Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

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"WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES isn't just another book. It is a gift of profound insight, wisdom, and love. An oracle from one who knows."
Alice Walker
Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her name is Wild Woman, but she is an endangered species. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D., Jungian analyst and cantadora storyteller shows how women's vitality can be restored through what she calls "psychic archeological digs" into the ruins of the female unconsious. Using multicultural myths, fairy tales, folk tales, and stories, Dr. Estes helps women reconnect with the healthy, instinctual, visionary attributes of the Wild Woman archetype.
Dr. Estes has created a new lexicon for describing the female psyche. Fertile and life-giving, it is a psychology of women in the truest sense, a knowing of the soul.
 

About Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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Clarissa Pinkola EstA(c)s, PhD, is an internationally recognized scholar, award-winning poet, Diplomate senior Jungian psychoanalyst, and cantadora (keeper of the old stories in the Latina tradition.) In addition to her international bestseller Women Who Run With the Wolves, Dr. EstA(c)s is Deputy Managing Editor and columnist writing on politics, spirituality and culture at the newsblog TheModerateVoice.com and a columnist at The National Catholic Reporter online.
 
Published May 1, 1992 by Ballantine Books. 520 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Folklore, fairy tales and dream symbols are called on to help restore women's neglected intuitive and instinctive abilities in this earthy first book by a Jungian analyst. According to Estes, wolves a

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Folklore, fairy tales and dream symbols are called on to help restore women's neglected intuitive and instinctive abilities in this earthy first book by a Jungian analyst.

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We have always looked for a scapegoat long before we have spent any time at all looking for the real obstacles.

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Through this story of the La Loba (Wild woman), Dr. Estes has hit the nail on the head when accurately describing the deep work of the Life/Death//life force that wild woman is.

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In this story we learn about a child who loses her handmade shoes for which she created for herself.

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In this chapter we learn about the Handless Maiden and the seven stages of a women's initiation process into the underground forest.

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This examiner has stumbled upon a gem of a book that so accurately speaks to, celebrates, and normalizes women who have gone the distance and completed the work to find happiness and healing of their souls.

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In Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype Clarissa Pinkola Estes explores various ways in which women can reclaim this soul-self.

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