Dancing in the Flames

Author: Marion Woodman,Elinor Dickson

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781570623134

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 630

Earthy and immensely powerful, the Black Goddess has been a key force in world history, manifested in images as diverse as the Indian goddess Kali and the Black Madonnas of medieval Europe. But images of her have been conspicuously missing from the Western world for centuries--until now. Here, the authors explain the psychological significance of the divine feminine in the lives of modern women and men. 21 illustrations.

Bone

Dying Into Life

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140196283

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 2500

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.

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: 5171

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.

The Ravaged Bridegroom

Masculinity in Women

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 223

View: 3801

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.

Leaving My Father's House

A Journey to Conscious Femininity

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 377

View: 2548

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.

Conscious Women-Conscious Lives Book Two

Author: Darlene Montgomery

Publisher: White Knight Press

ISBN: 9780973670509

Category: Self-Help

Page: 197

View: 8915

The second in the series Conscious Women-Conscious Lives offers more extraordinary stories of healing and transformation by some of North America's leading women authorities on healing, spirituality and body mind wisdom. Each story is true and each brings healing, understanding, comfort and proof of women's courage. These stories show how the journey of facing some of life's greatest obstacles can be followed by a joyous emergence from the darkness of despair, and a return to the light of life, love and new wisdom. Themes include: Finding Meaning in Loss, Finding Life's Purpose, Learning to let go of a Loved one, The Gift in Illness and Loss, Turning Life's Obstacles into Stepping Stones, Rising to the Challenge, Overcoming the Fear of Death, Surviving and triumphing after life threatening illness. These true stories written by women, for women, help open the heart, heal the spirit, and bring peace of mind during some of life's most challenging times. As each author brings a treasure from her own rich experience, she contributes to the pool of wisdom we share on this planet of how each of us can meet our greatest fears to rise again with wisdom, grace and courage. Whatever challenges you presently face, these stories offer hope, reassurance, comfort and proud examples of the resilient nature and courage of women.

Women's Intuition

Unlocking the Wisdom of the Body

Author: Paula M. Reeves

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 1609252829

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 9595

Women's intuition is real, says Paula Reeves. Encoded in a woman's DNA, this subtle yet potent source of knowledge has been doubted and dismissed as an old wives' tale. Because social conditioning and male-dominated culture have caused women to feel disconnected from their own bodies, Dr. Reeves believes that most women are unaware of what their intuition is trying to tell them. In Women's Intuition, Dr. Reeves guides readers to remove the blocks preventing this channel of knowledge from informing and enriching their daily lives. By evoking body-based intuition, readers can reestablish their body-mind bond and access their intuitive power for healing and insight.

Conscious Femininity

Interviews with Marion Woodman

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 159

View: 9334

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.

Descent to the Goddess

A Way of Initiation for Women

Author: Sylvia Brinton Perera

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 111

View: 6696

Pioneer study of the need for an inner female authority in a masculine-oriented society. Interprets the journey into the underworld of Inanna-lshtar, Goddess of Heaven and Earth, to see Ereshkigal, her dark sister. So must modern women descend into the depths of themselves. Rich in insights.

Addiction to Perfection

The Still Unravished Bride : a Psychological Study

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 204

View: 5223

"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.

The Pregnant Virgin

A Process of Psychological Transformation

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 204

View: 5621

"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.

Mother-Infant Attachment and Psychoanalysis

The Eyes of Shame

Author: Mary Y. Ayers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317762975

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 2376

Winner of the 2004 Gradiva Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. The issue of shame has become a central topic for many writers and therapists in recent years, but it is debatable how much real understanding of this powerful and pervasive emotion we have achieved. Mother-Infant Attachment and Psychoanalysis argues that shame can develop during the first six months of life through an unreflected look in the mother's eyes, and that this shame is then internalised by the infant and reverberates through its later life. The author further expands on this concept of the look through a powerful and extensive study of the concept of the Evil Eye, an enduring universal belief that eyes have the power to inflict injury. Finally, she presents ways of healing shame within a clinical setting, and provides a fascinating analysis of the role of eye-contact in the therapeutic encounter. This book brings together a unique blend of theoretical interpretations of shame with clinical studies, and integrates major concepts from psychoanalysis, Jungian analysis, developmental psychology and anthropology. The result is a broad understanding of shame and a real understanding of why it may underlie a wide range of clinical disorders.

Dancing with Flames

Author: Susan Illene

Publisher: Susan Illene

ISBN: 0986336122

Category: Fiction

Page: 469

View: 8134

Four months ago, fire-breathing dragons invaded Earth from an alternate dimension, wreaking havoc on modern civilization. Bailey Monzac has been training to kill them ever since discovering she was impervious to their flames, but when some of the beasts begin targeting children, she can’t hold back any longer and must hunt them down. Her ally, Aidan, would help, except the shape-shifter has his own troubles. His clan is battling for territory against the pure dragons and his father—their leader—is dying. As the shifters fight for the pendragon position, fierce rivalry takes over. Aidan’s own brothers aren’t above blackmail and murder if it will get them to the top. He must stay one step ahead if he is to survive and keep his clan safe from the pure dragons who threaten them all. Bailey and Aidan may be natural-born enemies, but working together might be the only thing that saves them from the danger that lies ahead.

