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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 374 pages
  • Publisher: Sounds True; 1 edition (October 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604076356
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604076356
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 8 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,076 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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 In the first work by poet and psychoanalyst Estés (Women Who Run with Wolves) in a decade, this brilliant treatment is much larger than the sum of its parts. Estés's understanding of Our Holy Lady ("she wears a thousand names") is disturbing and enlightening; she presents a figure who reflects and elevates the essential and inherent qualities of humanity. Through sacred traditions, personal stories, prayers, and images, Estés makes visible the ancient and modern fiercely loving force of the Divine feminine-the Compassionate Mother. "The ultimate Mother Who Gave Birth to Love... bends to tend to the needful soul," Estés writes. Like the traditional prayer Memorare, through the technology of mind and heart, this book calls readers to awaken with full consciousness "to Her within us: acting like, thinking like, loving like the Holy Mother does."
-Publishers Weekly, November 2011

About the Author

Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD, is an internationally recognized scholar, award-winning poet, diplomate senior Jungian psychoanalyst, and cantadora (keeper of the old stories in the Latina tradition). In addition to her international bestseller Women Who Run With the Wolves, Dr. Estés is a managing editor and columnist writing on politics, spirituality, and culture at the newsblog TheModerateVoice.com, and she is a columnist at The National Catholic Reporter online.

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Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D. is an award-winning poet, diplomate senior jungian psychoanalyst, and a cantadora (keeper of the old stories) in the Hispanic tradition. She has been in private practice for twenty-five years and is former executive director of the C. G. Jung Center for Research and Education in the United States. The author of The Gift of Story and an eleven-volume series of bestselling audio works published by Sounds True in Boulder, Colorado, Dr. Estés heads the C. P Estés Guadalupe Foundation, a human rights organization that has as one of its nascent missions the broadcasting of strengthening stories via shortwave radio to trouble spots throughout the world.

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It was easy to find in the used book section.
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It was a lullabye for me from a powerful loving woman be that Clarissa Pinkola Estes or the Great Mother.
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147 of 152 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on October 7, 2011
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This wonderful book defies any simple review. Its difficult to confine to any summary or set of words other than the author's own. It is broad, deep, elegantly simple at times and then profoundly complex all on the same page. A totally different experience, ever richer, unpacks on each encounter I've had so far. Its heart-breaking, heart-mending and heart-opening.

So...Instead it makes more sense to me to speak about what happens when one meets the book, encounters the author's voice, and through her enters the presence of the Strong Woman she so passionately introduces now to the rest of the world. Regardless of our faith or lack thereof, our gender, our culture, or our political creed.

I started to preorder this weeks ago out of curiousity, but largely skeptical. Discussion of the mother archetype and such religious themes carries echos of familiarity from either my upbringing or academic past. Some have been decidedly not pleasant. And for the most part I would say I'm not very comfortable "believing" in them -- particularly if I sense persuasive efforts to press me into cooperation with a view held by one particular organized or institutionalized version. My preferred entrance into the spiritual, sacred, or holy is more easily recognized in the nonverbal world of nature. Nonetheless, I have greatly enjoyed and benefited from several other works from Dr. Estes. These convinced me that her newest book, UnTie the Strong Woman, might be quite different than my expectations. Indeed, it is not like any other book I have ever encountered.

In brief, because there is so much for each person to individually discover on their own, and not wishing to spoil any secrets I will just say that I was awe-struck by the following:

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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Cat Charissage on October 14, 2011
Format: Hardcover
CPE has done it again! This book, like her others, is a sacred talisman reminding us of what our souls so deeply long for; it is a quiet, contemplative, loving collection of experiences of how Immaculate Love is closer to us than we are to ourselves. At the same time it is raucous and laugh out loud exhilarating. (Just look at the chapter titles!) These true stories are real life, hard to the bone difficult at times, yet light radiates through. The book is easy to dip into and come up immersed in love whether I've read 5 minutes or 5 hours. Reading it is a holy experience, speaking to the deepest core of my heart and letting my discursive brain rest awhile. "Why?" "What?" "How?" moves into "Ahhhhhhh. . . . "
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Latisha W. Wright on October 11, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Dr. CPE has honed her skills and talents over the years since WWRTW, just like all of us. We are stronger, realistic, concise, we know about time, and mind out of time. Do not let the title, nor the Holy Mother deter you from this book. Open yourself to the simple, yet complex mentoring of the Strong Woman within all of us.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 20, 2011
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Untie the Strong Woman may be the most unusual book I've read in the last ten years. Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, or perhaps we should say, Mother Clarissa, has offered those with ears and eyes to perceive meditations on the Holy Mother in her vast panorama of faces and names; a bridge of reflective wisdom between literati and rustic alike; and (for some who yearn for a bit of mothering themselves) a glimpse into at least one wild soul's devotion and discipline set toward new life and hope in a world in desperate need of both.

It is not an easy book to read, mind you, but that has less to do with the book (I suspect) and more to do with what the author might call "the overculture" in which we swim, the shaped expectations for immediate access or sound-bites imprinted into readers today. Untie the Strong Woman is an important text to receive, in the end. It is one that will take me years to read well, which I do commit to completing/receiving. I'll share here only a couple `two-cents' worth of what I mean, or why.

Untie the Strong Woman is classic Estés: story-formed teachings, poetry, blessings, all interwoven with decades of Jungian-flavored insights into the human condition in its beauty and difficulty. Devotees of her and her work will find nourishment they've hoped for, perhaps even come to expect, with a clear sense of the sound of her voice in their ears. I wonder if some will be surprised, however. The text shows a strongly steeped Catholic voice, though not in any staid-traditional sense.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By sparrow on November 1, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I am soon to be reading this latest treasure from Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes. I signed up for Untie The Strong Woman through Sounds True where Dr.E offered an audio version with storytelling and listener interaction. If you are interested in Dr. Estes work would encourage you to check into her live online sessions that she offers at Sounds True where she is currently offering The Dangerous Old Woman's series as well as Until the Strong Woman.

The material was phenomenal...What makes this book and/or audio so very special is the depth, authenticity of Dr.E's personal life account of the Divine Mother. Dr. E is an awesome storyteller and healer. She is a superb writer, through the power of her lyrical writing and storytelling there is an embodied beingness with its transmission of goodness. Both the stories and informative content dance and glitter as Divine Mother breathes Her holy breath. In Untie the Strong Woman, Holy Mother is alive and She is all so real.. There are books out there that give information, many are sterile and remote. In this book Holy Mother has flesh as well as depth and essence which cannot expressed through mere language...

This is a book and audio that i trust will be a delight to many hearts. Running with the wolves to being with the Divine Mother, Dr. Estes work just keeps getting better...
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