Marion Woodman and the Conscious Feminine


Several years ago there was a conspicuous absence of audio-visual interviews with Marion Woodman, and so Marlene Schiwy and Lael McCall traveled to Ontario for extensive filmed conversations with her.

We offered Marion the invitation to speak about the evolution of Body Soul Rhythms® and the work of the Marion Woodman Foundation, as well as her current concerns and interests. Over the course of several days we filmed Marion speaking from her beautiful study in her home in London, Ontario. 

Marion Woodman and the Conscious Feminine is a set of six DVDs with a running time of 9 hours and 32 minutes. It covers a wide variety of topics, including Marion's childhood and family life, the Death Mother and Death Father archetypes, the importance of dreams and some of the big dreams that have shaped Marion’s destiny, the importance of her journal through the years, the spiritual meaning of addiction, Virgin and Crone, creativity as a healing force, and Marion’s own analyses with Dr. Bennet and Miss Hannah.

There is also a one hour interview with both Marion and Ross Woodman, and another hour with Marion and Marlene together on screen. The conversations are presented much as we captured them in 2005 and 2006. They have been edited only for continuity and clarity, and to avoid repetition.

Purchase the DVDs

The cost of the set of six (6) DVDs including postage is:

CDN $125.00 in Canada
USD $125.00 in USA & Mexico
USD $135.00 in all other countries outside North America


In Canada you can pay by personal cheque, e-transfer or bank draft. In the US you can pay by bank draft or personal cheque. Outside Canada and the US, please send an international bank draft in US dollars.

Please send payment and delivery address information to:

Marlene Schiwy
104-2890 Point Grey Road
Vancouver, B.C. 
Canada V6K 1A9


Praise for Marion Woodman and the Conscious Feminine


“Marlene Schiwy's DVD interviews with Marion Woodman are a precious resource. Marlene's understanding of Marion's BodySoul work enables her to ask the right questions in a sensitive and thoughtful manner, drawing Marion out in a lovely way. Marion is wise and articulate as she discusses her lifelong work. For anyone who never had the chance to meet Marion Woodman, this is a rare opportunity to see, hear, and be inspired by her. For those who have worked with Marion, the DVDs are a wonderful reminder of her and her teaching. These DVDs keep Marion's work alive, and are a gift to all of us.”

Patty Flowers, Program Director, Marion Woodman Foundation, 2001-2010

“I have eagerly awaited the completion and release of Marion Woodman & the Conscious Feminine since August of 2005 when Marlene Schiwy, PhD and Lael McCall of Principia Productions Ltd began filming extensive interviews with Marion Woodman in the tenderness of Marion's home in London, Ontario, Canada. Marlene's skillful inquiry coupled with Lael McCall's devotion to capturing the warm, intimate exchange between the two women have chronicled Marion's life work in a way that reflects the munificence contained in her teachings. To my way of thinking, these wonderful DVDs are the best audio/visual account of Marion Woodman's hard-won wisdom and way of life.”

Susan E. Adams, Chairperson, Marion Woodman Foundation, 2013

“This set of six DVD's, created by Marlene Schiwy and Lael McCall affords the viewer an in-depth study of both the body of work created by Jungian Analyst, Marion Woodman, as well as an in-depth glimpse of the spirit of this gifted woman. Marlene captures the essence of Marion Woodman, her passion for, and depth of understanding of C. G. Jung's theories, and the evolution in the study of consciousness, particularly through the body for both men and women. It is a captivating series of conversations. Those that have studied with Marion, as well as those new to her views on Jung's psychology will have the benefit of the legacy of her work and the energy she moves with in describing her life, her work, her passions.”

Judy D. Zappacosta, MFT, Certified Sandplay Teacher in Sandplay, Therapists of America (STA),In private practice in Santa Cruz, CA

“This Marion Woodman DVD series is a gift of gold brought to us by Marlene Schiwy and Lael McCall. Marlene is a gifted interviewer, her questions providing a unobtrusive structure and soulful container that allow the viewer a sense of direct connection to Marion's essence, her wisdom and teachings.”

Andrea Wells, MFT, Graduate of BodySoul Rhythms® Leadership Training Program, Psychotherapist in Private Practice in Santa Cruz, CA