- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc; Reprint edition (1 Aug. 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0877738963
- ISBN-13: 978-0877738961
- Product Dimensions: 15 x 2 x 22.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 220,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Leaving My Father's House: A Journey to Conscious Femininity Paperback – 1 Aug 1993
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About the Author
Marion Woodman is a Jungian analyst who is internationally known as a teacher, lecturer, and workshop leader. She is the author of numerous books, including "Addiction to Perfection "and "Leaving My Father's House. "
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Top Customer Reviews
Essential reading to all women who are seeking healing and wholeness. I found each story, which explores different stages of healing and ages of the woman, supportive and helpful. I recommend it to anyone seeking deep growth in themselves and to therapists/healers.
I'm a big fan of Marion Woodman's work. And also recommend Dancing in the Flames.
What a gift of ideas and exploration of who we are and what shapes, by women who have been on their own journey
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Leaving My Father's House offers the personal journeys of three wise women, mapping for us the process of understanding and turning away from the constraints that we must transcend if we are to become individuals, both strong and feminine at the same time. Each woman takes a different journey toward her own truth, each defines herself in different ways as she creates her own house, her own space, her own personal time. Working with dreams, journals, spaces, art, and music, the three women show us how to see our lives and our surroundings as metaphors for the process of interior growth, and teach us to understand how important it is to leave our Father's house in order to build and furnish the home of our own spirits.
This isn't an easy book--the narratives are dense and interwoven and the language is influenced by Woodman's Jungian perspective. But for women who want to explore the archetype of the Father's House and its crucial importance in our lives, this is a classic must-read book.
by Susan Wittig Albert
for Story Circle Book Reviews
reviewing books by, for, and about women
How long will we live our lives unwhole and blaming others (or even ourselves!) for our unhappiness? Until we all read this book and others like it, I'd guess.
1. You're looking to go there.
2. You're tired of pretending.
3. You want to read something your body likes as well as your head.
4. The book falls off the shelf and hits you on the head.
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