Archetypes in Women Over Fifty
by Professor Jean Shinoda Bolen (Author)
What's next for the getting older generation of women who have been redefining themselves each decade? Women turn 50 and cross into uncharted territory. Jean Shinoda Bolen's Goddesses in Older Women names the new energies and potentials that come into the psyche at this momentous time, marked physiologically by menopause. Forty-five million American women will be on the far side of 50 and still active at the beginning of the 21st century. As she did in Goddesses in Everywoman, Bolen introduces a set of goddess archetypes—as inner sources of wisdom, humor, outrage, decisive actions, and compassion. Goddesses in Older Women is a handbook on how to be a juicy crone, and a reason to celebrate turning 50.
Jean Shinoda Bolen brings an emphasis on the question for meaning and the need for a spiritual dimension in life to all aspects of her work, while also taking into account the powerful effects of archetypes within us and family and culture upon us. Her books are used as college and university texts in gender studies, women's psychology, mythology, spirituality, east-west philosophy, and psychology courses. She has been an advocate for women, women's issues, and ethics in psychiatry. With her former husband, she co-founded Psychic and New Realities magazines, publications about parapsychological, and mind-body-spiritual subjects. She is in the widely acclaimed documentary, "Goddess Remembered," the first of the Canadian Film Board's trilogy.
Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., is an internationally known Jungian analyst, clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco, and a former member of the Ms. Foundation for Women board. She lives in Mill Valley, CA.
Jean Shinoda Bolen is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a past Chairperson of the Council of National Affairs of the APA, a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, a Fellow and former member of the Board of Trustees of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, and a former Board member of the International Transpersonal Association. She is a Diplomate in Analytical Psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, a member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, and the Society of Jungian Analysts of Northern California. She is a past member of the Board of Governors of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, and past Chairperson of the Joint Certifying Board of the Northern and Southern California Societies of Jungian Analysts. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Ms. Foundation for Women. She founded and co-chaired Psychiatrists for ERA, which was a major influence within psychiatry in the early 1980's, that evolved into the Association for Women in Psychiatry.