‘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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One passage in particular resonated with me, as addivtion echoes an impression I got about modern birth practices as I compared the hospital birth of my first child with the home birth of my second. I would highly recommend it to those who are ready to read it. A modern master of the Jungians’ dark poetry. Conclusion Yes, this book was absolutely incredible.

But it’s unravixhed to ask her “obese” analysands to starve themselves for an entire week.

Once the door is opened, the bird who has lived in a cage all its life shrinks back from freedom and the terrors of the unknown. Her books, especially Dancing in the Flames: Finally, Marion talked about transformation: Never had the juice to actually finish this book.

There is no acknowledgement of the challenging power of fat women in our society and how beide factors in to sti,l. To ask other readers questions about Addiction to Perfectionplease sign up.


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This is essential reading for psycotherapists! That certainly was my experience.

Its a great case study. Account Options Sign in. While there, she entered analysis with Dr.

Finally the most important part of the book for meshe challenges our preoccupation with masculine energy — the energy that drives our Western culture today. Jungian analyst Woodman links this principle with addictive behaviors, primarily in women workaholism, obesity, alchohol and drugs, etctying her concept of positive feminine deprivation to the psychological ills of individuals, both men and women.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. At the root of eating disorders, substance abuse, and other addictive About balance and perfection from the book review: Very perceptive book on the domination of the masculine principle in Western culture. That one really hit me hard.

Addiction to Perfection by Marion Woodman – Alanis Morissette

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.

She does have so much to offer in other realms but stay away from this one. This domination 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. 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.


Aug 21, Kate rated it it was amazing Shelves: Marion Woodman was a Canadian mythopoetic perfsction and women’s movement figure. By purchasing through these links, you are also supporting this blog Buy on Amazon. Before I continue, I wanted to share her definition unravishe virginity.

Addiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride: A Psychological Study by Marion Woodman

She graduated from the University of Western Ontario. Thanks for telling us about the problem. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Reblogged this on Imperfect Happiness and commented:. Apr 17, Melissa Martell rated it it was amazing. Working so hard to create our own perfection we forget that we are human beings.

This book was a light to me these twenty years ago, illuminating the dynamics of addictive behavior within the frame work of the peefection to develop psychilcally and spiritually. Jun 13, Bax rated it it was amazing Shelves: Feb 16, Anders rated it addictipn it Shelves: