Feminine

The Female Ancestors of Christ

The spiritual power of the Feminine shines forth in this psychological study of four Old Testament heroines from Jesus’ family tree. Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba are the only women mentioned by name in the Gospels’ genealogies and, for Ann Belford Ulanov, this indicates that they impart something essential to the lineage of Christ. By …

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Women, Stereotypes and Archetypes

The book Women, Stereotypes and Archetypes, by Manisha Roy,  explores the complexity of modern woman’s identity which is no longer supported by convenient but limiting stereotypes. The book tries to answer following questions: -How do the women handle the confusion arising from such a loss? -If stereotypes are rejected can understanding of the meaning and function …

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Androgyny: The Opposites Within

Full of psychological and spiritual insights that speak to today’s sexual confusion, Singer shows how a person can at once embrace complementary and contradictory attitudes toward sex and gender. Finally, she proposes a range of choices by which people can identify themselves, secure that the masculine/feminine interaction within each individual is not only normal, but …

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Modern Woman in Search of Soul

Singer follows two very different women as they learn to recognize clues by which the invisible world reveals itself to human understanding: dreams and fantasies, visionary experiences, human interactions, and through the depths of solitude. She reveals how the invisible world is viewed objectively by the physical and biological sciences, traditional and gnostic spiritual disciplines, …

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The Wedding of Sophia: The Divine Feminine in Psychoidal Alchemy

Author of the acclaimed Jung and the Alchemical Imagination, Jeffrey Raff continues his teachings in psychoidal alchemy with an in-depth look at the feminine aspect of the divine. Sophia is, in the esoteric teachings, the embodiment of Wisdom, the matrix from which God arose, and God’s heavenly consort and mirror. But, as Raff explains, she suffered …

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The Redemption of the Feminine Erotic Soul

Rachel Hillel brings the skills, discipline, & understanding of a therapist trained in clinical psychology & Jungian analysis to the service of the redemption of the erotic soul by looking into women analysand’s dreams. The exiled terrain of female passion, erotic & sensuous, is explored in chapters such as The Vulva Dream, Healing the Wounded …

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Psyche’s Sisters: Re-Imagining the Meaning of Sisterhood

This work is an exploration of the ongoing significance of sister relationships throughout our lives, bringing together personal narrative with the illuminations provided by myth, fairy tale, and the depth psychological reflections of Freud, Jung, and their followers. The book suggests that an imaginal return to our relationship with the actual sister of our early …

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The Goddess: Mythological Images of the Feminine

In a series of chapters each focusing on a different goddess or mythical woman, Christine Downing traces her own path of individuation from maiden-daughter to mature woman. A therapist, university professor of religion, and former president of the American Academy of Religion, she writes what is essentially an autobiography with an inner focus on her …

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Women’s Mysteries: Toward a Poetic of Gender

In Women’s Mysteries, Christine Downing celebrates the gains and achievements of women, psychologically speaking, as they have been recovered, reclaimed, and repossessed by women over the past several decades. Her title is itself a conscious appropriation, in homage, of a book Esther Harding wrote fifty years ago and an extension of her own much celebrated book The …

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Urgent Message from Mother: Gather the Women, Save the World

Jean Shinoda Bolen’s 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 …

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