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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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.

Customer Support Privacy jexn Home. Learning to become more aware of your own archetypes can help you see yourself, the bigger picture and is a good place to start creating solutions for yourself and others.

Nov 18, Jenny rated it did not like it Shelves: Being a Hindu, I tried drawing parallels to our own gods and goddesses and found similarities We’re featuring millions of xhinoda reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. D, is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst and an internationally known author and speaker. She is kind and warm, writing with the tone of a seasoned therapist.

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Each archetype has its strengths and riches, and each has its shadows and challenges. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. I mean, what are masculine and feminine traits? Interestingly, only Aphrodite’s in the last category, and she also seems to be Bolen’s favorite. For men, you are either a Zeus, the borderline sociopathic CEO, or you are Ares, getting everwoman drunken barfights.

Es el camino no tomado. View all 3 comments.

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The author didn’t have a metaphorical attitude. Jan 08, Lidia Guerra rated it it was amazing Shelves: Una mujer que tenga un fuerte arquetipo de Hera se siente fundamentalmente incompleta sin una pareja. This book was written in the 70s, so bits and pieces of it are outdated, as well.


Artemis is a protector of the weak and of women; the modern Artemis woman is a defender of the weak as well, and the underdogs.

Goddesses in Everywoman : Powerful Archetypes in Women’s Lives

And she demonstrates in this book how understanding them can provide the key to self—knowledge and wholeness. She divides them into three categories: From this platform excellent things are allowed to unfold and these archetypes are fuel for that fire.

I tried to impress my dad anytime he was home. It’s really too bad — maybe a revised edition, or a new version of the same thing by someone else, would fill the spaces. They give us a blueprint to aspire towards and they help us to understand our current journey and life conditions.

The only way you can take power away from an idea is by splitting it up. The only exceptions were not romantic in any way. May 31, Shima Mahmoudi rated it it was amazing. However, over the years I found a way for it to still work for me, as I see some importance even in the concepts I don’t take on i.

In ancient cultures, they came to be seen as mythological Goddesses.

In addition, from a psychological standpoint, I felt that the vast majority of the Gods and their archetypes were very Identifying with a more limited identity can bolrn your growth and create a roadblock to developing and expressing what lies deep within you.

It does give interesting insights into the development of patriarchal religion and how the female has been denigrated through time. Before I read this book, I had never really read anything that focused on female psychology. It makes no sense to me now, probably because I ended up studying English literature. The crux, however, is the use of these legends to explain or guide a person’s reactions, actions and their place in the world.


Hera, Demeter, and Persephone; and the lone Alchemical Goddess: This book enabled me to develop a more personal relationship with the Gods, learning how to recognize them working within me, as well as in the other people around me.

The analogies seem forced and lacking insight, the archetypes are more shallow than the ones with the gods and leave many empty spaces, many personality types uncovered.

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.

This resulted in only a brief discussion of the key goddesses of the Greek pantheon. 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.

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Depending on which goddess is more active within, one woman might be more committed to achieving professional success, while another more fulfilled as a wife and mother.

As you embark on this fascinating journey into mythology, self-awareness and transformation, think of psychiatrist and Jungian analyst Jean Shinoda Bolen as a sherpa for your soul. I’ve used this book when guiding women younger and older as they’ve struggled with their personal, social, and cultural identities.

Description Jean Shinoda Bolen’s celebrated work of female psychology that uses seven archetypical goddesses to describing behavior patterns and personality traits, as relevant and timeless today as when it was first published thirty years ago. View all 7 comments.