Books by Jean

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The Tao of Psychology

The Tao of Psychology

About synchronicity and spiritual sense of connectedness to the Tao which can be felt or sensed in synchronistic moments; Tao as the invisible underlying oneness, Self as equivalent in meaning. (Harper & Row, 1979) HarperCollins, pb.ISBN 0-06-250081-3. (25th Anniversary Edition, 2004)

Goddesses in Everywoman

Goddesses in Everywoman

Myths are fascinating stories that become even more intriguing when we realize that they can reveal intimate truths about ourselves and others. Dr. Bolen brings the Greek pantheon to life as our inner archetypes and applies the power of myth to our personal lives. Once we understand the natural progression from myth to archetype to personal psychology, and realize that positive gifts and negative tendencies are qualities associated with a particular goddess within, we gain powerful insights.

Gods in Everyman

Gods in Everyman

The major Greek gods as male archetypal patterns which shape personality and relationships, favor or handicap the achievement of power and success in a patriarchal society, and are sources of meaning as well as pathology. (A one volume "gods and goddesses in everyperson" would have been a conceptually more accurate, because women and men are likely to have at least one active archetype in the other book), (Harper & Row, 1989) HarperCollins, pb IBSN 0-06-097280-7

Ring of Power

Ring of Power

A vivid grasp of the story and the characters in "The Ring of Niebelung" brings Richard Wagner's mythic four-opera cycle to life. The Ring Cycle has a hold on our imagination like no other operatic work because it is archetypal and has the power of myth as well as music to reverberate in the psyche. Bolen shows how myth illuminates psychology, and more - Ring of Power goes beyond the psychology of the individual, revealing dysfunctional families and patriarchal institutions.

Crossing to Avalon

Crossing to Avalon

Personal account of pilgrimage to sacred sites, commentary and reflections upon my own spiritual journey, midlife, and goddess spirituality as embodied experience of divinity, which differs from transcendent experiences of god; midlife, individuation, quest for meaning. Grail legend, Handless maiden: archetypal patterns.(HarperSan Francisco, 1994) HarperCollins pb, ISBN 0-06-250272-7. (10th Anniversary Edition, 2004)

Close To The Bone

Close To The Bone

Cancer and other life-threatening illnesses can be a turning point, much like a midlife crisis. Who and what matters to us, and who we matter to can become clear. Sometimes the stories we hear and believe truly become life-saving when the mind and body, immune system and psyche come together. To seek I-Thou relationships, do affirmations or visualizations, ask others to pray, and seek the best medical treatment are choices that matter.

The Millionth Circle

The Millionth Circle

The Essential Guide to Women’s Circles. Inspired by The Hundred Monkey, the allegorical story that sustained the early anti-nuclear activists. A visionary, activist, spiritual “how to” about circles with a spiritual center. Inspiration for The Millionth Circle Initiative and The World Day of Circles of Compassion-November 2, as part of The Millionth Circle Movement (www.milliothcircle.org) Conari/Red Wheel/Weiser, 1999. ISBN 1-57324-176-8.

Goddesses In Older Women

Goddesses In Older Women

Archetypes of wisdom, compassion, outrage, sensuality, and healing humor in women over fifty. Includes section on the Goddesses in Everywoman--growing older, on the archetype of the wisewomen or clan mother circle, Act 3 in women’s lives and third wave feminism. Energies and images of empowerment, individuation and meaning in the third phase of life. HarperCollins, 2001. ISBN 0-06-019152-X; pb, 2002. ISBN 0-06-00992923-5.

Crones Don't Whine

Crones Don't Whine

A new perspective on the "crone" word. Thirteen defining crone qualities that when taken to heart and cultivated, support authenticity, integrity and soul growth. Also, "Exceptional Men can be Crones." "Crones Together can Change the World," and "Musings." Conari/Red Wheel/Weiser, 2003.ISBN: 1-57324-912-2

Urgent Message from Mother

Urgent Message from Mother

"Mother" is Mother Earth, mother instinct, mother archetype, mother goddess, the sacred feminine. Women as a gender have qualities and priorities that the world needs to end the violence that traumatize children and has made cycles of conflict and fratricidal wars inevitable. A call to save what we love, inspiration from examples, how evolutionary social changes come through grassroots movements. Conari Red Wheel, 2005.ISBN 1-57324-265-9.

Like a Tree

Like a Tree

The book is printed on recycled paper and the publisher will donate a tree for every book sold. Like a Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet will appeal most to people who realize that they are "tree people." It is poetic and educational, inspirational, spiritual, and down to earth, covering the subject of trees from anatomy and physiology to trees as archetypal and sacred symbols.

Moving Toward the Millionth Circle

Moving Toward the Millionth Circle

Moving Toward the Millionth Circle is a sequel to Dr. Bolen’s popular The Millionth Circle (1999) with a slightly different focus. Her first book describes how real change happens when a critical number of people adopt a new perspective with how-to sections on ways to create women’s circles with a sacred center. While still about women’s circles, her new book focuses more on activism and how these circles can help to sustain and support (and be a sanctuary for) women working for change in thei

Artemis

Artemis

In this book Dr. Bolen explores the archetype of the activist. Indomitable means untamed, unsubdued. It is the one-in-herself quality in girls and women who will not be victims, no matter what. She provides the means through which readers can navigate their own personal exploration to become their authentic selves. Publisher: Le Courrier Du Livre

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@2020 Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.

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