The Maiden King

The Reunion of Masculine and Feminine

Author: Robert Bly,Marion Woodman

Publisher: HarperElement

ISBN: 9781862045767

Category: Femininity

Page: 264

View: 7972

This text guides the reader through the ancient Russian folktale to explore the possibility of a new relationship between masculine and feminine, presenting a map of the sorrow both men and women feel today in relation to each other.

The Maiden King

The Reunion of Masculine and Feminine

Author: Robert Bly,Marion Woodman

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780805057782

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 8828

From Robert Bly, author of the groundbreaking bestseller Iron John, and famed Jungian analyst Marion Woodman comes an interpretation of a primordial folktale that takes the message behind Iron John to its next phase: the reunion of masculine and feminine. Bly and Woodman interpret the archetypal symbols embedded in an ancient Russian story, The Maiden King, a tale woven of an absent father, a possessive stepmother, a false tutor, and a young man over-whelmed by a beautiful maiden. When the young man's weak response to the maiden ss her retreating in anger, he must go on a quest for self-discovery that leads to Baba Yaga, the fierce yet empowering old woman of Russian folk tradition. The male tency toward impotence in the face of feminine magnificence, the female fear of power and abandonment that leads to rage, the need to get beyond oppositional thinking en route to the Divine, these are issues the book addresses with wisdom and lyricism. The true heir to Iron John, The Maiden King may be the intellectual answer to Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.

The Maiden King

The Reunion of Masculine and Feminine

Author: Robert Bly,Marion Woodman

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9780805057775

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 4321

The author of Iron John, together with an eminent psychotherapist, reunite the Masculine and the Feminine. Robert Bly and Marion Woodman interpret the deep psychological insights imbedded in ancient stories, in this instance a Russian folktale about bringing feminine energy back into the world. The Maiden King tells of an absent father, a possessive stepmother, a false tutor, and a young man overwhelmed by a beautiful maiden and her thirty sisters, sailing toward him on thirty boats. His weak response ss her retreating in anger, and to find her once again he must go on a quest that leads to Baba Yaga, the fierce old woman of Russian folk tradition who represents not life in service of death, but death in service of life. The male tency to go to sleep in the face of feminine magnificence, female fear of power and of abandonment that leads to rage, the need to get beyond oppositional thinking en route to the Divine--these are issues the book addresses with wisdom and lyrical beauty. The true heir to Iron John, Bly's number-one national best-seller about men, The Maiden King speaks eloquently to readers of Clarissa Pinkola Estes, James Hillman, and Deborah Tannen.

The Maiden King in Iceland

A Dissertation...

Author: Erik Wahlgren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Old Norse literature

Page: 68

View: 3329

The King and the Maiden

Author: SB Morgan

Publisher: Partridge Africa

ISBN: 1482804182

Category: Education

Page: 206

View: 5267

The King and the Maiden is an intriguing story of the Ibibio culture and traditions. Ekaette, the central character in the book, grew up in the village but later spent a greater part of her years outside her place of birth. Despite leaving the village for so many years to study abroad, she was disturbed by her childhood desire. On her return, she becomes a heroine to the people and a nightmare to some group of men as she inspired the young and elderly people in the village. For her fame, she was hunted by a council of elders who saw her closeness to the people as a threat to their influence on the people and the king. At one point, she became helpless when intimidation started coming from the dreaded masquerade with the backing of the council of chiefs as the highest governing council in the village. They are feared by everybody in the village. As nobody could intervene on her behalf, she went into hiding when she discovered her life was in danger. But when a group of people took to the street, this set the stage for the resilient women union and the dreaded council of elders.

The Fisher King and the Handless Maiden

Understanding the Wounded Feeling Functi

Author: Robert A. Johnson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061957593

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 1922

In the tradition of Annie Dillard and Natalie Goldberg, this resource for writers and non-writers alike shows the act of writing to be a dynamic means of knowing, healing, and creating the body, mind, and spirit.

