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Women Who Run with the Wolves

Women Who Run with the Wolves

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Written by Clarissa Pinkola Phd EstÚsAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Clarissa Pinkola Phd EstÚs

  • Format: Paperback, 608 pages
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  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • On Sale: November 27, 1996
  • Price: $7.99
  • ISBN: 978-0-345-40987-4 (0-345-40987-6)
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In Women Who Run with the Wolves, Dr. Estes, a Jungian analyst and cantadora (storyteller), conducts what she calls "psychic archeological digs" into the ruins of the female unconscious. Using multicultural myths, fairy tales, folk tales, and stories chosen from more than twenty years of research, she examines the healthy, instinctual, visionary attributes of the Wild Woman archetype. 560 pp.

"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

"Stands out from the pack.... 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

"Estes gives old fairy tales a new adult spin, unearthing nuggets of wisdom on how to deal with crises, disappointments, and self-defeating behavior...Women Who Run with the Wolves tunnels deep into the psyche...opening new paths to spiritual freedom." --New Woman

"With lyrical power and grace...Estes brings forth the ancient wisdom of our ancestors and applies contemporary insight that makes these stories jump with meaning for our spiritually hungry souls. She invites women and men alike into the realm of the Spirit of truth, a Spirit that heals, awakens, challenges, connects, and laughs. This book will be honored in generations to come as one of the truly profound spiritual testimonies of our time."
--Matthew Fox, author of Original Blessing

Foreword; Introduction: Singing Over the Bones; 1. The Howl: Resurrection of the Wild Woman; 2. Stalking the Intruder: The Beginning Initiation; 3. Nosing Out the Facts: The Retrieval of Intuition as Initiation; 4. The Mate: Union with the Other; 5. Hunting: When the Heart is a Lonely Hunter; 6. Finding One's Pack: Belonging as Blessing; 7. Joyous Body: The Wild Flesh; 8. Self-Preservation: Identifying Leg Traps, Cages, and Poisoned Bait; 9. Homing: Returning to Oneself; 10. Clear Water: Nourishing the Creative Life; 11. Heat: Retrieving a Sacred Sexuality; 12. Marking Territory: The Boundaries of Rage and Forgiveness; 13. Battle Scars: Membership in the Scar Clan; 14. La Selva Subterranea: Initiation in the Underground; 15. Shadowing: Canto Hondo, the Deep Song; 16. The Wolf's Eyelash; Afterword: Story as Medicine; Addendum; Notes; Education of a Young Wolf: A Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index