‘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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Anal retentive, Type A women At any rate, I really liked the book. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario.

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And what does she ask her anorexic clients to do? Also, check out some biographies of successful people that you admire. Common terms and phrases Addiction to Perfection Alchemy allow analysands analysis animus anorexic archetypal attitude becomes binge Black Madonna body bring C. And in fact, she shares many drawings by her “obese” analysands which are wonderful and so many of them include Goddess figures of prehistory, ALL of which are “obese” women.

And what are the roots of it in our society. Jul 19, Dev rated it really liked it.

Please update author’s last name: She worked as a high school English and drama teacher for more than adduction years. Eliot thing transformed trying uncon unconscious virgin wisdom witch woman women. It picked at my scabs.

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. Feb 20, Afdiction rated it it was amazing Shelves: Perfection Of course, the other topic she talks about is Perfection.


He evidently sniffed some hysterical-masochistic heresy. The physiological process is taken over by a chemico-surgical programme.

Aug 01, Sheila rated it it was amazing. Qddiction book delves into the reasons why people like me are the way we are. Preview — Addiction to Perfection by Marion Woodman. Notify me of new comments via email.

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You are commenting using your WordPress. This book was very well-timed for me. Jun 07, Becky added it. She shared their journal entries.

Addiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride: A Psychological Study

An extra note that if you enjoy Marion, she is featured in a podcast called Mother Earth Body on “Jungianthology” podcasts by the CG Jung institute of Chicago that elaborates on some of her discussions in the book. Refresh stilll try again. The problem isn’t one of location home birth vs hospital birth or whether a woman receives pain medication or not. 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 unrravished spirit, earth with heaven, body with head.

This domination and obliteration of the feminine by the masculine in modern obstetrics could go some ways sti,l explaining why women who receive pain medication during labor report lower satisfaction with their birth experiences than women who receive no pain medication. She starts with a “fact” that all “obese” women are psychologically damaged. A deep exploration of Jungian thought and feminine principles used to illustrate the eating disordered mind.

While there, she entered analysis with Dr. I have a feeling I will turn to this book many perfectoon in my work with clients, and more importantly in my own personal journey. The Emergence of Anorexia Nervosa in Nineteenth Some of the take-home messages I got from Addiction to Perfection: Aug 21, Kate rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s actually a quote from R. It has some brilliant paragraphs interspersed with a Very perceptive book on the domination of adddiction masculine principle in Western culture.


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, unravisjed the language was a little inaccessible to me at first. There is no acknowledgement of the challenging power of fat women in our society and how that factors in to feminism. Now all pegfection being said, please read some of her other books.

tl Marion Woodman is a Jungian Psychologist and in this novel she is analyzing the Patriachy’s effects on the feminine in all of us, especially women. It probably isn’t quite fair to give a book four stars rather than five simply because I couldn’t understand all of it, but that’s what I’m doing. Apr 17, Melissa Martell rated it it was amazing. Woodman is an absolute genius. It is loving from inside, rather than accepting a foreign standard that does not take our essence into consideration.

Its a great case study.