Untie the Strong Woman

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There is a promise Holy Mother makes to us,” proclaims Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, “that any soul needing comfort, vision, or strength can cry out to her, and Blessed Mother will immediately arrive with veils flying. She will place us under her mantle for refuge, and give us the warmth of her most compassionate touch, and strong guidance about how to go by the soul’s lights.” Untie the Strong Woman is Dr. Estés invitation to come together under the shelter of The Mother—whether she appears to us as the Madonna, Our Lady of Guadalupe, or any one of her countless incarnations. This unforgettable collection of stories, prayers, and blessings includes:
• “The Drunkard and the Lady”—a story of unexpected miracles that arise from the mud and soil
• “Guadalupe is a Girl Gang Leader in Heaven”—a poem of resistance and hope
• “The Shirt of Arrows”—a love that is invincible no matter how many times we are wounded
• “The Black Madonna”—she who stands at the juncture between two worlds and protects us as we enter the dark places

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