl, I wanted to be my dad’s daughter. He worked long hours and when he came evergwoman, he usually shut down. I wanted him to be my daddy so bad, but whenever I clung onto him, he would look at me like I goddessfs some strange creature who had wandered into his house. My mother told me once that I asked her if I even had a dad, he was gone so much. But one day, my boolen got an erector kit for Christmas and she didn’t want it.
My poor dad, trying to keep us girls interested in engineeri When I was a little girl, I wanted to be goddesaes dad’s daughter. My poor dad, trying to keep us girls interested in engineering so that maybe one of us would fulfill his dream of becoming an architect, painstakingly tried to intrigue my sister with the kit. She couldn’t have cared less. I, however, was fully attentive, watching my dad build, intent on proving to him that I was interested.