Sunday, July 29, 2007

Women Who Run With the Wolves | Feminine Consciousness, Woman Archetype

The one who cannot howl, will not find one's pack.

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.

Though the gifts of wildish nature come to us at birth, society's attempt to "civilize" us into rigid roles has plundered this treasure, and muffled the deep, life-giving messages of our own souls. Without Wild Woman, we become over-domesticated, fearful, uncreative, trapped. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D., Jungian analyst and cantadora storyteller, shows how woman's vitality can be restored through what she calls "psychic archeological digs" into the bins of the female unconscious.

In Women Who Run with the Wolves, Dr. Estes uses multicultural myths, fairy tales, folk tales, and stories chosen from over twenty years of research that help women reconnect with the healthy, instinctual, visionary attributes of the Wild Woman archetype. In this book, Dr. Estes has created a new lexicon for describing the female psyche. Fertile and lifegiving, it is a psychology of women in the truest sense, a knowing of the soul.

"I am grateful to Women Who Run With the Wolves and to Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Est├ęs. The work shows the reader how glorious it is to be daring, to be caring, and to be women. Everyone who can read should read this book." - Maya Angelou

"An inspiring book, the 'vitamins for the soul' [for] women who are cut off from their intuitive nature." - San Francisco Chronicle

"Stands out from the pack... A joy and sparkle in [the] prose...This book will become a bible for women interested in doing deep work... It is a road map of all the pitfalls, those familiar and those horrifically unexpected, that a woman encounters on the way back to her instinctual self. a gift." - Los Angeles Times

. the Book - Women Who Run With the Wolves
. Read excerpts from the book
. an interview with author
. the wild woman archetype
. quotes from Women Who Run With The Wolves. more
. wild wolf women
- Thanks to dear Branka for providing info about this beautiful book, may you who read it be touched by its inner message.

Feminine Consciousness | also listen to talks (audio) by Sufi Master Llewellyn Vaughan Lee via Golden Sufi Audio Archives.

[>] Feminine Consciousness and the Masculine Mind (2006)
it address the issue: Why do so many women experience their mind and thinking process as negative, undermining, creating doubts, judgments and anxieties? Is it because they have adopted a masculine mind which is not in harmony with their natural relational consciousness? click here to listen.

[>] The Inner Feminine - Her Dual Nature / part 1, part2

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