Updated: Nov 24, 2020
I have recently finished the highly acclaimed Women Who Run with the Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes for the second time and felt I had to share this incredible masterpiece.
Within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. She is the Wild Woman, who is the instinctual nature of all women. But she is an endangered species. In Women Who Run with the Wolves, Estes unfolds rich intercultural myths, fairy tales and stories, many from her own family, in order to help women reconnect with their fierce, healthy, visionary attributes of her instinctual nature.
Through the stories and commentaries in this remarkable book, Estes encourages us to retrieve, examine, love and breathe life back into the Wild Woman in us all. To embrace her fully again in our deep psyches as the one who is both Magic and Medicine. Estes has created a new realm for describing the deep female world, the River beneath the River. Fertile and life-giving, I highly recommend this psychology of women in the truest sense, a knowing of the soul.