The Soul's Twins
Emancipate Your Feminine and Masculine Archetypes
Humanity today is plagued by a loss of meaning and alienation from self and others. Drawing on Jungian psychology and wisdom traditions from world religions, Dr. Raffa offers a self-guided journey to heightened self-awareness and compassion. This guide for all who desire greater self-fulfillment and freedom to be themselves describes four masculine and four feminine archetypes in everyone. A self-assessment tool called the Partnership Profile helps readers overcome gender stereotypes and activate a new archetype of loving relationship with oneself and others. This awareness, combined with suggested practices, empowers readers to address their imbalances and create the lives for which they yearn.
- Partner your feminine and masculine archetypes to overcome limiting gender stereotypes and empower your true Self
- For all who desire greater self-fulfillment and freedom to be themselves
- Includes a self-assessment tool to activate a new archetype of having a loving relationship with oneself and others
Healing the Sacred Divide
Making Peace with Ourselves, Each Other, and the World
Healing the Sacred Divide is timely: As issues of faith and women drive our political dialogue at national and local levels, it offers a highly useful window into troublesome assumptions rarely recognized. Bringing these into the open can be enormously helpful for resolving conflict and promoting fruitful compromise between entrenched parties.
Author Jean Benedict Raffa first explores eight common ways of thinking about God that create strife in ourselves and contribute to the rampant divisiveness in our world. She then helps us see (and work with) the emotional ignorance of this situation that spoils relationships—through distorting what we think “God” and others want of and for us.
Raffa then invites us to entertain what she calls “an integrated God-image.” She offers it as a basis from which to bridge differences and work creatively with fundamental dualities such as masculine/feminine, good/evil, relationship/individuality, heart/head, subjectivity/objectivity, experience/belief, mystery/clarity, etc. In the process she explores a variety of personal crises and political dysfunctions that arise from overemphasizing masculine ego-values in ourselves and our conception of God, and ways to overcome them by honoring feminine values equally.
Doing so, she says, makes available “nine wisdom gifts” that offer a reprieve from unrelenting anxiety and guilt about never being good enough, and help us connect intimately with what feels truly sacred to us. From there, she suggests, we are in a much better position to make peace with ourselves and one another, and to contribute together to “humanity’s noblest dream of universal peace, justice, and love.”
Dream Theatres of the Soul
Dream Theatres of the Soul: Empowering the Feminine through Jungian Dream Work
What are your dreams telling you? Dr. Raffa believes that “dreams show us who we are and what we can become.” In this fascinating book of how to analyze dreams, explore the feminine aspects, and use dreams to grow emotionally and spiritually, Raffa combines the metaphor of a theatre with the practicality of a handbook to provide a practical guide to understanding your dreams.
The Bridge to Wholeness
A Feminine Alternative to the Hero Myth
A book for the aware and the awakening, The Bridge to Wholeness is the story of many women. By confronting the conflict within the self and within society, Jean Raffa eloquently shares her personal task of acknowledging, appreciating, and harmonizing the many aspects of her being. The result: an adventure in and prescription for healing, laughing, dancing, loving, and living more wholly.
The Bridge to Wholeness was a 1993 finalist for The Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Psychology Book.