Virginia Beane Rutter, MA, MS is a psychotherapist and Jungian analyst on the faculty of the C. G. Jung Institute in San Francisco. She delves into ancient myths and rites of passage through art, archaeology, and psychology. In her clinical practice, these studies coalesce around archetypal themes of initiation as they manifest in the unconscious material of women and men today. Her recent article, ""The Archetypal Paradox of Feminine Initiation in Analytic Work,"" is a chapter in Initiation: The Living Reality of an Archetype (Routledge, London, 2007). Two earlier books, Celebrating Girls and Embracing Persephone focus on the contemporary mother?daughter relationship.