Conscious Femininity

Interviews with Marion Woodman

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 159

View: 4150

Candid and wide-ranging interviews dating from 1985 through 1992 with the best-selling author and Jungian analyst, Marion Woodman. Touches on sexuality, creativity, relationships, addictions, healing, rituals, and the environment.

Leaving My Father's House

A Journey to Conscious Femininity

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 377

View: 383

The life stories of three women--Kate, a professor's wife; Mary, a dancer; and Rita, a sculptor--provide clear examples of the individuation process of women in a patriarchal society.

Bone

Dying Into Life

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140196283

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 8216

A woman diagnosed with uterine cancer in 1993 chronicles her fight for survival and spiritual balance, quoting Rumi, Emily Dickinson, William Blake and others along the way to recovery. Reprint.

Dancing in the Flames

The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness

Author: Marion Woodman,Elinor J. Dickson

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 9780676970470

Category: Femininity

Page: 240

View: 5585

As we speed towards the next millennium, many of us are taking stock of the presences and absences in our lives. In Dancing in the Flames, Marion Woodman, along with reputed therapist Elinor Dickson, points to the gaping hole in our spiritual fabric. Unlike other cultures and eras, modern Western society has repressed notions of the Divine Feminine, possibly to the detriment of our psyches, our bodies, and even our planet. This landmark book, which draws from art, fables, science and dreams, creates a vista from which to view our imbalances and provides hope for celebration as we turn to embrace a lost aspect of ourselves. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Coming Home to Myself

Reflections for Nurturing a Woman's Body and Soul

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781609254773

Category: Self-Help

Page: 358

View: 3483

Half a million readers have found substance and sustenance in Marion Woodman's previous landmark works such as Addiction to Perfection and Leaving My Father's House. Now, even more readers will have access to Woodman's brilliant insights through this volume, in which 365 of her core teachings have been formatted for daily contemplation. The result is a series of sacred reminders to help readers connect to their feminine essence and gain a higher vision for the day. With chapter introductions, watercolors, and selections by Jill Mellick, Coming Home to Myself helps women connect to their feminine essence. Poet, artist, and writer Jill Mellick, Ph.D., is the co-author of The Worlds of P'otsunu, and author of The Natural Artistry of Dreams. She travels and teaches internationally, focusing on the use of the arts for psychospiritual dimensions and has been in private practice for many years as a Jungian-oriented clinical psychologist and registered expressive arts therapist. She lives in Palo Alto, California.

Femininity

Author: Susan Brownmiller

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480441961

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 5394

With intelligence and humor, Susan Brownmiller explores the history and unspoken rules of the burden of “feminine perfection” What is femininity? How is it measured? What are its demands? How are women meant to dress, look, think, act, feel, and be, according to the mores of society? Susan Brownmiller offers a witty and often pointed critique of the concept of femininity in contemporary culture and throughout history. She explores the demands placed upon women to fit an established mold, examines female stereotypes, and celebrates the hard-won advances in women’s lifestyle and attire. At once profound, revolutionary, empowering, and entertaining, Femininity challenges the accepted female norm while appreciating the women throughout history who have courageously broken free of its constraints.

Supporting the Conscious Feminine

A Handbook for Mothers and Daughters

Author: Margi Ross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780953939718

Category: Femininity

Page: 91

View: 4243

Women have always been concerned with relationship and love, and as they evolve, this becomes a concern that is not only about their sexual partner and their immediate family and friends: it is about relationship on every level. This book offers the tools and concepts that can help them bring harmony and good relationship into every area of life.

Food and Femininity

Author: Kate Cairns,Josée Johnston

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0857855565

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 6784

Over the space of a few generations, women's relationship with food has changed dramatically. Yet – despite significant advances in gender equality – food and femininity remain closely connected in the public imagination as well as the emotional lives of women. While women encounter food-related pressures and pleasures as individuals, the social challenge to perform food femininities remains: as the nurturing mother, the talented home cook, the conscientious consumer, the svelte and health-savvy eater. In Food and Femininity, Kate Cairns and Josée Johnston explore these complex and often emotionally-charged tensions to demonstrate that food is essential to the understanding of femininity today. Drawing on extensive qualitative research in Toronto, they present the voices of over 100 food-oriented men and women from a range of race and class backgrounds. Their research reveals gendered expectations to purchase, prepare, and enjoy food within the context of time crunches, budget restrictions, political commitments, and the pressure to manage health and body weight. The book analyses how women navigate multiple aspects of foodwork for themselves and others, from planning meals, grocery shopping, and feeding children, to navigating conflicting preferences, nutritional and ethical advice, and the often-inequitable division of household labour. What emerges is a world in which women's choices continue to be closely scrutinized – a world where 'failing' at food is still perceived as a failure of femininity. A compelling rethink of contemporary femininity, this is an indispensable read for anyone interested in the sociology of food, gender studies and consumer culture.

