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Marion Woodman
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Marion Woodman (1928-2018) was a Canadian author, poet, and analytical psychologist. Mrs. Woodman was trained at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zürich, Switzerland as a Jungian analyst where she graduated in 1979. She wrote and spoke extensively about the psychoanalytic theories of Carl Jung, and his work on dream theory. She was one of the most widely read authors on feminine psychology, focusing on psyche and soma.

Her most notable books include:

The Owl Was a Baker’s Daughter: Obesity, Anorexia Nervosa, and the Repressed Feminine. Toronto: Inner City Books, 1980. Addiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride. Toronto: Inner City Books, 1982. The Pregnant Virgin: A Process of Psychological Transformation. Toronto: Inner City Books, 1985. The Ravaged Bridegroom: Masculinity in Women. Toronto: Inner City Books, 1990. Leaving My Father’s House: A Journey to Conscious Femininity. Co-authored with Kate Danson, Mary Hamilton, Rita Greer Allen. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1992. Conscious Femininity: Interviews with Marion Woodman. Toronto: Inner City Books, 1993. Dancing in the Flames: The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness. Co-authored with Elinor Dickson. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1996. Coming Home to Myself: Daily Reflections for a Woman’s Body and Soul.
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