She: Understanding Feminine Psychology Paperback – March 24, 2020
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A revised edition of a landmark work of psychology; the author uses the ancient myth of Amor and Psyche as the springboard for a brilliant, perceptive exploration of how one becomes a mature and complete woman.
About the Author
Robert A. Johnson, a noted lecturer and Jungian analyst, is also the author of He, She, We, Inner Work, Ecstasy, Transformation, and Owning Your Own Shadow.
- ASIN : 0060963972
- Publisher : Harper Perennial; Revised ed. edition (March 24, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 96 pages
- Item Weight : 3.17 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.02 x 5.22 x 0.26 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #53,302 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"She" is not only an exploration of the female psyche, but also an approach to the feminine in all of us. It is also a tale of exploration of inner expansion and a dive into the unconscious. I could relate to many of the things Johnson unveils. Johnson says that much of the turmoil of modern women is the result of the collision between her inner Aphrodite nature and her inner Psyche nature. I couldn't agree more.
There are two distinct parts in the book and the myth, the one before Psyche's tasks and the one after these start. Johnson says of the second that it is the part that shows more clearly the patterns of development of the feminine principle. However, although I could relate to many of the things he mentions there, I thought that some of the comments could also apply to the male psyche or to humans in general.
Despite the book being so old, is still fresh. Johnson's reflection on the validity of mythology for the modern world is wonderful, as myths contains a distilled imprint of our psychological structure, which is universal and timeless. Johnson does even more, he links myth and dreamwork in a two-path way, He shows, for example, how the myth herewith analysed replicates itself in an apparently unrelated dream of a female patient of his. Most importantly, he points out that some dreams have a mythological structure which makes them perfect to delve into our inner self and psyche.
I have to congratulate HarperCollins e-books for ripping-off customers. Being charged 11+ bucks for 99 pages of an old book on Kindle sucks.
Alot of good info is revealed in these myths that are an easy and enjoyable read. Good for males and females to share these stories which reveal our male and female tendencies, develop a common language and help us not to take things too personally.
Now that I nearly tore your eyes out with exclamation points and caps and still more exclamations, let me tell you what justifies the fuss.
Johnson offers a beautiful and spare retelling and interpretation of the Psyche myth, along with practical guidance for women as he does in about Parcival in He (the title, I'm not writing in the 18th century or referring to God) for men.
Perhaps like all applications using Jung (I've yet to read one I disliked), it flows and seduces and illumines as it enlightens.
Its excellence as lit crit aside, the book clarifies relevant life lessons by discussing the practical application of each key act in the story. Psyche does this, which reveal that, which means you could do this general sort of thing better and certainly less self-destructively.
Finally, just in case it might be new to you or because it needs to be repeated occasionally, Psyche represents the feminine in all of us--which is why yin and yang have a spot of the other in its own Paisley.
book entitled HE. We will never escape life's basic truths until we accept and understand them. Learning the nature of oneself can be a life long journey. However, with a map of truth or mythology we can arrive at our highest state of evolution.