"Princess Diana: Modern Day Moon Goddess"
By Dr Jane G. Goldberg and Lochlainn Seabrook - 120 pages - illustrated paperback
Description: Esteemed psychoanalyst Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D. and award-winning historian and author Lochlainn Seabrook have joined forces to create an altogether unique and intriguing nonfiction work on one of the most beloved figures of all time.
Goldberg, a Louisiana native and now a practicing New York therapist, sees Diana’s growth - from self-deprecating ingénue, to royal mother, to powerful and independent woman - as an inevitable process in the Princess’ climb toward self-actualization, one cut short by numerous tragic missteps.
Seabrook, a religion and mythology scholar, seventh-generation Kentuckian, and a cousin of Diana, views her life and death as fated, made more understandable by comparing her with her ancient namesake, the Old European Moon-Goddess Diana, with whom the Princess of Wales shared many uncanny similarities.
Combining psychoanalytic and mythological perspectives, the authors weave an engaging interpretation of Lady Spencer’s life, one that includes an examination of her marriage to Prince Charles, their breakup, her short bout with freedom, and her eerie death after a crash in a gloomy Parisian tunnel, synchronistically named "Bridge of the Moon-Goddess."
All is cast in the light of ancient myths surrounding the Pagan lunar-deity Diana, known in ancient Greece as Artemis. As Princess Diana’s psycho-mythic drama unfolds, we are treated to a veritable introduction to both depth psychology and comparative mythology, languages that Goldberg and Seabrook use to ably describe the shy aristocrat’s rise to fame and fortune and her fall into tragedy and darkness.
A respectful book in the mold of the venerable Sigmund Freud and Robert Graves, it includes a comprehensive bibliography, detailed index, and numerous quotes by the universally admired “People’s Princess.”
With its fresh and provocative insights, Princess Diana, Modern Day Moon-Goddess is a must-read for anyone interested in Lady Di, psychology, or mythology.
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