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Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype | [Clarissa Pinkola Estes]

Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

Drawing from her work as a psychoanalyst and cantadora (keeper of old stories), Dr. Estes uses myths and folktales to illustrate how societies systematically strip away the feminine spirit. Through an exploration into the nature of the wild woman archetype, Dr. Estes helps listeners rediscover and free their own wild nature.
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Publisher's Summary

First published three years ago before the print edition of Women Who Run with the Wolves made publishing history, this original audio edition quickly became an underground best seller. For it's insights into the inner lives of women, it established Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes as one of the most important voices of our time in the fields of Jungian psychology, myth, and women's mysteries.

Drawing from her work as a psychoanalyst and cantadora (keeper of old stories), Dr. Estes uses myths and folktales to illustrate how societies systematically strip away the feminine spirit. Through an exploration into the nature of the wild woman archetype, Dr. Estes helps listeners rediscover and free their own wild nature.

©2001 Sounds True; (P)2001 Sounds True

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"Her widely researched study offers usable advice for modern women." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Amazon Customer BRISTOL, United Kingdom 11-01-12
    Amazon Customer BRISTOL, United Kingdom 11-01-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Too short"
    Would you try another book from Clarissa Pinkola Estes and/or Clarissa Pinkola Estes?

    yes, but not an abrigded one


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    not enough of the book to tell


    What does Clarissa Pinkola Estes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    the feeling the narator brings and the music


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    What there was -great


    Any additional comments?

    would have liked the full book

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine Raytown, MO, United States 09-26-13
    Katherine Raytown, MO, United States 09-26-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Guess I know what "Abridged" means now...."
    Would you listen to Women Who Run with the Wolves again? Why?

    Only if I could get the "entire" book on audio, didn't realize this wasn't the whole book


    What did you like best about this story?

    Love her storytelling!


    What about Clarissa Pinkola Estes’s performance did you like?

    The way she tells stories


    Any additional comments?

    I'm REALLY disappointed that this was so short - is there another way to get the entire book on audio?

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffany LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 11-10-11
    Tiffany LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 11-10-11
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    I read Women Who Run With The Wolves about two years ago. I was so inspired by the author's work that I made sure all my friends, men and women, knew about it. I think it is a must read, especially for women who feel a great need to rediscover and reclaim their sacred wolf bones in order to truly run free, without inhabition. Wild, like our nature. And especially for the men who love the wolf and want to understand her being and not capture her soul. I LOVE this audio. And the best part is Dr. Marissa Pinkola Estes narrated the audio book herself, now how lucky can one get?

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy Wentworth, Australia 06-19-11
    Wendy Wentworth, Australia 06-19-11 Member Since 2006
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    "Loved it"

    This audio was much easier to listen to than trying to read the book, which I found very hard going. The narration is perfect and the stories brilliant. I loved it.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    jeanvers 06-19-09
    jeanvers 06-19-09

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    "AWESOME"

    Brilliant. Working on listening to all of her books and I have loved each one. She is an amazing woman. 1ove.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Vanessa Wellington, CO, United States 05-28-12
    Vanessa Wellington, CO, United States 05-28-12
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    "This work is apart of my "soul food" collection"
    Would you listen to Women Who Run with the Wolves again? Why?

    This is the kind of work that will reveal more meaning every time it's read/listened to. This is particularly wonderful as Dr. Pinkola Estes is the narrator. Beautifully written, inspiring content, and well delivered.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    KATHRYN United States 04-24-12
    KATHRYN United States 04-24-12
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    "Empowering!"

    Women who run with the wolves is my all time favorite book anyways. The audio version allows me to enjoy it on my commute. This is a great book to listen to when you need strength. Enjoy!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Marquette, MI, United States 08-27-11
    Angela Marquette, MI, United States 08-27-11 Member Since 2010
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    "A Must"

    This Woman Clarissa Pinkola Estes is an amazing woman with an amazing gift of story telling with passion that motivates you to keep listening. When the book is finished you so wish it would keep going. Each of her stories have deep meaning that go right to your bones.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    aja brno, Czech Republic 09-20-13
    aja brno, Czech Republic 09-20-13
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    "not a good reading"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    reading was changing pace all the time. At some point it was too slow to pay attention to the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Freebeingme 11-17-12
    Freebeingme 11-17-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Outstanding Storyteller"
    What made the experience of listening to Women Who Run with the Wolves the most enjoyable?

    The author has mastered the art of storytelling.


    Any additional comments?

    This was an outstanding listen and I highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Paulene
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    "Amazingly insightful!!!!"

    An amazing read for both men and women. For women, this book finally makes sense of why our lives are the way they are. For men, it allows men a greater understanding of the innate beauty present in every woman. This is a book that every young person should read or have read to them. It explaines why every person is a unique individual and should be honoured as such.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Linette
    3/31/10
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    "An amazing storyteller!"

    Clarissa had me entranced! Love the interweaving of story, song and ancient wisdom. Can't wait to hear more of her work.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • isla
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    8/11/14
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    "Too short"
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    This was far shorter than I expected. It was not clear just how abridged it was. Having read the book many years ago I was looking forward to hearing the depth of the work but it stopped after two chapters. I wouldn't choose to pay this much for such a short version. Very disapointed.

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    "A book for the wild woman in all of us..."
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    Clarissa Pinkola Estes is a beautiful story teller. Every message she shares is done so with eloquence using tales of old brought magnificently into the here and now. I cannot recommend this enough.

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    "food for thought and for reclaiming oneself"
    Would you listen to Women Who Run with the Wolves again? Why?

    Clarissa Pinkola Estes uses stories and fairy tales as metaphors for societal and psychological patterns, and as vehicles that will reach our inner thoughts. Thing said in stories and poetic language that can bypass rational assessment and somehow resonate within us

    This short recording addresses the need for women to shake our "good girl" domestication and get the courage to be ourselves, express ourselves, dare more, as well as the dangers in doing so, through stories.


    Any additional comments?

    overlaps too much with stories and themes that are in "theatre of the imagination"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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