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The Marion Woodman Foundation is proud to be a resource for those looking to learn about Marion Woodman’s work (along with her work with Mary Hamilton and Ann Skinner), as well as those who are familiar with the work and would like to find resources for more workshops/providers or information.



BodySoul Community Workshops
There are many women who teach BodySoul Community Workshops that share Marion’s vision. These programs will continue to be offered in several different places around the world. See Current BodySoul Community Workshops.


New Book Release
Gypsy Fugue: An Archetypal Memoir by Marlene Schiwy

“In this mesmerizing collection of reflections, memories, and dreams, Marlene Schiwy, the gifted author of this autobiographical work, reveals her personal living myth. “Gypsy is my soul” is her declaration as she unfolds the story of her self-discovery as a personality. From her earliest years to what are now the later stages of her life, she has loyally and lovingly minded this symbolic figure, and made it her own. This is a wondrous story of emergence, a song of the soul in the voice of a strong contemporary feminine personalty.”
~ Murray Stein (author of Minding the Self and Jung’s Map of the Soul)

“If the gypsy archetype fascinates you, Marlene Schiwy’s Gypsy Fugue will take you on a journey that will resonate in your bones forever. This is a beautiful and soulful book.”
~ Marion Woodman

We are excited to announce the release of a new book written by Marlene Schiwy, a graduate of the Marion Woodman Foundation Leadership Training program.

Gypsy Fugue invites readers on a journey they will never forget. The author travels to Rajasthan, the original home of the Roma. In France, she joins thousands of Gypsies in Les Saintes Maries de la Mer during the annual Roma gathering to honour their patron Saint Sara. She embarks on her own Camino pilgrimage in Spain, birthplace of flamenco and deep song, then faces her mother’s unexpected death just days after her return. The music of Bach, the psychology of Jung, folktales, poetry, and alchemy keep her company as she meanders through a gypsy territory rich in colour, music, and dance. Running through the book is the scarlet thread of Marlene’s gypsy dreams. This book celebrates fantasy, yearning, and the strange unbidden passions that lie inside our souls. As we explore this gypsy landscape, what opens before us is a whole new way of imagining our lives.

Marlene Schiwy, Ph.D., is a Body Soul Writing instructor and Jungian counselor in Vancouver, Canada. She graduated from the first Marion Woodman Foundation BodySoul Rhythms® Leadership Training Program and was honored to conduct a series of filmed interviews of Marion Woodman titled Marion Woodman and the Conscious Feminine.

The book is available for purchase on at Gypsy Fugue by Marlene Schiwy


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