Fiction

Crones Don't Whine

Concentrated Wisdom for Juicy Women

Author: Jean Shinoda Bolen,Jean Shinoda Bolen M. D.

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458745058

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 9273

"For women there is nothing more liberating than age if we learn to use our energy, power and compassion." -- Back cover.
Self-Help

Crones Don't Whine

Concentrated Wisdom for Juicy Women

Author: Jean Shinoda Bolen

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 1609250125

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 1498

Jean Shinoda Bolen's groundbreaking early work-most notably Goddesses in Everywoman-helped a generation of women realize their potential and their value. Half a million copies later the book still affects the lives of women. In her latest book, Crones Don't Whine, Bolen's playful sense of humor and keen insight combine to offer women thirteen qualities to cultivate. Engage in these small practices and you're bound to be a happier person, who's doing her bit to make the world a better place. "These qualities are not cultivated overnight," Bolen writes. Crone years are "growing" years, when women can devote their time, energy, and creativity to what really matters to them. Bolen offers us a blueprint: Crones don't whine; they're juicy and they trust their own instincts. Meditating, not groveling, and choosing the path with heart, crones are fierce about what matters to them. They speak the truth with compassion. They listen to their bodies, reinvent themselves, and savor the good in their lives. Thirteen brief essays to turn to again and again, in bad times and good, alone and with others-because "Crones Together Can Change the World" as Bolen points out in an inspirational, call-to-arms bonus essay. This, along with Jean's personal musings and a rallying call to men to become crones as well, complete Crones Don't Whine.
Self-Help

Crones Don't Whine

Concentrated Wisdom for Juicy Women

Author: Jean Shinoda Bolen

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781573249126

Category: Self-Help

Page: 116

View: 1208

In her latest book, Crones Don't Whine, Jean Shinoda Bolen's playful sense of humour and keen insight combine to offer women thirteen qualities to cultivate. Engage in these small practises and you're bound to be a happier person, who's doing her bit to make the world just a little better. Here are thirteen brief essays to turn to again and again, in bad times and good, alone and with others.
Nature

Like a Tree

How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet

Author: Jean Shinoda Bolen

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781609255114

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 716

Like a Tree grew out of bestselling author Jean Bolen’s practice of walking among tall trees and mourning the loss of a Monterey pine that was cut down in her neighborhood. This book will appeal most to people who realize that they are “tree people.” It is poetic, educational, inspirational, spiritual, and down to earth, covering the subject of trees from anatomy and physiology to trees as archetypal and sacred symbols. It is also a strong and positive call to ecological activism, with stories of the organizations and “tree people” who are trying to save our forests and the planet: Greenpeace’s Kleercut campaign to save the Boreal Forest, Wangari Maathai’s Greenbelt Movement, Julia Butterfly Hill’s campaign to save a California Redwood. Bolen offers a unique vision based on metaphysics, psychology, mythology, and global gender politics. She writes eloquently about deforestation, global warming, and overpopulation, as well as the work of Amnesty International and the UN Commission on the Status of Women.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Urgent Message from Mother

Gather the Women, Save the World

Author: Jean Shinoda Bolen

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781609250331

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 187

View: 6387

In its original edition, this culmination of Jean Shinoda Bolen's life's work sold over 25,000 copies. Urgent Message from Mother is a call to action for all the women of the world. This unique combination of visionary thinking and practical how-to seeks to galvanize the power of women acting together in order to save our world. Bolen outlines the lessons we can learn from the women's movement, draws on Jungian psychology and the sacred feminine, and gives powerful examples of women coming together all over the globe and making a significant impact.
Social Science

Goddesses in Older Women

Archetypes in Women Over Fifty

Author: Jean Shinoda Bolen

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 9780060191528

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 7220

At some point after fifty, every woman crosses a threshold into the third phase of her life. As she enters this uncharted territory -- one that is generally uncelebrated in popular culture -- she can choose to mourn what has gone before, or she can embrace the juicy crone years. In this celebration of Act 3, Jungian analyst Jean Shinoda Bolen names the powerful new energies and potentials, or archetypes, that come into the psyche at this momentous time, suggesting that women getting older have profound and exciting reasons for welcoming the other side of fifty. As Bolen has explained in her remarkable body of work, there are goddesses in every woman, deep archetypal sources of wisdom, authenticity and spirituality that, once tapped, energize us and give us a sense of meaning and self- acceptance. The knowledge of which archetypes are active within us at each phase of life-maiden, mother (or matron), and cronesupports us in making choices that are true to who we are instead of conforming to others' ideas of who we should be. In Bolen's bestselling Goddesses in Everywoman, the classic work of the women's spirituality movement, the Greek goddesses personified these archetypes as they affected the first two phases of a woman's adult life. Now she explains that in the third stage, marked physiologically by menopause, there emerges a whole new cast of inner archetypes that a woman can draw on for guidance, creativity, personal integration, and joy. Once we learn to recognize these forces, we can feel empowered and wise, introspective and spiritual, sexually bold and full of mirth. For it is in the "wisewoman" years, when a woman has lived long enough to resolve the tasks of younger and middle adulthood, that she can fully and authentically become who she deeply is. The generation of women who are approaching or who have reached the crone years is historically unique. Influenced by the women's movement, they have benefited from educational opportunities, women's support networks, and economic resources as excellent preparation for decades of active postmenopausal life. By recognizing the goddess archetypes that emerge in this phase, women of this special generation will be enabled to transform the crone years into the best years of their lives.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Celebrating the Crone

