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

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - One million copies sold! "A deeply spiritual book [that] honors what is tough, smart and untamed in women."--The Washington Post Book World

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Within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. She is the Wild Woman, who represents the instinctual nature of women. But she is an endangered species. For though the gifts of wildish nature belong to us at birth, society's attempt to "civilize" us into rigid roles has muffled the deep, life-giving messages of our own souls.

In Women Who Run with the Wolves, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés unfolds rich intercultural myths, fairy tales, folk tales, and stories, many from her own traditions, in order to help women reconnect with the fierce, healthy, visionary attributes of this instinctual nature. Through the stories and commentaries in this remarkable book, we retrieve, examine, love, and understand the Wild Woman, and hold her against our deep psyches as one who is both magic and medicine.

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.

Author: Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Published: 08/22/1995
Pages: 560
Weight: 1.23lbs
Size: 9.32h x 6.24w x 1.20d
ISBN: 9780345396815

About the Author
Clarissa Pinkola Estés is an American poet, author, and spoken word artist.