Sacred Woman

A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit

Author: Queen Afua

Publisher: One World

ISBN: 0307559513

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

View: 573

Queen Afua is a nationally renowned herbalist, natural health and nutrition expert, and dedicated healer of women's bodies and women's souls who practices a uniquely Afrocentric spirituality. Her classic bestseller, Heal Thyself, forever changed the way African Americans practice holistic health. Now, with Sacred Woman, she takes us on a transforming journey of physical and ancestral healing that will restore the magnificence of our spirits through sacred initiation. Queen Afua begins by helping us to discover our unique "womb-an-ness"--and to honor the womb as the center of our consciousness and creativity. Whether we are conceiving babies or businesses, ideas or art, Queen Afua illuminates the importance of cultivating our Womb Wisdom. After teaching us to transcend the taboos of growing up female, she outlines the full circle of womb wellness from menstruation to childbirth to menopause, and gives us a twenty-eight-day program for womb spirit rejuvenation and purification. Once our optimal womb wellness has been firmly established, we are ready for our initiation into Sacred Womanhood. "Only a whole woman can be a Sacred Woman," says Queen Afua, and she blesses us with the exact tools we need to bring our beings into true harmony with the earth and the cosmos. Through extraordinary meditations, affirmations, and rituals rooted in Ancient Egyptian temple teachings, Queen Afua guides us through the nine portals of initiation. She teaches us how to love and rejoice in our bodies by spiritualizing . . . the words we speak; the foods we eat; the spaces we live and work in; the beauty we create in our lives; the healing energy we transmit to self and others; the relationships we nurture; the service we offer; and the divine spirit we manifest. With love, wisdom, and passion, Queen Afua guides us to accept our mission and our mantle as Sacred Women--to heal ourselves, the generations of women in our families, our communities, and our world. From the Hardcover edition.

Masculine and Feminine

The Natural Flow of Opposites in the Psyche

Author: Gareth S. Hill

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834828669

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

View: 9227

A Jungian analyst provides a new model for understanding the masculine and feminine principles that exist in everyone, providing insight into the events of daily life and the themes of entire lifetimes.

The Ravaged Bridegroom

Masculinity in Women

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 223

View: 8435

Continues the author's long-standing concern with the feminine (titles 4, 12, 21), focusing on the ways in which a woman may be undermined by a crippling relationship with her inner man. Powerful images from poetry, myth, dreams, analysis and personal experience.

To be a Woman

The Birth of the Conscious Feminine

Author: Connie Zweig

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 279

View: 9327

In this colleciton of essays psychologists, Jungian analysts, feminists, and scholars of Goddess cultures describe those key insights and experiences that can provide entry to a new level of consciousness.

Knowing Woman

Author: Irene De Catillejo

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834830442

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 3413

In this classic work, a noted Jungian analyst explores the division of the human psyche into masculine and feminine. Characteristic of feminine consciousness, she writes, is diffuse awareness, which recognizes the unity of all life and promotes acceptance and relationship. The masculine attitude is one of focused consciousness, the capacity to formulate ideas and to change, invent, and create. Concerned with the experience of women in a culture dominated by masculine values, the author discusses topics such as the animus (the masculine "soul image" in a woman's unconscious); women's roles in relation to work, friends, children, and lovers; and issues such as abortion, aging, and self-determination.

The Fear of the Feminine and Other Essays on Feminine Psychology

Author: Erich Neumann

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691034737

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

View: 7148

Brought together for the first time in this book, these essays discuss the psychological stages of woman's development, the moon and matriarchal consciousness, Mozart's Magic Flute, the meaning of the earth archetype for modern times, and the fear of the feminine.

The Pregnant Virgin

A Process of Psychological Transformation

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 204

View: 4810

"The women who is a virgin, one in herself, does what she does not for power or out of the desire to please, but because what she does is true." Here is writing with a thinking heart, blending art, literature, religion and extensive case material. Continues the author's pioneering work on the feminine in both women and men.

Shakti Leadership

Embracing Feminine and Masculine Power in Business

Author: Nilima Bhat,Raj Sisodia

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626564663

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 1104

Unlocking the Source for True Leadership Too many people, men and women alike, have bought into a notion of leadership that exclusively emphasizes traditionally “masculine” qualities: hierarchical, militaristic, win-at-all-costs. The result has been corruption, environmental degradation, social breakdown, stress, depression, and a host of other serious problems. Nilima Bhat and Raj Sisodia show us a more balanced way, an archetype of leadership that is generative, cooperative, creative, inclusive, and empathetic. While these are traditionally regarded as “feminine” qualities, we all have them. In the Indian yogic tradition they're symbolized by Shakti, the source that powers all life. Through exercises and inspirational examples, Bhat and Sisodia show how to access this infinite energy and lead with your whole self. Male or female, leaders who understand and practice Shakti Leadership act from a consciousness of life-giving caring, creativity, and sustainability to achieve self-mastery internally and be of selfless service to the world.

Addiction to Perfection

The Still Unravished Bride : a Psychological Study

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 204

View: 1440

"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, sexuality, creativity and relationships.

Meeting the Madwoman

An Inner Challenge for Feminine Spirit

Author: Linda Schierse Leonard

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553373189

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 5846

The author discusses the eight different types of "madwoman" energy in order to show readers how to work through potentially destructive energy and transform it in creative ways

Gender, Peace and Conflict

Author: Inger Skjelsboek,Dan Smith

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761968535

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 7779

Gender is increasingly recognized as central to the study and analysis of the traditionally male domains of war and international relations. The book explores the key role of gender in peace research, conflict resolution and international politics. Rather than simply add gender and stir the aim is to transcend different disciplinary boundaries and conceptual approaches to provide a more integrated basis for research and study. To this end Gender, Peace & Conflict uniquely combines theoretical chapters alongside empirical case studies, to demonstrate the importance of a gender perspective to both theory and practice in conflict resolution and peace research.