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: 9150

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.

Dancing Through the Flames

Author: Rebecca Bardelli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692862469

Category:

Page: 132

View: 9636

Dancing Through the Flames is a collection of poetry that is divided into five chapters. Each chapter will take you on a different journey. It explores the flames (hardships) of life, dancing through those flames, how we are each perfectly unique, extinguishing the flames, and having a positive state of mind and thriving after the flames. We must endure the flames. We must dance through the flames. We must accept that we are perfectly unique. We must learn to extinguish the flames so that we can enjoy this gift of life. We must do it. And we will do it because we are survivors.

Dancing in the Flames

Spiritual Journey in the Novels of Lee Smith

Author: Linda Byrd Cook

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786453508

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 1152

This book examines Lee Smith’s novel-length fiction and its powerful reflection of her personal search for and journey toward spiritual reconciliation. The protagonists of Smith’s novels feel estranged from any sense of feminine sacredness as they struggle for a belief system that offers them hope and validation. Chapters describe how Smith has retrieved in her fiction a source of transformative power—the power of the sexual, maternal, feminine divine—in hopes of creating a new image of the total, sacred female whose sexuality, creativity, spirituality, and maternity can reside comfortably in the bodies of everyday heroines.

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: 2945

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.

Dancing with Flames

Author: Susan Illene

Publisher: Susan Illene

ISBN: 0986336122

Category: Fiction

Page: 469

View: 6663

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.

Bone

Dying Into Life

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140196283

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 4494

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.

Lord of the Dance

Author: Michael Flatley,Douglas Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743293002

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 8429

The star of "Riverdance" describes his rise from the Chicago streets to international fame as an Irish step dancer, detailing his role in "Riverdance," his creation of "Lord of the Dance" and other shows, his turbulent love life, and his dedication to his art.

Leaving My Father's House

A Journey to Conscious Femininity

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 377

View: 7674

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.

Addiction to Perfection

The Still Unravished Bride : a Psychological Study

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 204

View: 4853

"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.

Dancing on the Edge

Author: Han Nolan

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0544612388

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 264

View: 496

The National Book Award-winning novel of a young girl’s coming of age, from the author of Send Me Down a Miracle. Twelve-year-old Miracle McCloy never liked the story of her remarkable birth, but her grandmother Gigi has always loved telling it. An expert in occult magic, Gigi insists that when Miracle was saved from her dead mother’s womb, it was an omen of greatness to come. But how can Miracle become a prodigy like her father when sometimes she feels like she doesn’t even exist? When her father suddenly vanishes without a trace, Miracle’s life starts feeling less miraculous by the day. The only time she feels whole is when she’s dancing—an activity her grandmother strictly forbids. But shortly after her thirteenth birthday, a life-threatening incident puts her whole world in a harsh new light. And though she does not emerge unscathed, Miracle might finally see the truth about her past, her family, and herself. “Extraordinary . . . Nolan does a masterful job of drawing readers into the girl’s mind and of making them care deeply about her chances for the future.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Elaborately drawn characters that will surprise readers at every turn . . . Compelling.” —Booklist (starred review)

Tongues of Flame

Author: Mary Ward Brown

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817307222

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 2903

These beautifully crafted stories depict the changing relationships between black and white southerners, the impact of the civil rights movement, and the emergence of the New South. Mary Ward Brown is a storyteller in the tradition of such powerful 20th-century writers as William Faulkner, Harper Lee, Flannery O'Connor, and Eudora Welty-writers who have explored and dramatized the tension between the inherited social structure of the South and its contemporary dissolution. With Tongues of Flame, her first collection of short stories, Brown bares the awkward, sometimes hopeful, and often tragic suffering of people caught in changing times within a timeless setting. Here we meet such memorable characters as a dying black woman who seeks the advice of a now-alcoholic white doctor whom she knew in better years; a young woman, jilted at the altar, driven crazy by an illuminated cross erected by the church opposite her house; and a 95-year-old woman buying a tombstone for her long-deceased husband only to discover that he had been adulterous throughout their marriage. Brown constructs her characters in a disarmingly plain style while breathing life into them with compassion and honesty as they confront the large moments of their lives. First published by E. P. Dutton in 1986 to immediate critical acclaim, Tongues of Flame won the 1987 PEN/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award. The judges commended Brown for "seeing life whole, without prejudice, without sentimentality, without histrionics. Her voice may be quiet-sometimes she speaks in a whisper-but her words are, nevertheless, always forceful, clear, and ultimately lasting." With this new publication of Tongues of Flame and its inclusion in the University of Alabama Press's Deep South Books series, a whole new generation of readers may once more discover Mary Ward Brown's profound stories of pain, loss, and hope.

