By Marion Woodman
Habit to Perfection
through Marion Woodman
Through case reviews, desires, and myths, a Jungian analyst explores the hidden explanations of compulsion within the lives of fellows and girls. on the root of consuming issues, substance abuse, and different addictive and compulsive behaviors, Woodman sees a starvation for non secular success. the necessity to event a sacred connection to an power more than their very own drives humans to look for an illusory excellent of perfection. via discussions of parenthood, creativity, and physique photograph, this presentation exhibits that freedom from habit are available via studying the knowledge and gear of the female precept. Shambhala Lion Editions
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Her female heritage, which her own mother had not been able to give her because she herself could not receive it, is restored in the dream through the archetypal image of the cup — as in the Grail legend — from which she drinks. The stag, which in legend renews itself by eating a snake, is a symbol of the integration of the instincts, that is, human nature does not rise above animal nature but assimilates it as an integral part of itself. She was given ears to hear and eyes to see; she became more receptive to her inner maiden.
The unseen guest is always there, that's for sure, telling me that everything I am is poison and the only way I can survive is to drink what I'm given, even if I know it is poison to me. I live in my glass coffin — ugly as it is — and watch life pass me by. So long as she is obedient to a mother — actual or internal — who unconsciously wishes to annihilate her, she is in a state of possession by the witch; she will have to differentiate herself out from that witch in order to live her own life.
Addiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride: A Psychological Study (Studies in Jungian Psychology) by Marion Woodman