Gods in Everyman

Gods in Everyman
  • Author : Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.
  • Publisher : Harper Paperbacks
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2014-07-15
  • ISBN : 0062329944

Gods in Everyman Book Review:

In this enlightening companion volume to the bestselling Goddesses in Everywoman, Jean Shinoda Bolen introduces men's inner patterns in the guise of eight archetypal gods. From the authoritarian, power-seeking gods (Zeus, Poseidon) to the gods of creativity (Apollo, Hephaestus), from the sensual Dionysus to Hermes, the communicator and a rchetype of the man on the move, Dr. Bolen shows men how to identify their ruling gods, how to decide which to cultivate and which to overcome, and how to tap the power of these enduring archetypes in order to enrich and strengthen their lives. She stresses the importance of understanding which gods you are attracted to and which are incompatible with your expectations, uncovers the origins of the often-difficult father-son relationship, and explores society's deep conflict between nurturing behavior and the need to foster masculinity. In Gods in Everyman, Dr. Bolen presents us with a compassionate and lucid male psychology that will help all men and women to better understand themselves and their relationships with their fathers, sons, brothers, and lovers.

Gods in Everyman

Gods in Everyman
  • Author : Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 9780061744372

Gods in Everyman Book Review:

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 archtypes as the inner counterparts of the outer world of cultural stereotypes, she demonstrates how men an women can gain an nvaluable sense of wholeness and integration when what they do is consistent with who they are. Dr. Bolen introduces these patterns in the guise of eight archetypal gods, or personality types, with whom the reader will identify. From the authoritarian power-seeking gods (Zeus, Poseidon) to the gods of creativity (Apollo, Hephaestus) to the sensual Dionysus, Dr. Bolen shows men how to identify their ruling gods, how to decide which to cultivate and which to overcome, and how to tap thepwer of these enduring archetypes in order to enrich and strengthen their lives. She also stresses the importance of understanding which gods you are attracted to and which are compatible with your expectations, uncovers the origins of the often-difficult father-son relationship, and explores society's deep conflict between nurturing behavior and the need to foster masculinity. In Gods in Everyman Dr. Bolen presents us with a compassionate and lucid male psychology that will help all men and women to better understand themselves and their relationships with their fathers, their sons, their brothers, and their lovers.

Gods in Everyman

Gods in Everyman
  • Author : Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 0
  • Relase : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 9780061744372

Gods in Everyman Book Review:

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 archtypes as the inner counterparts of the outer world of cultural stereotypes, she demonstrates how men an women can gain an nvaluable sense of wholeness and integration when what they do is consistent with who they are. Dr. Bolen introduces these patterns in the guise of eight archetypal gods, or personality types, with whom the reader will identify. From the authoritarian power-seeking gods (Zeus, Poseidon) to the gods of creativity (Apollo, Hephaestus) to the sensual Dionysus, Dr. Bolen shows men how to identify their ruling gods, how to decide which to cultivate and which to overcome, and how to tap thepwer of these enduring archetypes in order to enrich and strengthen their lives. She also stresses the importance of understanding which gods you are attracted to and which are compatible with your expectations, uncovers the origins of the often-difficult father-son relationship, and explores society's deep conflict between nurturing behavior and the need to foster masculinity. In Gods in Everyman Dr. Bolen presents us with a compassionate and lucid male psychology that will help all men and women to better understand themselves and their relationships with their fathers, their sons, their brothers, and their lovers.

