The Triduum of Death

Of all of the holidays in the social life of the United States there are two that seem to be the most ubiquitous.  There is no escaping the celebrations of Christmas and Halloween.   A common lament often heard starting around the beginning of September is the presence of holiday decorations in stores as they gear up for […]

What moves matter?

During my research for my dissertation I encountered the work of the pre-Socratic philosopher, Empedocles. “Pre-Socratic” means that he lived before the time of Socrates, who appears to be a widely recognized as a philosopher of ancient Greece. Socrates lived between the years of 370 and 399 BCE. Empedocles lived from 490-430 BCE, so he […]


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 […]

Chaos of Sophia

Reflections from Bone:Dying into Life by Marion Woodman “… The gaps are not my lack of concentration, but rather my too precise pondering on the event.” (Woodman, 2000, p. 215) “my rational mind has accepted that I do not have cancer; my unconsciousness is still trapped in a death wish.” (Woodman, 2000, p. 216) “Sophia […]

Sacrum as Golden Bowl

Reflections from Bone:Dying into Life by Marion Woodman “As I think of this golden bowl [sacrum] supporting the fierce spiritual energy descending, attracted to matter, and Earth energy equally fierce ascending, attracted to spirit, I feel the inner marriage yearning to be consummated right there within me.” (Woodman, 2000, p. 198) “Although I was always […]

Loss of Connection

Reflections from Bone:Dying into Life by Marion Woodman “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. […]

Imagination/Conscious Aging

Reflections from Bone:Dying into Life by Marion Woodman “Kill the imagination and you kill the soul. Kill the soul and you’re left with a listless, apathetic creature who can become hopeless or brutal or both.”(Woodman, 2000, p. 165) “Thinking about passion and the dark feminine and how they are related to creativity and healing. This relationship is […]