By Marion Woodman
Habit to Perfection
via Marion Woodman
Through case stories, desires, and myths, a Jungian analyst explores the hidden reasons of compulsion within the lives of fellows and ladies. on the root of consuming issues, substance abuse, and different addictive and compulsive behaviors, Woodman sees a starvation for non secular achievement. the necessity to event a sacred connection to an strength more than their very own drives humans to go looking for an illusory perfect of perfection. via discussions of parenthood, creativity, and physique photograph, this presentation indicates that freedom from dependancy are available by way of getting to know the knowledge and tool of the female precept. Shambhala Lion Editions
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Some people manage very well within a highly organized life. All are setting up a thoroughly schizophrenic pattern: one side of the personality is in fierce rebellion against the society that is starving them; the other side is killing them in order to attain the image of slimness that society requires. This craving to do the forbidden often comes from a lifelong relationship with the negative mother who is constantly judging, so that if "I" am doing what I want to do, it is wrong, and therefore I must do it quickly and surreptitiously if I am to enjoy it without condemnation.
It is a stag's head with the antlers shaped so as to mold over my left ear. "That is your gift," she said. Their shared silence vibrates with the mystery of the love that is being born between them, and none of the three desecrates that silence. The cup that the old gypsy passes to the dreamer is her mother's cup, a cup that by association had caused considerable anguish between the dreamer and her mother. The Page 44 mother had always admonished her not to break it when she dried the dishes, and only her own feelings about the cup prevented her from breaking it out of spite.
That is your gift," she said. Their shared silence vibrates with the mystery of the love that is being born between them, and none of the three desecrates that silence. The cup that the old gypsy passes to the dreamer is her mother's cup, a cup that by association had caused considerable anguish between the dreamer and her mother. The Page 44 mother had always admonished her not to break it when she dried the dishes, and only her own feelings about the cup prevented her from breaking it out of spite.