Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN 10: 1573245917
ISBN 13: 978-1573245913
Activism for the Modern Day Artemis
From the author dubbed “an Artemis,” by Gloria Steinem, comes Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman, a book dedicated to women with the courage and passion to change the world.
Myths come to life. Worshiped in Ancient Greece as a protectress of young girls, Artemis was the goddess of hunting, nature, and chastity―the original “wild woman.” In Artemis, Jungian analyst and best-selling author, Jean Shinoda Bolen, revives the goddess Artemis to reclaim the female passion and persistence to survive and succeed.
We are all goddesses. But an indomitable spirit isn’t just reserved for the gods. In her book, Dr. Bolen revives the myth of Atalanta, an archetypal Artemis and mere mortal. To Atalanta, fate was no obstacle. Left to die because she was born a girl, she faces the Calydon Boar and outruns any man attempting to claim her as his wife. In Artemis, women are encouraged to discover their inner heroine―the activist who never gives up, who cannot be subdued.
Artemis today. Face it: women can’t be tamed. Whether women’s rights activists or Princess Merida from Brave, the Artemis personality is embodied in the modern women. Hailed by a modern-day Artemis, Isabel Allende, as a “beautiful, inspiring book,” Artemis is dedicated to all women and girls who discover her unconquerable spirit in themselves or others. Inside find:
- Examples of Artemis in real-life and popular culture
- Ancient and modern ways to be your authentic self
- A source of strength, power, and integrity
If you enjoyed the books Women Who Run with the Wolves, Wild Mercy, or Goddesses in Everywoman, you’ll love Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman.
"Whether or not women know it, Artemis is the archetype or goddess who can inspire us to be activists in the world. In Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman, Jean Shinoda Bolen provides ancient and modern ways to be our authentic, courageous, and passionate selves. Jean herself is an Artemis." --Gloria Steinem, Reviews
"Artemis is emerging in the popular culture as a new source of strength, power and integrity. She is the protector of life, the activist who never gives up, the idealistic heroine who cannot be subdued. In this beautiful, inspiring book, Bolen shows how a woman can draw upon her courage and her passion to change the world." ?Isabel Allende, author of House of the Spirits and most recently, Ripper, Reviews
"In the lineage of Joseph Campbell, Bolen weaves a powerful and vivid connection between ancient myth and our postmodern world. With her unique voice as a psychiatrist and her work inspired by her work in Jungian psychology, she gives us many models of perseverance in an age fought with challenges, especially for women and girls. Within these pages you'll find many images and stories that will lead you to the power of your own imagination." ?Justine Willis Toms, Cofounder, host New Dimensions Radio, author of Small Pleasures: Finding Grace in a Chaotic World, Reviews
"Once again Jean Shinoda Bolen inspires us with her magical ability to connect our daily behaviors and realities with archetypal stories and patterns. Like Goddess in Every Woman, I couldn't stop reading Artemis. It left me with a much deeper understanding of what women face around the world, as well as food for thought to reflect upon the daily realities of female empowerment. I couldn't recommend it more." Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International, Reviews
About the Author
Jean Shinoda Bolen, M. D, is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, former professor of psychiatry, and an internationally-known author and speaker. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a recipient of the Institute for Health and Healing's Pioneers in Art, Science, and the Soul of Healing Award.
Dr. Bolen has authored over ten books with over a hundred foreign editions. Her groundbreaking work, Goddesses in Everywoman, sold over half a million copies and continues affecting women to this day. Another one of her works, The Millionth Circle, inspired The Millionth Circle Initiative (www.millonthcircle.org) and led to her involvement at the United Nations. The Association for the Study of Women and Mythology presented her the Demeter Award for her lifetime achievement in women's spirituality.
She currently maintains a private practice in Mill Valley.