The Soul’s Twins: Emancipate Your Feminine and Masculine Archetypes by Jean Benedict Raffa releases today, November 17, from Schiffer Books. A former television producer and college professor, Dr. Jean Raffa changed directions in midlife to discover and write about her passions. Informed by over 30 years of psychological and spiritual study, her books and teachings guide others to growth and self-empowerment.
Humanity today is plagued by a loss of meaning and alienation from self and others. The result is unprecedented levels of divorce, depression, anxiety, addictions, suicide, and crime. Because societal institutions have failed to resolve these and other everyday problems, it is now the task of each individual to heal and unite their divided self: body and spirit, conscious and unconscious, feminine and masculine. Drawing on Jungian psychology and wisdom traditions from world religions, Dr. Raffa offers a self-guided journey to heightened self-awareness and compassion for oneself and others.
A self-assessment tool called the Partnership Profile gives readers a personalized status report on their inner forces, including the maturity of four feminine archetypes, four masculine archetypes, and a newly emerging archetype of egalitarian partnership. This awareness, combined with suggested practices, empowers readers to address their imbalances and create the lives for which they yearn.
This guide for all who desire greater self-fulfillment and freedom to be themselves describes four masculine and four feminine archetypes in everyone.
Watch the book trailer here.
Reviewer Linsey Stevens, editor of Iphelia: Awakening the Gift of Feeling, writes, “The Soul’s Twins is incredibly well organized. The editor in me loved that it unfolded logically (and with a twist at the end)…. This structure invited me to focus and learn without feeling overwhelmed. Jean’s writing is rich but digestible. At no point did I feel excluded because of a lack of knowledge about a given myth, figure, or concept. I was elated to be challenged to think about my masculine and feminine sides in what can be described as a peaceful, private setting. The language in The Soul’s Twins felt very inclusive. The images Jean chose to include enliven the book’s concepts. An interlude beckons you into the realm of active imagination. Reading this book felt like healthy activity or a deep stretch. It was soothing and expanded my awareness.”
To celebrate the release of The Soul’s Twins, Jean Raffa is hosting virtual book launch event in partnership with Writer’s Block Bookstore, Central Florida’s full-service independent bookstore with locations in Winter Park and in Winter Garden. Serving the Orlando area since 2014, Writer’s Block Bookstore specializes in new releases, New York Times best-sellers, Indie Next picks, and unique gifts and puzzles, the store hosts virtual and in-store author events with nationally recognized authors and offer discounts for educators and loyalty club members. They even have the option to shop online and offer quick shipping and delivery times to anywhere in the continental US for a flat rate.
Jean Raffa’s virtual book launch event will be a celebration of the release of The Soul’s Twins, as well as an evening of learning and diving deeper into your true self. Jean Raffa and special guest Skip Conover will discuss the story of The Soul’s Twins and describe The Partnership Profile, a self-assessment that can guide you to greater self-knowledge, understanding, and loving relationships.
You can also connect with Jean and sign up for her email newsletter on her website.
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