Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Clarissa Pinkola Estés is an American poet, psychoanalyst, and post-trauma specialist who is best known for her book 'Women Who Run with the Wolves,' which explores the myths and stories of the wild woman archetype.


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  1. 1. Women Who Run With The Wolves

    This book is a collection of myths, stories, and folklore from various cultures, aimed at exploring the instinctual nature of women. Through the interpretation of these tales, the work delves into the female psyche and emphasizes the importance of embracing one's wild and natural self. The author, a Jungian psychoanalyst, uses the concept of the "Wild Woman Archetype" as a metaphor for the innate force that women possess. She encourages readers to reclaim their power and creativity, which may have been stifled by societal expectations or personal challenges, and to reconnect with the transformative wisdom that these ancient stories carry.

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