Women Who Run With the Wolves – Clarissa Pinkola Estés


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Author:   Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Description:  560-page book
ISBN:  978-1-8460-4109-9
Publisher:  Rider 1992, this cover edition Apr 2008

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Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

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 Estés, 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. Estés helps women reconnect with the healthy, instinctual, visionary attributes of the Wild Woman archetype.

Dr. Estés 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. 

Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estés is an American poet, psychoanalyst and post-trauma specialist who was raised in now nearly vanished oral and ethnic traditions. She is a first-generation American who grew up in a rural village, population 600, near the Great Lakes. Of Mexican mestiza and majority Magyar and minority Swabian tribal heritages, she comes from immigrant and refugee families who could not read or write, or who did so haltingly. Much of her writing is influenced by her family people who were farmers, shepherds, hopsmeisters, wheelwrights, weavers, orchardists, tailors, cabinet makers, lacemakers, knitters, and horsemen and horsewomen from the Old Countries. 

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ISBN-10: 1846041090
ISBN-13: 9781846041099
Goodreads: 1396150

Author(s): Publisher: Rider & Co
Published: 9/22/2016

In the classic Women Who Run With The Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estes tells us about the 'wild woman', the wise and ageless presence in the female psyche that gives women their creativity, energy and power. For centuries, the 'wild woman' has been repressed by a male-orientated value system which trivialises women's emotions. Using a combination of time-honoured stories and contemporary casework, Estes reveals that the 'wild woman' in us is innately healthy, passionate and wise.

Thoughtfully written and compelling in its arguments, Women Who Run With The Wolves gives readers a new sense of direction, a self confidence and purpose in their lives.

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