Goddesses In Older Women

Author : Jean Shinoda Bolen
ISBN : 006019152X
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

Geschlecht Und Altern

Author : Cornelia Brunnauer
ISBN : 9783658048174
Genre : Social Science
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Dieser Sammelband beschäftigt sich mit den strukturellen Veränderungen des ZNS im Alter und der Kognition und Koordination in Abhängigkeit vom Geschlecht.
Category: Social Science

Towards A Soulful Sexuality

Author : Adele Gruber
ISBN : 9780987499783
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This book is called Towards a Soulful Sexuality because it is an initial step in the direction of a destination towards which I believe we should journey. This is a renewed consciousness of a feminine sexual holiness firmly grounded in our bodies and our psyches that should apply throughout a women’s life, even, and most especially, in the post-menopausal years. The first steps must be to know why you should take the journey at all. For this I offer my Manifesto that informs and explains the cultural, historical background to our deep ambivalences around these matters. It attempts to separate fact from fiction regarding the nature of sex, love and spirituality, women’s sexual anatomy and the concept (and history) of menopause & aging. This book represents my sincere attempt to work towards a soulful sexuality. To start with, we are required to review, redefine and re-imagine our core beliefs and feelings around these subjects. The Manifesto incorporates three condensed histories full of intriguing facts: past perceptions of menopause and stereotypes of aging women; the history of female sexual anatomy, modern Western sexology and Eastern esoteric secrets; and overviews the essential nature of sex, from the physical to the metaphysical, to challenge your core beliefs about body, mind, spirit – and sex. I then encourage you to re-examine your own sexuality and be prepared to heal your deepest psychic wounds. In this respect I offer a short Self-Assessment Questionnaire so that you can review your sexual self to determine how ‘clear’ you may be on sexual issues? The Healing Workbook “Working with my Sexuality” is a personal program of reflections, memories, exercises and meditations that will enable you to better understand your own personal patterns and history around the issues raised in the Manifesto. Having read the Manifesto and completed the Healing Workbook, you can say at best, that you are en route to or on the way towards to a more soulful sexuality. There is much more to read, personal issues to heal, techniques to learn, meditations to practice and awareness to raise, wisdoms to internalize. It is still a field being uncovered by psychologists, spiritual teachers, body practitioners, sexologists and others. I hope you enjoy your journey towards... Intelligent, thought-provoking and delightfully candid, Towards a Soulful Sexuality: new perspectives of sex, age & menopause for women 35 to 60 plus by Adele Gruber separates fact from fiction in regards to a woman’s sexuality after menopause. With startling insights and meticulous documentation, this bold proposal proves to be a fascinating and celebratory examination of what it should mean to be an older woman in the twenty-first century. A truly revolutionary book that brilliantly distils history, anatomy, sexology, psychology, and even quantum physics into remarkable and powerful suggestions to prompt adult women to re-examine the nature of sex, love and spirituality. Comprised of a manifesto, a healing workbook, and a self-assessment. Author Adele Gruber shares a unique perspective of the menopausal experience and offers a radically different approach to ageing gracefully as a soulful, spiritual Woman. She invites you to explore your soul and your sexuality by recognizing their very essence as primordial and sacred. If you want to be sexual forever—spiritually, conscious, and filled with joy until the very end—read this book.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Thriver Soup

Author : Heidi Bright
ISBN : 9781611393743
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Cancer patients seeking to integrate meaningful spirituality with practical healing solutions can now feast on a comprehensive blend of self-care options. This book provides a variety of holistic strategies for cushioning chemotherapy and softening surgery while empowering readers to grow in consciousness. Each of more than 250 topics begins with an inspirational quote from one of the world’s wisdom traditions, offers a story to foster self-care and personal transformation, and concludes with a useful tip. With passion, authenticity, and a dash of humor, this book courageously addresses medical topics such as “Finding Chemo,” “Hair Pieces: Turbanator,” and “Recovery: Master the Possibilities.” Holistic care entries include “Nutrient Density: Thriver Soup,” “Shadow Work: Dark Night Rises,” and “Field of Dreams.” Explore these restorative ingredients to enhance your nutritional choices, stimulate your creative juices, foster your personal powers to transform mentally and emotionally, and deepen your connection with others and the Divine.
Category: Health & Fitness

Goddess Shift

Author : Stephanie Marohn
ISBN : 9781600700675
Genre : Business & Economics
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Women's style of collaborative and visionary leadership is now changing the way society functions. Celebrating the shift, this anthology includes chapters by such notable women leaders as Oprah Winfrey, Suze Orman, First Lady Michelle Obama, Venus and Serena Williams, Angelina Jolie, and Sue Monk Kidd.
Category: Business & Economics

