“In The Vital Spark, Lisa Marchiano leads us on a quest to uncover the wild woman within, so that we might come to live our fullest and most authentic life. She shines a wise and feisty light on the hidden and un-owned aspects of being a woman, and offers us ways to transcend the smaller stories that the overculture insists we should inhabit.”
Dr. Sharon Blackie, author of If Women Rose Rooted, and Hagitude
“Using myths, fairy tales, and clinical anecdotes, Lisa Marchiano describes how many traits that are essential for women to thrive get banished into the unconscious shadow. As a result, the vital spark that connects us to our aliveness, power, and authenticity is snuffed out. She takes the reader’s hand and gently guides us through timeless tales to re-find our essential selves.”
Connie Zweig, author of The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from Role to Soul and Meeting the Shadow
Lisa Marchiano, LCSW is a Jungian analyst, author, and podcaster. Her writings have appeared in numerous publications. She is the cohost and creator of the popular depth psychology podcast This Jungian Life. She is on the faculty of the C. G. Jung Institute of Philadelphia, and she lectures and teaches widely. Lisa lives and practices in Philadelphia, PA.