Le dee dentro la donna: Una nuova psicologia al femminile
A classic work of female psychology that uses seven archetypcal goddesses as a way of describing behavior patterns and personality traits is being introduced to the next generation of readers with a new introduction by the author.
Psychoanalyst Jean Bolen's career soared in the early 1980s when Goddesses in Everywoman was published. Thousands of women readers became fas...more
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. She's separated them into three groups- 'virgin goddesses' (representing the independent, self-sufficient qu ...more
Bolen, a Jungian psychologist, uses seven Greek goddesses as archetypal templates to help women -- and men -- understand some of the powerful psychological patterns that operate in women's lives. She divides them into three categories: the vulnerable (Hera, Demeter, Persephone) who are defined by their relationships; the virgin (Hestia, Athena, Artemis) who are not defined by th ...more
My poor dad, trying to keep us girls interested in engineeri ...more
As you probably already know, this book is about Greek goddesses, and how the archetypes of each one can be found in every woman. Some woman may only have one goddess archetype, or two, or three, or four, etc. Different archetypes might come to light at di ...more
Give it as a gift for someone who is studying the Goddess & Her place in history. It gives so much informative information. It is not boring, you will enjoy reading the classic book that I recommend highly.
The archetypes you will recognize , the Queen, healer, Teacher and Compassionate Mother are a few you will come a ...more
As a feminist and a mythology nerd, this book is right up my alley. 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. What I got instead was a bunch of new age drivel based on an out-dated and discredited psychological theor ...more
In The Goddesses in Everywomen, I found several archetype female characters with habits ringing true with mine. I was amazed at how much I connected with a couple of ancient greek goddess a ...more
In the course of the book, Bolen examines the central myths of Artemis, Athena, Hestia, Hera, Demeter, Persephone, and Aphrodite. She talks about their goals and motivations, then relates these to ways that modern women may manifest similar behavioral patterns. She explains common traps that each of the goddess types can become ensnared in, and recommend ...more
Scanning and searching for the meaning had me struggling.