Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

"...written by One who knows..."
--Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple


Within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. She is the Wild Woman, who represents the instinctual nature of women. But she is an endangered species. In Women Who Run With the Wolves, Dr. Ests unfolds rich intercultural myths, fairy tales, and stories, many from her own family, in order to help women reconnect with the fierce, healthy, visionary attributes of this instinctual nature. Through the stories and commentaries in this remarkable book, we retrieve, examine, love, and understand the Wild Woman and hold her against our deep psyches as one who is both magic and medicine. Dr. Ests has created a new lexicon for describing the female psyche. Fertile and life-giving, it is a psychology of women in the truest sense, a knowing of the soul.

Reviews:

"This volume reminds us that we are nature for all our sophistication, that we are still wild, and the recovery of that vitality will itself set us right in the world."
--Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul

"I am grateful to Women Who Run With the Wolves and to Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Ests. The work shows the reader how glorious it is to be daring, to be caring, and to be women. Everyone who can read should read this book."
--Maya Angelou

"An inspiring book, the 'vitamins for the soul' [for] women who are cut off from their intuitive nature."
--San Francisco Chronicle

"Stands out from the pack ... A joy and sparkle in [the] prose ... 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. Wolves ... is a gift."
--Los Angeles Times

"A mesmerizing voice ... Dramatic storytelling she learned at the knees of her [immigrant] aunts."
--Newsweek

Selected Works

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Via personal blessings and stories of visitations, miracles, and common events, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Ests helps us reconnect with the fierce and loving force of the Blessed Mother.

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November 2011 / Hardcover Book with 30 of the author's ex-votos, color illustrations for prayer / BK02284 / 390 pages / 6 x 9 ISBN-10: 1-60407-635-6 / ISBN-13: 978-1-60407-635-6 UPC: 600835-228480 / US $26.95 / Womens Studies, Spirituality / Rights: World English
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The Dangerous Old Woman: Myths and Stories of the Wise Woman Archetype
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Where is memory of who we really are, who sent us here, and what is our work here ... and why are we often so unusual, so different, so eccentric, so belonging often to a tribe of one?
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A field guide to the creative life of the soul, unfettered, fierce, and radiant.
BOOK: Non-fiction
Dr. Ests tells the story of her Uncle Tovar a peasant farmer from the Old Country who lived in a time when the Nazis first, and then the Red Army decimated their village in the Old Country, burning to the ground the remote farmland forests the people depended on so, forcing the families on marches to work camps... and worse. The refugees who survived the wars (for it was more than one war) straggled to America only to find that here too, government forces destroyed forests. But the soul of "this man" knew a fierce and heartbroken way through...
In this small work, Dr. Ests tells about one of the surviving old women from Dr. Ests' paternal family, who was attempting to hide from the prevailing army during WWII, and sheltered with a spirit soul in a small lean-to, and together while fleeing the destructions swirling around them, they spent a part of their night heartening each other with remembered stories of death ...and return to Life.