Qty:1
  • List Price: $29.95
  • Save: $10.07 (34%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Leaving My Father's House... has been added to your Cart
Used: Acceptable | Details
Sold by FPQ Books
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: The cover is clean but does show some wear. The cover has curled corners. The spine is slightly warped. The pages show more than normal wear and tear; speckling of age spots on edges of all pages. Item ships secure with Fulfillment By Amazon, Prime customers get 2nd day at no charge!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Leaving My Father's House: A Journey to Conscious Femininity Paperback – November 17, 1992


See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$19.88
$9.12 $2.32
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"

The Calendar of Loss by Dagmawi Woubshet
The Calendar of Loss by Dagmawi Woubshet
This innovative and moving study illuminates how AIDS mourners—particularly in 1980s Ethiopia—grappled with the death of lovers and friends. Learn more | See similar books
$19.88 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Leaving My Father's House:  A Journey to Conscious Femininity + Dancing in the Flames: The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness + Coming Home to Myself: Reflections for Nurturing a Woman's Body and Soul
Price for all three: $49.25

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Shambhala; Reprint edition (November 17, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0877738963
  • ISBN-13: 978-0877738961
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,145 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

A Jungian analyst in Toronto, Woodman here collaborates with three of her analysands, who tell their own stories of breaking with patriarchal values and recovering feminine energies. Danson, a graduate student coping with the trauma of an abortion, comes to terms with her loveless childhood and a brother's sexual abuse. Hamilton, a dancer struggling to crack through the armored rage in her body, dialogues with inner figures she calls Medicine Woman and Deer. Allen, a sculptor working through the grief of being childless, at age 72 "faces into darkness with the wit and wisdom of a seasoned crone." Using Jungian archetypes and a Grimm fairy tale about a princess who rejects an incestuous marriage, Woodman in her interlinking commentaries charts each woman's growth toward wholeness. The first-person case histories, distilled from private journals, are detailed maps of self-transformation. Illustrated.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal

Living in a patriarchal society in which the driving force is power, women learn early how to please through the power of their sexuality. The transformative process of finding feminine consciousness involves the painful experience of leaving the father's house and claiming the positive energy usually projected onto a man, making him godlike. Woodman, a Jungian analyst and author of The Pregnant Virgin (Inner City Bks., 1985) and The Ravaged Bridegroom (Inner City Bks., 1990), uses the fairy tale Allerleirauh to demonstrate the process of integrating the many parts of a personality into a whole, allowing a woman to take her active role in society and freeing her from the negative mother (or the overly critical feminine). Three women describe their process, each representing a part of the fairy tale. Their stories are heartening in their emphasis on the positive in a difficult process of healing the psychic split between feminine and masculine. As in all of her books, Woodman's piercing clarity and intelligence leaves one both wiser and inspired. Highly recommended for psychology and women's studies collections.
- Paula N. Arnold, Norwich Univ. Lib., Northfield, Vt.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 11 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

48 of 50 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 28, 1998
Format: Paperback
With this book, Marion Woodman guides us through a complex and difficult journey. Her work with women through the often painful and lonely process of coming into their own life is shared with wisdom, compassion and deep love. I have found this book to be fundamental to my growth and my process. The women who shared their stories have enriched my life and have helped guide me on my way. I've given this book as a gift to many women friends, and I feel it can be a helpful and useful tool for anyone embarking on the inner journey.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 20, 2001
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
In middle age,life can seem to drag to a halt. Marion Woodman and her coauthors demonstrate that the richest part of inner work is possible when we no longer are focusing most of our energy on the outer world of our families,or our careers. the stories these women tell of their own dream journeys are almost beyond belief, and inspired me to resume dream work i abandoned years ago. the journey never ends, and Leaving My Father's House begins a whole new ring on the spiral to wholeness. my only complaint is that at times the book felt too wordy.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By R. A. Piccione on July 30, 2001
Format: Paperback
If life had a reading list, this book would certainly be on it. Woodman does a supreme job of linking the women's narratives -- clarifying and filling in their experiences in archtypical and Jungian terms -- without dimming the spotlight on their individual experiences.
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Story Circle Book Reviews on December 21, 2007
Format: Paperback
We can't think about fathers without thinking about how our relationships with the men in our lives are shaped by the patriarchal culture in which we live.

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
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
25 of 31 people found the following review helpful By BookWorm on August 21, 2004
Format: Paperback
Buy this book if

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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. C. Stilwell on May 10, 2013
Format: Paperback
Although this book is out of print, it is still very relevant. It is not interested in a delineating feminism but rather an ignored wholism.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Leaving My Father's House:  A Journey to Conscious Femininity
This item: Leaving My Father's House: A Journey to Conscious Femininity
Price: $29.95 $19.88
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com