‘Addiction to Perfection’ by Marion Woodman (A Review) This book is ‘ Addiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride – a Psychological. “This book is about taking the head off an evil witch”. A powerful study of the nature of the feminine in food rituals, dreams, mythology, body work, Christianity, . Addiction to Perfection by Marion Woodman. Alanis Morissette December 3, books. Share. marion Addiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride .

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Jan 05, Tristy rated it did not like it Shelves: This domination and obliteration of the feminine by the masculine in modern obstetrics could go some ways to explaining why women who receive pain medication during labor report lower satisfaction with their birth experiences than women who receive no pain medication. Jung child chthonic complex consciousness constellated creative culture dark daughter death demon lover divine dream earth enantiodromia energy Ereshkigal Erich Neumann everything experience eyes face fantasy father fear feeling feminine ego feminine principle Franz give Goddess hand Hannah Arendt healing heart hold human ideal identified individual inner instincts Jung Lady Macbeth living look Marie-Louise von Franz Marion Woodman masculine principle matter Medusa mirror move muffin myth nature negative mother obese once passion Persephone person positive mother psyche psychic psychological rage rape ravishment reality realize recognize rejection relationship release ritual RUN RUN RUN sacred scious sexuality side situation Sophia soul spirit surrender symbol T.

Feb 20, Amy rated it it avdiction amazing Shelves: Cancel reply Enter your comment here I think if I read it again, I would absorb more of it Open Preview See a Problem? She’s a gifted teacher. We cannot be perfect. Her poetic, spiritual, feminist approach to spirituality and healing is unparalleled.


Aug 01, Sheila rated it it was amazing. It probably isn’t quite fair to give a book four stars perfetion than five simply because I couldn’t understand all of it, but that’s what I’m doing.

Marion is a Jungian Therapist very well known for her work on the shadow and understanding women’s issues. The physiological process is taken unravishef by a chemico-surgical programme.

By purchasing through these links, you are also supporting this blog. The Still Unravished Bride: Might be difficult to read if unfamiliar with Jungian psychology.

The best study in understanding anorexia and much more. You are commenting using your WordPress. One passage in particular resonated with me, as it echoes an impression I got about modern birth practices as I compared the hospital birth of my first child with the home birth of my second.

I have a feeling I will turn to this book many times in my work with clients, and more importantly in my own personal journey. Otherwise, it’s full of rich text that I had to read many times more than once to digest it’s richness.

Which is why this book breaks my heart. Reblogged this on Imperfect Happiness and commented: This woman has an experience with and understanding of all sorts of addictions that afflict people in this age. Feb 14, Jodi rated it it was amazing.

May 19, Bridgett rated it it was amazing Shelves: Anal retentive, Type A women But it’s okay to ask her “obese” analysands to starve themselves for an entire week. Finally, Marion talked about transformation: Therefore, perfection is more closely related to death than it is to life, and the pursuit of perfection can be seen as the unconscious pursuit of death.

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Yes, this book was absolutely incredible. That experience drew Woodman to the C. The Still Unravished Bride: Jung Institute in Zurich, where she completed training in Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts No, of course not.


She starts with a “fact” that all “obese” women are psychologically damaged. Instead of the birth of a baby, we have surgical extraction.

The birthing woman explained that she wanted to have a home birth because she wanted to have the full birth experience.

Addiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride: A Psychological Study by Marion Woodman

She worked as a high school English and drama teacher for more than 20 years. The Knitting Way No preview available. This is a book I am re-reading. Nov 21, Brynne Betz rated it it was amazing.

Addiction to Perfection by Marion Woodman

The physiological process is taken over by a chemico-surgical programme. Very perceptive unrabished on the domination of the masculine principle in Western culture. Apr 17, Melissa Martell rated it it was amazing. It has some brilliant paragraphs interspersed with a Very perceptive book on the domination of the masculine principle in Western culture. Lists with This Book.

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Jan 31, Fishface rated it liked it Shelves: I didn’t keep it or use it because it implies exactly nothing about how to approach working with someone with anorexia, compulsive overeating, or bulimia. Apr 03, Sukhmani Atma Kaur rated it it was amazing. She starts with a “fact” that all “obe I really love Marion Woodman.