The Sword Maiden (The Celtic Nights Series, Book 3)

Author: Susan King

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 1614174431

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

View: 8685

Eva MacArthur is desperate to protect her dispossessed clan and reclaim her island fortress from the evil lord who has stolen her heritage. To win she must take up a sword—and rely on the man she once loved. Blacksmith Lachlann MacKerron has sworn never to craft another weapon or give away his heart, but he cannot refuse Eva or the fire that burns between them. Bound by fate and passion, together they must save a shining legend or lose all. REVIEWS: "Against the backdrop of the Hundred Years' War, King deftly spins a mystical Highland romance." ~Publishers Weekly "Magic, myth and history blend to perfection... " ~Romantic Times Book Club (Top Pick, K.I.S.S. Award) "Bewitching... entrancing. Highly recommended!" ~The Romance Readers Connection THE CELTIC NIGHTS, in series order The Stone Maiden The Swan Maiden The Sword Maiden Laird of the Wind THE BORDER ROGUES, in series order The Raven's Wish The Raven's Moon The Heather Moon OTHER TITLES by Susan King The Black Thorne's Rose

At the King's Command

Author: Susan Wiggs

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1488022410

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6265

Travel back to the glittering Tudor court with #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs in her beloved Tudor Rose Trilogy. Frustrated by his own failures at matrimony, King Henry VIII punishes an insolent nobleman by commanding him to marry the vagabond woman caught stealing his horse. Stephen de Lacey is a cold and bitter widower, long accustomed to the sovereign's capricious and malicious whims. He regards his new bride as utterly inconvenient…though undeniably fetching. But Juliana Romanov is no ordinary thief—she is a Russian princess forced into hiding by the traitorous cabal who slaughtered her family. One day she hopes to return to Muscovy to seek vengeance. What begins as a mockery of a marriage ultimately blossoms into deepest love. Originally published in 2009

The Stone Maiden (The Celtic Nights Series, Book 1)

Author: Susan King

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 1614174415

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 8667

Desperate to save her diminished clan, Alainna MacLaren, heiress to a vast Highland property, seeks a warrior to protect her people—but he must agree to marry her and take her clan's surname. When the king sends a foreign knight to wed Alainna and gain control of her lands, Sebastien le Bret vows to lend his sword but not his heart—nor will he sacrifice his name and honor. Yet he is powerfully attracted to Alainna—a stone carver of mystical talent—whose pride and passion more than match his own. But a local legend predicts disaster as time grows short—unless the warrior and the maiden can conquer stubborn pride and give in to the power of love. REVIEWS: "King strongly draws readers into the plot and her characters' lives." ~Publishers Weekly "Exhilarating... Demonstrates why fans and critics cherish her novels." ~Affaire de Coeur "Filled with excitement." ~Midwest Book Reviews "Every part blends seamlessly... I could feel the mist and smell the heather." ~LaurieLikesBooks.com THE CELTIC NIGHTS, in series order The Stone Maiden The Swan Maiden The Sword Maiden Laird of the Wind THE BORDER ROGUES, in series order The Raven's Wish The Raven's Moon The Heather Moon OTHER TITLES by Susan King The Black Thorne's Rose

The Maiden's Hand

Author: Susan Wiggs

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1488078599

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7076

Travel back to the glittering Tudor court with #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs in her beloved Tudor Rose Trilogy. Roguishly handsome Oliver de Lacey has always lived lustily: wine, weapons and women are his bywords. Even salvation from the noose by a shadowy society provides no epiphany to mend his debauched ways. Mistress Lark’s sole passion is her secret work with a group of Protestant dissidents thwarting the queen’s executions. She needs no other excitement—until Oliver de Lacey drops through the hangman’s door and into her life. As their fates become inextricably bound together in a struggle against royal persecution, both Oliver and Lark discover a love worth saving…even dying for. Originally published in 2009.

The Swan Maiden (The Celtic Nights Series, Book 2)

Author: Susan King

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 1614174423

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

View: 6771

When Lady Juliana, a beautiful Scottish rebel, is captured by the English and paraded as the legendary Swan Maiden, a knight sworn to the English king recognizes her as the girl he rescued years before. Ordered by the king to marry Lady Juliana and find the rebels she protects, Sir Gawain must resist the beautiful, feisty rebel and hide his own treasonous secrets while discovering hers—even as passion brings them together. But if the king hears of their dangerous intentions, their lives will be forfeited before love can ever set them free. REVIEWS: "...a fast-paced, action-packed, enthralling romance." ~Romantic Times Book Club "With its well-conceived plot, and strong visual elements, this feisty historical romance will enchant." ~Publishers Weekly THE CELTIC NIGHTS, in series order The Stone Maiden The Swan Maiden The Sword Maiden Laird of the Wind THE BORDER ROGUES, in series order The Raven's Wish The Raven's Moon The Heather Moon OTHER TITLES by Susan King The Black Thorne's Rose

