* Clarissa Pinkola Estes (CPE) was raised by Michigan State line around the Great Lakes – hey my part of the woods almost! . She was raised at a time when:
… parents who abused their children were simply called “strict,” when the spiritual lacerations of profoundly exploited women were referred to as “nervous breakdowns”.
WILD WOMEN – two words = “fairy tale knock at the door of the deep female psyche.’
Sense of the Wild Woman Within also comes through things of great beauty.
‘Know she must be found when realize one has given scant time to the mystic cookfire or to the dream time, too little time to one’s own creative life, one’s life work, or one’s true loves.’
A Wild Woman has INNATE INTEGRITY and HEALTHY BOUNDARIES.
What are some signs of disrupted wild woman? (page 10) … to fear to venture by oneself or to reveal oneself …
How does CPE (Clarissa) work with women?
1) Uses stories
2) Follows their dream material – FIND THE GUIDING MYTH OR FAIRY TALE THAT CONTAINS ALL THE INSTRUCTION A WOMAN NEEDS FOR HER CURRENT PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT.
3) Craft-making or talisman-making- ‘commemorates the seasons of the soul’
The book has stories to apply to yourself as SOUL VITAMINS.
“Stories set the inner life into motion, and this is particularly important where the inner life is frightened, wedged or cornered.”
‘Let us sing her flesh back on to our bones’
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