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Untie the Strong Woman: Blessed Mother's Immaculate Love for the Wild Soul

Call her Our Lady, La Nuestra Señora, Holy Mother—or one of her thousands of other names,” says Dr. Estés. “She wears hundreds of costumes, dozens of skin tones, is patroness of deserts, mountains, stars and oceans. Thus she comes to us in billions of images, but at her center, she is the Great Immaculate Heart.” With Untie the Strong Woman, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés invites us to reconnect with “the fierce and loving Blessed Mother who is friendly, but never tame—she who flies to our aid when the road is long and our hearts are broken, ever ready to rekindle the inner fire of our creative souls.”

In her first book in more than a decade, Dr. Estés illuminates Our Lady through blessings, images, and narrative, including:

  • Stories of connecting with the Blessed Mother, including “Meeting the Lady in Red,” and “Untie the Strong Woman”

  • Blessed Mother’s many images from around the world, including “Litany of The Mother Road: A Chant of Her Incandescent Names;” “A Man Named Mary;” and “The Marys of Mother Africa”

  • The wild side of her love, including “Massacre of the Dreamers: The Maiz Mother;” “Holy Card of Swords Through the Heart;” and “Guadalupe is a Girl Gang Leader in Heaven”

“The Blessed Mother is often ‘Friend to the friendless one’ and Mother to all—yet too many of us have been estranged from her for far too long.” Untie the Strong Woman opens a channel to this sacred and nurturing force—“breaking through walls that have held us back from her presence, and instead, inviting us to shelter under her starry green mantle.”

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November 2011 / Hardcover Book with four-color illustrations / BK02284 / 390 pages / 6¼” x 9¼” / ISBN-10: 1-60407-635-6 / ISBN-13: 978-1-60407-635-6 / UPC: 600835-228480 / US $26.95 / Women’s Studies, Spirituality / Rights: World English

Companion Audio Available in October: Untie the Strong Woman:
Blessed Mother’s Immaculate Love for the Wild Soul

This is the author’s original adaptation of the Untie the Strong Woman manuscript, recorded live by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés.

Spoken-Word Audio / AW01723D / 4 CDs / 4 hours / US $29.95 / Women’s Studies, Spirituality / ISBN-10: 1-60407-079-X / ISBN-13: 978-1-60407-079-8 / UPC: 600835-172325 / Rights: World

Digital Download / AW01723W / UPC: 600835-172370 / US $20.97