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Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing Her name is Wild Woman, but she is an endangered species Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD Jungian analyst and cantadora storyteller shows how women s vitality can be restored through what she calls psychic archeological digs into the ruins of the female unconsious Using multicultural myths, fairy tales, folk tales, and stories, Dr Estes helps women reconnect with the healthy, instinctual, visionary attributes of the Wild Woman archetypeDr Estes has created a new lexicon for describing the female psyche Fertile and life giving, it is a psychology of women in the truest sense, a knowing of the soul Every feminist spiritual literature writing related teacher I ve ever had has told me I should read this book, so I finally did Frankly, it was annoying The ideas are wonderful, but the writing is obnoxious I didn t know what the phrase purple prose really meant until I read this book She also refers to the Rio abajo rio frequently, and EVERY SINGLE TIME, she writes The rio abajo rio, the river below the rive It s just not necessary After reading 200 pages of this I wondered how Every feminist spiritual literature writing related teacher I ve ever had has told me I should read this book, so I finally did Frankly, it was annoying The ideas are wonderful, but the writing is obnoxious I didn t know what the phrase purple prose really meant until I read this book She also refers to the Rio abajo rio frequently, and EVERY SINGLE TIME, she writes The rio abajo rio, the river below the rive It s just not necessary After reading 200 pages of this I wondered how much shorter the book would ve been if she d cut out even half the unnecessary adjectives and repeated translations I m sorry Maybe this makes me a shitty feminist, but this book is really annoying I gave it 3 stars because I still think some of the ideas in it are really good, and maybe one day I ll try reading it again when I ve developed greater patience Let me just start with saying that there are two kinds of people who would NOT like this book 1 chauvanistic men pigs hehe , and 2 women who are uptight with their religious and social beliefs and the stepford housewives type.This book is for all women, who struggled through life because of the pressures and pre tailored expectations of their families, socieities, religious leaders, husbands, children, etc, and finally saw the light of the moon and could not fight the urge to howl owwwwwww Let me just start with saying that there are two kinds of people who would NOT like this book 1 chauvanistic men pigs hehe , and 2 women who are uptight with their religious and social beliefs and the stepford housewives type.This book is for all women, who struggled through life because of the pressures and pre tailored expectations of their families, socieities, religious leaders, husbands, children, etc, and finally saw the light of the moon and could not fight the urge to howl owwwwwwwwwwwwww.This book contains fairy tales and folklore stories which we were told as children, but never thought about as a tool for empowering women or entering their psyche I did not give it five stars because the parts after each story in which the author explains the folkloric symbols, the achtypes, and the psychological implications, sometimes were too unneccessarily elaborate In general, nevertheless, it is a very empoweing book.The basic concept is that everything that goes wrong in women s lives in the modern world is that they have forgotten their wild nature, that place inside their mind which still leads with an animal instict that makes women strong and with much power The Wild Woman is between bars inside each one of us, howling and scratching her way out, demanding that she has time to create art, to heal, to protect her territory, to guide, to give life, to mourne, to make love, to laugh scandelously with no shame, to live with no boundries, to teach, to carry wisdom, and to trust her intuition and instincts.As a child, hearing the traditional fairy tales and reading Russian children s books, I remember never caring for the handome king, or the beautiful maiden, or the innocent mother i was always obsessed with the evil charachters the wolf, the vampire, the witch especialy Baba Yaga , and the devil I remember thinking of how strong they are, how wise, and how cunningly smart, and wanting to be like them, and not like the weak princess who s waiting in her stupid castle for some idiotic rich man with an ugly haircut to come and do all the work After reading this book i realized that even as a child, my wild nature was healthy and active, and I did base so many decisions in my life as a kid and now as an adult on iti sniff and see if something smells fishy, and i listen for the crack of broken twigs I have to say though, that i still sometimes forget my canines and my claws, and start to drift into the appropriateness of the mainstream, but now I know how to always pounce right back into my furry, four legged state with all its glory and pride And i am thankful that I have a man who would not be surprised if i peed around a tree to mark it mine just a figure of speech, don t ge any ideas, mia P Ladies, go find your inner animal and live free following but the laws of the wild This book saved my life I was seriously struggling with an enormous amount of class related stress, centered around a completely unsuspected attack on my creative potential After a few months of being shredded mentally and creatively by the people I d expected to lean on for support and physically by the demands of moving to a new country, I was at a horrible place, alternating between periods of blind rage and near suicidal depression, and for the first time in my life I was watching my abili This book saved my life I was seriously struggling with an enormous amount of class related stress, centered around a completely unsuspected attack on my creative potential After a few months of being shredded mentally and creatively by the people I d expected to lean on for support and physically by the demands of moving to a new country, I was at a horrible place, alternating between periods of blind rage and near suicidal depression, and for the first time in my life I was watching my ability to create dim and all but vanish I had two weeks to pull together a film shoot with a script that I needed to edit and then direct, I knew no one, I had no idea what I was doing and felt like I was running into a brick wall with everyone but one of my tutors, a woman who I ve subsequently given a copy of WWRWW she loves it.This book brought me through that time My level of self awareness as both a woman and a product of my culture has reached a new peak, and through Est s writing I have made one of the most difficult and empowering decisions of my life This is a book for anyone who has ever asked why, and then shushed themselves This book is a loud, shameless prayer for the wild at heart still kept in cages thank you Tennessee Williams , and as it boldly refutes the constraints imposed upon a wild nature by propriety, society, and that nature itself it cannot help but resemble a tall glass of water in the middle of the desert Buy this book Read it If it offends with clich , force yourself to ignore it and take in the message anyway When I worked at Ballantine Books in the early to mid 1990s, this was by far the most successful book the house had ever published it probably still is I couldn t get over it this piece of shit was a runaway best seller Overblown, overwritten, self important, pseudo intellectual what the hell was to like And to top it off, the author acted like a complete asshole, with personality traits that matched her book to a T Her visits to the office were ludicrous she used to prance around, When I worked at Ballantine Books in the early to mid 1990s, this was by far the most successful book the house had ever published it probably still is I couldn t get over it this piece of shit was a runaway best seller Overblown, overwritten, self important, pseudo intellectual what the hell was to like And to top it off, the author acted like a complete asshole, with personality traits that matched her book to a T Her visits to the office were ludicrous she used to prance around, puffed up like a little marshmallow, waiting for everyone to fall at her feet.Shockingly, Clarissa upon whom some of us bestowed a nickname that was, um, less than flattering, and which you can probably figure out never wrote another book that got the slightest amount of attention unless you count The Gift of Story, a little nothing of a book that she tossed out in a couple of weeks just in time for the Christmas rush Yep, nothing cynical about Dr Estes I won t even tell you the advance they gave her for it because it will make you lose your will to live Can t imagine why.I mean, let s face it you know a book is a must to avoid when you have Alice Walker saying stuff like, Women Who Run With the Wolves isn t just another book It is a gift of profound insight, wisdom, and love An oracle from one who knows Yeek