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Goddesses in Everywoman: A New Psychology of Women Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2, Goddesses: Chapter 11, The Alchemical Goddess- Aphrodite Summary

Jean Shinoda-Bolen
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Book 2, Goddesses: Chapter 11, The Alchemical Goddess- Aphrodite Summary and Analysis

This chapter is distinctive in the summary. The reason for this is that there are two chapters in the text devoted to the goddess Aphrodite. One of these is entitled the Alchemical Goddess whereas the next is called Goddess of Love and Beauty, Creative Woman and Lover. These are taken in sequence and united into this chapter of the summary.

Aphrodite is the alchemical goddess. Although sexuality and life stages have been included in most chapters, there is something distinctive about Aphrodite. She is somehow the Mistress of sexual love, and yet, in her role as the Goddess of Love, her powers are by no means limited to this form. Demeter's love with her daughter Persephone is as much due to Aphrodite as is Hera's passion for Zeus. Likewise, the playful and deep...

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