Eines meiner absoluten Lieblingsbücher im Bereich der weiblichen Psychologie. Anhand Göttinnen aus der griechischen Mythologie, werden Archetypen, die in der weiblichen Psyche aktiv sind, beschrieben. Eingeteilt werden die Göttinen in die jungfräulichen Göttinnen: Artemis, Athena und Hestia. Es folgen die verletzlichen Göttinnen: Hera, Demeter und Persephone und in einem eigenen Kapitel wird die Göttin der Liebe und Schönheit Aphrodite beschrieben. Es wird immer jeweils auf die Eigenschaften der mythologischen Göttin eingegangen und danach beschrieben, wie es aussieht wenn diese Göttin als Archetyp in der Psyche einer Frau wirkt. Es werden auch die Schattenseiten einer jeden Göttin beschrieben und wie die unterentwickelten Aspekte einer Göttin bewusst gefördert werden können. Frauen in deren Psyche Aphrodite besonders dominierend wirkt, haben zum Beispiel eine sehr starke sexuelle Aura, Charisma und Anziehungskraft. Artemis Frauen sind unabhängig und freiheitsliebend. Mir hat das Buch viel Freude bereitet und geholfen mich selbst (wie ich auf bestimmte Ereignisse reagiere) besser zu verstehen. Es ist leicht verständlich geschrieben und mit mittleren Englischkenntnissen kommt man gut zurecht.
This book was very insightful. It talked about the 7 general types of women, each relating to one of the major goddesses from Greek Mythology, and the strengths and weeknesses of each. It led to better understanding of myself and of other women, some of whom I've always felt I had little in common with. I got this book as a gift from my mother, and I found it so interesting I had to give a copy to my mother-in-law who also loved it.
this book is packed with different info on greek goddesses, it relates women to 7 different goddesses, the virgin goddesses: artemis, athena, and hestia. the vulnerable goddesses:hera,demeter, and peresphone. and the alchemical goddess: aphrodite. it talks about different types of women different roles we play in our lives. it gives great history on the goddesses, how we are like them. excellent book it will teach you something about yourself.
This book is absolutely wonderful. I have definitely found the goddesses in myself, and I will forever be trying to decide which goddess dominates the other women around me. I have even found a sense of understanding toward my mother and sister that I did not have before.
... but couldn't quite pinpoint. Excellent book, very instructive and nevertheless easy reading. It's like pieces of a puzzle falling in place. I'm sure every woman will understand herself a lot better having read this.
I have had a non-professional interest in Jungian psychology for years and this book, along with 'Gods in Everyman', was a refreshing breath of air and an expansion of Jungian themes from a modern gender perspective. I can say that I am an INFJ in Jungian terms, but it means even more to use her goddess types and say that I am Artemis, with a healthy does of Aphrodite, a bit of Hestia, and a smattering of Hera. And no, this isn't some kind of flaky new-age thing, as I feared initially from the title, Bolen knows her stuff. I recommend that those who read this book also read 'Gods in Everyman' as the personality types often cross genders. My husband and I read both and it has sparked much lively conversation and helped our understanding of each other.
I studied under Prof Ruck at Boston University. He formerly taught a class called Greek Mythology, but it was really a course in Jungian archtypal analyis - something I knew nothing about at the time. We read traditional Greek Mythology texts - including one written by Ruck. We also read both Bolen books. Each week all class members would read a paper aloud about one of the archtypes. At the end of the semester we read longer pieces of self-analysis using the Bolen method. I'm proud to say that the professor was so taken with our dedication and honesty that he announced on the final night that he would never teach the class again. My one criticism is the tendency of Bolen to be a bit more critical about the male gods.
I discovered this book only recently, in a small town in Colorado. And what a book it is!! Bolen masterfully weaves her insight into classical women in mythology to portray all of the sides of woman. She explores each archetype, it's strengths, weaknesses, and how archetypes work together. I saw in myself many godesses.. Hestia & Demeter, as well as ones that I would like to have a stronger role.. Aphrodite. When I read about the Persephone archetype, it was like reading a biography of one of my dearest friends. Truly an insighful and powerful book! I was only halfway done when I foolishly lost the book, but I AM going to buy another copy!!