Goddesses in Older Women

Goddesses in Older Women
  • Author : Jean Shinoda Bolen
  • Publisher : Harper
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2001-03-06
  • ISBN : 006019152X

Goddesses in Older Women Book Review:

At some point after fifty, every woman crosses a threshold into the third phase of her life. As she enters this uncharted territory -- one that is generally uncelebrated in popular culture -- she can choose to mourn what has gone before, or she can embrace the juicy crone years. In this celebration of Act 3, Jungian analyst Jean Shinoda Bolen names the powerful new energies and potentials, or archetypes, that come into the psyche at this momentous time, suggesting that women getting older have profound and exciting reasons for welcoming the other side of fifty. As Bolen has explained in her remarkable body of work, there are goddesses in every woman, deep archetypal sources of wisdom, authenticity and spirituality that, once tapped, energize us and give us a sense of meaning and self- acceptance. The knowledge of which archetypes are active within us at each phase of life-maiden, mother (or matron), and cronesupports us in making choices that are true to who we are instead of conforming to others' ideas of who we should be. In Bolen's bestselling Goddesses in Everywoman, the classic work of the women's spirituality movement, the Greek goddesses personified these archetypes as they affected the first two phases of a woman's adult life. Now she explains that in the third stage, marked physiologically by menopause, there emerges a whole new cast of inner archetypes that a woman can draw on for guidance, creativity, personal integration, and joy. Once we learn to recognize these forces, we can feel empowered and wise, introspective and spiritual, sexually bold and full of mirth. For it is in the "wisewoman" years, when a woman has lived long enough to resolve the tasks of younger and middle adulthood, that she can fully and authentically become who she deeply is. The generation of women who are approaching or who have reached the crone years is historically unique. Influenced by the women's movement, they have benefited from educational opportunities, women's support networks, and economic resources as excellent preparation for decades of active postmenopausal life. By recognizing the goddess archetypes that emerge in this phase, women of this special generation will be enabled to transform the crone years into the best years of their lives.

Close to the Bone

Close to the Bone
  • Author : Jean Shinoda Bolen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 230
  • Relase : 1998-04-03
  • ISBN : 9780684835303

Close to the Bone Book Review:

The author of the best-selling Goddesses in Every Woman examines the experiences of the seriously ill from both a spiritual and pragmatic viewpoint and discusses how facing mortality can be a life-transforming process. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Artemis

Artemis
  • Author : Jean Shinoda Bolen
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Pages : 287
  • Relase : 2014-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781609258115

Artemis Book Review:

“Jean Shinoda Bolen provides ancient and modern ways to be our authentic, courageous, and passionate selves. Jean herself is an Artemis.”—Gloria Steinem Worshiped in Ancient Greece as a protectress of young girls, Artemis was the goddess of hunting, nature, and chastity—the original “wild woman.” In Artemis, Jungian analyst and bestselling author, Jean Shinoda Bolen, revives the goddess Artemis to reclaim the female passion and persistence to survive and succeed. But an indomitable spirit isn’t just reserved for the gods. In her book, Dr. Bolen revives the myth of Atalanta, an archetypal Artemis and mere mortal. To Atalanta, fate was no obstacle. Left to die because she was born a girl, she faces the Calydon Boar and outruns any man attempting to claim her as his wife. In Artemis, women are encouraged to discover their inner heroine—the activist who never gives up, who cannot be subdued. Whether women’s rights activists or Princess Merida from Brave, the Artemis personality is embodied in the modern women. Hailed by Isabel Allende, as a “beautiful, inspiring book,” Artemis is dedicated to all women and girls who discover her unconquerable spirit in themselves or others. Inside find: · Examples of Artemis in real-life and popular culture · Ancient and modern ways to be your authentic self · A source of strength, power, and integrity “Bolen connects Artemis to contemporary figures such as environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill, author Cheryl Strayed, and journalist Lara Logan . . . Bolen also discusses other goddess archetypes, including the romance-oriented Aphrodite, contemplative Hestia, and Hecate, the wise crone. The exploration of Artemis and Atalanta as feminist icons is compelling.”—Publishers Weekly

Goddesses in Everywoman

Goddesses in Everywoman
  • Author : Jean Shinoda Bolen
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 407
  • Relase : 2004-03-02
  • ISBN : 9780060572846

Goddesses in Everywoman Book Review:

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 fascinated with identifying their own inner goddesses and using these archetypes to guide themselves to greater self–esteem, creativity, and happiness. Bolen's radical idea was that just as women used to be unconscious of the powerful effects that cultural stereotypes had on them, they were also unconscious of powerful archetypal forces within them that influence what they do and how they feel, and which account for major differences among them. Bolen believes that an understanding of these inner patterns and their interrelationships offers reassuring, true–to–life alternatives that take women far beyond such restrictive dichotomies as masculine/feminine, mother/lover, careerist/housewife. And she demonstrates in this book how understanding them can provide the key to self–knowledge and wholeness. Dr. 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.

