Myths-Dreams-Symbols
Marion Woodman
Two Marions


Link: Dancing in the Flames      Marion Woodman Foundation

Many of us feel we have 'two sides' to ourselves. Here, renowned Jungian analyst, Marion Woodman describes the 'split' she has felt since childhood; a dance between two opposites that created the foundation of her life's work.


Marion Woodman is a writer, international teacher, work- shop leader, and Jungian analyst. With over half a million books in print, she is one of the most widely read authors on analytical and feminine psychology of our time. A graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute of Zurich, Ms. Woodman is the author of Addiction to Perfection, The Owl Was a Baker’s Daughter, The Pregnant Virgin, The Ravaged Bridegroom, and is co-author of Coming Home to Myself (with Jill Mellick), The Maiden King (with Robert Bly) and Dancing in the Flames (with Elinor Dickson).

Kali, the goddess of life and death, of creation and destruction, is the most revered Hindu goddess, beloved in India. But our country hasn't dealt with Kali at all because we don't like to think that death is part of life even though we've just finished with winter! I mean, if we gave any thought to it at all, we'd know that death leads to new life. I think we have to learn to accept mystery, to accept that the Divine is mysterious and that if we think we know everything, we are grossly deceived.” - Marion Woodman.


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