The Maiden

Author: Jude Deveraux

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743454464

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3014

He was wise, strong, and brave. His destiny was to be king. She was young, beautiful, a warrior princess. Her destiny was to love him. But when first they met, it was not as princess and king -- it was as man and woman only, consumed by a passion so sudden, so deep that the very world exploded with one kiss. Only later, with his touch still burning on her lips, did Jura discover that the knight of her secret tryst had been none other than the hated Prince Rowan! Rowan, who had returned from far-away England to usurp her brother's throne...Rowan, who vowed to unite the wild clans under his rule. Furious, Jura swore her enmity to the golden-haired prince whose glorious visage tormented her days and haunted her nights. But nothing would stop Rowan from ruling over the warring tribes...and nothing would stop him from winning the fierce and lovely Jura as his bride, his Queen, his love....

To Defy a King

Author: Elizabeth Chadwick

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402250903

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 7859

An action-packed medieval novel from a USA Today bestselling author Named the Historical Novel of the Year by the Romantic Novelist's Association in 2011, To Defy is King is a riveting novel of family loyalty and betrayal, featuring the daughter of William Marshal-one of Chadwick, and history's, most beloved characters. The spirited daughter of England's greatest knight, Mahelt Marshal, lives a privileged life. But when her beloved father falls out with the volatile and dangerous King John, her world is shattered. The king takes her brothers hostage and Mahelt's planned marriage to Hugh Bigod, son of the Earl of Norfolk, takes place sooner than she expected. Mahelt and Hugh come to care for each other deeply, but Hugh's strict father clashes with the rebellious Mahelt. When more harsh demands from King John threaten to tear the couple's lives apart, Mahelt finds herself facing her worst fears alone. Caught between the family she was born in and the family she married into, Mahelt is uncertain if she-or her marriage-will survive. Written with vivid detail and great historical accuracy, To Defy a King is an immersive historical novel of Medieval England. Fans of Philippa Gregory, Alison Weir, Sharon Kay Penman, and Bernard Cornwall will take pleasure in this well-crafted story of a vibrant, noble woman in a tyrant's world. More Medieval Historical Fiction Titles from Elizabeth Chadwick: Lady of the English- A medieval battle of the sexes The Greatest Knight-the seldom told story of the Greatest Knight of the Middle Ages The Summer Queen a novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine What readers are saying about To Defy a King "This is truly historical fiction at its finest." "An enthralling historical fiction novel with superb characters and a remarkable story." "I cried and laughed and could not stop reading, which is the formula for a five star novel for me!" What reviewers are saying about To Defy a King "...juicy chunks of violent medieval history you can enjoy in the climate-controlled safety of your own home." -USA Today "The characters are wonderful fleshed out, individual, not stereotypical and graceful. The blend of action scenes and emotional scenes are well balanced."-The Maiden's Court "Not only will you feel as though you are really in the story, but you will gasp in shock, smile, chuckle here and there, and at one point, shed a tear or two."-Book Babe What people are saying about bestselling author Elizabeth Chadwick "A star back in Britain, Elizabeth Chadwick is finally getting the attention she deserves here." USA Today "Elizabeth Chadwick is to Medieval England what Philippa Gregory is to the Tudors and the Stuarts, and Bernard Cornwall to the Dark Ages."-Books Monthly, UK "The best writer of medieval fiction currently around." -Historical Novels Review "Chadwick is an icon for the historical fiction community for her ability to create a believable and passionate story based around major events of the era."-The Burton Review "Breathing life into historical personages is hallmark Chadwick."-RT Book Reviews "Picking up an Elizabeth Chadwick novel is like having a Bentley draw up at your door: you know you are in for a sumptuous ride." Daily Telegraph