Crones Don't Whine

Crones Don't Whine
  • Author : Jean Shinoda Bolen M. D.,Jean Shinoda Bolen
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Pages : 102
  • Relase : 2011-05-14
  • ISBN : 9781458745057

Crones Don't Whine Book Review:

"For women there is nothing more liberating than age if we learn to use our energy, power and compassion." -- Back cover.

Urgent Message from Mother

Urgent Message from Mother
  • Author : Jean Shinoda Bolen
  • Publisher : Conari Press
  • Pages : 209
  • Relase : 2008-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781573243537

Urgent Message from Mother Book Review:

In its original edition, this culmination of Jean Shinoda Bolen's life's work sold over 25,000 copies. Now in paperback for the first time Urgent Message from Mother is a call to action for all the women of the world. This unique combination of visionary thinking and practical how-to seeks to galvanize the power of women acting together in order to save our world. Bolen outlines the lessons we can learn from the women's movement, draws on Jungian psychology and the sacred feminine, and gives powerful examples of women coming together all over the globe and making a significant impact.

King, Warrior, Magician, Lover

King, Warrior, Magician, Lover
  • Author : Robert Moore,Doug Gillette
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2013-10-01
  • ISBN : 9780062322982

King, Warrior, Magician, Lover Book Review:

The bestselling, widely heralded, Jungian introduction to the psychological foundation of a mature, authentic, and revitalized masculinity. Redefining age-old concepts of masculinity, Jungian analysts Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette make the argument that mature masculinity is not abusive or domineering, but generative, creative, and empowering of the self and others. Moore and Gillette clearly define the four mature male archetypes that stand out through myth and literature across history: the king (the energy of just and creative ordering), the warrior (the energy of aggressive but nonviolent action), the magician (the energy of initiation and transformation), and the lover (the energy that connects one to others and the world), as well as the four immature patterns that interfere with masculine potential (divine child, oedipal child, trickster and hero). King, Warrior, Magician, Lover is an exploratory journey that will help men and women reimagine and deepen their understanding of the masculine psyche.

Like a Tree

Like a Tree
  • Author : Jean Shinoda Bolen
  • Publisher : Conari Press
  • Pages : 264
  • Relase : 2020-12
  • ISBN : 1642504068

Like a Tree Book Review:

From their anatomy and physiology to trees as archetypal and sacred symbols, Bolen expertly explores the dynamics of ecological activism, spiritual activism, and sacred feminism. In Like a Tree she invites us to join the movement to save our rooted friends.

Man and His Symbols

Man and His Symbols
  • Author : Carl G. Jung
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Pages : 430
  • Relase : 1968-08-15
  • ISBN : 9780440351832

Man and His Symbols Book Review:

