Leaving My Father's House

A Journey to Conscious Femininity

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 377

View: 2760

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.

Leaving My Father's House

A Journey to Conscious Femininity

Author: Marion Woodman,Mary Hamilton,Kate Danson,Rita Greer Allen

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780877738961

Category: Psychology

Page: 375

View: 6829

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

Coming Home to Myself

Reflections for Nurturing a Woman's Body and Soul

Author: Marion Woodman,Jill Mellick

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781573245661

Category: Self-Help

Page: 280

View: 3259

A meditation book for women seeking to raise to their self-esteem & connect more fully with themselves.

Conscious Femininity

Interviews with Marion Woodman

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 159

View: 6650

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.

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: 1697

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.

Bone

Dying Into Life

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140196283

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 7427

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.

Dreams from My Father

A Story of Race and Inheritance

Author: Barack Obama

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307394125

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 2434

In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father—a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man—has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey—first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother’s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Pictured in lefthand photograph on cover: Habiba Akumu Hussein and Barack Obama, Sr. (President Obama's paternal grandmother and his father as a young boy). Pictured in righthand photograph on cover: Stanley Dunham and Ann Dunham (President Obama's maternal grandfather and his mother as a young girl). From the Trade Paperback edition.

African Gender Studies

A Reader

Author: Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113709009X

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Page: 433

View: 1666

This is the first comprehensive reader that brings African experiences to bear on the ongoing global discussions of women, gender, and society. Bringing together the essential writing on this topic from the last 25 years, these essays discuss gender in Africa from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

The Ravaged Bridegroom

Masculinity in Women

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 223

View: 3279

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.

My Fathers' Houses

Memoir of a Family

Author: Steven V. Roberts

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061945144

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9189

From Steven V. Roberts comes My Fathers' Houses, a memoir of growing up in Bayonne, New Jersey, an immigrant community in the shadow of the Statue if Liberty, and the story of how his father and his grandfather's dreams–and their own passion for writing and ideas–influenced Steven's future, and inspired him to seek his fortune in New York City, the media capital of the world. This is a story of a town and a time and a boy who grew up there, a boy who became a New York Times correspondent, TV and radio personality, and best–selling author. The town was Bayonne, New Jersey, a European village so close to New York that Steve could see the Statue of Liberty from his bedroom window. The time was the forties and fifties, when children of immigrants were striving to become American and find a place in a booming post–war world. The core of Steve's world was one block, where he lived in a house his grandfather, Harry Schanbam, had built with his own hands. But the story starts back in Russia, where the family business of writing and ideas began. Steve's other grandfather, Abraham Rogowsky, stole money to become a Zionist pioneer in Palestine before moving to America. The tale continues through the Depression, when Steve's parents lived one block apart in Bayonne, wrote letters to each other and married in secret. During the war years, Steve's father wrote children's books and based one of his best sellers on outings he took with his twin sons to the local train station. As his byline, he used his boys' middle names–Jeffrey Victor–so Steve got his first writing credit before he was two. The story concludes with the boy leaving Bayonne, going on to Harvard, meeting the Catholic girl who became his wife, and starting work at the New York Times–across the river, and worlds away, from where he began. Now a grandfather of five, Steve Roberts looks in the mirror and sees his own father and grandfather looking back at him–a family chain that started in 19th century Russia and thrives today in 21st century America.

Una casa propia

Historias de mi vida

Author: Sandra Cisneros

Publisher: Vintage Espanol

ISBN: 0385351364

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 2361

Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction From Chicago to Mexico, the places Sandra Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction and poetry. But a house of her own, a place where she could truly take root, has eluded her. In this jigsaw autobiography, made up of essays and images spanning three decades—and including never-before-published work—Cisneros has come home at last. Written with her trademark lyricism, in these signature pieces the acclaimed author of The House on Mango Street shares her transformative memories and reveals her artistic and intellectual influences. Poignant, honest, and deeply moving, A House of My Own is an exuberant celebration of a life lived to the fullest, from one of our most beloved writers.

The House on Mango Street

Author: Sandra Cisneros

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0345807197

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 2399

The best-selling coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world. The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes—sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous—Sandra Cisneros’ masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.

Brainstorm

The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

Author: Daniel J. Siegel MD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110163152X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 8677

In this New York Times–bestselling book, Dr. Daniel Siegel shows parents how to turn one of the most challenging developmental periods in their children’s lives into one of the most rewarding. Between the ages of twelve and twenty-four, the brain changes in important and, at times, challenging ways. In Brainstorm, Dr. Daniel Siegel busts a number of commonly held myths about adolescence—for example, that it is merely a stage of “immaturity” filled with often “crazy” behavior. According to Siegel, during adolescence we learn vital skills, such as how to leave home and enter the larger world, connect deeply with others, and safely experiment and take risks. Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, Siegel explores exciting ways in which understanding how the brain functions can improve the lives of adolescents, making their relationships more fulfilling and less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.

