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What Blend of Goddesses are you? Answer (part 2); (Oct. 31. 2009)

Note:  wordpress version transformed my A B C D E F in some sets of questions into 1 2 3 4 5 6; re-transform the numbers into chracters when using the scoring table.

The Jungian psychologists, the Woolger couple (Roger & Jennifer Barker), wrote that each female harbors qualities of six goddesses in certain ratios; the goddesses of power (Hera), civilization or Wisdom (Athena), eros or sexuality (Aphrodite), underworld or mystic (Persephone), nature or the wild (Artemis), and motherhood (Demeter). The mixture of qualities can be determined by answering sets of questions; thus, a female can be represented in categories of ratios on a goddess wheel.

The following sets of questions are from “The Goddess within: A guide to the eternal myths that shape women’s lives”. The scores represent your blend of Goddesses. The questions can be answered by the female and the male partner of how he rates his companion.  My personal suggestion is that a woman should rate the questions three times: once as a person before childbirth or marriage, the second time as a mother and a third time as what could be the trend when she retires to enjoy her own life, independent of family responsibilities. It is important that the individual refrains from the temptation of scoring before finishing the three times rating in order not to allow any biases of previous scores.

The rating scales are -1 (not true), 1, 2, and 3 (strongly applies).

Set One: Appearance

  1. Since I don’t go out a lot, clothes and makeup are not important to me.
  2. I much prefer to be dressed in jeans and comfortable shirts.
  3. My appearance is rather unconventional.
  4. I like to be conservatively well dressed and use makeup sparingly.
  5. I love to make myself up and be attractive.
  6. Well dressed and made up gives me confidence to go out into the world.

Set Two: My Body

  1. I tend not to think about my body.
  2. My body feels best when I’m fit and active.
  3. I like my body to be touched by those I love.
  4. I’m often Not in my body at all.
  5. I find it embarrassing to talk about my body.
  6. I love being pregnant/ I look forward to being pregnant.

Set Three: House and Home

  1. I prefer my home to be elegant and impressive.
  2. I prefer the city; an apartment is fine.
  3. My home must be warm and have room for everyone.
  4. I need privacy and space for what I like to do.
  5. Wherever I live it must be comfortable and beautiful.
  6. I prefer living in the country or close to parks and open spaces.

Set Four: Eating and food

  1. I eat carefully to keep my body healthy.
  2. I like to dine in romantic restaurants.
  3. I like to eat out a lot and be able to talk.
  4. I enjoy cooking for others.
  5. Mealtimes are important family occasions.
  6. Eating is Not terribly important to me.

Set Five: Childhood

  1. I had lots of secret games and imaginary worlds.
  2. I always ran all the games with my friends.
  3. I mostly loved to play with dolls.
  4. I always had my nose in a book as I got older.
  5. I loved to be outdoors.
  6. I loved changing clothes and playing dress-up.

Set Six: Men

A. I want a man who will always excite me sexually.

B. I want a man to spoil me and protect me.

C. I like a man who is independent and gives a lot of space.

D. I need a man who will challenge me mentally.

E. I need a man to understand my inner world.

F. I want a man whose position in the world I can be proud of.

Set Seven: Love and marriage

  1. Marriage only works when there is a higher spiritual connection.
  2. Marriage is the foundation of society.
  3. Without love my marriage is empty.
  4. Love and marriage are fine, so long as I have plenty of freedom.
  5. Love alone is not enough; marriage safeguards my children.
  6. My marriage has sometimes to be sacrificed for my work.

Set Eight: Sexuality

  1. It’s hard to let go fully during sex.
  2. The right man turns me on very easily.
  3. It takes me a while to get into my body.
  4. I love to give sexually as much as to receive.
  5. I am a bit shy but I can be very wild.
  6. Sex can be ecstatic; almost mystical for me.

Set Nine: Children

  1. I’m happiest when doing things outdoors with my children.
  2. My children are the greatest fulfillment of my life.
  3. I expect my children to be a great credit to me.
  4. I choose Not to have children to pursue my career.
  5. I love my kids, but love life equally.
  6. I love my children and always want to know what they feel and think.

Set Ten: Pastimes

  1. Metaphysics, tarot reading, astrology, dream journal, rituals…
  2. Collecting jewelry, art objects, fashion, music, theater.
  3. Sports, athletics, jogging, camping, sailing…
  4. Community involvement, social clubs, volunteer groups, local church…
  5. Political campaigning, minority group support, museums, lecture series, reading.
  6. Cooking, gardening, tending plants, needlework, weaving.

Set Eleven: Parties

  1. I usually go into political or intellectual discussions.
  2. I’ll often be drawn to people with problems.
  3. I prefer being the hostess at my own party.
  4. I can’t help sizing up the sexiest men in the room.
  5. I like to make sure that people have a good time.
  6. Parties make me restless; I prefer Not to go to many parties.

Set Twelve: Friends

  1. Most my friends have children the same age as mine.
  2. I choose carefully my friends; they are very important to me.
  3. I enjoy my ideas and projects with both my male and female friends.
  4. I tend to have magical friendships.
  5. My friends are mostly the wives of my husband’s friends.
  6. My men friends are mostly more important than the females ones.

Set Thirteen: Books

A. Cookbooks, craft, child care books.

B. Nonfiction, biographies, coffee table, travel, illustrated history.

C. New Age books, psychology, metaphysics, channeled, and I Ching.

D. Sports, fitness, yoga manuals, animal and wildlife books, how-to books.

E. Art books, popular biographies, novels, romances, poetry.

F. Politics, sociology, feminist, recent intellectual, avant-garde literature.

Set Fourteen:

  1. I try to stay informed on world’s affairs.
  2. Politics only interest me for the intrigues behind the scenes.
  3. I know more about the world from my dreams than from newspapers.
  4. I rarely care what’s going on in the world.
  5. It’s mostly a man’s world; I leave them to it.
  6. It’s important for me to play an active role in the community.

