The Ravaged Bridegroom

Masculinity in Women

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 223

View: 5004

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.

Iron John

A Book about Men

Author: Robert Bly

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306824272

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 4240

In this timeless and deeply learned classic, poet and translator Robert Bly offers nothing less than a new vision of what it means to be a man. Bly's vision is based on his ongoing work with men, as well as on reflections on his own life. He addresses the devastating effects of remote fathers and mourns the disappearance of male initiation rites in our culture. Finding rich meaning in ancient stories and legends, Bly uses the Grimm fairy tale "Iron John"Ñin which a mentor or "Wild Man" guides a young man through eight stages of male growthÑto remind us of ways of knowing long forgotten, images of deep and vigorous masculinity centered in feeling and protective of the young. At once down-to-earth and elevated, combining the grandeur of myth with the practical and often painful lessons of our own histories, Iron John is an astonishing work that will continue to guide and inspire menÑand womenÑfor years to come.


The Quest for Contemporary Rites of Passage

Author: Louise Carus Mahdi,Nancy Geyer Christopher,Michael Meade

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 9780812691900

Category: Psychology

Page: 452

View: 3432

Crossroads is a comprehensive collection of fifty cutting-edge articles on diverse aspects of the transition to adulthood, covering experiences with contemporary rites of passage, the use of rites of passage to resolve the 'youth crisis' of gangs and violence, accounts of traditional rites of passage, and how-to guidelines for creating new rites of passage that may help to save our communities from despair and destruction.

The Borders of Nightmare

The Fiction of John Richardson

Author: Michael Hurley

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487590385

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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John Richardson was Canada's first native-born poet-novelist and 'The Father of Canadian Literature.' Michael Hurley offers the first detailed account of Richardson's fiction rather than of his life or sociological importance. Hurley makes a convincing case for Richardson as an important early cartographer of the Canadian imagination and the originator of 'Southern Ontario Gothic.' He explores Richardson's influence on James Reaney, Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Christopher Dewdney, Frank Davey, and Marian Engel. Arguing that Wacousta and The Canadian Brothers hold central places in our literature, Hurley shows how these two works established a set of boundaries that our national literary discourse has largely kept hidden. Focusing on the protean concept of the border in the fiction of this man from the periphery, The Borders of Nightmare underlines the importance of boundaries, margins, shifting edges, and the coincidence of equally matched opposites in necessary balance to both Richardson and subsequent writers. In an age of postmodernism these novels – riddled as they are with discontinuities, paradoxes, ambiguity, and unresolved dualities that problematize the whole notion of a stable, coherent national or personal identity – anticipate and define a number of concerns that preoccupy us today.

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: 729

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

Ritual Performance in the Fiction of Flannery O'Connor

Author: Cynthia Seel

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571131966

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

View: 394

Flannery O'Connor wrote some thirty short stories and two novellas in her brief but brilliant literary career, including such remarkable works as 'Wise Blood' (1952), 'The Violent Bear It Away' (1960), and the short story anthology, A Good Man Is Hard To Find (1955). While she enjoyed considerable recognition during her lifetime, since her death in 1964 at age 39 her work has garnered even greater acclaim at the national and international levels. The proliferation of O'Connor studies and the increased presence of her works in both the high school and college curriculum clearly support the view that her position as an eminent American writer is secure. Cynthia Seel's study offers a decidedly new way of reading O'Connor. Analyzing six works in detail -- the short stories 'Mystery That is Lived,' 'A Circle in the Fire,' 'The Artificial Nigger,' 'The Lame shall Enter First,' 'A Temple of the Holy Ghost,' and 'A Stroke of Good Fortune' -- Seel examines O'Connor's primary use of ritual as form (or aesthetic frame) and as transforming action, and thus illuminates the method and impact of O'Connor's works afresh. While O'Connor's affinity for ritual has not gone unnoticed, no one has before assembled and analyzed ritual as it has appeared in a wide range of her fiction, as this book does. It will interest students and teachers of American literature, Southern Studies, feminist theory, and ritual studies. Cynthia L. Seel received her Ph.D. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University.

