We live in a time of unparalleled opportunity for women and a time, just because of that opportunity, of great stress. It is a time when every woman can find her own particular style, to develop her skills, to acknowledge her needs and failures, and to claim both her satisfactions and dissatisfactions. The old stereotypes are all but dead. But another danger threatens; of new stereotyped roles for women in the very range of choices and opportunities presented to the
RECEIVING WOMAN grew out of a decade of reflections on women's experiences - my own, my patients', and my students',
writes Professor Ulanov.
From all of them, a common voice emerged speaking about each woman's struggle to receive all of herself. Each was trying to find and put together different parts of herself into a whole that was personal, alive, and real to her and to others.
Ann Belford Ulanov is Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. A Jungian analyst in private practice, she is also the author of numerous books, including
The Wizards' Gate
Cinderella and her Sisters
The Wisdom of the Psyche
The Feminine in Jungian Psychology and Christian Theology
. BARRY ULANOV, Professor of English and Chairman of the Program in the Arts at Barnard College, coauthored Religion and the Unconscious and Primary Speech: A Psychology of Prayer with his wife, Ann.