Gods in Everyman
In this challenging and enlightening companion volume to the bestselling Goddesses in Everywoman, Jean Shinoda Bolen turns her attention to the powerful inner patterns, or archetypes, that shape men's personalities, careers, and personal relationships. Viewing these archetypes as the inner counterparts of the outer world of cultural stereotypes, she demonstrates how men an...more
Zeus- God of the Sky (Every President in the US ('cept that idiot GW))
Poseidon- God of the sea and turbulent emotion (Th ...more
To get the most out of her vision, it ...more
easy to read and a good startup / gateway book for anyone interested in newer more gentle Jungian philosophy.
I liked the book, still, and I felt that it was an important companion to the Goddesses in Everywoman. I found "the missing piece" of the puzzle -- I ...more
Highly recommended for men, but if they are not eager to read, extremely useful women as well.
The book itself could not be structures better!
We've talked a little bit about it while he was reading ...more
I am looking forward to reading Goddesses in Everywoman and exploring even further all (our) various relationships. ...more
Her writing style is balanced between being highly evocative and imagistic, and slightly pedantic and dry.
Certainly a good book for the guy in your life who is perhaps a bit adrift in life at the moment.
The book does a fair job of expressing the concept and working through the various personality archetypes. Some of it got a bit too self-helpy for my taste.
I can see where a person not tuned into their own psyche might find this book (or the Goddess companion book) to be a revelation. To me it was fun to recognize where my person ...more
Pure perfection, must read.
Un libro che mi ha permesso di capire gli uomini (e e prima quando ho letto Le dee dentro la donna: Una nuova psicologia al femminile anche le donne e me stess) intorno a me in un modo che non credevo nemmeno fosse possibile.
Pura perfezione, assolutamente da leg ...more
Whether you enjoy this book or not largely depends on your purpose for reading it. I read this to get a better idea on archetypes for creative writing and may go back to reference specific gods to und ...more
There's absolutely no historical evidence that "patriarchal" society ransacked and took over a once blissful "matriarchal" paradise. Stop treating "The Golden Bough" as a history book.
If you want a realistic depiction of power dynamics between male and female archetypes, watch "The Handmaid's Tale." If you want a decent Jungian analysis, this ain't it. ...more
This book really helped me look inward and examine my relationships with others, especially with my father.
I recommend this book for people interested in Psychology and Greek Mythology.