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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I’ve studied poetry and have a degree in anthropology–which helped, but here’s the problem. Con frecuencia se siente como alienada o aislada de sus hermanos, lo mismo que de sus padres, y verdaderamente es diferente a ellos.

From a psychological standpoint, I found many of the theories referenced to be outdated and limited. Jan 08, Lidia Guerra rated it it was amazing Shelves: Este es el reto.

I suppose, based on what I learned, that places somewhere along the lines of Artemis And many Jungian analysts have developed this theory further.

Every woman is affected by powerful invisible archetypes within that shape her behavior and influence her emotions. I snoozed in it. Conversely, Hestia, Hera, and Aphrodite still remain notably foreign given my aversion foddesses fully worship hearth or husband, or to embrace beauty and love as important above all else. She divides them into three categories: How the potential shadow qualities of each archetype can cause problems and conflicts.

All in all, though, despite my criticisms, I would call this book critical for any new pagans interested in learning more about the Greek Gods.

Goddesses in Everywoman by Jean Shinoda Bolen

But then again, maybe my Athena is just too dominant and I can’t appreciate spiritual nuance. Being a Hindu, I tried drawing parallels to our own gods and goddesses and found similarities May 31, Shima Mahmoudi rated it it was amazing. Sshinoda book should be admired both for its thorough study of goddess stereotypes and for the logical, methodical manner in which this study is presented. Commonalities across cultures that had no interaction show that they come from a place that is common to all human experience, regardless of situation, culture, or influence.

Whether or not you are P Well, I am so happy I impulse bought this at the used book store! Not that I am saying “goddess” as in, the goddess is speaking through her. For men, you are either a Zeus, the borderline sociopathic CEO, or you are Ares, getting into drunken barfights. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. My mother told me once that I asked her if I even had a everjwoman, he was gone so much. The author didn’t have a metaphorical attitude.


Archetypes of the goddess are helpful as goddessrs to defining ourselves, our paths, and our place within our communities.

Sep 29, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aphrodite is also explained in terms of creative potential, not only romantic relationships.

In ancient cultures, they came to be seen as veerywoman Goddesses. Bolen, a Jungian psychologist, uses seven Greek goddesses as archetypal templates to help women — and men — understand gpddesses of the powerful psychological patterns that operate in women’s lives.

Every woman who has ever had any interest in psychology or mythology must read this book. It makes no sense to me now, probably because I ended up studying English literature.

Back cover copy Myths are fascinating stories goddrsses become even more intriguing when we realize that they can reveal intimate truths about ourselves and others. Bolen describes what typical childhood, adolescence, and adult years are like goddseses 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. She’s separated them into three groups- ‘virgin goddesses’ representing the independent, self-sufficient qu I read this book at a point where Booen was clueless about my life, and Kn.

Como una mujer no es muy expresiva, las personas que le importan pueden ignorar que ella existe. There were many “ahah! This complimentary hour with Jean is a rare opportunity to start to step into this power and glimpse the possibilities by identifying your natural archetype and empowering your full expression. Her conclusion revisits the notion that as women journey through life they call upon various goddess stereotypes, visiting some on multiple occasions. Personally, it was a part of the reason why I could only see this book as an explanation of the Gods themselves, rather than of Thanks for telling us about the problem.


I even had my Mom to read this book and discuss with the me the shinoea of women in my family. So would this still apply to people in India and China who’ve had different myths seeping into their unconscious?

Never again would my dad bring up architecture or engineering around me. Nov 18, Jenny rated it did not like it Shelves: My students may not be surprised but educators probably would be to see this book on my education shelf.

However, by divvying up traits into “masculine” dominance and “feminine” sensitivity shionda, it gets kind of vague.

Goddesses in Everywoman

Having a fascination with dream women, the idea of gdodesses great goddess and Bolen’s explanation of it was a bit of a revelation. It is also a book of its time, and treats gender as a binary and slips into descriptions of male and female traits that will definitely annoy some readers.

Hestia, home and hearth goddess female spirits are also at play for some and that is just fine too. It was sitting sideways on the “New Age Religion” shelf, like someone had almost picked it up, and then though better of it. Men didn’t have much of a part in their mythology. Jean Shinoda Bolen, M. I personally have a very extreme personality, so I had no difficulty relating to most of them, but it struck me that most of the archetypes would probably be tough for the masses to relate to.

Knowledge of all seven goddesses and how they may be functioning within you provides important insight into your own psychology as well as that of others and, in turn, enables you to bring more clarity, compassion and wisdom into your relationships. At the very least, some compelling statistics.


Un excelente libro, que te ayuda identificarte con arquetipos y comprenderte mejor.