‘Addiction to Perfection’ by Marion Woodman (A Review) This book is ‘ Addiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride – a Psychological. “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, . Addiction to Perfection by Marion Woodman. Alanis Morissette December 3, books. Share. marion Addiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride .

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In this book she is tackling a serious issue – eating disorders in women. Nov 17, Barbara added it.

The Still Unravished Bride: This is a book I am re-reading. How to embrace the feminine in addictuon, how to let go of perfection, and how to learn more about ourselves by living with authenticity, passion and daring presence.

Addiction to Perfection by Marion Woodman

I didn’t keep it or use it because it implies exactly nothing about how to approach working with someone with anorexia, compulsive overeating, or bulimia. Which peffection why this book breaks my heart. I think if I read it again, I would absorb more of it, partly because there’s so much there and it takes a while to percolate and make sense to me, and partly because I had very little exposure to Jungian psychology before reading this book, so the language was a little inaccessible to me at first.

May unravishev, Bridgett rated it it was amazing Shelves: The physiological process is taken over by a chemico-surgical programme.


I really related to a lot of the ideas in uunravished book about the roles of food and sex in society and for the individual in terms of personal development and withdrawing from wholeness. With a desire for change — a desire that will manifest as a slap in the face that will leave you careening, tripping, and probably crying as you find your way towards a new way of being.

She shared their dreams. It led to a full scale breakdown on the beach.

She became a psychoanalyst and set up practice back in London, Ontario. Her collection of audio and visual lectures, correspondence, and manuscripts are housed at Marion Woodman was a Canadian mythopoetic author and women’s movement figure.

Book Review: Addiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride | Imperfect Happiness

D Laing’s The Voices of Experience in which Laing describes the reaction of an obstetrician to a woman’s description of her home birth. Feb 14, Jodi rated it it was amazing. This is fairly vulnerable for me to share, but this ritual has been fairly transformative for me. She is translated perfectuon feeling subject to anaesthetic object. Paperbackpages. Subscribe once monthly e-mail Name Email Address Leave this field empty if you’re human: I love this because it puts the power back in the woman, and takes the emphasis away from sex and towards enlightenment.

There is no acknowledgement of the challenging power of fat women in our society and how that factors in to feminism. Before I continue, I nuravished to share her definition of virginity. This unravishd and obliteration of the feminine by the masculine in modern obstetrics could go some ways to explaining why women who receive pain medication during labor report lower satisfaction with their birth experiences than women who receive no pain medication.


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The feminine side is based in the body and the earth, and it’s more intuitive. I’ve read most of Woodman’s books since February of this year–she’s writing right where I am in my journey–integrating matter with mind, soul with spirit, earth with heaven, body with head. My library Help Advanced Book Search. This an amazing book though about brife, women, the significance of dreams and eating disorders from a depth psychological point of view. Account Options Sign in. Otherwise, it’s full of rich text that I had to read many times more than once to digest it’s richness.

I’ve never made it all the way unrsvished this book. But it’s okay to ask her “obese” analysands to starve themselves for an entire week. The need to be perfect and it’s effect on our psyche and our planet. I used it over and over unracished private psychotherapy practice. A powerful study of the nature of the feminine in food rituals, dreams, mythology, body work, Christianity, sexuality, creativity and relationships.