Now add up the scores using this table:

Athena  Aphrodite      Persephone      Artemis           Demeter          Hera

1=F_      1=E_             1=C_               1=B_               1=A_               1=D_

2=A_     2=C_             2=D_               2=B_               2=F_                2=E_

3=B_     3=E_             3=D_               3=F_                3=C_               3=A_

4=C_     4=B_             4=F_                4=A_               4=D_               4=E_

5=D_     5=F_              5=A_               5=E_               5=C_               5=B_

6=D_     6=A_             6=E_               6=C_               6=B_               6=F_

7=F_      7=C_             7=A_               7=D_               7=E_               7=B_

8=C_     8=B_             8=F_                8=E_               8=D_               8=A_

9=D_     9=E_             9=F_                9=A_               9=B_               9=C_

10=E_ 10=B_             10=A_             10=C_             10=F_              10=D_

11=A_ 11=D_             11=B_             11=F_              11=E_             11=C_

12=C_ 12=F_              12=D_             12=B_             12=A_             12=C_

13=F_  13=E_             13=C_             13=D_             13=A_             13=B_

14=A_ 14=B_             14=C_             14=D_             14=E_             14=F_ 

Total and then insert corresponding numbers in a circle around the Goddess Wheel.

Note: If you are not married or have no child the authors suggest that you imagine the situation.  I suggest you be impartial: a score of 1 or 2 should be sufficient unless you already are an activist and thinks that you know exactly what you feel.  For the set on books, my suggestion is to score on the genre of books that you love most or you never touches.

Goddesses Within: Guide to female myths (Part 1, Oct. 30, 2009)

The Jungian psychologists, the Woolger couple (Roger & Jennifer Barker), wrote that each female harbors qualities of 6 goddesses in certain ratios; the goddesses of power, civilization, eros (sexuality), underworld, nature, and mother. The mixture of qualities can be determined by answering sets of questions; thus, a female can be represented in categories of ratios on a goddess wheel.

The goddess of worldly power, ruler wife, tradition, morality, and matriarch is represented by Hera, wife of Zeus. For example, Elizabeth Taylor represents Hera in “Cleopatra, & The taming of the Shrew”, Julie Harris in “A Doll’s House”, Mary Tyler Moore in “Ordinary People”, Liv Ullmann in “Scenes from a marriage”, Shirley MacLaine in “Terms of Endearment”, and Marlene Dietrich in “Witness for the prosecution”.

The goddess of wisdom, civilization, education, city culture, careerist, competitor, intellectual, dutiful daughter, or rebel father world logic is represented by Athena. For example, Athena is Holly Hunter in “Broadcast News”, Jane Fonda in “The China Syndrome”, Rita in “Educating Rita”, Faye Dunaway in “Network”, Sally Field in “Norma Rae”, Meryl Streep in “Plenty and Silkwood”, and Jill Clayburgh in “An unmarried woman”.

The goddess of love, sexuality, body as sacred sensuality, romance, beauty, passion, salons, and patroness of the arts is represented by Aphrodite.  For example, Greta Garbo is an Aphrodite in “Anna Karenina”, Marilyn Monroe in “Gentlemen prefer blonde and Some like it hot”, Vivien Leigh in “Gone with the wind”, Ingrid Bergman in “Indiscreet”, Debra Winger in “An officer and a Gentleman”, Brooke Shield in “Pretty baby”, Ellen Burstyn in “Same time next year”,  and Meryl Streep in “The French lieutenant’s woman”.

The Goddess of occult medium, visions, dreams, transformation, inner guide, and healing psychic power is represented by Persephone. Deborah Kerr represents Persephone in “Black Narcissus”, Sissy Spacek in “Carries & ‘Night, mother”, Lee Remick in “Days of wine and roses”, Farrah Fawcett in “Extremities”, Jessica Lange in “Frances”, Ruth Gordon in “Harold & Maude”, Kathleen Quinlan in “I never promised you a rose garden”, Katharine Hepburn in “Long Day’s journey into the night”, and Barbara Streisand in “Nuts”.

The goddess of the wild, Amazon shamanism,  blood mysteries, adventures, huntress, lover of wilderness, and lady of the beasts is represented by Artemis.  Sigourney Weaver represents Artemis in “Aliens & Gorillas in the mist”, Jane Goodall in “Among the wild Chimpanzees”, Daryl Hannah in “The Clan of the Cave Bear”, Karen Black in “Killing heat”, and Brigitte Nielsen in “Red Sonja”.

The goddess mother, of menstruation, body as vessel lady of plants, childbearing, earth mother, generation nurturance, and daughter is represented by Demeter. Jessica Lange embodies Demeter in “Country”, Cher in “Mask”, Sally Field in “Places in the heart”, Sissy Spacek in “Raggedy man” and Shirley MacLaine in “The turning point”.

There are motion pictures on dialogues among goddesses such as “Cat on a hot tin roof”, “Gone in the wind”, Hannah and her sisters”, “Juliet of the spirit”, “Suddenly last summer”, and “The turning point”.

The names of the goddesses are Greek but you can borrow names from other ancient myths that the Greek and the Roman adopted in their mythologies such as Isis and Osiris, Ashtar, Ashtaroot, Annana, Adonis, Baal, or El.

There are follow up posts on the book “The Goddess within: A guide to the eternal myths that shape women’s lives“, including the set of questions that define your blend of Goddesses.




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