Meeting the Madwoman: Empowering the Feminine Spirit

In Meeting the Madwoman: Empowering the Feminine Spirit, author Linda Schierse Leonard explores the archetypal feminine energy that she calls the madwoman which exists as a sort of shadow presence in women and in the culture and which, if understood and integrated, can transform women's lives.  What I love is the way she uses myth and real women from history and popular culture to illustrate the operation of the archetype and its power. Dr. Leonard is a Jungian analyst who specializes in life transitions, spirituality, creativity and personal growth.  She is also a renowned author and lecturer. Her personal warmth and intelligence shine through all of her work.  Each of her books is a treasure.  I re-read them frequently and have often found them helpful for other people as well.  Her other books are:

On the Way to the Wedding

Witness to the Fire: Creativity and the Veil of Addiction

The Call to Create

Following the Reindeer Woman

Following the Reindeer Woman