Mythology

Ring of Power: Symbols and Themes Love vs. Power in Wagner’s Ring Circle and in Us—A Jungian-Feminist Perspective

A vivid grasp of the story and the characters in “The Ring of Niebelung” brings Richard Wagner’s mythic four-opera cycle to life. The Ring Cycle has a hold on our imagination like no other operatic work because it is archetypal and has the power of myth as well as music to reverberate in the psyche. Bolen shows …

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Riting Myth, Mythic Writing: Plotting Your Personal Story

Riting Myth, Mythic Writing: Plotting Your Personal Story is a both a theoretical as well as interactive book on the nature of personal myth. Its intention is to offer participants who wish to explore further the terms and structure of their personal myth over 80 writing meditations that are spread throughout 9 chapters in order …

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Pregnant Darkness: Alchemy and the Rebirth of Consciousness

Author, psychologist, and astrologer Monika Wikman has worked for decades with clients and their dream symbols and witnessed the presence of the divine hand at work in the psyche. In The Pregnant Darkness, Wikman shows readers that the best way to cope with their darkest hours is by fostering a connection to the deeper current of …

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Awakening the Slumbering Goddess: The Latent Code of the Hindu Goddess Archetypes

Life rarely works out as we planned it. Often it works out worse and sometimes better than we planned. It is my hypothesis, based on extensive clinical experience as a psychiatrist and a psychoanalyst —that when we live life out of the outer fringes of our psyche, it works out worse than we hoped for. …

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Awakening the Soul: A Deep Response to a Troubled World

Awakening the Soul addresses the issue of the loss of soul throughout the world and the loss of meaning and truth in modern life. Michael Meade shows how meaning is essential to the human soul and uses ancient stories and compelling insights to describe how soul can be recovered and people can learn to live …

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Bridge Work: Essays on Mythology, Literature and Psychology

The twenty chapters in this volume are divided into Formal Essays and Cultural Essays. Both, however, explore in varying degrees the place of consilience between literature, mythology and depth psychology. The essays seek that place of analogy, or correspondence and of accord between the three bridges, the three disciplines mentioned in its subtitle. Together they …

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Celtic Queen Maeve and Addiction: An Archetypal Perspective

Drawing on twenty-six years of experience as a Jungian analyst, the author shows how the stories and images of ancient mythology can illuminate the depths of the psyche. In particular she shows how those in the grip of addiction confront the great Irish goddess Maeve, whose name means the inebriating one and whose drink was …

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Goddesses in Everywoman: Powerful Archetypes in Women’s Lives

Jean Shinoda Bolen’s celebrated work of female psychology that uses seven archetypical goddesses to describing behavior patterns and personality traits, as relevant and timeless today as when it was first published thirty years ago. Myths are fascinating stories that become even more intriguing when we realize that they can reveal intimate truths about ourselves and …

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Goddesses in Older Women: Archetypes in Women over Fifty

At some point after fifty, every woman crosses a threshold into the third phase of her life. As she enters this uncharted territory she can choose to mourn what has gone before, or she can embrace the juicy-crone years. In this celebration of Act Three, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Jungian analyst and bestselling author of Goddesses in …

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Gods in Everyman: Living a More Considered Life

The companion volume to Goddesses in Everywoman reveals the powerful inner patterns, or archetypes, that shape men’s personalities, careers, and personal relationships—offering a insights into Greek mythology, Jungian archetypal psychology, and into themselves and the people in their lives. A Jungian analyst, Dr. Bolen introduces our inner patterns in the guise of eight archetypal gods. From the …

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