Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Folklore, fairy tales and dream symbols are called on to help restore women's neglected intuitive and instinctive abilities in this earthy first book by a Jungian analyst. According to Estes, wolves and women share a psychic bond in their fierceness, grace and devotion to mate and community. This comparison defines the archetype of the Wild Woman, a female in touch with her primitive side and able to rely on gut feelings to make choices. The tales here, from various cultures, are not necessarily about wolves; instead, they illuminate fresh perspectives on relationships, self-image, even addiction. An African tale of twins who baffle a man represents the dual nature of woman; from the Middle East, a story about a threadbare but secretly magic carpet shows society's failure to look beyond appearances. Three brief, ribald stories advocate a playful, open sexuality; other examples suggest ways to deal with anger and jealousy. At times, Estes's commentary--in which she urges readers to draw upon and enjoy their Wild Woman aspects--is hyperbolic, but overall her widely researched study offers usable advice for modern women. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
this book is my go to staple to feed my female soul. if anyone can get it right and deep it is Clarissa. to me, she is like the female version of Joseph Campbell. she totally unfolds the female archetypal characters and souls. if you want a book with meat and bones that talks about the issues of the female character and her relationships with other women ... within her family ... who betray her or abuse her, abandon her or neglect her ... and you have had that happen to you and you need a healing through profound understanding ... then get this book, read it and reread it and digest every bit of hit because there is nothing but soul food in here! thank heaven, God and angels for Clarissa. she is a national jewel and anything she creates speaks to me and i think it will speak to you as well.
I read this book years ago and happily I bought my own copy. Times passes and now with life experiences, I'm enjoying Women Who Run With Wolves from another perspective. For women and men who seek an awareness of a type of being most have either forgotten, or never realized was part of human heritage.
Very eye opening and relevant to all women in all walks of life. She explains her point using several metaphors and stories so that anyone can relate to the messages in one way or another. It helped explain so much from my past as well as my present desires and urges. Must read for ALL women and men can benefit from it too!
I first read this text five years ago, to learn my mother had read it upon buying it for my sister. We all love the text. It is incredibly insightful and I completely appreciate the feminist approach to Jungian thought. I also appreciate the personalization of myth, given what her relationship to the myths provided. Whether a fan of myths, feminist psychoanlaysis, or Jungian thought, this is a great read. Women who run with the wolves will be a book I read and reread because of its wealth of insight as well as the depths that closer rereadings uncover.
This book was recommended to me by an artist friend. it delves deeply into women's psyche, explaining the why behind so many of our feelings and reactions to our surroundings, and relationships. I read a few pages, then go away and think about what I've read, digesting the pearls of wisdom C.P.Estes puts out for all to read. I highly recommend it to women who want more clarity about their "wildish" nature.
It has taken me a while to read this book. I kept finding myself setting it down, thinking about what I read for a couple of days before coming back to it. It seemed like every page had an "a-ha!" moment...very relatable. I like the positivity and feminine message that radiates from "Women Who Run With the Wolves." I have since bought another copy to send to my friends abroad. Very inspiring!
Still reading, not the easiest of books, for me, to read because of how it is worded. I like to the point, not necessarily easy wording, but not wording to where I have to use my dictionary frequently. Although I will say, the content is interesting.
This is my all time favorite book, which is huge for me. I think that every woman / girl should own this to go into the wild depths of herself through archetypes and familiar stories from around the world. It's a roadmap to who we are and who we may become.