Rituals & Stories

Author: Ruth Gardner

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

ISBN: 9781567182927

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 211

View: 4525

Urging the reader to embrace silver hairs, wrinkles and the change of life, this text shows how to create your own ceremony of age and to recognise the power, wisdom and the Goddess within.
Social Science

The Crone

Woman of Age, Wisdom, and Power

Author: Barbara G. Walker

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062288881

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 4994

A probing account of the honored place of older women in ancient matriarchal societies restores to contemporary women an energizing symbol of self-value, power, and respect.
Business & Economics

How to Age in Place

Planning for a Happy, Independent, and Financially Secure Retirement

Author: Mary A. Languirand,Robert F. Bornstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1607744163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 7111

Two clinical psychologists and aging specialists provide an essential guide for seniors, their adult children and eldercare professionals that offers useful, actionable advice on financial planning, keeping a healthy mind, body and spirit, getting around, and more. Original.
Self-Help

The Millionth Circle

How to Change Ourselves and The World

Author: Jean Shinoda Bolen

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 1609252551

Category: Self-Help

Page: 96

View: 9999

A combination of vision and how-to, The Millionth Circle is the most activist work to date of Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen, a writer, analyst, and teacher who has long been a leader in the women's empowerment movement. Written in poetic language that invites the readers to use intuition and draw upon their psychological and spiritual insights, The Millionth Circle will be the tool and inspiration women can use to create new circles or deepen and transform existing circles into vehicles of societal and psychospiritual change.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Guides, Guardians, and Angels

Enhance Relationships with Your Spiritual Companions

Author: D. J. Conway

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738711241

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

View: 4418

We may not see or hear them, but angels and spirit guides are always with us. From building healthy relationships to attaining career goals to experiencing spiritual growth, these divine companions are there to lead us down the right path just when we need their help the most. Popular author D. J. Conway shows you how to develop a personal and meaningful relationship with your spirit guides to improve your life. Try unique meditations, guided visualizations, chants, rituals, and spells to connect with power animals, nature spirits, Light and Shadow angels, and the spirits of friends, family, and even pets. In doing so, you will experience personal empowerment and tremendous spiritual growth. Enriched by Conway's own experiences, this book on angels and spirit guides provides unparalleled spiritual guidance, ultimately revealing how the profound impact of these guardian angels and spirit teachers can bring a sense of peace and direction to your life.
Self-Help

The Tao of Psychology

Author: Jean Shinoda Bolen

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006078220X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 1698

Understanding the Moments That Touch and Transform Our Lives Who hasn't experienced that eerie coincidence, that sudden, baffling insight, that occasional flash of extrasensory perception that astonishes? Can these events be dismissed as mere chance, or do they have some deeper significance for us? The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this classic explores the inter-relationship between these meaningful coincidences and our intuitive sense that we are part of some deep oneness with the universe -- a oneness called Tao in Eastern philosophy and synchronicity in Jungian psychology. By relating the concepts of Tao and synchronicity, Dr. Bolen reveals important links between psychology and mysticism, right brain and left, the individual and the external world. The Tao of Psychology provides the key for each individual to interpret the synchronistic events in his or her life and gives fresh insight into the relationships, dreams, and flashes of perception that transform our existence.
Religion

Celebrating Ourselves

A Crone Ritual Book

Author: Edna M. Ward

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 43

View: 5632

Social Science

Moving Toward the Millionth Circle

Energizing the Global Women's Movement

Author: Bolen, Jean Shinoda

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 157324628X

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 8113

In Moving Toward the Millionth Circle, psychiatrist, activist and best-selling author Jean Bolen inspires women and others to follow a path with soul, to take on a personal assignment that contributes to change, while relying on the support of a circle or circles of likeminded individuals. The metaphoric millionth circle is the tipping point into a post-patriarchal era, based on the premise that when a critical number of people change their perceptions and behavior, a new era can begin. The strength that comes from those circles feeds the activism and the activism makes the circles stronger. Moving Toward the Millionth Circle is about heart-centered activism. Drawn from Dr. Bolen’s work with the United Nations and her experiences with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and women from all walks of life all around the world, this book is poetical, practical and political.
Family & Relationships