The landmark text about the inner workings of the unconscious mind—from the symbolism that unlocks the meaning of our dreams to their effect on our waking lives and artistic impulses—featuring more than a hundred images that break down Carl Jung’s revolutionary ideas “What emerges with great clarity from the book is that Jung has done immense service both to psychology as a science and to our general understanding of man in society.”—The Guardian “Our psyche is part of nature, and its enigma is limitless.” Since our inception, humanity has looked to dreams for guidance. But what are they? How can we understand them? And how can we use them to shape our lives? There is perhaps no one more equipped to answer these questions than the legendary psychologist Carl G. Jung. It is in his life’s work that the unconscious mind comes to be understood as an expansive, rich world just as vital and true a part of the mind as the conscious, and it is in our dreams—those personal, integral expressions of our deepest selves—that it communicates itself to us. A seminal text written explicitly for the general reader, Man and His Symbolsis a guide to understanding the symbols in our dreams and using that knowledge to build fuller, more receptive lives. Full of fascinating case studies and examples pulled from philosophy, history, myth, fairy tales, and more, this groundbreaking work—profusely illustrated with hundreds of visual examples—offers invaluable insight into the symbols we dream that demand understanding, why we seek meaning at all, and how these very symbols affect our lives. By illuminating the means to examine our prejudices, interpret psychological meanings, break free of our influences, and recenter our individuality, Man and His Symbols proves to be—decades after its conception—a revelatory, absorbing, and relevant experience.

Mansfield's Book of Manly Men

Mansfield's Book of Manly Men
  • Author : Stephen Mansfield
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2013-11-26
  • ISBN : 9781595553744

Mansfield's Book of Manly Men Book Review:

Witty, compelling, and shrewd, Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men is about resurrecting your inborn, timeless, essential, masculine self. The Western world is in a crisis of discarded honor, dubious integrity, and faux manliness. It is time to recover what we have lost. Stephen Mansfield shows us the way. Working with timeless maxims and stirring examples of manhood from ages past, Mansfield issues a trumpet call of manliness fit for our times. “My goal in this book is simple,” he says. “I want to identify what a genuine man does—the virtues, the habits, the disciplines, the duties, the actions of true manhood—and then call men to do it.”

The Tao of Psychology

The Tao of Psychology
  • Author : Jean Shinoda Bolen
  • Publisher : Harper San Francisco
  • Pages : 111
  • Relase : 1982
  • ISBN : 0062500813

The Tao of Psychology Book Review:

Examines coincidental events that individuals find significant, but which cannot be rationally explained, suggesting ways of using the resulting feelings of universal unity in Jungian therapies and Taoist introspection

The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious

The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
  • Author : C.G. Jung
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2014-12-18
  • ISBN : 9781317534617

The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious Book Review:

The concept of 'Archteypes' and the hypothesis of 'A Collective Unconscious' are two of Jung's better known and most exciting ideas. In this volume - taken from the Collected Works and appearing in paperback for the first time - Jung describes and elaborates the two concepts. Three essays establish the theoretical basis which are then followed by essays on specific archetypes. The relation of these to the process of individuation is examined in the last section. The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious is one of Jung's central works. There are many illustrations in full colour.

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Author : Zora Neale Hurston
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Pages : 139
  • Relase : 2021-08-31
  • ISBN : EAN:4066338039811

Their Eyes Were Watching God Book Review:

"Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Millionth Circle

The Millionth Circle
  • Author : Jean Shinoda Bolen
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Pages : 76
  • Relase : 1999-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781609252557

The Millionth Circle Book Review:

A guide to using female connection and empowerment as a force for change. “Short and poetic . . . a fine resource for building community.” —Spirituality & Practice The minds and spirits of women are powerful forces, particularly when harnessed in communion with other women. Women’s circles have been around for quite some time, and their presence is a healing and strengthening source for many. Furthermore, author and psychiatrist Jean Shinoda Bolen believes that women’s circles act as catalysts for change around the world. In this inspiring and spiritual book for women, Dr. Bolen provides both a guide and vision for women seeking purpose and change. Through her poetic language, Dr. Bolen emphasizes to her readers the importance of using their intuition and drawing upon their own insights. In bringing feminine values such as relationship, nurturing, and equality together, Dr. Bolen shares how women create a space for compassionate and radical growth. By focusing on both the psychological and spiritual, women open the doorway for great change and empower one another to be leaders of positive change in their own lives and beyond. In this way, women empowerment itself acts as a tool for societal and psychospiritual change. After all, when strong women join together, who can stop them? Read The Millionth Circle: How to Change Ourselves and the World and find . . . A tool for creating positive change Words of insightful and powerful feminine wisdom A book for women everywhere

