In Jean Bolen’s best-selling, game-changing Goddesses in Everywoman, myths come to life in a whole new way that resonated with our own lives. Even fictional character Bridget Jones was reading that book.
Now comes Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman, a groundbreaking new book that explores the archetype of the activist. Indomitable means untamed, unsubdued. It is the one-in-herself quality in girls and women who will not be victims, no matter what. To bring the Artemis archetype to life, Dr. Bolen delves deeply into the myth of Atlanta, the famous hunter and runner in ancient Greek mythology, a mortal woman who is identified with Artemis the Greek Goddess of the Hunt and Moon. Atlanta began life abandoned and left to die because she was born a girl. Atlanta exemplifies the indomitable spirit in competent, courageous girls and in the women they become. This is the passion and persistence to go the distance, to survive, and to succeed.
Dr. Bolen paints a vivid picture of Artemis women in current media, both fictional and real, who grow into their Artemis spirit. She provides the means through which readers can navigate their own personal exploration to become their authentic selves.