Seeking the Sacred

Leading a Spiritual Life in a Secular World

Author: Thomas Moore,Roméo Dallaire,Martin Rutte,Marion Woodman

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1550227246

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 140

View: 9011

Speaking from experience—where things can go wrong and wrongs can remain unrighted—the five modern thinkers in this collection offer ways to maintain a spiritual life outside of a strictly religious context. Based on the acknowledgement that religious doctrine and academic paradigm do not always have adequate answers for the world's complicated problems, the essays draw on a rich mosaic of beliefs, customs, and study to address issues from social justice and morality to consciousness and the place of faith. Noted thinker Thomas Moore explores the nature of the soul, while General Roméo Dallaire shares his trials of faith in the face of evil from his 1994 tour in Rwanda. Other ways for spirituality to inform daily life are also dealt with, from putting a wish for peace into action to reaching out to others in a time of need. As these writers name parts of everyday life as sacred and worthy of devotion, they help to lead readers who are seeking something greater in their lives down a mindful, spiritual path.

Conscious Femininity

Interviews with Marion Woodman

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 159

View: 4215

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.

The Ravaged Bridegroom

Masculinity in Women

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 223

View: 1939

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.

Writing Dancing in the Age of Postmodernism

Author: Sally Banes

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819571814

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 428

View: 5189

Drawing of the postmodern perspective and concerns that informed her groundbreaking Terpsichore in Sneakers, Sally Banes’s Writing Dancing documents the background and developments of avant-garde and popular dance, analyzing individual artists, performances, and entire dance movements. With a sure grasp of shifting cultural dynamics, Banes shows how postmodern dance is integrally connected to other oppositional, often marginalized strands of dance culture, and considers how certain kinds of dance move from the margins to the mainstream. Banes begins by considering the act of dance criticism itself, exploring its modes, methods, and underlying assumptions, and examining the work of other critics. She traces the development of contemporary dance from the early work of such influential figures as Merce Cunningham and George Balanchine to such contemporary choreographers as Molissa Fenley, Karole Armitage, and Michael Clark. She analyzes the contributions of the Judson Dance Theatre and the Workers’ Dance League, the emergence of Latin postmodern dance in New York, and the impact of black jazz in Russia. In addition, Banes explores such untraditional performance modes as breakdancing and the “drunk dancing” of Fred Astaire. Ebook Edition Note: Ebook edition note: All images have been redacted.

Practical Intuition

How to Harness the Power of Your Instinct and Make it Work for You

Author: Laura Day

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0767900340

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 190

View: 835

Combines exercises, real-life examples, and personal accounts to explain how to draw on one's hidden intuitive powers

The Pregnant Virgin

A Process of Psychological Transformation

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 204

View: 4212

"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.

Ready for a Brand New Beat

How 'Dancing in the Street' Became the Anthem for a Changing America

Author: Mark Kurlansky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1594632731

Category: History

Page: 302

View: 4137

Can a song change a nation? In 1964, Marvin Gaye, record producer William 'Mickey' Stevenson, and Motown songwriter Ivy Jo Hunter wrote 'Dancing in the Street.' Recorded at Motown's Hitsville USA studio by Martha and the Vandellas, it was intended as an upbeat dance recording. But this was the summer of 1964-the Mississippi Freedom Summer, the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, the beginning of the Vietnam War, the passage of the Civil Rights Act, and the lead-up to a dramatic election. As the country grew more radicalized, 'Dancing in the Street' gained currency as an activist anthem, taking on multiple meanings for many different groups, which were all altered as the country changed. Ready for a Brand New Beatchronicles that extraordinary summer of 1964 and showcases the momentous role that a simple song played in history, one that would become an anthem of American pop culture. 'Mr. Kurlansky has come up with a book that will make you hum its theme song.' The New York Times'Undeniably compelling . . . Kurlansky sure does know how to make his story sing.' USA Today'Comprehensive...... Effective...... A strong case for why 'Dancing in the Street' would be widely interpreted as a call to action.' The New Yorker

Feeding the Flame

A Devotional to Loki and His Family

Author: Galina Krasskova

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615207612

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 5421

"Feeding the Flame" is a devotional anthology of prayers, poems, rituals, and more gathered from around the world in the honor of Loki and His family. In this book, readers will find not only Loki and Sigyn, but also Angurboda, Odin, Glut and all of Loki's children equally honored. It is a celebration of devotional consciousness and an offering of love to a very complex family of Gods.