Loss of Connection

Reflections from Bone:Dying into Life by Marion Woodman

Copyrighted photo by D. Bridge

“That letting go was loss of passion.” (Woodman, 2000, p. 169)

“It was my loss of connection to the dark feminine and her lust for life and creativity.“ (Woodman, 2000, p. 169)

“in that disconnecting… I lost the secret connection to my inner masculine.” (Woodman, 2000, p. 169)

“The deepest loss of all was loss of my connection to the sacred union within – matter no longer permeated by spirit.“ (Woodman, 2000, p. 169)

“with that loss of creativity with my power to heal myself.“ (Woodman, 2000, p. 169)

“… The death goddess, not in a monstrous form, just seductive, even attractive, luring me into inertia, masked death.“ (Woodman, 2000, p. 169)

“I was trapped in a false marriage – death goddess and demon lover…“ (Woodman, 2000, p. 169)


I have sat with these quotes for a day now finding that I have difficulty putting down words about them.  I have read and re-read them and then just sat with them.  That was yesterday.  Today I read through them again and sat some more ….and then it occurred to me that the reason I could not put together a reflection was because these quotes speak too directly to what is happening in my inner self at this time.  I am struggling with my own inner feminine and masculine, trying to find a mutually supportive balance between the two aspects of my being.  Maybe that is why these specific quotes stood out for me as I read, but I am not able to synthesize them into a reflective response.  My inner self is experiencing too much chaos at this time.  Hopefully, if I can stay with the chaos something will eventually coalesce into some sort of coherence.

Woodman, M. (2000). Bone: Dying into Life. Penguin Books.

*This reflection was first published in a Facebook Group entitled BodySoul Rhythms – Continuing the Legacy of Marion Woodman

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