Sitting by the Well: Bringing the Feminine to Consciousness Through Language, Dreams, and Metaphor

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One symbol, perhaps above all others, holds a crucial significance for everyone in search of wholeness: the well. From the terrestrial world it leads down into darkness, to the treasure of pure feminine consciousness. We are each blessed with our own well, and from this source of salvation and eternal life, teaches Marion Woodman, we must "drink or die."

In Sitting by the Well, this acclaimed Jungian analyst and author uses dreams, symbols, and body imagery to reach into the shadows of the unconscious mind and cast light on our everyday lives. Here is a poetic culmination of Woodman's many years of work with the psychological impact of patriarchy on men's and women's lives―from distorted body image and addiction, to sexual trauma and relationships, to our ultimate connection with the Great Mother (matter) and Great Father (spirit).

Rare Lectures Collected for the First Time

On six archival recordings―each one digitally remastered for maximum clarity and comprehension―Marion Woodman unravels Carl Jung's core teachings about archetypes and the unconscious, and analyzes how dreams and metaphors provide powerful healing tools for the psyche. You will hear the evolution of Woodman's theories throughout the past decade, while vividly sharing her insights into what we each must do to open to spirit and find meaning in our suffering. For all of us interested in what Woodman calls "the language of our instincts," Sitting by the Well is a one-of-a-kind guide for learning it.

In her practice, Woodman has encountered many people who feel lost and out of touch with their bodies and their spirits. Where is the energy and imagery we need for nourishment? Join Marion Woodman and find your way to a wellspring for deeper guidance with Sitting by the Well.

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The rich inner story of men and women today -- the symbols, tensions, and archetypal challenges -- has been mined by Marion Woodman in such modern classics as Addiction to Perfection, The Pregnant Virgin, and The Owl Was a Baker's Daughter. Now her many devoted readers can hear the evolution of her ideas, told in her own words, with Sitting by the Well. On this poetic collection, culled from archival sources, Woodman unravels Carl Jung's core teachings on archetypes and the unconscious, while offering her own passionate insights into masculine/feminine balance in the psyche. From healing through dreams and metaphors to the psychological impact of patriarchy on men's and women's lives, Sitting by the Well dramatically confirms Marion Woodman's place among today's great explorers of the human mind and spirit.

About the Author:

Marion Woodman

Marion Woodman is a writer, international teacher and workshop leader, and Jungian analyst. With over a half-million books in print, she is one of the most widely read authors on analytical and feminine psychology of our times. Marion Woodman is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. Her bestselling book Addiction to Perfection is considered to be a landmark study on the spiritual and psychological roots of addiction in women. Some of her other books include The Ravaged Bridegroom; Leaving My Father's House; The Maiden King; and The Pregnant Virgin.

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