The worlds of Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, and other modern epics feature the Chosen One—an adolescent boy who defeats the Dark Lord and battles the sorrows of the world. Television’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer represents a different kind of epic—the heroine’s journey, not the hero’s. This provocative study explores how Buffy blends 1990s girl power and the path of the warrior woman with the oldest of mythic traditions. It chronicles her descent into death and subsequent return like the great goddesses of antiquity. As she sacrifices her life for the helpless, Buffy experiences the classic heroine’s quest, ascending to protector and queen in this timeless metaphor for growing into adulthood.
This book describes contemporary woman's search for wholeness in a society in which she has been defined according to masculine values. Drawing upon cultural myths and fairy tales, ancient symbols and goddesses, and the dreams of contemporary women, Murdock illustrates the need for—and the reality of—feminine values in Western culture today.
Many are familiar with Joseph Campbell’s theory of the hero’s journey, the idea that every man from Moses to Hercules grows to adulthood while battling his alter-ego. This book explores the universal heroine’s journey as she quests through world myth. Numerous stories from cultures as varied as Chile and Vietnam reveal heroines who battle for safety and identity, thereby upsetting popular notions of the passive, gentle heroine. Only after she has defeated her dark side and reintegrated can the heroine become the bestower of wisdom, the protecting queen and arch-crone. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
"Die Heldin zögert nicht, um das zu bitten, was ihr Herz begehrt und ihr die Sehnsucht befiehlt." Hören Sie auf Ihre innere Stimme, die Heldin in Ihnen? Fragen Sie sich, wie Sie Ihre weibliche Kraft und Stärke nutzen können, um die Anforderungen und Belastungen des Alltagslebens zu meistern? Oder was Weiblichkeit heute bedeutet? Viele Frauen haben sich von ihren Urinstinkten entfernt und lassen ihre innewohnenden Energiequellen wie Kreativität, Intuition und Leidenschaft ungenutzt. Um diese wiederzuentdecken, begleitet Sabine Groth Sie auf Ihre persönliche Heldinnenreise. Auf dem Weg in die eigene Innenwelt zeigt sie Ihnen mit Übungen und Impulsen, wie Sie zurückfinden zu Freiheit, Instinkt und Selbstbewusstsein. So können Sie zu Ihrer vollen inneren und äußeren Schönheit erblühen.
“A wealth of information about a variety of super-heroines and their comic book stories”—SFCrowsnest “Frankel discusses the journey of the superheroine in contemporary comics, movies, and television”—ProtoView “Frankel uses myth the way it was meant to be used, to help people understand how their lives fit into a larger world. She offers great depth of analysis in understanding how the mythic characters of comics utilize the standard mythic tropes. This is a must-have.”—Matthew Wilhelm Kapell, Exploring the Next Frontier: Vietnam, NASA, Star Trek and Utopia in 1960s and 1970s American Myth and History. The heroine’s journey echoes throughout ancient legend. Each young woman combats her dark side and emerges stronger. This quest is also a staple of American comic books. Wonder Woman with semi-divine powers gives us a new female-centered creation story. Batgirl, Batwoman and Black Widow discover their enemy is the dark mother or shadow twin, with the savagery they’ve rejected in themselves. Supergirl similarly struggles but keeps harmony with her sister. From Jessica Jones and Catwoman to the new superwomen of cutting-edge webcomics, each heroine must go into the dark, to become not a warrior but a savior. Women like Captain Marvel and Storm sacrifice all to join the ranks of superheroes, while their feminine powers and dazzling costumes reflect the most ancient tales.
!-- Generated by XStandard version 2.0.1.0 on 2016-07-08T12:52:47 -- Der Star Wars-Kosmos bildet im gesamten Buch die tragende Analogie und zeigt den Entwicklungsprozess hin zu einer erfolgreichen Spitzenführungskraft des 21. Jahrhunderts. Die Autoren zeigen die Ambivalenz und Spannung unserer unberechenbaren Welt und bieten Orientierung für Krisensituationen. Kurz: Das Buch bietet eine Anleitung zur Wiederentdeckung der wesentlichen Dimensionen moderner Führungskultur. Inhalte: Bezugssysteme verstehen Dysbalancen der gewohnten Management-Welt Mentoring als Führungsinstrument Der Weg der Jedi als Führungsentwicklung Ganzheitliche Führungsentwicklung mit dem Quaternitäts-Prinzip Radikale Selbstverantwortung und transpersonale Führung
Colorful biographical sketches of 10 famous women in history.
In every heroic tale, the heroine is called to fulfill a compelling desire or seek a new adventure. Sometimes she is eager to accept the call. Other times, she refuses out of fear-but the call grows ever louder. For modern-day women, the struggle for self-discovery and the courage to leap into the unknown is no different. Mirroring the heroine's journey, this empowering guide outlines: ¿the power of choice. ¿models for personal development. ¿strategies to combat critics (even yourself).¿tips for dealing with emotional roadblocks. ¿methods to achieve self-acceptance. You may not be Wonder Woman, but you are certainly a heroine. It's time to unleash the power within!For fans of:¿Joseph Campbell's "The Hero with a Thousand Faces"¿Will Craig's "Living the Hero's Journey"¿Maureen Murdock's "The Heroine's Journey"
Ein verhängnisvolles Ehedrama – blitzgescheit, hintergründig und berührend Einst waren sie jung und schön, trunken vor Glück und sorglosem Übermut. Auf den Rausch des Verliebens folgte das gemeinsame Reifen, sich Annähern und Entfernen, sie heirateten, bekamen ein Kind. Ihre Liebesbriefe versahen sie mit dem Absender »Amt für Mutmaßungen«, hatten immer mehr Fragen und weniger Gewissheiten. Denn ganz allmählich, kaum wahrnehmbar, begann sich etwas zu ändern – und plötzlich standen sie am Abgrund. Bestechend klarsichtig und wunderbar poetisch zeichnet Jenny Offill das Porträt einer jungen Frau in New York, deren Denken um alltägliche Freuden und Sorgen kreist, um Schlafmangel, Treue, die Liebe zu ihrem Mann und ihrer Tochter, sich aber auch davonmacht in die fernen Sphären der Raumfahrt, Meeresforschung und antiken Philosophie. Ein fein schwingendes Gedankenmobile, vergnüglich ausbalanciert mit Zitaten von Kafka, Keats, Einstein und Tipps für die Hausfrau im Jahr 1897.
