Women Who run with the wolves; Contacting the power of the wild woman

By Clarissa Pinkola Estes

We will read and discuss sections of this beautiful, magical, and healing work by Jungian analyst Clarissa Pinkola Estes,

Women Who Run with the Wolves. 

Today, we begin with the introduction to this remarkable book.  

This is potent medicine for your soul.

 If you feel defeated, lost, anxious, and generally not yourself, then this is for you.

 Join me as we reclaim

The Wild Woman within.

Introduction: Singing over the Bones

"We are filled with a longing for the wild.  There are few culturally sanctioned antidotes for this yearning.  We were taught to feel shame for such a desire.  We grew our hair long and used it to hide our feelings.   But the shadow of Wild Women still lurks behind us during our days and in our nights.  

No matter where we are, the shadow that trots behind us is definitely four - footed." 

                                                                                                                                                                                           Clarissa Pinkola Estes Ph.D

The Wild Woman carries with her the bundles of healing: she carries everything a woman needs to be and know. She carries the medicine of all things.  So let us begin our journey with our bones.  The very aspect of ourselves that gives us structure.  Often the very last thing we have left.  From here we can reclaim ourselves, and flesh out our bodies and take up the space we are all to often denied. 

You can find more about Clarissa Pinkola Estes here




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