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

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Inner City Books, 1982 - Psychology - 204 pages
"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, sexuality, creativity and relationships.

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Through case studies, dreams, and myths, a Jungian analyst explores the hidden causes of compulsion in the lives of men and women. At the root of eating disorders, substance abuse, and other addictive ... Read full review



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Marion Woodman was born Marion Jean Boa in London, Ontario, Canada on August 15, 1928. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario. She worked as a high school English and drama teacher for more than 20 years. In the early 1970s, she moved from Ontario to England with her husband. While there, she entered analysis with Dr. E. A. Bennett. That experience drew Woodman to the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, where she completed training in 1979. She became a psychoanalyst and set up practice back in London, Ontario. She wrote numerous books including Addiction to Perfection, The Pregnant Virgin, Bone: Dying Into Life, and The Maiden King: The Reunion of Masculine and Feminine written with Robert Bly. Woodman died on July 9, 2018 at the age of 89.

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