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Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype Clarissa Pinkola Estes Ballentine 1992

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Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
Estes, Clarissa Pinkola
Published by BALLENTINE BOOKS, NEW YORK (1992)
ISBN 10: 0345377443 ISBN 13: 9780345377449
Paperback 520 pages Measures 9x6 inches Weighs 1 pound 10 ounces

Condition: Good.
Nicely illustrated cover is clean except for the bottom right edge of the cover has a tear and a small portion of the corner of the cover is gone. Covers both front and back show shelf wear, general scuffing from shelving.
Spine is good. This is a solid copy, with clean pages. Inside first blank leaf had white-out tape neatly placed over a formerly written name. It has a light damp-stain back of book that appears from back of book to the bibliography and does not appear on story text pages.

Singing Over
the Bones
Wildlife and the Wild Woman are both endangered species.
Over time, we have seen the feminine instinctive nature looted,
driven back, and overbuilt. For long periods it has been mismanaged
like the wildlife and the wildlands. For several thousand years, as
soon and as often as we turn our backs, it is relegated to the poorest
land in the psyche. The spiritual lands of Wild Woman have,
throughout history, been plundered or burnt, dens bulldozed, and
natural cycles forced into unnatural rhythms to please others.
It's not by accident that the pristine wilderness of our planet dis­
appears as the understanding of our own inner wild natures fades. It
is not so difficult to comprehend why old forests and old women are
viewed as not very important resources. It is not such a mystery. It
is not so coincidental that wolves and coyotes, bears and wildish
women have similar reputations. They all share related instinctual
archetypes, and as such, both are erroneously reputed to be ingra-
cious, wholly and innately dangerous, and ravenous.
My life and work as a Jungian analyst and cantadora, storyteller,
have taught me that women's flagging vitality can be restored by ex­
tensive "psydric-archeological" digs into the ruins of the female un­
derworld. By these methods we are able to recover the ways of the...

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