The Madwoman is a powerful psychological and emotional energy that lives in us allboth men and womenand speaks to us all, inhabiting our dreams, our lives, our collective cultural memory. Ignored or suppressed, she becomes a force of self-destruction; acknowledged and understood, she becomes a source of creativity and power. In this remarkable and revolutionary book, Linda Schierse Leonard explores how we can overcome the inner turmoil of contemporary lifeunexpressed rage, the buildup of guilt and anxietyby harnessing this primal expression of our natural instincts. From Medea to Ophelia to Thelma and Louise, the paradox and patterns of madness are as old as time. But the chain can be broken; the Madwoman within each of us can and must be freed, openly expressed, and transformed into a source of constructive, creative energy. Leonard draws upon an extraordinary range of sourcesancient myths and fairy tales, films and literature, contemporary and historical womens livesto design a model of empowerment for women today. With its fresh perspectives and bold insights, Meeting the Madwoman is a provocative work of profound cultural significance, one whose ideas are sure to resonate for years to come..
Please note: This is a used book in good condition.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
This is a used book in good condition..Packaging may exhibit some minor shelfwear, such as bent corners, minor creases, dents, scratches, tears, etc...