The much-anticipated sequel to the bestselling classic Goddesses in Everywoman provides a new set of positive energies and potentials (known as archetypes in Jungian circles) for women in the third stage of their lives.
Many of the women who were influenced by Goddesses in Everywoman are now entering a new phase in their lives, what Jean Bolen calls the powerful, creative crone years. These years, marked physiologically by menopause, are uncharted for most women in many ways. Goddesses in Older Women will provide a new set of archetypes for the post-menopausal woman to use as a guide as she enters an important time in her life - one that is generally uncelebrated and unembraced by popular culture. Bolen has searched the world''s mythology, literature, and folklore to find images and names for archetypes in older women.
Bolen''s career soared in the early 1980s when Goddesses in Everywoman became one of the first New Age publishing successes. Thousands of women readers became fascinated with identifying their own inner goddesses and using the archetypes to guide themselves to greater self-esteem, creativity, and happiness. Those readers, along with millions of other American women, are now older women and are eager to find reasons to celebrate this new stage of life, not endure it quietly. Goddesses in Older Women will be the handbook for that celebration.