Women who run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés

A book that evokes a finally coming home feeling. A Beautifully written seminal work on the inner life of Women. The author is a Jungian psychoanalyst and a cantadora(keeper of the old stories in Latin Tradition). She has unraveled the wisdom in old stories and explored its relevance to our current circumstances.

The book is a calling for the Wild self in us. A part of women Psyche that has been tamed and disciplined by the value system over the years. It is time for us to shake up howl, growl ,dance and create.

Through the pages, we can feel the presence of something familiar something that we have forgotten. It has been calling us, softly gently. As you devour this book, you realize how much hungry you were. how much you needed this aspect of your consciousness.

The heart is the center of the human body, there can be a brain-dead person, but once the heart stops working our physical existence stops being. The heart is the wisest and it knows, it always knows. The author encourages us to listen to our intuition, to listen to our heart. Urges us to ask ourselves, what is that I long for? Ask all questions about oneself, one’s social group, one’s endeavors. There lies the key to higher consciousness and freedom.

To quote in her own words,

Clarissa Pinkola Estés.

“Then like the wildish being who sniffs things out snuffles into and around to discover what a thing is, a woman is free to find true answers to her deepest and darkest questions. She is free to wrest the powers from the thing which has assailed her and to turn those powers which were once used against her to her own well-suited excellent uses that is a wild woman.”

This book is for all the wild souls who long for the trees and mountains.


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