March 17, 2019

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 high r Archetypes are a powerful tool for self-knowledge because they tap into the universal collective language we all share. Each archetype leads to goddedses behaviors and personality traits which together comprise the full spectrum of the feminine.

I was hoping it would be an interesting look into the female experience using the well-known stories of Greek goddesses as a framing device.

Jsan mother told me once that I asked her if I even had a dad, he was gone so much. Wholeness requires you to examine and embrace every aspect of yourself, and honoring all your archetypal stirrings and desires helps ground and balance you, and gives rise to greater joy, vitality and well-being. Shinoda Bolen divides the goddess of the Greek pantheon into the Virgin Goddesses: Es silenciosa, recatada, complaciente, sabe que nunca debe decir directamente que no.

I suppose this could be colored by my decidedly not-female perspective, and I’d like to hear what women who have read this think; however, the evedywoman of ladies I know who have read it seem to feel about the same — less than thrilled. I am confused by the title that contains “Gods In Bopen View all 3 comments.

These include Artemis, Athena, and Hestia. Interestingly, only Aphrodite’s in the last category, and she also seems to be Bolen’s favorite. Jean Bolen is a student of Jung whom as she points out in the book is a much more women-friendly psychologist than Freud ever thought about being. What I got instead was a bunch of new everydoman drivel based on an out-dated and discredited psychological theory.


Bolen breaks up the goddesses into three areas: Having a fascination with dream women, the idea of the great goddess and Bolen’s explanation of it was a bit of a revelation.

I enjoyed reading both about goddesses I tend to see in myself – namely Artemis and Athena- and the two I reluctantly accept as not-insignificant portions of my persona – Demeter and Persephone – as well as the three I fail to fully comprehend – Hestia, Hera, and Aphrodite.

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Aug 24, M rated it it was amazing. Purely on the style and prose, this book is easier to read and if, like me, you know next to nothing about Ancient Greek myths and legends, it is interesting.

I also had never read a book where someone analyzed Greek mythology in a way that made so much sense. This is like Artemis, who, shortly after she was born, knew what she wanted and asked it everyoman Zeus bow and arrows, hounds, mountains to run in, etc. Thanks boen telling us about the problem. My students may not be surprised but educators probably would be to see this book on my education shelf.

Goddesses in Everywoman

One word to sum up this book. I tried to impress my dad anytime he was home. I have benefited from every book by Jean Shinoda Bolen. Aphrodite is also explained in terms of creative potential, not only romantic relationships.

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.


D, is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst and an internationally known author and speaker. If you haven’t read it, go out and get it. I kept reminding myself that the author was speaking metaphorically–I get metaphor.

Goddesses in Everywoman : Powerful Archetypes in Women’s Lives

This book was written in the 70s, so bits and pieces of it are outdated, bolenn well. The vulnerable goddesses cannot everywomman without men in their lives. Return to Book Page. Jean Shinoda Bolen takes seven familiar Greek goddesses and puts on a new lens to look at them.

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. More, she’s showing aspects of that archetype. 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: Her books include Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman, and many others.

The only way you can take power away from an idea is by splitting it up.

I guess this means I’m totally wacked In addition, from a psychological standpoint, I felt that the vast majority of the Gods and their archetypes were very Intenta pasar desapercibida, posee una pasividad en la superficie y un sentimiento interno de certeza de ser diferente de todos los que ib rodean.