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Women's Mysteries: Ancient & Modern (C.G. Jung Foundation)

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Here is a classic study of the feminine principle in myths, dreams, and religious symbolism. In presenting the archetypal foundations of feminine psychology, the author shows how the ancient religious initiations of the moon goddess symbolized the development of the emotions. Understanding the psychological meaning of these initiations, she believes, can help to heal the t ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Shambhala (first published 1955)
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Janice(JG) George
M. Esther Harding was a student of Carl Jung's. This book is her treatise on the expression of the feminine principle as it was ritualized in the worship of the Moon Goddess (represented as Ishtar, Isis, Mary, etc.), and as it reveals itself in our unconscious. She explains the rich legacy of ancient symbols and practices and correlates their importance with the modern journey toward the evolution of individual spirituality for both men and women.

For such a large and complex subject, Harding doe
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Paola
Mia edizione: Astrolabio 1973
Un'interpretazione psicologica del principio femminile come è raffigurato nel mito, nella storia e nei sogni, anche lui letto nel lontano 1982.
Da rileggere perché ora sono altri i miti e i sogni, non più quelli di una giovin donzella in cerca di sé.

Erik Graff
Apr 26, 2011 Erik Graff rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Jungians
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: psychology
At the time I read this I wrote: "Accepts the existence of psychic as well as physical difference between male and female and purposively attempts to redress the overemphasized masculine by focusing on the feminine nature as symbolized by the moon motif."

For her time (1933) Dr. Harding was a feminist, but her approach, typical of the Jungians, is to emphasize the differences between the sexes while claiming to see them as equally valuable. This rankled a bit at the time of reading and may bother
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