Sex on the Brain

The Biological Differences Between Men and Women

Author: Deborah Blum

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140263480

Category: Social Science

Page: 329

View: 2202

Looks at the biology of gender, including such topics as male and female brains, sex differences in emotions, sexual orientation, hormones, and social roles

A Stitch in Time

Author: Ann Rinaldi

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590460569

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 305

View: 5209

Trying to hold the family together after her mother's death, Hannah worries about her sense of purpose when her father returns to the sea and her younger siblings become self-sufficient, and Hannah decides to make a wonderful quilt. Reprint.

A Journey

My Political Life

Author: Tony Blair

Publisher: Vintage Books Canada

ISBN: 0307398218

Category: Great Britain

Page: 784

View: 8587

In this remarkably gripping memoir, one of the most dynamic and controversial leaders of modern times gives us a firsthand account of his years in office and beyond. Here, for the first time, Tony Blair recounts his role in shaping our recent history, from the aftermath of Princess Diana's death to the war on terror. With rare honesty and courage, he recounts the belief in ethical intervention that led to his decision to go to war in Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, and, most controversial of all, Iraq. Filled with fascinating revelations about Blair's close friendship with the Clinton family, his admiration for George W. Bush, and his relationship with Barack Obama, A Journey is a must-read political memoir, providing an unprecedented glimpse into Tony Blair's experiences as Prime Minister, through his own eyes. In his expansive new introduction, Tony Blair discusses his vision of a future based on open-mindedness, yet fully couched in the complex realities of our times.

Entitlemania

How Not to Spoil Your Kids, and What to Do If You Have

Author: Richard Watts

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1626343454

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 216

View: 6218

Henry Lindon is playing a game of tit for tat that he’s about to lose. ​Successful, charming executive Henry Lindon was happily making high-dollar global deals and enjoying the good life in Dallas when his job mysteriously disappears—and with it, his identity. On top of that, he’s sure his beautiful wife is having an affair with some Romeo down in Argentina. While attempting to start a new life teaching law, Lindon is finding his paranoia has got him around the throat and won’t let go. In class one day, the discussion goes off track from law and libel to tattoos. When a student appears in his office in pink shorts and a crop top and takes the subject of tattoos to a much-too-personal level, Lindon’s at a loss to explain why and worried about ramifications. Discovering he may have the Department of Justice on his back with phony felony charges, he’s reaching his breaking point and nothing’s making sense. Two tattoos, a murder, and an old rivalry are part of a distant game of revenge that’s about to come full circle.

Leaving Before the Rains Come

Author: Alexandra Fuller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698145615

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 316

New York Times Bestseller "One of the gutsiest memoirs I've ever read. And the writing--oh my god the writing." --Entertainment Weekly A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain. But the disintegration of Fuller’s own marriage leaves her shattered. Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, she finally confronts the tough questions about her past, about the American man she married, and about the family she left behind in Africa. A breathtaking achievement, Leaving Before the Rains Come is a memoir of such grace and intelligence, filled with such wit and courage, that it could only have been written by Alexandra Fuller. Leaving Before the Rains Come begins with the dreadful first years of the American financial crisis when Fuller’s delicate balance—between American pragmatism and African fatalism, the linchpin of her unorthodox marriage—irrevocably fails. Recalling her unusual courtship in Zambia—elephant attacks on the first date, sick with malaria on the wedding day—Fuller struggles to understand her younger self as she overcomes her current misfortunes. Fuller soon realizes what is missing from her life is something that was always there: the brash and uncompromising ways of her father, the man who warned his daughter that "the problem with most people is that they want to be alive for as long as possible without having any idea whatsoever how to live." Fuller’s father—"Tim Fuller of No Fixed Abode" as he first introduced himself to his future wife—was a man who regretted nothing and wanted less, even after fighting harder and losing more than most men could bear. Leaving Before the Rains Come showcases Fuller at the peak of her abilities, threading panoramic vistas with her deepest revelations as a fully grown woman and mother. Fuller reveals how, after spending a lifetime fearfully waiting for someone to show up and save her, she discovered that, in the end, we all simply have to save ourselves. An unforgettable book, Leaving Before the Rains Come is a story of sorrow grounded in the tragic grandeur and rueful joy only to be found in Fuller’s Africa. From the Hardcover edition.

Women of Wisdom

Empowering the Dreams and Spirit of Women

Author: Kris Steinnes,Jean Houston

Publisher: Wise Women Pub Llc

ISBN: 9780980062205

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 346

View: 1928

In an inspiring book of spiritual, academic and artistic contributions, women celebrate the power of the feminine spirit. Contributors include bestselling authors Jean Houston, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Marion Woodman, Isabel Allende, Angeles Arrien, and Nicki Scully.