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Women Who Run with the Wolves: Contacting the Power of the Wild Woman by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  

Women Who Run with the Wolves: Contacting the Power of the Wild Woman

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The 'wild woman' in us is innately healthy, passionate and wise. "Women Who Run With The Wolves" gives readers a new sense of direction, a self confidence and purpose in their lives.

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This non-fiction book amazed me. It amazes me still, with each reading. Viewed as feminist writing, self-help, or spiritual guidance (or all these things) it is, effectively, a book which celebrates and encourages living instinctively - about nurturing the 'wildish' part of us, as well as our 'everyday' selves. Estes praises the inner voice we all have, and, in brief, her book emphasises the importance of listening to it. She sings of the necessity of the natural world around us, of treasuring ourselves. Perhaps it is easy to tease such theories. But Estes' style is both so accessible and poetic that it is utterly beguiling. Her feelings on how to live a happy, meaningful life are ones I share, and it was joyous to finally find a writer who could express what I could not. In short, her words make sense to me. Women Who Run With The Wolves has made changes, both subtle and profound, to how I life my life, to my values, to how I view myself and others - and, crucially, to how I write.

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Women Who Run with the Wolves: Contacting the Power of the Wild Woman by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

'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.

In the classic Women Who Run With The Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estes tells us about the 'wild woman', the wise and ageless presence in the female psyche that gives women their creativity, energy and power. For centuries, the 'wild woman' has been repressed by a male-orientated value system which trivialises women's emotions. Using a combination of time-honoured stories and contemporary casework, Estes reveals that the 'wild woman' in us is innately healthy, passionate and wise. Thoughtfully written and compelling in its arguments, Women Who Run With The Wolves gives readers a new sense of direction, a self confidence and purpose in their lives.


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Everyone who can read should read this book * Maya Angelou * 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 A mesmerizing voice * Newsweek * This book offers a life-enhancing way to make contact with our deep feminine instincts: the wild woman within * Irish Times * All women should read this. In fact, mothers should pass the knowledge contained in these pages down to their daughters as they turn 16. It's insightful and inspirational and gets you back in touch with your authentic self * T4 presenter June Sarpong * A wonderful book...for anybody who cares about their relationships and their lives * Anne Devlin, playwright *


About the Author

Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D., is an award-winning poet, senior Jungian psychoanalyst, and a cantadora (keeper of the old stories of the Latina tradition). She has been in private practice for twenty-eight years and is former executive director of the C.G. Jung Centre for Research and Education in the United States. Dr Estes founded and directs la Sociedad de Guadalupe, a human rights educational organisation that broadcasts, via audio, throughout the world.

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Publication date

7th February 2008

Author

Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Rider & Co an imprint of Ebury Press

Format

Paperback
560 pages

Categories

Popular psychology

ISBN

9781846041099

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