Ring of Power

Symbols and Themes Love Vs. Power in Wagner's Ring Circle and in Us : A Jungian-Feminist Perspective

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"Thank goodness for this book…Jean Shinoda Bolen draws attention to a surprisingly neglected theme in our culture--given its seeming attraction to Jung's work--the mid-life transformation of our transcendent symbols of man as hero and patriarch, and to the role of femininity as s catalyst to this process." --Janet Sayers, San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal
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Book Details

Pages

245 Pages

Size

6.25 x 9.25

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

02/01/1999

ISBN

978-0-89254-043-3

Publisher

Nicolas-Hays, Inc

Authors

  • Author Jean Shinoda Bolen

    Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst in private practice, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, and an internationally known lecturer. She is the author of numerous books including Goddesses in Everywoman, Urgent Message from Mother: Gather the Women and Save the World, Crones Don't Whine and The Millionth Circle.

A vivid grasp of the story and the characters in “The Ring of Niebelung” brings Richard Wagner’s mythic four-opera cycle to life. The Ring Cycle has a hold on our imagination like no other operatic work because it is archetypal and has the power of myth as well as music to reverberate in the psyche. Bolen shows how myth illuminates psychology, and more – Ring of Power goes beyond the psychology of the individual, revealing dysfunctional families and patriarchal institutions.
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"Thank goodness for this book…Jean Shinoda Bolen draws attention to a surprisingly neglected theme in our culture--given its seeming attraction to Jung's work--the mid-life transformation of our transcendent symbols of man as hero and patriarch, and to the role of femininity as s catalyst to this process." --Janet Sayers, San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal "This is a very readable, useful book for those working on self-examination and change, and is highly recommended for collections of both scholarly and popular psychology." --Marilyn E. Schafer, Library Journal "Intriguing and illuminating." --Alix Madrigal, San Francisco Chronicle Review "Rich in revelations. Each chapter is a fascinating journey into our psychic world and into the story of our relationships." --Isabel Allende