Ring Of Power: Symbols And Themes Love Vs. Power In Wagner's Ring Cycle And In Us- A Jungian-Feminist Perspective (Jung On The Hudson Book Series)
Ring of Power: Symbols and Themes Love Vs. Power in Wagner's Ring Cycle and in Us- A Jungian-Feminist Perspective (Jung on the Hudson Book Series)
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.
"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
"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,...