Midlife Musings

Creative Croning Ceremonies

Author: June Hill

Publisher: Trafford on Demand Pub

ISBN: 9781425124977

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 62

View: 9955

For aspiring crones and wisewomen who are ready to embrace the ancient croning ceremony - a rite of passage where honoring your life's journey is worth celebrating. Crones, let's celebrate!
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Unfoldment

The Organic Path to Clarity, Power, and Transformation

Author: Neil Kramer

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601636016

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 9210

The Unfoldment presents a body of sacred wisdom and a deep spiritual perspective that puts real power and real magic into the hands of those who seek a path of awakening. Neil Kramer draws on a lifetime of spiritual encounters and experiential gnosis to formulate a unique synthesis of metaphysics, mysticism, and esoteric knowledge—genuine, hands-on tools and teachings for transformation and enlightenment in the 21st century. The Unfoldment is a natural human process; a journey of growth, realization, and ascendance. For the first time, Neil Kramer’s insights, techniques and, ideas are brought together in one inspirational work that has the power to change lives. The book fuses profound spiritual philosophy and dynamic practical application, specifically designed to help you: Claim your power—create a life of authenticity, resonance, and fulfillment Dissolve illusions and re-pattern old wiring—liberate the mind from systems of control Master emotional alchemy—transform pain and embrace flow Unveil the secret teachings and hidden histories of our ancient ancestors Understand the intimate relationship between light and shadow, male and female, creation and destruction.
Social Science

Goddesses in Everywoman

A New Psychology of Women

Author: Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061747955

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 9834

A classic work of female psychology that uses seven archetypcal goddesses as a way of describing behavior patterns and personality traits is being introduced to the next generation of readers with a new introduction by the author. Psychoanalyst Jean Bolen's career soared in the early 1980s when Goddesses in Everywoman was published. Thousands of women readers became fascinated with identifying their own inner goddesses and using these archetypes to guide themselves to greater self–esteem, creativity, and happiness. Bolen's radical idea was that just as women used to be unconscious of the powerful effects that cultural stereotypes had on them, they were also unconscious of powerful archetypal forces within them that influence what they do and how they feel, and which account for major differences among them. Bolen believes that an understanding of these inner patterns and their interrelationships offers reassuring, true–to–life alternatives that take women far beyond such restrictive dichotomies as masculine/feminine, mother/lover, careerist/housewife. And she demonstrates in this book how understanding them can provide the key to self–knowledge and wholeness. Dr. Bolen introduced these patterns in the guise of seven archetypal goddesses, or personality types, with whom all women could identify, from the autonomous Artemis and the cool Athena to the nurturing Demeter and the creative Aphrodite, and explains how to decide which to cultivate and which to overcome, and how to tap the power of these enduring archetypes to become a better "heroine" in one's own life story.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Crossing to Avalon

A Woman's Midlife Quest for the Sacred Feminine

Author: Jean Shinoda Bolen

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062502727

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 9367

A MIDLIFE QUEST FOR THE GRAIL AND THE GODDESS Dr Jean Shinoda Bolen's extraordinary memoir celebrates the pilgrimage that heralded her spiritual awakening and leads readers down the path of self-discovery. In this account of her journey to Europe
Body, Mind & Spirit

Vedic Astrology

A Guide to the Fundamentals of Jyotish

Author: Ronnie Gale Dreyer

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1609252268

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 6606

Vedic, or Jyotish astrology, has its roots in Indian and Hindu culture, making it markedly different from its Western counterparts. The author of this book explains how it can be used, and how it shouldn't be used, in this introduction. Complete instructions, easy to understand. Charts. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.
Social Science

Artemis

The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman

Author: Bolen, Jean Shinoda

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 1573245917

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 4219

In Jean Shinoda Bolen’s best-selling, game-changing Goddesses in Everywoman, myths came to life in a whole new way that resonated with our own lives. Even fictional character Bridget Jones was reading that book. Now comes Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman, a groundbreaking new book that 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. To bring the Artemis archetype to life, Dr. Bolen delves deeply into the myth of Atalanta, the famous hunter and runner in ancient Greek mythology, a mortal woman who is identified with Artemis the Greek Goddess of the Hunt and Moon. Atalanta began life abandoned and left to die because she was born a girl. She faced the Calydon Boar and drew first blood; she was the runner who would demand to be beaten in a footrace by the man who could claim her as his bride. Atalanta exemplifies the indomitable spirit in competent, courageous girls and in the women they become. This is grit, the passion and persistence to go the distance, to survive, and to succeed. Dr. Bolen paints a vivid picture of Artemis women in current media, including Princess Merida from the animated film Brave and Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games. In all these examples and those of real-life women who grow into their Artemis spirit, she provides the means through which readers can navigate their own personal exploration to become their authentic selves. Bolen dedicates this book to women and girls who embody the archetype of Artemis, who discover her uncrushable spirit in themselves or others.