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Goddesses in everywoman : a new psychology of women

Author: Jean Shinoda Bolen
Publisher: San Francisco : Harper & Row, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Just as women used to be unconscious of the powerful effects that cultural stereotypes had on them, they may also be unconscious of powerful forces within them that influence what they do and how they feel, and which account for major differences among women. Jungian psychoanalyst Jean Bolen believes that an understanding of these inner patterns and their interrelationships offers reassuring, true-to-life  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Shinoda Bolen
ISBN: 0062500821 9780062500823 006091291X 9780060912918
OCLC Number: 10375069
Description: xiv, 334 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Jean Shinoda Bolen.

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Just as women used to be unconscious of the powerful effects that cultural stereotypes had on them, they may also be unconscious of powerful forces within them that influence what they do and how they feel, and which account for major differences among women. Jungian psychoanalyst Jean 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 how understanding them can provide the key to self-knowledge and wholeness. Dr. Bolen introduces these patterns in the guise of seven archetypal goddesses, or personality types, then shows readers how to identify their ruling goddesses, how to decide which to cultivate and which to overcome, and how to tap the power of these enduring archetypes to become better "heroines" in their own life stories.--From publisher description.

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