Sitting by the Well

Bringing the Feminine to Consciousness Through Language, Dreams, and Metaphor
Narrated by: Marion Woodman
Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
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Publisher's Summary

One symbol, perhaps above all others, holds a crucial significance for everyone in search of wholeness: the well. From the terrestrial world it leads down into darkness, to the treasure of pure feminine consciousness. We are each blessed with our own well, and from this source of salvation and eternal life, teaches Marion Woodman, we must "drink or die".

In Sitting by the Well, this acclaimed Jungian analyst and author uses dreams, symbols, and body imagery to reach into the shadows of the unconscious mind and cast light on our everyday lives. Here is a poetic culmination of Woodman's many years of work with the psychological impact of patriarchy on men's and women's lives - from distorted body image and addiction to sexual trauma and relationships to our ultimate connection with the Great Mother (matter) and Great Father (spirit).

Rare Lectures Collected for the First Time

On six archival recordings - each one digitally remastered for maximum clarity and comprehension - Marion Woodman unravels Carl Jung's core teachings about archetypes and the unconscious and analyzes how dreams and metaphors provide powerful healing tools for the psyche. You will hear the evolution of Woodman's theories throughout the past decade while vividly sharing her insights into what we each must do to open to spirit and find meaning in our suffering. For all of us interested in what Woodman calls "the language of our instincts", Sitting by the Well is a one-of-a-kind guide for learning it.

In her practice, Woodman has encountered many people who feel lost and out of touch with their bodies and their spirits. Where is the energy and imagery we need for nourishment? Join Marion Woodman and find your way to a wellspring for deeper guidance with Sitting by the Well.

©2000 Marion Woodman (P)2000 Marion Woodman

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Incredible & deeply moving

Marion Whitman is one of the best interpreters of subtle psychology I have ever seen. Her philosophies on Jungian psychology speak to me on so many levels. I highly recommend this audio version of her work.

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So profound and clear!

Every woman on the path to growth and healing should listen to this! She talks about dreams and concepts so eloquently. One of the best audio books ever!

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A must for anyone interested in dreams and consciousness

As the adage rings true here for me, when the student is ready the teacher appears, this was an amazing collection of speeches by Marion Woodman, drawing from the Jungian catalogue, and her own experience et al, Marion advances thought related to dreams, consciousness, experience, health, healing, the soul, spirit and her ideologies of the feminine. Highly recommended.

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Not worth your time

I found this very hard to listen to, Marion seems to have an agenda and would cherry pick parts of Jung, the Bible, Freud, and current societal prejudices and morals to tell an incomprehensible story of women's Archetypal journey. To base all assumptions on these limited parameters dismiss the untainted true experience of the Woman's Archetypal journey of ancient times. Her dream interpretation is ridiculous presuming everyone's symbolic representations of their struggles have the same exact meaning across the board without taking into consideration the emotional experience and its effect on the individual. Everything has a Biblical slant to interpretation which paints a limited view as though the Female Archetype was developed a mear 2,000 years ago. There did not appear to be much truth here, just a lot of presumed assumptions. It was mainly "take her word for it" approach with little room for personal discovery and growth.

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Really worth a listen

this was my first exposure to the author and I loved her insight. I plan on listening to it again

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A wise woman said...

I loved this book, first because it is about the inner world and the place of the soul in it. Secondly because the author is a women and has all atributes any woman need to keep going on the individuation path.

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A treasure of wisdom

The way the lectures are woven together into one body is really beautiful. Marion’s voice is the best medium for her wisdom.

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Wisdom from Marion Woodman

This is a precocious resource of conscious femininity. It is what is needed for our time. I have to pause often to try to assimilate the information. A rich resource; I will revisit often.

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powerful , transformative

Marion Woodman takes us on a deep journey to awaken the power of the feminine.

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Life Changing

This truly was the most beautiful thing I've ever listened to it made my soul glad

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  • Janni
  • 05-05-17

Stirring, Healing and a great source of Wisdom

I really enjoyed Marion's voice and the content of this book is so rich. Diving into working with dreams as messages from the unconscious not to mention the idea that all addicts are searching for something in their addiction and when realizing what this something is, the wholing happens. I recommend this book to everyone as it holds great wisdom for us all in the making of a better world.

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  • Alex
  • 07-10-16

Excellent

it's like having Marion in your ear, speaking directly. superb synopsis of the feminine and lots of revealing detail showing the feminine moving through humanity in these times.

You don't have to be a Jungian to understand, this piece is very accessible.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-22-19

Embodied, wise, creative, funny, revolutionary

Marion has a beautiful way of taking you to places you tried to shut down or gave up figuring out. She brakes down in a very beautiful and easily conceived way functions of the psyche and different types of energies/archetypes. I can't thank her enough for delivering a very complex material such as the Jungian Psychology to the general public. Everything is presented in a non linear creative way accompanied with a geniuen sense of humour. I would highly suggest this recordings to mind-body professionals that are also interested in personal development.

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  • Bookish
  • 07-07-20

Rich, deep, powerful

Just listening to Marion Woodman speaking has activated and enriched my night time dreams.

The lectures are both layered and luminous with meaning and a pleasure to listen to. I will listen over and over and each time discover more



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  • M
  • 04-08-20

amazing

beautiful and thought provoking - wisdom for the feminine soul. poetic and deeply perceptive words.

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  • Dawn Y.
  • 01-14-20

Beautiful

Took me a long time to listen as it was dense and potent with meaning! Absolutely loved and couldn't recommend more highly. Thank you Marion ❤️

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  • Georgie
  • 09-17-20

Brillant

It was like Marion was talking directly to me. Powerful insight. I don't feel alone I have my images and dreams.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-30-19

Exceptional

beautifully elegant narration. just loved the story sharing. Cant wait to listen to more of the Chrome xx

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  • Stefania
  • 11-10-18

Great audiobook.

I loved this audiobook, full of insights and extremely profound. Marion Woodman’s narration is smart, easy to follow and very pleasant to listen to.