Five years ago, listening to a group of remarkable women discussing the ideas of someone named Marion Woodman, I was intrigued. I wanted to read her work. Where should I start?
Everyone in the group recommended that I start with Conscious Femininity. It is a wonderful introduction to the ideas found in her other books. In the interviews that make up Conscious Femininity, Marion Woodman speaks about an emerging feminine consciousness that will change the face of our patriarchal society, about relationships, about addiction, and about the masculine and feminine energies within each of us.
Conscious Femininity, because of its interview format, gave me a quick glance at several different facets of Marion Woodman's work. After reading Conscious Femininity, I was able to decide which of her other books I wanted to read next. I have since read most of them. (The writing in Marion's books is extraordinarily rich -- sometimes I'll just read one paragraph and then stop to think about what she has said -- so reading any book of hers takes me a long time.) Conscious Femininity provided the wonderful overview that got me started.