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

by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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BN ID: 2940157295899
Publisher: River Wolf Press
Publication date: 01/31/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 27,651
File size: 971 KB

About the Author

Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D., is an internationally known poet, post-trauma recovery specialist, senior training psychoanalyst [Jungian], and cantadora [keeper of the old stories] in her mestizo Latina tradition. Her doctorate is in ethno-clinical psychology / indigenous history from The Union Institute. She is an award-winning author both performance art and spoken word.

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Women Who Run With the Wolves : Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype 0 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is it that makes a woman not like a man? The common answer, of course, has to do with genitalia and reproduction, a less common though still frequent distinction comes from the presence of two X chromosomes in every cell of the female body. Neither of this means of differentiation, as obvious as they seem, help answer the question. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, both a Jungian Analyst and professional story teller ('contradora') draws on a rich mix of background from both of her professions to lay the underpinnings from the collective unconscious and archetypes to provide a much more sophisticated if complex answer to the nature of a woman. If you are a woman, this may help you define yourself, uif you are a man, the book will both enhance your respect for as well as add a bit to your dim understanding of those marvellous aliens with two X chromosomes. Very Highly Recommended indeed!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in college and I have decided to reread it now that I have gotten married. I enjoyed reading this great book in college, because it was reccommended to me by a classmate in one of my Psychology classes. I highly reccommened this book as an interesting read for women.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read this book 5 times and each time I extract new insight. Absolutely fascinating psychological explanations of childhood fairytales. This book is a MUST for any woman who desires to live her life honestly and fully.
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tcoulter on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A book that I have returned to many times over the last decade or more, Estes analyses of women in folklore and mythology resonate with me deeply. Women Who Run with the Wolves is a book that can be read over and over, and some new insight - about oneself or our relationship with our environment - will be gained. A beautiful marriage of psychology and feminist spirituality, this is one of my most cherished reads.
moonstormer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable use of myth and legend to explore elements of the female psyche. Some aspects were a bit overdone and I found the explanations to be a bit lengthy for my taste, but overall it was an interesting and very well written book. I would certainly recommend it to anyone who likes the use of myths, stories or fairy tales in gaining greater understanding.
pru_mitchell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A very special book for our bookclub 'The Wolves' named after this our first book. It took us a year to read it - sometimes we only got through one story a month. Thanks to the amazing expertise and life experience of women in the group, especially leader of the pack and Wolf mother, Shirley Trippe, we extracted so much inspiration and discussion from the Jungian themes and rich stories. Wolves, both book and book club made a major contribution to my literary and spiritual growth.The Wolf Rules for Life1 Eat2 Rest3 Rove in between4 Render loyalty5 Love the children6 Cavil in moonlight7 Tune your ears8 Attend to the bones9 Make love10 Howl often
thewatch on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An amazingly insightful and inspiring book, making you look at both fairy tales and women across society in a new and uplifting manner. It's a great book for discussion and to understand things about your life and relationship with the natural and wild world. Worth many rereadings!
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MiaAndPatrick on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is really fascinating. It ties in women's psychology with story telling traditions in a really effective way.
capnk8 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Finding this book was the purest accident. I started reading the introduction while in the bookstore and started crying, right there in public. This is officially my favorite book. I simply had to have it in hardcover - I half-destroyed my paperback before I even finished it.
johnthefireman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An excellent book. A bit long and slow at times, but very interesting and informative. I read it when I was studying spirituality in the USA. It has an important place in understanding the jigsaw which makes up human spirituality.
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For anyone wanting a better understanding of the female psyche this is a must read whether they are male or female. This is actually my third copy of this book my first was so worn the pages were no longer readable. You develop a deeper understanding every time you pick it up. As an audio book it is a convenient way to continue getting things done when you don't have a free hand. I definitely recommend this and other books by Estes. It is a valuable learning tool and can have a great impact on the lives of many women.
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Ms Estes keeps your attention through her stories.The stories would have appeal and provides interest to anyone but, especially for women. I would say that no matter what your background is, this will have you saying, "that fits me". Her voice is gentle and calming as she reads her stories. This CD is an excellent source to introduce you to Ms Estes work.
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