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Goddesses in Everywoman: A New Psychology of Women Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2, Goddesses: Chapter 1, Goddesses as Inner Images Summary

Jean Shinoda-Bolen
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Book 2, Goddesses: Chapter 1, Goddesses as Inner Images Summary and Analysis

This chapter begins with a close look at the formation of intimate bonds. In this case, it is about the bonds between a grown woman and a baby. The maternal instinct can be triggered by one's own baby or by other people's babies. The true-life tale begins with the author describing the reality of 'special bonding' between nurses and infants.

The author also begins with something dark, and terrible. The sad truth is that there are times when a mother gives birth only to discover that she does not have this special bond with her own baby.

The author has chosen to use seven ancient Grecian goddesses for the archetypes in this book. She divides them into three basic categories. The book will include a survey of 'virgin goddesses', and 'vulnerable goddesses' and...

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