about that wild woman…

singing over the bones…

Clarissa Pinkola Estes writes “Wildlife and the Wild Woman are both endangered species.

…Healthy wolves and healthy women share certain psychic characteristics: keen sensing, playful spirit, and a heightened capacity for devotion. Wolves and women are relational by nature, inquiring, possessed of great endurance and strength.

They are deeply intuitive, intensely concerned with their young, their mates and their pack. They are experienced in adapting to constantly changing circumstances; they are fiercely stalwart and very brave.

…The predation of wolves and women by those who misunderstand them is strikingly similar.

…Like a trail through a forest that becomes more and more faint and finally seems to diminish to a nothing, traditional psychological theory too soon runs out for the creative, the gifted, the deep woman.

Traditional psychology is often spare or entirely silent about deeper issues important to women: the archetypal, the intuitive, the sexual and cyclical, the ages of women, a woman’s way, a woman’s knowing, her creative fire.

…the goal must be the retrieval and succor of women’s beauteous and natural psychic forms.

…The tracks we all are following are those of the wild and innate instinctual Self.”

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