Mythology

Gods in Our Midst: Mythological Images of the Masculine: A Woman’s View

In a remarkable series of books Christine Downing has given us “perfected” as well as ambivalent images of the great goddesses of classical antiquity. In her latest book she turns to the “gods in our midst,” the gods as they appear to women, and she shows how these energies and epiphanies embodied in male gods …

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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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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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Gods in Everyman: Archetypes that Shape Men’s Lives

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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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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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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