BOOKS ⚣ Goddesses in Older Women Author Jean Shinoda Bolen – Moi-sosedi.info
Would recommend reading Goddesses in Everywoman first to understand the premise and how the archetype plays out over the lifespan before reading Goddesses in Older Women The insights rang true, as do the inner conflicts described At 47 and perimenopausal, I am I actually wasn t sure I would like this book when I first started it but once I was into it, I did really enjoy it It was interesting reading about the different mythical goddesses and their strengths It was actually inspiring to think about how they are in all of us to some extent It wasn t a quick read but it was an interesting Sometimes very special books come to you in unexpected ways I picked this used book up at the Big Book Sale for Friends of the San Francisco Library The insight I got from reading about archetypes in women over fifty was wonderful From intellectual to spiritual to psychic to meditative wisdom Jean Shinoda Bolen beautifully defines the roles older women embrace But the recounting of the myths of Sekhmet, a Goddess of wrath, and Bawdy Baubo, a Goddess of laughter, hit my center core The stori Sometimes very special books come to you in unexpected ways I picked this used Oh my goddess I never would buy or otherwise read this book as it is over the top New Age ish, but it was hanging out on a bookshelf here at a remote island cottage where I ve been staying and I just had to read it while in the hot tub I discovered that the Statue of Liberty is really Kuan Yin, the goddess of compassion And I discovered my inner Artemis with the shadow aspect of righteous destructiveness Useful perhaps But I have re shelved this book next to one by Shirley MacLaine unread Oh my goddess I never would buy or otherwise read this book as it is over the top New Age ish, but it was hanging out on a bookshelf here at a remote island cottage where I ve been staying Other than the overt feminist BS that pervaded the entire thing, it is a book I would recommend to crones or those on the cusp I have a lot of Hestia s archetype, but none of her confidence. This book is about archetypes of older women, of juicy crones I found it to be both inspiring and empowering Our culture tends to discount older women and women buy into that to some extent This book is a reminder of the amazing power of older Knowing Which Archetypes Are Stirring And Strong In You Will Help You To Come Into Your Own Third Phase With Additional Consciousness, Says Jean Shinoda Bolen When Bolen S Earlier Book Goddesses In Everywoman Was First Published, It Became A Surprise Bestseller And An Unexpected Star In The Womens Spirituality Movement Bolen Viewed Archetypal Patterns From A Jungian Feminist Point Of View As They Affected The First Two Phases Of A Woman S Life Now She Has Devoted An Entire Book To The Third Phase Of A Woman S Life, That Of A Green And Juicy Crone Here Again, The Goddesses Demeter, Artemis, Persephone Etc, As They Would Age Are Invoked As Role Models As Well As Some Non Western Goddesses All Can Add Perspective And Wisdom To Any Woman S Act III. Not my usual thing Not awful As long as you can keep the mindset that the concepts are descriptive, and not prescriptive, it s pretty interesting Minimal woo woo. A very helpful book for any woman struggling with how to psychospiritually navigate perimenopause menopause. A fascinating look at human archetypes through the lens of Greek, Roman, and other Goddesses A useful tool for self exploration Enjoyable to read.