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Goddesses in Everywoman: A New Psychology of Women Themes

Jean Shinoda-Bolen
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Themes

Furthering Jungian Psychology

The author is a Jungian psychologist. At least, she was at the time when the book was first published twenty years ago. Early on in the work, she directly addresses the fact that there is a problem with Jungian psychology and psychology in general with respect to women. She shows clearly that while she very much values the benefits of the efforts of previous psychologists she feels that further efforts are needed to improve it. Part of how the field of psychology needs to be improved is in what it is able to do for women.

The first step is to locate and to describe female archetypes. The purpose of this within Jungian psychology is twofold. One 'side' is to empower a correct understanding of the female mind. Jean Shinoda Bolen explains to readers that there are attributes that can be found within females that are...

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