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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But then again, maybe my Athena is just too dominant and I can’t appreciate spiritual nuance. These stories shape us as people from when we are children into our adult lives. Not that I am saying “goddess” as in, the goddess is speaking through her. Admittedly, I have not kept up with theories on Carl Jung’s archetypes, and this book made me glad about that.

It’s written by a renowned psychiatrist who’s both a Jungian analyst and an ardent feminist. 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.

This toddesses 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 shnioda.

I will also say that the structure of this book was very formulaic.

Goddesses in Everywoman

Estas familias poseen decididamente un modelo matriarcal. Several of the goddesses, for example, are noted for finding fulfillment in making coffee runs for their male counterpoints. All of the [fluids] in our body become moist when we are moved-we cry, we lubricate, we bleed, all of the numinous experiences of our bodies have to do with moisture.


Basically, Bolen describes seven kinds of personality patterns based on the stories and personalities of seven goddesses in Greek mythology. Bolen introduced these patterns in the guise of seven archetypal goddesses, or personality types, with whom all women could identify, from the autonomous Artemis and the cool 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.

In ancient cultures, they came to be seen as mythological Goddesses. I listened to his music and tried to strike up a conversation with him about David Bowie. She lives in Marin County, California.

I, however, was fully attentive, watching my dad build, intent on proving to him that I was interested. In addition, from a psychological standpoint, I felt that the vast majority of the Gods and their archetypes were very For me, it became a very transformative book.

Goddesses in Everywoman by Jean Shinoda Bolen

She is clearly a strong Artemis, and tends to speak of Artemis in glowing terms. Foundation for Women and the International Transpersonal Association. 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.

Jean Shinoda Bolen brings the Greek pantheon to life as our inner archetypes and applies the power of myth to our personal lives. Some goddesses were revered for their feminine attributes Demeter, Persephonewhile others were looked down upon Aphrodite, that sly vixen. 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. The Best Book I ever read 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.


This book helps women understand how to stay true to herself.

Maybe I’m too self-sufficient and don’t view myself as being under the psychological influence of anything in particular. But what is so great about these archetypes is that Shinodx shows the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities in each.

I highly recommend it. It makes no sense to me now, probably because I ended up studying English literature. But then, I ruined it. Well, I am so happy I impulse everywomna this at the used book store! She couldn’t have cared less. 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. She is kind and warm, writing with the tone of a seasoned therapist.