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Apr 20, 2021

"What waits to awaken in each person is ancient and surprising, mythic and meaningful." --Michael Meade

Motherhood: Facing & Finding Yourself

"Bestselling author and psychologist James Hillman proposed what he called the acorn theory of psychological development. He contended that we each enter the world carrying something unique that asks to be lived out through us. Just as the destiny of the oak tree is contained within the acorn, we arrive in life with something we need to do and someone we need to become. What waits to awaken in each person is ancient and surprising, mythic and meaningful, writes mythologist and author Michael Meade. As a young woman, I wanted badly to find what was waiting to be awakened. I was afraid that becoming a mother would fatally interrupt its unfolding." What follows is the Introduction to Jungian analyst Lisa Marchiano's latest book, Motherhood.

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