Candid and wide-ranging interviews dating from 1985 through 1992 illuminate Marion Woodman’s unique perspective on the feminine, touching on sexuality, creativity, relationships, addictions, healing rituals and the environment.
Her seminal first book in the Inner City series, The Owl Was a Baker’s Daughter: Obesity, Anorexia Nervosa and the Repressed Feminine (1980), focused on the psychology of eating disorders. In Addiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride (1982) and The Pregnant Virgin: A Process of Psychological Transformation (1985), she continued the development of her ideas through the rich analysis of case material, dreams, literature, Christian imagery and mythology. The Ravaged Bridegroom: Masculinity in Women (1990) broke new ground exploring the psychological impact of the patriarchy on relationships.
Those already familiar with Marion Woodman through her writing, lectures or workshops will value the deep passion that animates these discussions of her work. For those who haven’t yet discovered Woodman, this is a good place to start.