Daodejing

Daodejing
  • Author : Laozi
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2008-09-11
  • ISBN : 9780191607257

Daodejing Book Review:

'Of ways you may speak, but not the Perennial Way; By names you may name, but not the Perennial Name.' The best-loved of all the classical books of China and the most universally popular, the Daodejing or Classic of the Way and Life-Force is a work that defies definition. It encapsulates the main tenets of Daoism, and upholds a way of being as well as a philosophy and a religion. The dominant image is of the Way, the mysterious path through the whole cosmos modelled on the great Silver River or Milky Way that traverses the heavens. A life-giving stream, the Way gives rise to all things and holds them in her motherly embrace. It enables the individual, and society as a whole, to harmonize the disparate demands of daily life and achieve a more profound level of understanding. This new translation draws on the latest archaeological finds and brings out the word play and poetry of the original. Simple commentary accompanies the text, and the introduction provides further historical and interpretative context. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Unfolding God of Jung and Milton

The Unfolding God of Jung and Milton
  • Author : James P. Driscoll
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Pages : 248
  • Relase : 2021-10-21
  • ISBN : 9780813185583

The Unfolding God of Jung and Milton Book Review:

In this first extensive Jungian treatment of Milton's major poems, James P. Driscoll uses archetypal psychology to explore Milton's great themes of God, man, woman, and evil and offers readers deepened understanding of Jung's profound thoughts on Godhead. The Father, the Son, Satan, Messiah, Samson, Adam, and Eve gain new dimensions of meaning as their stories become epiphanies of the archetypes of Godhead. God and Satan of Paradise Lost are seen as the ego and the shadow of a single unfolding personality whose anima is the Holy Spirit and Milton's muse. Samson carries the Yahweh archetype examined by Jung in Answer to Job, and Messiah and Satan in Paradise Regained embody the hostile brothers archetype. Anima, animus and the individuation drive underlie the psychodynamics of Adam and Eve's fall. Driscoll draws on his critical acumen and scholarly knowledge of Renaissance literature to shed new light on Jung's psychology of religion. The Unfolding God of Jung and Milton illumines Jung's heterodox notion of Godhead as a quarternity rather than a trinity, his revolutionary concept of a divine individuation process, his radical solution to the problem of evil, and his wrestling with the feminine in Godhead. The book's glossary of Jungian terms, written for literary critics and theologians rather than clinicians, is exceptionally detailed and insightful. Beyond enriching our understanding of Jung and Milton, Driscoll's discussion contributes to theodicy, to process theology, and to the study of myths and archetypes in literature.

The Hidden Spirituality of Men

The Hidden Spirituality of Men
  • Author : Matthew Fox
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2010-09-24
  • ISBN : 1577317920

The Hidden Spirituality of Men Book Review:

It is no secret that men are in trouble today. From war to ecological collapse, most of the world’s critical problems stem from a distorted masculinity out of control. Yet our culture rewards the very dysfunctions responsible for those problems. To Matthew Fox, our crucial task is to open our minds to a deeper understanding of the healthy masculine than we receive from our media, culture, and religions. Popular religion forces the punitive imagery of fundamentalism on us, pushing most men away from their natural yearning for spirituality and toward intolerance and domination. Meanwhile, many men, particularly young men, are looking for images of healthy masculinity to emulate and finding nothing. To awaken what Fox calls “the sacred masculine,” he unearths ten metaphors, or archetypes, ranging from the Green Man, an ancient pagan symbol of our fundamental relationship with nature, to the Grandfatherly Heart to the Spiritual Warrior. He explores archetypes of sacred marriage, showing how partnership becomes the ultimate expression of healthy masculinity. By stirring our natural yearning for healthy spirituality, Fox argues, these timeless archetypes can inspire men to pursue their higher calling to reinvent the world.