This book provides an understanding of the aspects of mapping the girl’s journey towards self-confidence, mastery, and behavioral competence in sandplay for both new and seasoned practitioners. Two clinical case studies, a compelling heroine’s tale, and experiential exercises illustrate and complement the mandala mapping practice therapeutically.
This edited collection offers a variety of perspectives focusing on representation of women as heroines across printed media. In addition, the book extends the discussion of heroines for the broader audience, which provides a much needed, more nuanced discussion of this topic across American popular culture. Contributors go beyond the expected account of women as mothers, wives, warriors, goddesses, and damsels in distress, to provide innovative analysis that situates heroines within culture, revealing them as tough, self-sufficient, and breaking the bounds of gender expectations in places readers may not have expected. Addressing portrayals from Marvel and DC universe, manga, Jack London’s novels, to real-life heroes of Iraq war, this is an indispensable book for scholars in rhetoric, literature, popular culture, and others interested in women’s issues.
Devastated by the sudden death of her younger brother, Davy, Emma's grief sends her on a heroine's quest from a hurtful reality into a magically exciting world with a mission to complete. In time, she returns to her family, her victory won, ready to move forward on her personal life's journey.
On the heroine's journey, the young woman quests for autonomy, with adversaries who reflect her shadow side. They polarize with her, evoking different aspects of the personality. Wrestling with these figures and achieving a rapprochement, the heroine discovers all the untapped potential and hidden strength that lies within. BBC's Orphan Black follows this perfectly. Sarah Manning discovers she's a clone when she meets her identical copy, Beth, and sees her commit suicide. Through the first season, Sarah plays Beth, learning discipline and responsibility. All this gives her the strength to grapple with her wild sister Helena and evil sister Rachel as she battles the patriarchy in an ancient feminist clash. This book analyzes the symbols and inner life of the five main characters' journeys, along with some of the lesser Ledas, as all seek the power of a united sisterhood.
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The third book in the smart, snarky, and action-packed Heroine series completes the "Heroic Trio" as Bea Tanaka joins her sister, Evie, and diva Aveda Jupiter in their quest to free San Francisco from its demon portal problem If there's one thing Beatrice Tanaka never wanted to be, it's normal. But somehow, her life has unfolded as a series of "should haves." Her powers of emotional projection should have made her one of the most formidable superheroes of all time. And she should have been allowed to join her older sister Evie as a full-fledged protector of San Francisco, pulverizing the city's plethora of demon threats. But Evie and her superheroing partner, Aveda Jupiter, insist on seeing Bea as the impulsive, tempestuous teenager she used to be--even though she's now a responsible adult. And that means Bea is currently living a thoroughly normal life. She works as a bookstore lackey, hangs out with best friends Sam Fujikawa and Leah Kim, and calms her workplace's more difficult customers. Sure, she's not technically supposed to be playing with people's mental states. But given the mundanity of her existence, who can blame her? When a mysterious being starts communicating with Bea, hinting at an evil that's about to overtake the city, she seizes the opportunity, hoping to turn her "should haves" into the fabulous heroic life she's always wanted. But gaining that life may mean sacrificing everything--and everyone--she holds dear...
Are you a woman who knows she’s meant for more? Have you been asking what’s next? What really is your destiny? If you are ready to truly change at a deep cellular level once and for all, this book is a must-read. Dianna Hanken takes you on her fascinating journey that shows how you, too, can boldly step into the flow of life and claim all that is possible for you right in this moment. Most of us don’t realize that we are being unconsciously run by certain patterns in our lives until we come to the conscious decision for a different way of being. Through the power of a mystical, magical journey, Dianna is led to realizing and living her true destiny. She takes you with her as she discovers how you can be guided with each choice by spirit into the best direction of your life. You’ll also see how pain may be an inevitable part of living, but you can shift your relationship to challenges so that every circumstance, no matter what, is a beautiful opportunity. You can live from a knowing feeling that you are supported, cared for, and here for a purpose. What does spirit have laying hidden underneath the old stories, patterns, and ways of being you’ve experienced before? What is ready to be manifested and created through you now? This moment forward, you can define the rest of your life from this new place of joy, service, and love that will actualize all that you are here to bring forth. Your Destiny Path is waiting now. “In The Destiny Path, Dianna’s inspiring heroine’s journey ignites hope, possibility, and reconnection to our truest self. You’re renewed with clarity and guidance to live aligned with your destiny. She is a brilliant wisdom keeper, and I can’t recommend this book highly enough!” — Claire Zammit, PhD, founder, FemininePower.com “Dianna’s story takes us on a profound adventure in the quest for becoming who we’re meant to be. Trusting each step into the unknown creates this extraordinary journey into actualizing one’s destiny. An inspiring call to live our own true destiny and find ourselves in the process.” — Lynn Rose, media entrepreneur and CEO, the Power to WOW

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