Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, is a Filipina American psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, speaker, and author. Bolen has written several books on the archetypal psychology of women and men in the development of spirituality and is also known for her activism in the areas of women’s issues and environmental justice.
Carl Jung's concept of synchronicity, an acausal principle, connects the ego to the larger archetypal self. This connection is like the ancient Chinese concept of the Tao in that it cannot be rationally understood.
In her latest book, Crones Don’t Whine, Jean Shinoda Bolen’s playful sense of humour and keen insight combine to offer women thirteen qualities to cultivate. Engage in these small practises and you’re bound to be a happier person, who’s doing her bit to make the world just a little better.
This is a book for any person who is living with a life-threatening illness and for anyone who is caring for and/or loves a person who is ill. Bolen affirms that the price of going into the scary places, of feeling like a piece of green meat on a hook, is high, but worth it. We have no choice.
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