August 15, 1928 – July 9, 2018
– Beloved mentor, elder and friend . . .
Dear Pacifica Community,
Our beloved mentor, elder, and friend Marion Woodman died this morning. She lived an extraordinary life, touching so many with love and care. Her way of embodied presence brought healing to so many experiencing pain and suffering. Her passion for a Jungian Psychology of Body and Soul gifted our field with a revolutionary “fire,” animating a psychology of depth with the radiance of the goddess. And, too, her deep, intimate, and unconditional care for the soul-body of Pacifica continues on, blossoming now, like the roses in her garden, available to us this day and to the many generations who will walk these grounds into the future. We grieve Marion’s death, we feel her in our bones, as she would say. And, too, we experience the resonance of her life and work, knowing that each of us who knew her or read her words is forever enriched.
Today, we take time to be in the beauty and sadness of mourning. In the days ahead, I will share with you our plans for honoring Marion’s life in community.
“Love is the real power. It’s the energy that cherishes. The more you work with that energy, the more you will see how people respond naturally to it, and the more you will want to use it. It brings out your creativity, and helps everyone around you flower. Your children, the people you work with–everyone blooms.” ― Marion Woodman