Here All Dwell Free: Stories to Heal the Wounded Feminine by Gertrud Mueller Nelson, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Here All Dwell Free: Stories to Heal the Wounded Feminine

Here All Dwell Free: Stories to Heal the Wounded Feminine

by Gertrud Mueller Nelson
     
 

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Every human being lives a fairy tale — an unconscious myth that works on us, shapes us, and points to our truth. Often the story is filled with danger and foreboding. The good news is, for those who examine it closely, the story also carries with it balm and healing.

'Here All Dwell Free' is an in-depth exploration of two classic fairy tales that have

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Every human being lives a fairy tale — an unconscious myth that works on us, shapes us, and points to our truth. Often the story is filled with danger and foreboding. The good news is, for those who examine it closely, the story also carries with it balm and healing.

'Here All Dwell Free' is an in-depth exploration of two classic fairy tales that have particular significance for women. The Handless Maiden will resonate in a special way with women who feel powerless in the contemporary world. In a similar way, Briar Rose is about falling asleep and waking, of abandonment and allowing oneself to be discovered by love. While the stories recounted here may be ancient, they speak to us today in unmistakable symbolic language, inviting us to enter them, live them, and be made whole again.

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Library Journal
Nelson, author of To Dance with God (Paulist Pr., 1982) presents a mixture of Jungian and Christian interpretations of two classic fairy tales: ``The Handless Maiden'' and ``Briar Rose.'' These fairy tales, says Nelson, help women understand and recover the devalued feminine in their inner and outer lives. Although information on men's recovery of their repressed feminine is included, this book is clearly aimed at a primarily female Christian audience. Two books which have similar theoretical content and will appeal to wider audiences are Madonna Kolbenschlag's Kiss Sleeping Beauty Good-Bye ( LJ 10/15/79) and Stephanie Demetrakopoulos's Listening to Our Bodies ( LJ 5/1/83).-- Lucy Patrick, Florida State Univ. Lib., Tallahassee

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597527118
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Gertrud Mueller Nelson is an artist, writer, lecturer, and educator. Raised in Minnesota, she attended the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, studied printmaking in Cologne, and graduated from the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich. Her other books include 'To Dance With God' (called by Bill Moyers an important book in my life for some time now), several volumes of liturgical clip art, and a children's book, 'A Walk through Our Church'. She lives in San Diego.

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