Christian Goddess Spirituality

Author : Mary Ann Beavis
ISBN : 9781317385554
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This monograph focuses on "Christian Goddess Spirituality" (CGS), the phenomenon of (mostly) women who combine Christianity and Goddess Spirituality, including Wicca/Witchcraft. Mary Ann Beavis’s study provides ethnographic data and analysis on the lived religious experience of CGS practitioners, drawing on interviews of over 100 women who self-identify as combining Christianity and Goddess spirituality. Although CGS also has implications for Goddess Spirituality and related traditions (e.g., Neopaganism, Wicca), here, CGS is considered primarily as a phenomenon within Christianity. However, the study also shows that the fusion of Christian and Goddess spiritualties has had an impact on non-Christian feminist spirituality, since Goddess-worshippers have often constructed Christianity as the diametrical opposite and enemy of the Goddess, to the point that some refuse to admit the possibility that CGS is a valid spiritual path, or that it is even possible. In addition, biblical, Jewish and Christian images of the divine such as Sophia, Shekhinah, the Virgin Mary, and even Mary Magdalene, have found their way into the "Pagan" Goddess pantheon. The main themes of the study include: overlaps and differences between Christian feminist theology and CGS; the routes to CGS for individual practitioners, and their beliefs, practices and experiences; proto-denominational classifications ("spiritual paths") within CGS; CGS thealogy (Christian discourse about the female divine); and the future of CGS in social scientific and ecclesiological context. Christian Goddess Spirituality will be of interest to scholars of religion, especially those with interests in women and religion, feminist spiritualities, feminist theology/thealogy, alternative spiritualities, New Religious Movements, and emergent Christianities.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Crones Don T Whine

Author : Jean Shinoda Bolen
ISBN : 9781458745057
Genre : Fiction
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"For women there is nothing more liberating than age if we learn to use our energy, power and compassion." -- Back cover.
Category: Fiction

Love Dharma

Author : Geri Larkin
ISBN : 9781462902026
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 83.29 MB
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Love Dharma offers compassionate guidance and advice, looking at contemporary relationship dilemmas from a Buddhist perspective as expressed in traditional stories of enlightened Buddhist women who lived and loved during the Buddha's lifetime. We all experience the ups and downs of relationships—the fun of dating, the pain of breaking up, the demands of serious partnerships, and the ache of loneliness. But we often forget that they affect not only our love lives, but our spirits as well. With Love Dharma you will discover how to use your romantic triumphs and tragedies to achieve personal peace and happiness, develop more satisfying connections with others, and share yourself without losing yourself. Author Geri Larkin teaches that the difficult and joyous moments of our love lives are truly opportunities to continue our spiritual journey
Category: Family & Relationships

The Quest For The Inner Human

Author : Steven H. Propp
ISBN : 9781491715291
Genre : Fiction
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Psychology means “the study of the soul”; it is the social science concerned with investigating who we are, why we have certain feelings, and why we do the things we do. Are we no more than a vast assembly of nerve cells and their associated molecules? Is biology (our genetic inheritance) “destiny,” or does social upbringing play a crucial role? What are the roles played by “Nature” and by “Nurture”? Are we purely physical beings, or is there an aspect that can be called “spiritual”? This thought-provoking novel takes you on a journey of intellectual and emotional exploration, considering along the way questions that we’ve all asked ourselves, such as: Is it true that we only use 10% of our brains? Does playing classical music for infants increase their intelligence? Do crime rates go up during a full moon? Can hypnosis, or post-hypnotic suggestions, make us do something we wouldn’t normally do? Does subliminal advertising influence us to buy products? Are our memories stored indelibly, almost like a tape recorder? What causes memory lapses as we age? Can “repressed” traumatic memories be recovered through hypnosis? Do some people have “multiple personalities”? How can I tell if someone has a “neurosis,” or a “psychosis”? Do men have an “inner feminine” side, and women an “inner masculine”? Are there innate psychological differences between males and females? The four main characters in this book will guide you through a diverse and sometimes bewildering world of differing approaches to answering such questions, such as Freudian, Jungian, and Adlerian; Humanistic, Existential, and Transpersonal; as well as Cognitive, Emotive, and Behaviorist. Along the way you will learn about the developmental stages proposed by psychologists such as Erikson, Kohlberg, Piaget, and Fowler, and even explore some of the questions currently being asked by both neuroscientists, and philosophers of the mind. Start reading, to begin your study of our innermost selves...
Category: Fiction