The Moonlit Path

Reflections on the Dark Feminine

Author: Fred Gustafson

Publisher: Ibis Press

ISBN: 9780892540648

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 262

View: 4350

The Moonlit Path is an anthology of writing by figures from throughout the spiritual world on the dark feminine. Known variously as Lilith, Kali, the Black Madonna, Morrigan, Guadalupe, and Tara, the dark feminine appears in many cultures and throughout the ages. "It is only by embracing her,"writes Murray Stein in his preface, "that we can learn intelligent tolerance of paradox, tough-minded respect for important differences, and compassion for the alien other in our midst."

Mysteries of the Dark Moon

The Healing Power of the Dark Goddess

Author: Demetra George

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061957697

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 6825

Exploring the mystery, wisdom, and power of the dark phase of the moon's cycle--a lunar-based model for moving through the dark times in our lives with understanding, consciousness, and faith in renewal. The moon's dark phase has traditionally been a time of fear and superstition, a time associated with death and isolation. The mythical embodiment of these fears is the Dark Goddess. Known around the world by many names--Lilith, Kali, Hecate, and Morgana--the archetypal Dark Goddess represents death, sexuality, and the unconscious--the little understood, often feared aspects of life. Demetra George combines psychological, mythical, and spiritual perspective on the shadowy, feminine symbolism of the dark moon to reclaim the darkness from oppressive, fear-based images. George offers rites for rebirth and transformation that teach us to tap into the power of our dark times, maximizing the potential for renewal inherent in our inevitable periods of loss, depression, and anger.

Longing for Darkness

Tara and the Black Madonna : a Ten-year Journey

Author: China Galland

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140195668

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

View: 8405

The author describes her spiritual odyssey while investigating--in the U.S., Europe, India, and elsewhere--the spiritual traditions of the Black Madonna that have been popular as cross-cultural expressions of the feminine divine in both Eastern religions and in European Catholicism. Reissue.

Warrior Goddess Training

Become the Woman You Are Meant to Be

Author: HeatherAsh Amara

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1781807981

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

View: 6792

'If you don't love and honour yourself with every fiber of your being, if you struggle with owning your power and passion, then it is time for an inner revolution! It is time to claim your Warrior Goddess energy.' This is a book that teaches women to see themselves as perfect just the way they are, to resist society's insistence that they seek value, wholeness and love through something outside themselves, such as a husband, children, boyfriend, career or a spiritual path. Author HeatherAsh Amara has written this book as a message for women struggling to find themselves under these false ideals. Amara challenges women to be 'warrior goddesses', to be a woman who: • Ventures out to find herself • Combats fear and doubt • Reclaims her power and vibrancy • Demonstrates her strength of compassion and fierce love Her approach draws on the wisdom from Buddhism, Toltec wisdom and ancient earth-based goddess spirituality, and combines them all with the goal of helping women become empowered, authentic and free. Included here are personal stories, rituals and exercises that encourage readers to begin their own journey towards becoming warrior goddesses.

The Maiden King

The Reunion of Masculine and Feminine

Author: Robert Bly,Marion Woodman

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780805057782

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 3340

From Robert Bly, author of the groundbreaking bestseller Iron John, and famed Jungian analyst Marion Woodman comes an interpretation of a primordial folktale that takes the message behind Iron John to its next phase: the reunion of masculine and feminine. Bly and Woodman interpret the archetypal symbols embedded in an ancient Russian story, The Maiden King, a tale woven of an absent father, a possessive stepmother, a false tutor, and a young man over-whelmed by a beautiful maiden. When the young man's weak response to the maiden ss her retreating in anger, he must go on a quest for self-discovery that leads to Baba Yaga, the fierce yet empowering old woman of Russian folk tradition. The male tency toward impotence in the face of feminine magnificence, the female fear of power and abandonment that leads to rage, the need to get beyond oppositional thinking en route to the Divine, these are issues the book addresses with wisdom and lyricism. The true heir to Iron John, The Maiden King may be the intellectual answer to Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.

Psyche and Death

Death-Demons in Folklore, Myths, and Modern Dreams

Author: Edgar Herzog

Publisher: Spring Publications

ISBN: 9780882145150

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

View: 861

In this extraordinary two-part study-first presented as lectures at the C. G. Jung Institute in Znrich-Edgar Herzog exhumes from myth, fairytale, and folklore macabre variations of the archaic Death Image. Divided into two parts, Part I deals with ethnological and mythological material consisting of reports and traditions from around the world. This part particularly focuses on the psychological reaction to death of groups, tribes, and peoples through rites, mythological stories, and folk customs that still survive within Western culture. In Part II Herzog focuses on the dreams of patients in psychotherapy. Herzog attempts to show how these dreams reflect the processes in the development and maturation of modern individuals, in and through dreams. Every therapist will benefit from this illumination of the darkest subject of all, eternal night.

The Cult of the Black Virgin

Author: Ean Begg

Publisher: Chiron Publications

ISBN: 1630514411

Category: Religion

Page: 195

View: 2130