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.
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.
How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet
Author: Jean Shinoda Bolen
Publisher: Conari Press
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.
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.
In its original edition, this culmination of Jean Shinoda Bolen's life's work sold over 25,000 copies. Now in paperback for the first time 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.
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.
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.
How to Think Fast, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Concentration
Author: Joseph Cardillo
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Can I Have Your Attention? is not a traditional self-help book that offers 12 simple steps to enhance brainpower. Nor is it a book on Eastern Wisdom, spirituality, or conventional meditation. It is an eye-popping adventure that combines ancient, high-speed attention-building processes with cutting-edge attention research in psychology, neurology, and biology. Through Joseph Cardillo's engaging personal account of the world of human attentionwhich synthesizes the stories of more than two dozen expertsyou will uncover surprising secrets about the workings of your own mind. This fresh look at ancient attention skills and new science will transform your thinking about what human attention is as well as offer a guide to incorporating its insights into your daily life.
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.
Business & Economics by Mary A. Languirand,Robert F. Bornstein
Planning for a Happy, Independent, and Financially Secure Retirement
Author: Mary A. Languirand,Robert F. Bornstein
Category: Business & Economics
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.
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.
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
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 by Nancy D. Baker, Ph.d.,Ph D D MS Baker, Nancy,Nancy D Baker Ph D
Shamanic Ceremonies for Women's Transitions: a Facilitator's Guidebook
Author: Nancy D. Baker, Ph.d.,Ph D D MS Baker, Nancy,Nancy D Baker Ph D
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
From the Introduction: Mother, Maiden, Crone...The birth of a daughter. A celebration. A young girl, a daughter, marking her first menstrual period, standing between the women who love and support her. Celebrating. Or a girl, becoming an adult, between the women who lovingly guide her. Women supporting and guiding the next generation. Or those women, as their roles in life change from young adult roles to their next ones, no longer focused on young adult societal demands, transitioning into what has been called the midlife crisis. Or the woman entering menopause, another major transition, this time to Wise Woman, the Crone. What an accomplishment! One that is neither supported nor recognized, but rather is often full of physical and emotional angst. This time, instead, surrounded by women who are walking the same, but different, paths. Young and old celebrating that transition with her. Then, the woman walking and passing from the sunset of her life to the winter; the death. Not alone, but with other women, as her Spirit reunites with the One. With other women celebrating what she has given and not forgetting her memory; celebrating her. Celebrating, and holding On High, the person, the woman, the Soul. And the cycle of life continues for the next woman, and the next; the never ending cycle of the female that repeats itself every time a girl child is born. This guidebook affords any facilitator the tools needed to conduct complete Shamanic ceremonies for six major transitions in the life of the woman. It also provides the information, including a basic ceremony template, so that the facilitator is able to develop Shamanic ceremonies of his or her own.
This is a book for any person who is living with a life-threatening illness and for anyone who is caring for and/or loves a person who is ill. Bolen affirms that the price of going into the scary places, of feeling like a piece of green meat on a hook, is high, but worth it. We have no choice. We will all face health crises--our own and others. We can try to bury our heads in the sand. Or we can travel to the underworld. We can probe. We can listen. We can connect to what we know in our bones. In the ten years since the original publication of Close to the Bone, Jean Bolen has continued to explore the impact and the possibilities for finding purpose that confronting a serious illness and possible death present us. This expanded edition includes a new section about forming circles in the time of crises, plus more stories that support the process of hope and the desire to live and change as well as a very personal passage in which Dr. Bolen tells the story of the death of her son. This book is meant to help and heal, to make people less afraid, and to encourage them to trust the wisdom they have inside--what they know in their bones. * 10th Anniversary revised edition, with a guide for those who want to form support circles.