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Goddesses in older women : archetypes in women over fifty

Author: Jean Shinoda Bolen
Publisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Highlights life-affirming archetypes for women over fifty that emphasize such key principles as wisdom, humor, compassion, and decisive action.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Shinoda Bolen
ISBN: 006019152X 9780060191528
OCLC Number: 44613107
Description: xxvii, 227 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Goddess of practical and intellectual wisdom: Metis in the belly of Zeus --
Goddess of mystical and spiritual wisdom: Sophia hidden in the Bible --
Goddess of intuitive and psychic wisdom: Hecate at the fork in the road --
Goddess of meditative wisdom: Hestia as the fire in the center of the hearth --
Goddesses of transformative wrath, her name is outrage: Sekhmet, the ancient Egyptian lionheaded goddess; Kali-Ma, Hindu destroyer goddess --
Goddesses of healing laughter, her name is mirth: Bawdy Baubo; Uzume, the Japanese goddess of mirth and dance --
Goddesses of compassion, her name is kindness: Kuan Yin, She-who-harkens-to-the-cries-of-the-world; The Virgin Mary and Lady Liberty --
Artemis, the goddess of the hunt and moon: Sister, feminist, goal achiever --
Athena, the goddess of wisdom and crafts: Strategist, warrior, craftswoman --
Hestia, the goddess of the hearth and temple: Hearthkeeper, anonymous woman --
Hera, the goddess of marriage: Archetype of the wife --
Demeter, the goddess of grain: The mother archetype --
Persephone, the maiden and queen of the underworld: Eternal girl, inner guide --
Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty: Lover, creative woman --
Circles of wisewomen: Clan mothers, grandmother circles, crone circles.
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Highlights life-affirming archetypes for women over fifty that emphasize such key principles as wisdom, humor, compassion, and decisive action.

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