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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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. Admittedly, I have not kept up everywomaj theories on Carl Jung’s archetypes, and this book made me glad about that.

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. Describe siete arquetipos femeninos a partir de las diosas griegas, las cuales representan una parte de la Gran Diosa, toda poderosa, prepatriarcal. For women, you are either an Artemis, who does not interact with men at all and focuses solely on her career, or you are a Hera, who does not know who she is without her husband, and hates all other women.

However, after just a partial reading, I found myself disappointed. Jun 04, Marina Ponomaryova rated it it was amazing. Govdesses puede desarrollarse por necesidad.

In addition, she acknowledges that not everyone is straight, and while she typically only does this in a single sentence per deity, I appreciated it for the most part.

About Jean Shinoda Shinod. It’s not just, “If you’re a woman, you should read the one on goddesses and if you’re a man you should read the one on gods. 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, on handful of ladies I know who have read it seem to feel about the same — less than thrilled.


Goddesses in Everywoman : Powerful Archetypes in Women’s Lives

Refresh and try again. I even had my Mom to read this book and discuss with the me the archetypes of women in my family. It makes no sense to me now, probably because I ended up studying English literature. Estas familias poseen decididamente un modelo matriarcal. Never again would my dad bring up architecture or engineering around me.

Because all of the Greek archetypes are still in literature and popular culture. They give us a blueprint to aspire towards and they help us to understand our current journey and life conditions.

Mar 15, Pamela Wells rated it it was amazing. Back cover copy Myths are fascinating stories that become even more intriguing when we realize that they can reveal intimate truths about ourselves and others.

I suppose, based on what I learned, that places somewhere along the lines of Artemis Eberywoman Shinoda Bolen takes seven familiar Greek goddesses and puts on a new lens to look at them. Puede que tenga mucho de test o columnas de revista adolescente. 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.

I took Freud’s theories to apply to both men and women, while ignoring his stuff on women. Recognizing these archetypal energies can make these forces more accessible and lead to self-understanding and personal growth. Women Mind, Body, Spirit: I seriously godddesses this sort of stuff was required reading before graduating high school.

Jean Shinoda Bolen, M. How becoming aware of the mythic dimensions of your life choices can inspire deep creativity and greater fulfillment.

Archetypes are a powerful tool for self-knowledge because they tap into the universal collective language we all share. Kn also had men screw them up in some way. At the very least, the author acknowledges that men have aspects of Goddesses within them, and women have aspects of Gods within them.

El arquetipo de Hera representa a la mujer que anhela casarse. Book ratings by Goodreads. In addition, from a psychological standpoint, I felt that the vast majority of the Gods and their archetypes were very 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.


Tal vez se vuelva insensible y ajena a sus propios sentimientos, ya que no se siente segura de otro modo. I, however, was fully attentive, watching my dad build, intent on proving to him that I was interested. Athena I’ve always identified with as a scholar and strategist; likewise, Artemis is my model as a goal-setter and feminist.

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.

Want to Read saving…. For me, it became a very transformative book.

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Jan 08, Lidia Guerra rated it it was amazing Shelves: Return to Book Page. I tried to impress my dad anytime he was home. May 16, Olga rated it really liked it Recommends it for: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This resulted in only a brief discussion of the key goddesses of the Greek pantheon.

Goddesses in Everywoman

She is a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and was a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco. I listened to his music and tried to strike up a conversation with him about David Bowie. The way this book becomes useful is that in understanding these goddesses women of modern times can relate to different aspects of themselves both in their current life and in their younger life.

She cited virtually no scientific studies to support her theories. From the autonomous Artemis and the cool Athena to the nurturing Demeter and the creative Aphrodite, she teaches women 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 their own life story.