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Murdock, M - The Heroine's Journey

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"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
£14.50
Maureen’s groundbreaking book, The Heroine’s Journey: Woman’s Quest for Wholeness, published by Shambhala Publications in 1990, was written as a response to Joseph Campbell’s book on the hero’s journey. Maureen, who was a student of Campbell’s work, felt his model did not address the specific psycho-spiritual journey of contemporary women. She developed a model of the feminine journey based on her work with women in therapy and showed it to him in 1983. Campbell’s response was, “Women don’t need to make the journey. In the whole mythological journey, the woman is there. All she has to do is realize that she’s the place that people are trying to get to.” Knowing that women were indeed involved in their own deep psycho-spiritual journey,

Maureen developed a model of the heroine’s journey which has become a template for novelists, screenwriters, and those who desire to understand the deep wounding of the feminine on both a personal and cultural level. Maureen received thousands of letters from women throughout the world, particularly from fathers’ daughters, relating to the wisdom in The Heroine’s Journey. The Heroine’s Journey has been published in French, Spanish, German, Dutch, and Serbo-Croatian.
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Weight 0.4kg
Product Code 9780877734857
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