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Gods In Everyman

Archetypes That Shape Men's Lives
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
HarperCollins Publishers
 | 
July, 2014
ISBN:
9780062329943
Quantity: 
3
$21.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

The companion volume to Goddesses in Everywoman reveals the powerful inner patterns, or archetypes, that shape men’s personalities, careers, and personal relationships—offering a insights into Greek mythology, Jungian archetypal psychology, and into themselves and the people in their lives.

A Jungian analyst, Dr. Bolen introduces our inner patterns in the guise of eight archetypal gods. There is authoritarian Zeus, emotional Poseidon, sensual and ecstatic Dionysus, introverted Hades, Hephaestus the craftsman, instinctive Ares, Hermes the communicator-salesman, and mindful Apollo. One may be dominant in a person or several may co-exist. A man who knows which are his active archetypes gains knowledge about himself and his sources of meaning. Bolen shows men how to identify their ruling gods, how to decide which to cultivate and which to overcome, and how to tap the power of these enduring archetypes in order to enrich and strengthen their lives. She stresses the importance of understanding which gods you are attracted to and which are incompatible with your expectations, uncovers the origins of the often-difficult father-son relationship, and explores society’s deep conflict between nurturing behavior and the need to foster masculinity.

Insight into the "gods" provides parents of boys (especially single mothers) with a means of seeing the appreciating "who" their sons are. The net result is a parent who feels more competent because sehe (or he) understands what it's like to be her particular son, how the world is likely to treat him, what his strengths and difficulties may be, and where ha can use some help.

Both men and women also need to see their fathers clearly, often in order to forgive them, as much as to understand them. Understanding the gods and their myths may provide an objective picture of the father.

In Gods in Everyman, Dr. Bolen presents us with a compassionate and lucid male psychology that will help all men and women to better understand themselves and their relationships with their fathers, their sons, their brothers and their lovers. This 25th Anniversary edition includes a new introduction by the author.

Among Jean Bolen's other books are Goddesses in Older Women and The Millionth Circle.

 

 

Publisher’s Description: 

The companion volume to Goddesses in Everywoman reveals the powerful inner patterns, or archetypes, that shape mens personalities, careers, and personal relationships offering insights into Greek mythology, Jungian archetypal psychology, and into themselves and the people in their lives

A Jungian analyst, Dr. Bolen introduces our inner patterns in the guise of eight archetypal gods. From the authoritarian, power-seeking gods (Zeus, Poseidon) to the gods of creativity (Apollo, Hephaestus) to the sensual Dionysis, Dr. Bolen shows men how to identify their ruling gods, how to decide which to cultivate and which to overcome, and how to tap the power of these enduring archetypes in order to enrich and strengthen their lives. She stresses the importance of understanding which gods you are attracted to and which are incompatible with your expectations, uncovers the origins of the often-difficult father-son relationship, and explores societys deep conflict between nurturing behavior and the need to foster masculinity.

In Gods in Everyman Dr. Bolen presents us with a compassionate and lucid male psychology that will help all men and women to better understand themselves and their relationships with their fathers, their sons, their brothers and their lovers.

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