Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD, is an American cantadora (storyteller), poet, and Jungian psychoanalyst. Her work explores creativity, anger, self-care, childhood wounds, mother-daughter relationships, and accessing the creative feminine, and she holds workshops on these themes. She is the author of Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype.
Within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. She is the Wild Woman, who represents the instinctual nature of women. But she is an endangered species.
“There is a promise Holy Mother makes to us,” proclaims Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, “that any soul needing comfort, vision, guidance, or strength can cry out to her, flee to her protection, and Blessed Mother will immediately arrive with veils flying.
In this enchanting book, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, author of Women Who Run with the Wolves, shares several small stories that, like Matriochka dolls, fit inside one another. Taken together, they are a moving testament to the enduring legacy of stories and to the triumph of love over loss. Dr.
The wildness of the wolf is not readily apparent in the easy manner of Clarissa Pinkola Estes, a cheerful, soft-spoken woman who wears a red ribbon in her hair and a medal of the Virgin Mary around her neck. "Mary is a girl gang leader in Heaven," said Dr. Estes. "She is fuerte -- strong, fierce.