Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

Women Who Run With the Wolves: 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 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.

Title:Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780345409874
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    Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype Reviews

  • Lamski Kikita

    Let me just start with saying that there are two kinds of people who would NOT like this book: 1- chauvanistic men/pigs(hehe), and 2- women who are uptight with their religious and social beliefs (and...

  • Lilith

    This book saved my life. I was seriously struggling with an enormous amount of class-related stress, centered around a completely unsuspected attack on my creative potential. After a few months of bei...

  • Laura

    When I worked at Ballantine Books in the early to mid-1990s, this was by far the most successful book the house had ever published (it probably still is). I couldn't get over it -- this piece of shit ...

  • Bea Zee

    Yeah yeah, the book may be seen as a cry of independence for all women out there who need to get in touch with their "wild" side.However, my reservations:- The author tried to say that women should be...

  • Ariel

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  • Phoebe

    Here's the deal on this book.1) It is all too easy to make fun or roll one's eyes or be actually pretty nasty about it, because it's obviously got a ridiculously embarassing title. I personally got th...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild ‭Woman Archetype, Clarissa Pinkola EstésWomen Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype is a book by Jungia...

  • missy jean

    Jungian psychoanalytic theory applied to folktales and fairy tales from around the world. Yes? Yes.I want to carry copies of this book around and hand them out, proselytorily, to everyone woman I enco...

  • ?Misericordia? ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ?????? ????

    Evocative and exhilarating! I need to reread this. Many, many times.Q:... a scar is stronger than skin... (c)Q:The body is a multilingual being. (c)Q:Even if one has friends, those friends may not be ...

  • Mary Richert Hendrie

    Every feminist/spiritual/literature/writing related teacher I've ever had has told me I should read this book, so I finally did. Frankly, it was annoying. The ideas are wonderful, but the writing is o...