In Jean Shinoda Bolen’s bestselling, game-changing Goddesses in Everywoman, myths came to
life in a whole new way that resonated with our own lives. Even fictional
character Bridget Jones was reading that book.
Now comes Artemis:
The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman, a groundbreaking new book that
explores the archetype of the activist. Indomitable means untamed, unsubdued.
It is the one-in-herself quality in girls and women who will not be victims, no
matter what. To bring the Artemis archetype to life, Dr. 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. She faced the Calydon Boar and drew first blood;
she was the runner who would demand to be beaten in a footrace by the man who
could claim her as his bride. Atalanta exemplifies the indomitable spirit in
competent, courageous girls and in the women they become. This is grit, the
passion and persistence to go the distance, to survive, and to succeed.
Dr. Bolen paints a vivid picture of Artemis women in
current media, including Princess Merida from the animated film Brave and Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games. In all these examples
and those of real-life women who grow into their Artemis spirit, she provides
the means through which listeners can navigate their own personal exploration
to become their authentic selves.
Bolen dedicates this book to women and girls who
embody the archetype of Artemis, who discover her uncrushable spirit in
themselves or others. Download and start listening now!