Dennis P. Slattery, Ph.D.
Review of Carol S. Pearson’s Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within. Using the Power of Story to Transform Your Life  By Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D. Getting The Gods Rite: Many years ago in a section entitled “Altruism and Ecstasy” in The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By, Carol Pearson was already seeding the underworld [...] Read more
Ginette Paris, PhD
Review of Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within By Ginette Paris, Ph.D., author of Wisdom of the Psyche (Routledge 2015) There are as many interpretations of any given myth as there are individuals. The most useful interpretation is one that sparks the imagination and teaches us something important. With stories as “big” as that of [...] Read more
Dara Marks
Dara Marks Just Released! Many years ago, I had one of those great bookstore experiences where a life changing book literally fell off a shelf into my hands. It was The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By, written by Carol Pearson. This was one of my initial exposures to archetypal principals that illustrate the [...] Read more
Beth Ann Boardman, PhD
Beth Ann Boardman, PhD Pearson Rising by Beth Anne Boardman, PhD (Myth 2012) A Review of Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within by Dr. Carol S. Pearson What a joy to read. First of all, let me just say that I am trepidatious in the extreme when it comes to psychologically-oriented books anymore. I read [...] Read more
Spirituality and Health
Spirituality and Health 2015 November-December Reviewer: Kathryn Drury Wagner Persephone Rising Awakening the Heroine Within By Carol S. Pearson, PhD HarperElixir I took Latin in high school, and while it’s proven fairly useless (why, O why, did I not learn to speak French like a properly chic person?) it did leave me with an abiding [...] Read more My dear Lady (and of course, Gentlemen) friends: In case you haven’t been aware, the time you are seeing and living in now is a surge of girl power 10x expression and cultural revolution across the board, the likes of which hasn’t hit the scene since the bra burning Women’s Lib Movement of the [...] Read more
Rewire Me
Rewire Me Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to live in ancient Greece? In a culture flourishing with art, music, political experiments and philosophy? In a time of decadent free-flowing celebrations, the very definition of euphoria, with cults and rituals of sacrifice to a pantheon of gods and goddesses revered for [...] Read more
Reviews I always enjoy reading thoughtful commentary on my work. Such responses, whether they be praise or pushback, contribute invaluably to our shared insights. Below are links to reviews of Persephone Rising that have appeared to date. This list will be updated regularly as new reviews appear. In addition, the latest reviews are available on [...] Read more
Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within
NOW IN PAPERBACK! With a new preface by the author relevant to the current political and cultural moment Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within JUST IN TIME, this revelatory manifesto speaks to the heroine in every woman and man, offering potent strategies drawn from ancient Greek wisdom that can help us find happiness even in [...] Read more
The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By
The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By A modern classic of Jungian psychology, The Hero Within has helped hundreds of thousands of people enrich their lives by revealing how to tap the power of the archetypes that exist within each of us. Drawing from literature, anthropology, and psychology, Carol S. Pearson clearly defines six [...] Read more