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In the words of Marion Woodman, we are "Crowned" twice in this lifetime. Much is written about the promise of the first crowning, at birth. But what of the second crowning, which comes only after a lifetime of experience? This is the "crown of age," she says, a symbol for the culmination of our inner and outer development as human beings. On The Crown of Age, Woodman examines what it means to pass through life's many "crossroads and thresholds," emerging as an elder, the embodiment of wisdom, wholeness, and truth. Mining the riches of her own life, including a battle with cancer that nearly ended it, Woodman illustrates the paradox of growing old: that while our physical strength wanes, our spiritual strength "blossoms, petal by petal." With poetic insight she describes the archetypal passage in a woman's life from mother to virgin to crone, and the spiraling union of masculine and feminine energies known as the "inner marriage." Ultimately, Woodman teaches, all life is reduced to one task: the surrender of ego. Thus we prepare our souls for the great crown we receive only when life ends.

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On The Crown of Age, Jungian analyst Marion Woodman examines what it means to pass through life's many crossroads and thresholds, emerging as an elder, the embodiment of wisdom, wholeness, and truth. Mining the riches of her own life, including her battle with cancer, Woodman illustrates the paradox of growing old: that while our physical strength wanes, our spiritual strength blossoms, petal by petal. With poetic insight she describes the archetypal passage in a woman's life from mother to virgin to crone, and the preparation of our souls for the great crown we receive only at the end of life. The Crown of Age is a profound offering of wisdom that refl ects Marion Woodman's long and celebrated career as a writer, teacher, analyst, and now, trusted elder.

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tarashillong, March 31, 2009 (view all comments by tarashillong)
Marion Woodman is a Jungian analyst who, in her first life, was a high school teacher of English/drama. She speaks of achieving Cronedom in later life, the crowning that happens before/ in preparation for death. The first crowning is the birthing process. The author is an inordinately articulate, feisty, and impassioned speaker, full of depth and humour. She uses the term Crone in a gender inclusive (not neutral) manner. The Crone is one who is a true androgyne in Jungian terms, coming to complete femininity and complete masculinity in harmony within self. Woodman likens this to the kundalini double-helix. Lucid, deep, enormously refreshing.

Very highly recommended!
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ISBN:
9781591792697
Author:
Woodman, Marion
Publisher:
Sounds True
Author:
Woodward, Marion K.
Subject:
Aging
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Aging
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
OTHER
Language:
English
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5.72x5.46x.58 in. .21 lbs.
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The Rewards of Conscious Aging

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"Synopsis" by , On The Crown of Age, Jungian analyst Marion Woodman examines what it means to pass through life's many crossroads and thresholds, emerging as an elder, the embodiment of wisdom, wholeness, and truth. Mining the riches of her own life, including her battle with cancer, Woodman illustrates the paradox of growing old: that while our physical strength wanes, our spiritual strength blossoms, petal by petal. With poetic insight she describes the archetypal passage in a woman's life from mother to virgin to crone, and the preparation of our souls for the great crown we receive only at the end of life. The Crown of Age is a profound offering of wisdom that refl ects Marion Woodman's long and celebrated career as a writer, teacher, analyst, and now, trusted elder.
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