The Man who Would be King

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Afghanistan

Page: 135

View: 9331

The Maiden's Tale

Author: Margaret Frazer

Publisher: Dream Machine Productions

ISBN: 0425164071

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7262

A WEB OF LIES, INTRIGUE... AND ROMANCE It is an hour of desperate need for St. Frideswide's. Thrust into financial ruin by the incompetence and corruption of their former prioress, the nuns have become trapped under the thumb of Abbott Gilberd as he pries into every possible corner of the priory's life. In an effort to escape their desperate straits, Dame Frevisse is forced to journey to London in order to seek both a new prioress and financial aid for her beleaguered sisters. Once there, she turns to her wealthy cousin Alice, lady wife of the influential earl of Suffolk. But with a new Parliament warming to its arguments, Frevisse discovers that Alice's need may be even greater than her own. Caught between the powerful Gloucester, the machiavellian Bishop Beaufort, and the darkly handsome Duke of Orleans, Alice is torn by the broken loyalties of those she loves the most. Before she can unravel the twisted turns of romance and deception, Frevisse herself is caught up in the intrigue, carrying secret messages which will determine England's future. But the mystery deepens when one of the other messengers is killed, and Frevisse must solve the murder in order to save not only herself, but Alice's immortal soul. PRAISE FOR THE MAIDEN'S TALE “Frazer’s books will be among those I read as soon as I see them…” – Houston Facts “Frazer successfully captures the essence of 15th century England – the sights, smells, and sounds fill the pages, drawing us in as we become immersed in the language, manners, and customs of a far off time and place.” – Rendezvous “It’s a fine time to introduce yourself to this smart and sensible nun… Weaves a budding romance and a grand, unrequited passion with a bold and dangerous plot… A historical tale that teems with period detail. Great fun for all lovers of history with their mystery!” – Alfred Hitchcock Magazine PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FREVISSE MEDIEVAL MYSTERY SERIES "Dame Frevisse, the pious and perceptive nun gives focus to this sober series... [Frazer] shows a meticulous detail that speaks of trustworthy scholarship and a sympathetic imagination." - New York Times Book Review "Frazer is writing one of the most consistently excellent historical series in print today." - Murder Ink "Frazer uses her extensive knowledge of the period to create an unusual plot ... appealing characters and crisp writing." - Los Angeles Times "Within the graceful prose rhythms that have garnered her two Edgar nominations, Frazer's tale of 15th-century nun Dame Frevisse transports the reader to a medieval England made vivid and a world of emotions as familiar then as now." - Publisher's Weekly

A Rose Is Never Just a Rose in Fairytales

Author: Mary Weiss

Publisher: Fulton Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1633382532

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2721

Stories are powerful; everyone knows that. They are rife with meaningful imagery and symbolism; they are mirrors that enable folk to see themselves as they truly are. And, while there are no right or wrong ways to interpret those myriad symbols there are ways that are more helpful than harmful. One such symbol is the uninvited guest who has been dubbed "wicked". Yet, she is the very one to help a world run by adolescents oblivious to their destructive ways. A revisiting of these familiar stories through untainted eyes will clearly show that the "wicked" stepmother is quite the opposite of that most erroneous title.

The Book of Lost Things

A Novel

Author: John Connolly

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743298853

Category: Fiction

Page: 339

View: 3763

Taking refuge in fairy tales after the loss of his mother, twelve-year-old David finds himself violently propelled into an imaginary land in which the boundaries of fantasy and reality are disturbingly melded. By the author of The Black Angel. 75,000 first printing.

The King and the Maiden

Author: SB Morgan

Publisher: Partridge Africa

ISBN: 1482804182

Category: Education

Page: 206

View: 9721

The King and the Maiden is an intriguing story of the Ibibio culture and traditions. Ekaette, the central character in the book, grew up in the village but later spent a greater part of her years outside her place of birth. Despite leaving the village for so many years to study abroad, she was disturbed by her childhood desire. On her return, she becomes a heroine to the people and a nightmare to some group of men as she inspired the young and elderly people in the village. For her fame, she was hunted by a council of elders who saw her closeness to the people as a threat to their influence on the people and the king. At one point, she became helpless when intimidation started coming from the dreaded masquerade with the backing of the council of chiefs as the highest governing council in the village. They are feared by everybody in the village. As nobody could intervene on her behalf, she went into hiding when she discovered her life was in danger. But when a group of people took to the street, this set the stage for the resilient women union and the dreaded council of elders.

A Companion to Old Norse-Icelandic Literature and Culture

Author: Rory McTurk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 140513738X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 548

View: 9357

This major survey of Old Norse-Icelandic literature and culture demonstrates the remarkable continuity of Icelandic language and culture from medieval to modern times. Comprises 29 chapters written by leading scholars in the field Reflects current debates among Old Norse-Icelandic scholars Pays attention to previously neglected areas of study, such as the sagas of Icelandic bishops and the fantasy sagas Looks at the ways Old Norse-Icelandic literature is used by modern writers, artists and film directors, both within and outside Scandinavia Sets Old Norse-Icelandic language and literature in its wider cultural context