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The Heroine's Journey: Woman's Quest for Wholeness by [Maureen Murdock, Christine Downing]

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Murdock traces her journey from rejection of the feminine in order to "succeed" in a masculine world; through discovery of the inadequacy of "success"; through a dark night of the soul and a killing of masculine divine images; to a discovery of the Goddess and of the feminine (including her own feminine embodiment); to a healing of the separated feminine and of the wounded masculine within herself. She ends with the hope for true conjunction, true union beyond duality. This personal book by a family therapist is especially recommended for public and seminary libraries.
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"Though the book is rich with examples drawn from myths and Jungian psychology, it is surprisingly easy to read. The journey requires serious, often frightening, wandering before one's true identity and power are known. Like the journey Murdock describes, there are no cheap, easy lessons. There are many rich, rewarding lessons, but these are gained only through integrity, courage, and the willingness to meet challenge with all the resources one can muster."—Creation



"Murdock's personal journey will surely speak to many women, but I hope also to those men willing to hear these newly awakened female voices—and of the feminine in their own souls."—
Utne Reader



"Combining personal experience and painstaking erudition, Maureen Murdock's
The Heroine's Journey shares with us the essence of the female journey. A fine, warm, and insightful book."—Carol Pearson, author of The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By



"The Heroine's Journey offers a map of the feminine healing process. Murdock writes in a clear and compassionate voice which draws inspiration from her experiences as a mother, artist, and therapist and from the collective wisdom of the community of women on the path of the goddess. This book speaks to each woman who longs for a spiritually alive feminine self, one who is actively engaged in the world, and who embraces the masculine principle as a mirror of herself. The Heroine's Journey guides the reader in reweaving the threads of her life story into a mantle of empowerment for herself, for other women, and for Gaia, the Planet Herself."—Patrice Wynne, author of The Womanspirit Sourcebook and co-founder of the Gaia Bookstore and Catalogue Company



"Maureen Murdock's important book on the heroine's journey contains a wealth of insight that is of great value to contemporary Western women. It explores a rich territory of the feminine psyche and opens an understanding of female development that relates not only to personal transformation but cultural transformation as well."—Joan Halifax, President of the Ojai Foundation



"A great roadmap for the changing landscapes of women's lives. It's assuring, rich in personal stories, and leads us securely to the Goddess."—Z. Budapest, author of
The Holy Book of Women's Mysteries and The Grandmother of Time --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B085BSY4H2
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Shambhala (Aug. 18 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 7761 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 246 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1611808308
  • Customer Reviews:
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Maureen Murdock is the author of The Heroine’s Journey: Woman’s Quest for Wholeness, which explores the rich territory of the feminine psyche and delineates the psycho-spiritual journey for women. It was her response to Joseph Campbell’s A Hero with a Thousand Faces when he said to her, “Women don’t need to make the journey. In the whole mythological tradition the woman is there.” The publication of The Heroine’s Journey touched a nerve in women’s consciousness around the world. It was quickly translated into French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Yugoslavian, Italian and Korean and has recently been published in Farsi. It has been used by screenwriters and novelists alike as a model of the woman’s journey. Jill Soloway recently mentioned its cyclical structure in “Paging Joseph Campbell” in the October 2014 issue of Los Angeles Magazine.

Murdock’s subsequent book, The Hero’s Daughter, emerged out of the response to The Heroine’s Journey by women who wrote to her about their own experiences as “father’s daughters.” It was first published by Ballantine and later issued in paperback as Fathers’ Daughters: Breaking the Ties that Bind. It has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Hebrew, and Chinese. Murdock is also the author of Unreliable Truth: On Memoir and Memory; Spinning Inward: Using Guided Imagery with Children; The Heroine’s Journey Workbook and a short Kindle, The Emergence of Bipolar Disorder. She writes a blog on the criminal justice system and addiction at her website: www.maureenmurdock.com.

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