Thursday, July 27, 2017

Clarissa Pinkola Estés: Her Name Is Wild Woman

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. Though the gifts of the wildish nature come to us at birth, society's attempt to "civilize" us into rigid roles has plundered this treasure, and muffled the deep, life-giving messages of our own souls. Without Wild Woman, we become over-domesticated, fearful, uncreative, trapped.

 - Clarissa Pinkola Estés
From Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories 
of the Wild Woman Archetype

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