Consciousness

Reflections from Bone:Dying into Life by Marion Woodman “… without consciousness there is no hope for the world.” (Woodman, 2000, pg. 7) “… consciousness comes both through spirit and through matter, Jung’s psychosis archetype.” (Woodman, 2000, pg. 8) “…head consciousness does not necessarily release my body consciousness.” (Woodman, 2000, pg. 8) My reflection*: I have […]

“Bone” Finale

Reflections from Bone:Dying into Life by Marion Woodman I am posting this post in its original form as it was published in a Facebook post to the group BodySoul Rhythms – Continuing the Legacy of Marion Woodman. Final reflection on the book and this experience: I am very grateful for the experience of embarking on […]

Essence and Rainbows

Reflections from Bone:Dying into Life by Marion Woodman “In my hours with analysands, one of my strong points has been my capacity to filter irrelevancies, to listen for their essence.” (Woodman, 2000, p. 237) “… when soul is living its essence — being seen, being heard.” (Woodman, 2000, p. 237) “… this civilization is breaking […]

Inner Spirals

Reflections from Bone:Dying into Life by Marion Woodman “… We’re moving into another level of the spiral.” (Woodman, 2000, p. 232) “I am going to be late, but something in me does not care. I’m doing my best and can do no more.” (Woodman, 2000, p. 234) “Plate glass is cut-off from feeling – able […]

Individualization vs Individuation

Individuation is the psychological transformational process which is one of the hallmarks of Jungian psychology. “According to Jung, “There is no linear evolution; there is only a circumambulation of the self” (Jung & Jaffé, 1989, p. 214).  It is easy to confuse individuation with individualism.  Indeed, they carry some innate similarities, as both ideas point to what […]

Archetypes

Reflections from Bone:Dying into Life by Marion Woodman “… archetypes as energy templates, seeds that are coded with potential energies, sacred geometry.” (Woodman, 2000, p. 34) “different disciplines converging through archetypal fields.” (Woodman, 2000, p. 227) “Dear Sophia, as I move back into the world, … Help me to open or shield sensibly.” (Woodman, 2000, […]

Patriarchy and Opposites

Reflections from Bone:Dying into Life by Marion Woodman “… to hold the balance between light and dark, and cherish both.” (Woodman, 2000, p. 222) “Rather than confront, even quarrel, she falls into old patriarchal assumptions that was unconscious in the man as in the woman.” (Woodman, 2000, p. 222-223) “… he for God only, she […]

Embodied Spirit

Reflections from Bone:Dying into Life by Marion Woodman “… matter opens to receive spirit (earth energy opens to receive light vibration).” (Woodman, 2000, p. 218) “God and goddess manifesting in matter – that is incarnation. That baby is the new consciousness: God/goddess in every living thing – the totality of the universe.” (Woodman, 2000, p. […]

Pathological Idealism

Reflections from Bone:Dying into Life by Marion Woodman “The pathological idealism of Romanticism continues to murder the feminine that cherishes life. Undermined by the ensuing suicidal death wish, the culture will have to find a way to move from power drive to love, if we are to survive.” (Woodman, 2000, p. 216-217) “I don’t want […]