Conscious Femininity

Interviews with Marion Woodman

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Psychology

Page: 159

View: 3435

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 Middle Passage

From Misery to Meaning in Midlife

Author: James Hollis

Publisher: Inner City Books

ISBN: 9780919123601

Category: Psychology

Page: 127

View: 441

Title #59. Why do so many go through so much disruption in their middle years? Why then? Why do we consider it to be a crisis? What does the pattern mean and how can we survive it? The Middle Passage shows how we may pass through midlife consciously, rendering our lives more meaningful and the second half of life immeasurably richer.

Addiction to Perfection

The Still Unravished Bride : a Psychological Study

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Psychology

Page: 204

View: 7631

"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.

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: 6036

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.

Awakening Woman

Dreams and Individuation

Author: Nancy Qualls-Corbett,Leila McMackin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781894574020

Category: Psychology

Page: 155

View: 9800

In this collaborative work by a Jungian analyst and her analsyand, a woman learns to understand her dreams, visions and emotions, and especially the kinship between sexuality and spirituality, acquiring in the process an authentic sense of self.

The Pregnant Virgin

A Process of Psychological Transformation

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Psychology

Page: 204

View: 4192

"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.


Dying Into Life

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140196283

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 3892

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.

Leaving My Father's House

A Journey to Conscious Femininity

Author: Marion Woodman

Publisher: Shambhala Publications


Category: Psychology

Page: 377

View: 3499

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.

The Sacred Prostitute

Eternal Aspect of the Feminine

Author: Nancy Qualls-Corbett

Publisher: Inner City Books

ISBN: 9780919123311

Category: Psychology

Page: 171

View: 5178

The disconnection between spirituality and passionate love leaves a broad sense of dissatisfaction and boredom in relationships. The author illustrates how our vitality and capacity for joy depend on restoring the soul of the sacred prostitute to its rightful place in consciousness.

The Maiden King

The Reunion of Masculine and Feminine

Author: Robert Bly,Marion Woodman

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780805057782

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 4308

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.

The Heart's Pursuit

Author: Robin Lee Hatcher

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310411718

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2783

A Colorado beauty abandoned at the altar. A rugged bounty hunter haunted by his past. In this dramatic historical novel by best-selling author Robin Lee Hatcher, two wounded hearts join forces in a pursuit across the Old West. Silver Matlock is a Colorado beauty in search of revenge against the man who stranded her at the altar and fled with the remnant of her family's fortune. She is determined to find the man who betrayed her trust. Jared Newman, rugged as the West itself, is relentless in his pursuit of lawless men—but unable to escape his own tragic past. Hardened by his life as a bounty hunter, he must learn to forgive before he loses his soul. Joining forces, the two set out in search of Silver's betrayer. The handsome but embittered Jared finds himself powerfully drawn to the beautiful woman whose drive for justice equals his own. But lack of honesty keeps Silver and Jared from fully trusting each other, even as a shocking revelation intensifies their pursuit of the cunning—and deadly—quarry. "Hatcher delivers another thought-provoking historical novel." —CBA Retailers + Resources

Creation's Heartbeat

Following the Reindeer Spirit

Author: Linda Schierse Leonard

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553375299

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 544

The author of Meeting the Madwoman presents a spiritual handbook for creative and ecological living, combining insights and legends from shamanic peoples with the experiences of contemporary men and women to apply the spiritual wisdom of native peoples to modern life. 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: 412

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.

Those Women

Author: Nor Hall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Psychology

Page: 84

View: 1503

This book is about the God who electrifies women & the Dionysian charge that surfaces in the lives & writings of Jungian analyst, Linda Fierz-David, classicist Jane Ellen Harrison, & poet H.D. Although the scene of this work is the mystery chamber in Roman Pompeii, it really begins with the need to fathom a mystery of identity. Who were those analytical women who embraced Jung's depth psychology with their whole lives? Why did so many of them never marry? Where did their peculiar strength come from & why did they chose to study? Nor Hall uses ten scenes of dramatic initiation to frame the experiences of death, maenadic madness & change that occur to women in the midlife constellations of Dionysos, the Loosener. Along the way, her meditation-rich images from dreams, vase paintings, poetry & biographies - consider as well "housebound" women & other constraints, the gripping experiences of childbirth & relationships with the masculine whatever its form.