Goddesses in Everywoman by Jean Shinonda Bolen, MD
Last week I read the most intriguing book! For the last ten years I have been immersed in introspection and the arts, and this latest read simply blew the roof off of my perception of the archetypal qualities and capabilities within.
Goddesses in Everywoman by Jean Shinonda Bolen, MD is a gripping read. I literally could not put the book down! It turns out that I have a strong connection to Persephone, a Goddess who lived half of her life as a guide in the underworld. Having such a lust for spiritual knowledge and also an inherent weakness about my personality type, I could see myself in the Persephone archetype so strongly. Unafraid to go to the depths, I've worked a lot with my inner Shadow from which lighter aspects of my persona have emerged.
Hera, the wife archetype is also a second strong contender in my line up of archetypes. Hera has a jealous side but she is also a good wife who puts marriage first. And my inner Hestia is the aspect of me who loves to "hold down the fort". As a veritable hermit and spiritual wanderluster my spirit of travel comes not from charting miles to distant lands but more charting epiphanies and introspective insights gleaned from my studies.
This week I have begun channeling my inner Artemis and have set some new goals for myself. Artemis is the Goddess of sisterhood and sport. She is related to goal setting and getting shit done! I'm pulling together a class to add to the blog next month and Artemis is leading the way to help me keep my eyes set on the prize.
Godesses in Everywoman paints a complete picture of woman, and through the archetypes you can find your weaknesses as well as tune into Goddess energy to emerge as a stronger version of yourself and who you want to be in the world. I highly recommend this book to all women everywhere!