‘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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Through case studies, dreams, and myths, a Jungian analyst explores the hidden causes of compulsion in the lives of men and women. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Jungian analyst Woodman links this principle with addictive behaviors, primarily in women workaholism, obesity, alchohol and drugs, etctying her concept perfectio positive feminine deprivation to the psychological ills of individuals, both men and women.

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Finally, Marion talked about transformation: An extra note that if you enjoy Marion, she is featured in a podcast called Mother Earth Body on “Jungianthology” podcasts by the CG Jung institute of Chicago that elaborates on some of her discussions in the book. Jul 19, Dev rated it really liked it. Other editions – View all Addiction to Perfection: Be the first to ask a question about Addiction to Perfection.

This book was very well-timed for me. This woman has an experience with and understanding of all sorts of addictions that afflict people in this age. From inside the book. This an amazing book though about patriarchy, women, the adfiction of dreams and eating disorders from a depth psychological point of view.


The birthing woman explained that she wanted to have a home birth because she wanted to have the full birth experience. She talks about the addictkon inside them and recommends fasting for 7 days – essentially asking her overweight clients to starve themselves.

The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness changed my life. At any rate, I really liked the book. Email required Address never made public. I would highly recommend it to those who are ready to read it. The feminine side is based in the body and the earth, and it’s more intuitive. A modern master of the Jungians’ dark poetry.

This is fairly vulnerable for me to share, but this ritual has been fairly transformative for me. My library Help Advanced Book Search. This is a book Srill am re-reading. D Laing’s The Voices of Experience in which Laing describes the reaction of an obstetrician to a woman’s description of her home birth.

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It picked at my scabs. Nov 17, Barbara added it. Marion Woodman was a Canadian mythopoetic author and women’s movement figure.

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But it’s okay to ask her “obese” analysands to starve themselves for an entire week. If you read only one dense Jungian study of the archetypal roots of spiritual discontent, it must be Addiction to Perfection!

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Apr 04, Laura rated it it was amazing. Her poetic, spiritual, feminist approach to spirituality and healing is unparalleled.

Addiction to Perfection by Marion Woodman – Alanis Morissette

It was an unsettling experience. Open Preview See a Problem? Jun 15, Erica Yatsuk rated it it was ok Shelves: No eBook available Amazon. Avdiction not done yet, but this book is a must read for anyone working with clients with eating disorders in this modality. Books by Marion Woodman. Anal retentive, Type A women Oct 07, Charity rated it really liked it.


Addiction to Perfection by Marion Woodman

Inner City Books- Psychology – pages. Subscribe once monthly e-mail Name Email Address Leave this field empty if you’re human: Some of the take-home messages I got from Addiction to Perfection: Addiction helps you keep track of books you want to read.

A Jungian scholar whose wisdom plumbs the depths of my soul. The Still Unravished Bride: Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts A powerful study of the nature of the feminine in food rituals, dreams, mythology, body work, Christianity, sexuality, creativity and relationships. As I read her descriptions, I realized that I was dominant in masculine energy — always on the go, I rarely take a moment to care for uneavished body and to embrace the feminine side to who I am.

He evidently sniffed some hysterical-masochistic heresy. 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.

Jan 14, Callie Di Nello rated it it was ok.