Women Who Run With the Wolves

Women Who Run With the Wolves

Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

Book - 1992
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"WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES isn't just another book. It is a gift of profound insight, wisdom, and love. An oracle from one who knows."
Alice Walker
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.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c1992
ISBN: 9780345377449
Branch Call Number: 398.082/EST
Alternative Title: Myths and stories of the wild woman archetype
Naive women as prey
Losing one's pelt
The lonely man
Drying out and crippling
Hearing the old one's call
Staying overlong
Cutting loose, diving in
The medial woman : breathing under water
The practice of intentional solitude
Women's innate ecology
Clear water : nourishing the creative life
La Llorona
The pollution of the wild soul
Singing over the bones
The howl : resurrection of the wild woman
La Loba, the wolf woman
The four rabbinim
Stalking the intruder : the beginning initiation
The natural predator of the psyche
The key to knowing : the importance of snuffling
The animal groom
Blood scent
Backtracking and looping
The sin-eaters
The dark man in women's dreams
Nosing out the facts : the retrieval of intuition as initiation
The doll in her pocket : Vasalisa the Wise
The mate : union with the other
Hymn for the wild man : Manawee
The dual nature of women
The power of two
The power of name
The tenacious dog nature
Creeping seductive appetite
Achieving fierceness
The interior woman
Hunting : when the heart is a lonely hunter
Skeleton woman : facing the life/death/life nature of love
Death in the house of love
The first phases of love
The accidental finding of treasure
The chase and the hiding
Untangling the skeleton
The sleep of trust
The later phases of love
Heart as drum and singing up
The dance of body and soul
Finding one's pack : belonging as blessing
Exile of theunmatched child
Kinds of mothers : the ambivalent mother, the collapsed mother, the child mother and the unmothered mother, the strong mother, the strong child
Bad company
Not looking right
Frozen feeling, frozen creativity
The passing stranger
Exile as boon
The uncombed cats and cross-eyed hens of the world
Remembrance and continuance no matter what
Love for the soul
The mistaken zygote
Joyous body : the wild flesh
Body talk
The body in fairy tales
The power of the haunches
La Mariposa, Butterfly woman
Self-preservation : identifying leg traps, cages, and poisoned bait
The feral woman
The red shoes
Brutal loss in fairy tales
The handmade red shoes
At the executioner's house
Trying to take shoes off, too late
Returning to life made by hand, healing injured instincts
Homing : returning to oneself
Sealskin, soulskin
Loss of sense of soul as initiation
the spirit child
Poison in the river
Fire on the river
Taking back the river
The man on the river
Focus and the fantasy mill
The little match girl
Staving off creative fantasy
Renewing the creative fire
The three gold hairs
Hear : retrieving a sacrd sexuality
The dirty goddesses
Baubo : the belly goddess
Coyote Dick
A trip to Rwanda
Marking territory : the boundaries of rage and forgiveness
The crescent moon bear
Rage as teacher
Bringing in the healer : climbing the mountain
The spirit bear
The transformative fire and right action
Righteous rage
The withered trees
Injured instinct and rage
Collective rage
Stuck in old rage
Four stages of forgiveness
Battle scars : membership in the scar clan
Secrets as slayers
The dead zone
The woman with hair of gold
The scapecoat
La Selva subterranea : initiation in the underground forest
The handless maiden
Shadowing : Canto hondo, the deep song
The wolf's eyelash
Story as medicine


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