‘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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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.
She starts with a “fact” that all “obese” women are psychologically damaged. A powerful study of the nature of the feminine in food rituals, dreams, mythology, body work, Christianity, sexuality, creativity and relationships Srill had the juice to actually finish this book.
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I respect, perfeection and devour Marion Woodman. Apr 03, Sukhmani Atma Kaur rated it it was amazing. The Knitting Way No preview available. I would highly recommend it to those who are ready to read it.
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McEachern Snippet view – No eBook available Amazon. Nov 17, Barbara added it. This is fairly vulnerable for me to share, but this ritual has been fairly transformative for me. He evidently sniffed some hysterical-masochistic heresy. This book delves into the reasons why people like unrvaished are the way we are.
Might be difficult to read if unfamiliar with Jungian psychology. Very perceptive book on the domination of the masculine principle in Western culture.
I realized how alike in our insecurities and fears we all are. In this book she is tackling a serious issue – eating bridw in women.
Addiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride: A Psychological Study
Remarkable author who’s work shaped many of my earliest insights on feminism and Jungian therapy. The obstetrician didn’t understand why the woman would want to go through all of that when she could have experienced no pain at all in the hospital. That certainly was my experience.
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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This is not light reading, but my therapist recommended it to me enough times that I finally read it.
From inside the book. Its a great case study. The physiological process is taken over by a chemico-surgical programme. She does have so much to offer in other realms but stay away from this one. Once the door is opened, the bird who has lived in a cage all its life shrinks back from freedom and the terrors of the unknown. It pricked me where my skin is the thinnest. A modern master of the Jungians’ dark poetry.
Jan 31, Fishface rated it liked it Shelves: You are commenting using your WordPress. She is translated from feeling subject to anaesthetic object. May 19, Unrwvished rated it it was amazing Shelves: Feb 20, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Some of the take-home messages I got from Addiction to Perfection: 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.
With a desire for change — a desire that will manifest as a slap in the face that will leave you careening, tripping, and probably crying as you find your way towards a new way of being.
In the early s, she moved from Ontario to England with her husband. She was also an international lecturer and poet. Therefore, perfection is more closely related to death than addictipn is to life, and the pursuit of perfeection can be seen as the unconscious pursuit of death. Instead of the birth of a baby, we have surgical extraction.