Ring of Power: The Abandoned Child, the Authoritarian Father, and the Disempowered Feminine: A Jungian Understanding of Wagner's Ring Cycle

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The author blended psychology and mythology to explore the lives of modern men and women in "Goddesses in Everywoman and Gods in Everyman". Now she looks to the mythic, multi-generational family drama of the "Ring Cycle" operas for the archetypal truths and fundamental insights. Wagner's "Ring Cycle" offers a mythology of the dysfunctional family and the patriarchal society where the quest for power is a substitute for love. We respond to the "Ring" because we recognize ourselves and our relationships in the "Cycle's" stern father, disempowered mother, abandoned children, and brave truth-tellers. Bolen shows how when we understand our patterns and their effects, we begin to free ourselves from our personal and global "Ring Cycle" of destruction and dysfunction.

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A Jungian analyst and popular author illuminates our selves, our families, and our relationships through Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle--an enduring drama of mythic love and power.

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Bolen, Jean Shinoda
Published by Harpercollins (1992)
ISBN 10: 0062510010 ISBN 13: 9780062510013
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