Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A Depth Psychological Perspective on the #metoo Movement: Do You Hear the Goddess Speaking?
by Cooper, Melissa W., M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2020, 62; 27741794
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis explores through the lens of a depth psychological perspective the evolution of the god and goddess mythologies from the Neolithic era to the present, the effect they have had on the creation and maintenance of the patriarchy, and whether they are relevant to the #metoo movement. Using heuristic and hermeneutic methodologies, the author explores her experiences growing up in the patriarchy with a misogynistic father and compares her personal journey to telling her story with the journeys taken by those coming forward to tell their stories as part of the #metoo movement. This thesis shows the importance of a depth psychological perspective and the clinical applications of exploring the ways the repression of the goddess archetype and resulting imbalance of influence contributed to the creation and maintenance of the patriarchy. It also explores whether the #metoo movement could represent the beginning of a reemergence of the goddess archetype.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Steffora, Thomas
Commitee: Altman, Avrom, Jacobson, Gioia
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Department: Counseling Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/9(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Psychology, Social psychology, Clinical psychology
Keywords: #metoo Movement, Depth psychology, God and goddess mythologies, Woodman, Marion , Patriarchy
Publication Number: 27741794
ISBN: 9781658496902
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