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Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Every Woman by Jean Shinoda Bolen explores the archetype of the activist – ancient and modern – and invites women and girls to discover the tenacity and courage of Artemis, and how it can be tapped to live authentically. Indomitable means untamed, unsubdued. It is the “Woman, Whole Unto Herself” quality in girls and women who will not be victims.
Jean Bolen delves deeply into the myth of Atalanta, the famous hunter and runner in ancient Greek mythology, a mortal woman who is identified with Artemis the Greek Goddess of the Hunt and Moon. Atalanta began life abandoned and left to die because she was born a girl. Artemis exemplifies the indomitable spirit of competent, courageous girls and the women they become. This is grit, the passion and persistence to go the distance, to survive, and to succeed.
Included are many real-life stories as well as mythological and fictional examples of Artemis archetype women, including Princess Merida from the animated film Brave and Katniss from The Hunger Games. Artemis and Atalanta are the means through which readers can navigate their own personal exploration to become their authentic selves. Hardback. ISBN 9781573245913.
Jean Shinoda Bolen interviewed by Cheryl Scheurer about her new book, Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Every Woman.
Jean Shinoda Bolen dedicates this book to women and girls who embody the archetype of Artemis, who discover Her uncrushable spirit in themselves and others.
Jean Shinoda Bolen, M. D., is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and an internationally known author, activist, and speaker. She 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.
Jean Shinoda Bolen is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a past board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women. She has been an advocate for women, women’s issues, and ethics in psychiatry. Her books are used as college and university texts in gender studies, women’s psychology, mythology, spirituality, east-west philosophy, and psychology courses. She appeared in two documentaries, the Academy Award winning anti-nuclear proliferation film “Women—For America, For the World,” and the Canadian Film Board’s “Goddess Remembered.”