Women Who Run with the Wolves... Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype.
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. 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 unconscious.
Women Who Run with the Wolves unfolds rich intercultural myths, fairy tales, and stories, (many from her own family) 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. Estes helps women reconnect with the healthy, instinctual, visionary attributes of the Wild Woman archetype, and 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.
Staff Pick: "Jungian psychoanalytic theory applied to folktales and fairy tales from different cultures, exploring the Wild Woman archetype of feminine psyche!? YES PLEASE! This book holds a special place in my heart." -M