By Marion Woodman
Habit to Perfection
via Marion Woodman
Through case stories, desires, and myths, a Jungian analyst explores the hidden explanations of compulsion within the lives of guys and ladies. on the root of consuming problems, substance abuse, and different addictive and compulsive behaviors, Woodman sees a starvation for religious achievement. the necessity to event a sacred connection to an power more than their very own drives humans to go looking for an illusory excellent of perfection. via discussions of parenthood, creativity, and physique picture, this presentation exhibits that freedom from dependancy are available by means of learning the knowledge and tool of the female precept. Shambhala Lion Editions
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These needs she cannot hear as long as she is possessed by the witch. It is a stag's head with the antlers shaped so as to mold over my left ear. "That is your gift," she said. Their shared silence vibrates with the mystery of the love that is being born between them, and none of the three desecrates that silence. The cup that the old gypsy passes to the dreamer is her mother's cup, a cup that by association had caused considerable anguish between the dreamer and her mother. The Page 44 mother had always admonished her not to break it when she dried the dishes, and only her own feelings about the cup prevented her from breaking it out of spite.
In whatever way I personally understand her, I know she is there for everyone. " Psychologically speaking, so long as conscious and unconscious are enemies, the ego experiences itself in constant danger of death. Once they are in harmony the ego experiences itself open and supported by the maternal matrix of love. The body is crying out against the invasion of the witch, and the woman who can remain conscious enough to listen to her body is already on her way to discovering her own archetypal roots.
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