Women who run with the wolves : myths and stories of the wild woman archetype / Clarissa Pinkola Estes.Material type: BookEdition: First Ballantine books trade paperback edition.Description: xvii, 537 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0345396812; 9780345396815.Other title: Myths and stories of the wild woman archetype.Subject(s): Wild women -- Folklore | Women -- Folklore | Women -- Psychology | Archetype (Psychology) | Women -- Folklore | Women -- Folklore | Women -- psychology [MESH] | Archetype (Psychology) | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Feminism & Feminist Theory | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gender Studies | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Women's Studies | Archetype (Psychology) | Wild women | Women | Women -- PsychologyGenre/Form: Folklore.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Women who run with the wolves.DDC classification: 398/.082 Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
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Originally published by Ballantine Books in 1992.
"Updated, with new material by the author"--Page 4 of cover.
Includes "Education of a young wolf: a bibliography" (pages 507-513).
Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-506) and index.
The bounty of wild woman. Foreword -- Introduction: Singing over the bones -- The stories. The howl: resurrection of the wild woman -- Stalking the intruder: the beginning initiation -- Nosing out the facts: the retrieval of intuition as initiation -- The doll in her pocket: Vasalisa the wise -- The mate: union with the other -- Hunting: when the heart is a lonely hunter -- Finding one's pack: belonging as a blessing -- Joyous body: the wild flesh -- Self-preservation: identifying leg traps, cages, and poisoned bait -- Homing: returning to oneself -- Clear water: nourishing the creative life -- Heat: retrieving a sacred sexuality -- Marking territory: the boundaries of rage and forgiveness -- Battle scars: membership in the scar clan -- Le selva subterr�anea: initiation in the underground forest -- Shadowing: canto hondo, the deep song -- The wolf's eyelash -- Afterword: Story of medicine.
The author's premise is that 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. Here, the author unfolds rich intercultural myths, fairy tales, folk tales, and stories to help women reconnect with the fierce, healthy, visionary attributes of this instinctual nature. Through these stories and commentaries, the author explores that inner female psyche, viewing it in turn as live-giving, magical and medicinal.