‘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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And in fact, she shares many drawings by her “obese” analysands which are wonderful and so many of them include Goddess figures of prehistory, ALL of which are “obese” women. I really related to a lot of the ideas in the book about the roles of food and sex in society and for the individual in terms of addictin development and withdrawing from wholeness.

The feminine side is based in the body and the addictioj, and it’s more intuitive. 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. The physiological process is taken over by a chemico-surgical programme. I’ve never made it all the way through this book. She worked as a high school English and drama teacher for more than 20 years.

Addiction to Perfection by Marion Woodman

Cancel reply Enter your comment here In the early s, she moved from Ontario to England with her husband. I’ve read most of Woodman’s books since February of this year–she’s writing right where I am in my journey–integrating matter with mind, soul with spirit, earth with heaven, body with head.

While there, she entered analysis with Dr. The need to be perfect and it’s effect on our psyche and our planet. The Emergence of Anorexia Nervosa in Nineteenth Remarkable author who’s work shaped many of my earliest insights on feminism and Jungian therapy.


This is essential reading for psycotherapists!

Conclusion Yes, this book was absolutely incredible. Why does acting class have to be so frustrating? The masculine side is the intellectual side, and it’s also the thr that strives for order and control.

How to embrace the feminine in us, how to let go of perfection, and how to learn more about ourselves by living with authenticity, passion and daring presence. Notify me of new comments via email. By purchasing through these links, you are also supporting this blog Buy on Amazon.

She then goes on to unconsciously project all over her “obese” analysands. 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.

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.

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. Unravlshed, it’s based in the marginalization of the experience and the removal of a woman’s participation in her own birth process.

Addiction to Perfection by Marion Woodman – Alanis Morissette

Disappointing – a subject that needs this authors wisdom, yet I felt it psrfection lacked any substance: About balance and perfection from the book review: She talks about the “demons” inside them and recommends fasting for 7 days – essentially asking her overweight clients to starve themselves.

It’s actually a quote from R.

Books by Marion Woodman. That perfectuon was my experience. You are commenting using your Twitter account. That one really hit me hard. Account Options Sign in. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: She’s a gifted teacher. Woodman died on July 9, at the age of A powerful study of the nature of the feminine in food rituals, dreams, mythology, body work, Christianity, sexuality, creativity and relationships.


Aug 07, Rain Jewelle Martin added it. This book was a light to me these twenty years ago, illuminating the dynamics of addictive behavior within the frame work of the hunger to develop psychilcally and spiritually. Jun 15, Erica Yatsuk rated it it was ok Shelves: She starts with a “fact” that all “obe I really love Marion Woodman. Instead of the birth of a baby, we have surgical extraction.

Some of the take-home messages I got from Addiction to Perfection: It picked at my scabs. If you read only one dense Jungian study of the archetypal roots of spiritual discontent, it must be Addiction to Perfection!

May 01, Marcia Noren rated it it was amazing Shelves: Email required Address never made public. Jul 24, Marina Resende Passos rated it it was amazing.

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Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts It probably isn’t quite fair to give a book four stars rather than five simply because I couldn’t understand all of nride, but that’s what I’m doing. Reblogged this on Imperfect Happiness and commented:. I say incredible with a caveat… it was very challenging and difficult for me to read — as in it actually effected me emotionally.