Monday, September 17, 2007

Book: Goddess in Everywoman

This book has been around a long time. Unfortunately, I just read it. I would have fared better in life and my own psychology had a read it some time ago. The book is less technical and academic than The Goddess Within by Jennifer Barker Woolger and Roger Woolger (which is also an excellent, insightful book).

In The Goddesses in Everywomen, I found several archetype female characters with habits ringing true with mine. I was amazed at how much I connected with a couple of ancient greek goddess archetypes. Author Jean Shinoda Bolen does a wonderful job connecting a modern woman's psychology to ancient profiles of dominant female characters.

Examination of the greek goddesses helps us understand why there are apparent "conflicts" in our own personalities. In my case, how could I thrive in the outdoors and still love and crave a big city? I thought this was a contradiction in my life and yet, according to Dr. Bolen, these traits are expected according to the goddess I identify with.

This book is also great to help you understand other women in your life, whether they are your family, friends, or co-workers.

Don’t delay like I did. Read Goddess in Everywoman now.

Looking for more?
If you would like to read articles written by Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen, or see what else she has written, please visit her website.

About the author: Allison Frederick is a writer and online marketing educator for other creative women. offers free Web 2.0 resources. She is also the author of an upcoming novel, A Portrait of Josephine, an academic-lite thriller. Find out how to receive a free copy of the novel by visiting

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