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Addiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride

Of all the authors who have influenced my work and my personal journey, none has been more significant than Marion Woodman.  Addiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride: A Psychological Study (Studies in Jungian Psychology), published in 1982, was the first of her books that found its way to me.  In it she explores the psychology of women through case material, dream, mythology, modern symbolism and imagery.

She is simultaneously wildly brilliant and gently comforting in this book as well as the many others she has authored.  You can also find recordings and videos of her lectures.  Read the books (some are listed below), but make it a point to find a video.  Marion in her person is magical and indiscriminately healing.

The Owl Was a Baker’s Daughter: Obesity, Anorexia Nervosa, and the Repressed Feminine–A Psychological Study (139p)

The Pregnant Virgin: A Process of Psychological Transformation (Studies in Jungian Psychology By Jungian Analysts)

Ravaged Bridegroom: Masculinity in Women (Studies in Jungian Psychology By Jungian Analysts)

Dancing in the Flames: The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness

Bone: Dying into Life

There are others:  find one that speaks to you and start there.

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