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Coming Home to Myself: Reflections for Nurturing a Woman's Body and Soul Paperback – November 4, 2011
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One of the most heartening chapters for me is the one on creativity. I'm a writer, so this chapter really spoke to me. This is some of what they say:
"Some people think of creativity as something that artists possess. It might be more helpful to think of it as Jung did, as an instinct. We can bring creativity to almost every life activity. Moreover, we can use certain imaginative forms of creative expression through the arts to explore personal, spiritual, and psychological development."
Herein, by the way, is a major difference between Jung and Freud. Freud thought the highest evolution of humans was toward rational thought. One this was achieved, we would no longer have a need for art, he thought. (Freud was an athiest.) Jung, however, believed in the mysterious possibilities of life, in a spiritual life, and in the importance of art in expressing not only our pain but also our joy. I find Jung's philosophy to be much more to my liking.
Woodman and Mellick also write:
"Creativity is divine:
the virgin soul opens to spirit
and conceives the divine child.
We cannot live without it.
It is the meaning of life,
this creative fire."
In the chapter on creativity, Woodman and Mellick also touch on the difference between "doing" and "being." They say:
"When doing is all we know,
being is just another word
for ceasing to exist.Read more ›
In fact it sent me back to rereading a Woodman book that has long been on my shelf, and forwarding this one to a friend of mine.
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Incredible wisdom that Everywoman should know about how our instincts, body,heart and soul interact.Published 15 months ago by Mary Sarah Agliotta
Very interesting book that helps us to reflect about our own life.Published 17 months ago by Sanchez Teixeira, Maria Cecília
This is simply the best book I've ever read. The words literally leap off the page inviting you to step fully into your sacred feminine. What a wonderful gift. Thank you Marion.Published 22 months ago by Kadena Tate