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.