Australasia's Biggest Online Store

Shop over a million Toys in our Huge New Range

Princess Diana, Modern Day Moon-Goddess
By

Rating
Product Details

Reviews

BOOK DEVIL REVIEW: I've never been one to find fascination with the royal family. I just never understood the grip they have on fans, particularly this side of the Atlantic. However, in no way could I miss out on examining Jane Goldberg's and Lochlainn Seabrook's "psychoanalytical and mythological look at Diane Spencer's Life, Marriage and Death." Though some could fairly argue that the archetypal and mythological applications this book makes to Diana's life are either vague and easy, or else forced, I still say this is interesting and insightful and has something real to say. At least I learned something. I now have a better grasp on the thrall in which Diana fans are held. Diana and the royal family at large inhabit a sort of modern mythology, a secular mythology, with roots in Freudian and Jungian subconscious psychology, but also with roots in ancient pagan proto-religions. Goldberg and Seabrook dive through one of Seabrook's favorite topics - the matriarchal foundations of man's religions and the suppression of the Moon-Goddess in favor of the patriarchal Sun-God (later "Son"-God, another of Seabrook's favored subjects) - and in the process they apply these concepts to Diana and Charles, their marriage, divorce, etc. The authors even point out some compelling synchronicities in Diana's death. It's a short book - I blazed through it in less than a day's time - but the blazing was also fueled by the interest factor of this unique material. Some will balk, others will embrace it wholly. In any case, this a surprising and captivating, not to mention creatively imaginative (in a positive, mythic fashion), work of academic literature. It's worth a peek even if you, like me, are not a British royalty aficionado, but have an interest in mythology at large, as well as in psychology, particularly of the Jungian variety. That last bit is where psychology and mythology can really be seen to dovetail, as more fully expounded by the brilliant Joseph Campbell, whose thoughts on this book I'd love to have had. - KRISTOFER UPJOHN. BOOK DEVIL REVIEW: I've never been one to find fascination with the royal family. I just never understood the grip they have on fans, particularly this side of the Atlantic. However, in no way could I miss out on examining Jane Goldberg's and Lochlainn Seabrook's "psychoanalytical and mythological look at Diane Spencer's Life, Marriage and Death." Though some could fairly argue that the archetypal and mythological applications this book makes to Diana's life are either vague and easy, or else forced, I still say this is interesting and insightful and has something real to say. At least I learned something. I now have a better grasp on the thrall in which Diana fans are held. Diana and the royal family at large inhabit a sort of modern mythology, a secular mythology, with roots in Freudian and Jungian subconscious psychology, but also with roots in ancient pagan proto-religions. Goldberg and Seabrook dive through one of Seabrook's favorite topics - the matriarchal foundations of man's religions and the suppression of the Moon-Goddess in favor of the patriarchal Sun-God (later "Son"-God, another of Seabrook's favored subjects) - and in the process they apply these concepts to Diana and Charles, their marriage, divorce, etc. The authors even point out some compelling synchronicities in Diana's death. It's a short book - I blazed through it in less than a day's time - but the blazing was also fueled by the interest factor of this unique material. Some will balk, others will embrace it wholly. In any case, this a surprising and captivating, not to mention creatively imaginative (in a positive, mythic fashion), work of academic literature. It's worth a peek even if you, like me, are not a British royalty aficionado, but have an interest in mythology at large, as well as in psychology, particularly of the Jungian variety. That last bit is where psychology and mythology can really be seen to dovetail, as more fully expounded by the brilliant Joseph Campbell, whose thoughts on this book I'd love to have had. - KRISTOFER UPJOHN.

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Princess Diana, Modern Day Moon-Goddess: A Psychoanalytical and Mythological Look at Diana Spencer's Life, Marriage, and Death on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top