The Feminine Path to Wholeness,
Becoming a Conscious Queen
By Colleen Russell
“Your gifts are hidden in the wounds and limitations of the past.
The more you heal your story, the more your life expands.”
The Feminine Path to Wholeness, Becoming a Conscious Queen is a modern-day story and guidebook for women in search of their true-selves which also helps them reclaim their creative voice. It provides a reflection of cultural issues women have encountered for generations, and includes many concerns women face today. Colleen’s resounding message is one of hope and healing for women, for our entire culture. It provides answers to these questions:
1. Is it possible for women to live full and vital lives and let go of the negativity, fear, shame, blame and oppression women have carried for centuries?
2. How do we embrace our full selves, those parts we love as well as those we don’t?
3. How can we find and share our unique gifts and why is it important to do so now?
Through honest and provocative storytelling, colorful artwork and compelling quotes, Colleen’s story helps women become conscious – free to step into their true destiny.
Colleen Russell, The Artful Sage, is a women’s empowerment and creativity coach whose passion is helping women find and live authentic lives. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Master’s in Transpersonal Psychology with a focus on women’s studies and spiritual transformation. Colleen is a 2010 graduate of the three year Jungian-based BodySoul Leadership training program taught by Marion Woodman, a world renowned leader in feminine studies. She regularly teaches women’s retreats, speaks before groups and co-facilitates trips abroad. She resides in northern Idaho with her husband Randy and their Golden Retriever, Daisy.
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Gypsy Fugue: An Archetypal Memoir
by Marlene Schiwy, Ph.D.
Who is to say that the outer stories of our lives are more important than the images that haunt our imagination? What if memoir could capture the vital pulse of our inner lives and track the mysterious affinities and longings we so often feel? Gypsy Fugue invites readers on a journey they will never forget. Marlene 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 gathering of Roma. She embarks on the Camino pilgrimage in Spain, birthplace of flamenco and deep song. 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. This book celebrates fantasy, yearning and the strange unbidden passions that lie deep within our souls. Jungian analyst Murray Stein describes Gypsy Fugue as “a wondrous story of emergence, a song of the soul in the voice of a strong contemporary feminine personality.”
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Love Matters for Psychic Transformation:
A Study of Embodied Psychic Transformation in the Context of BodySoul Rhythms®
By Maja Reinau, M.D.
This book is woven by a profound respect and love for the soul and the transformative powers of the Body Psyche. It is an exploration into the embodied psychic transformation in the specific context of the BodySoul Rhythms® work (BSR) developed by Marion Woodman, Ann Skinner and Mary Hamilton. Describing the BSR work, interviewing six women about their experiences and linking the BSR approach with the new neuroscience, developmental psychology, change in therapy, attachment theory and relational trauma I aim to show how much the BSR approach has to offer, not only in the Jungian field bu t also in the broader field of approaches.
Maja Reinau, M.D., is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst, specializing in psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She has been trained as a psychodrama therapist, EMDR therapist, and has completed the Marion Woodman Foundation BodySoul Rhythms® Leadership Training Program. Dr. Reinau is a supervisor for the Danish Psychiatric Society, teaches at the Jung Institute in Denmark, and trains doctors in psychotherapy. In addition, Dr. Reinau also works for the department of personality disorders at the University Hospital in Aarhus, Denmark. She is a member of IAAP, AGAP, and DSAP. For more information visit her website at Maja Reinau
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Understanding and Healing Emotional Trauma:
Conversations with Pioneering Clinicians and Researchers
by Daniela Sieff
This uniquely interdisciplinary book written by Daniela F. Sieff, PhD, explores the forces involved in both the creation and healing of emotional trauma, through in-depth yet accessible interviews with ten pioneers.
The interviewees have their roots in three perspectives: depth psychology, interpersonal neurobiology and evolutionary anthropology. They include Marion Woodman, Tina Stromsted, Donald Kalsched, Allan Schore and Dan Siegel.
Understanding and Healing Emotional Trauma took eight years to write, in part because I was committed to presenting the ideas of the interviewees in a way that was engaging and accessible, emobodied and substantial. Transforming lives affected by emotional trauma is possible, but not easy. The insights shared in these conversations can facilitate that process. They can help us to recognize emotional trauma for what it is; connect to what we carry in our unconscious minds and bodies; and relate to ourselves with self-compasstion, curiosity and responsibility. They also give us hope by showing us that change is possible, and by providing us with maps of the territory we must negoitate during a healing journey.
Daniela F. Sieff is an independent writer and scholar, with a PhD in biological anthropology and an active interest in the dynamics of the human psyche. She has completed the Marion Woodman Foundation BodySoul Rhythms® Leadership Training program.
(Book cover image courtesy of Antony Gormley, Apart VII, 2002, Variable mild steel blocks, 79x51x59cm, 213kg, Photograph Stephen White, London, ©The Artist)
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Edited by Judy Zappacosta, Pearls is an anthology of stories that offer healing and inspiration at crossroad moments in our lives. Twenty contributors describe transformative experiences in a beautiful collection.
“The stories within are really about crossing thresholds and discovering an unknown “pearl” that may arrive out of this alchemical mix of two people meeting or an unexpected encounter. Is this destiny? There are no answers to these moments somehow arriving at the right time, right location, with the right intention. It cannot be planned, or what it planned is not usually what occurs.” – Judy Zappacosta
Judy Zappacosta, MFT, co-owner of Caring for the Soul, is a Certified Sandplay Teacher in Sandplay Therapists of America (STA) and the International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST). She has a private practice in Monterey, California, for over 25 years focusing on Jungian psychotherapy, Sandplay, dreams, and integration of psyche and soma. She consults and supervises therapists using Sandplay, and has published and taught both nationally and internationally. She has completed the Marion Woodman Foundation BodySoul Rhythms® Leadership Training Program. She is a contributing author in Sandplay Supervision, edited by Rie Mitchell and Harriet Friedman, (Routledge), and Living the Tides of Uncertainty, (STA). To order your copy click on link below.
Praise for Pearls
“An astonishing moving collection of defining moments in life that touch the heart and mind…..Pearls is a carefully strung set of memories, that hang together to rekindle the human spirit. It was a privilege to read this book that touched me so deeply and to be able to recommend it to colleagues and students.”
– Harriet S. Friedman, MA, MFT, is a Jungian Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
“Moments of meaning and breath, these tales tell of meetings with teachers – inner and outer – at destiny’s crossroads; encounters that summon the soul’s call and brought dreams to life. These are pearls indeed! Place them on your bed table and savor one each night…..”
– Tina Stromsted, PhD, is a Jungian Analyst, Dance therapist, teacher,and writer wo lives in San Francisco, CA