Goddesses In Older Women: Archetypes in Women over Fifty

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Goddesses In Older Women: Archetypes in Women over Fifty

by Jean S Bolen

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | April 4, 2002 | Trade Paperback

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The much-anticipated sequel to the bestselling classicGoddesses in Everywomanprovides 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 byGoddesses in Everywomanare 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 Womenwill 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 whenGoddesses in Everywomanbecame 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 Womenwill be the handbook for that celebration.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 7.96 × 5.3 × 0.63 in

Published: April 4, 2002

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060929235

ISBN - 13: 9780060929237

Found in: Social and Cultural Studies

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Goddesses In Older Women: Archetypes in Women over Fifty

by Jean S Bolen

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 7.96 × 5.3 × 0.63 in

Published: April 4, 2002

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060929235

ISBN - 13: 9780060929237

About the Book

At some point after fifty, every woman crosses a threshold into the third phase of her life. As she enters this uncharted territory -- one that is generally uncelebrated in popular culture -- 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 Everywoman, names the powerful new energies and potentials -- or archetypes -- that come into the psyche at this momentous time, suggesting that women getting older have profound and exciting reasons for welcoming the other side of fifty.

From the Publisher

The much-anticipated sequel to the bestselling classicGoddesses in Everywomanprovides 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 byGoddesses in Everywomanare 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 Womenwill 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 whenGoddesses in Everywomanbecame 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 Womenwill be the handbook for that celebration.

About the Author

JEAN SHINODA BOLEN, M. D, is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and an internationally known author and speaker. Her books includeThe Tao of Psychology, Gods in Everyman, Ring of Power, Crossing to Avalon, Close to the Bone, The Millionth Circle, Goddesses in Older Women, Crones Don''t Whine, Urgent Message from Mother, Like a Tree, andMoving Toward the Millionth Circle. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a former clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco, a past board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women and the International Transpersonal Association. She lives in Marin County, California.

Editorial Reviews

"Goddesses in Older Women will inspire now older and wiser women''s movement women to once again transform society." - Marianne Williamson, editor of Imagine: What America Could Be in the 21st Century

"Wow! This is an empowering book. It helped me better understand the energy of my mature year, how to use it with compassion and humor, and where to get it when it seems to fail." - Isabel Allende, author of Daughter of Fortune

"Goddesses in Older Women offers a brilliant and exhilarating perspective that will revolutionize every woman''s thinking about aging and free her to see the face in her mirror in a completely different way." - Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of My Grandfather''s Blessings and Kitchen Table Wisdom

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