In Meeting the Madwoman: Empowering the Feminine Spirit, author Linda Schierse Leonard explores the archetypal feminine energy that she calls the madwoman which exists as a sort of shadow presence in women and in the culture and which, if understood and integrated, can transform women’s lives. What I love is the way she uses myth and real women from history and popular culture to illustrate the operation of the archetype and its power.
Dr. Leonard is a Jungian analyst who specializes in life transitions, spirituality, creativity and personal growth. She is also a renowned author and lecturer. Her personal warmth and intelligence shine through all of her work. Each of her books is a treasure. I re-read them frequently and have often found them helpful for other people as well. Her other books are: