9780345409874_p0_v1_s260x420I wanted to share the current book I am reading.  I  kept coming upon references to Women Who Run With the Wolves , by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D. so I finally picked up a copy to read.  There are many excellent reviews out there but in a nutshell this is a collection of stories and myths from around the world for women (and the men who want to understand them) about reconnecting with the soul self. It tells how society, culture and ego have separated women from their true nature, and how it can be reclaimed.  2617434

As I read Women Who Run With the Wolves, I am reminded of Joseph Campbell’s, Hero with a Thousand Faces  (you can read a review here) as they both weave archetype, mythology and modern psychology together to illustrate how myths, and ancient stories parallel modern life. In a Hero With a Thousand Faces, Campbell outlines the Hero’s Journey as played out in many movies and books today and of mythology and ancient stories of the past.  Campbell contends that we all get the call in our life to begin our own personal Hero’s Journey should we choose to answer.

These books take some time to digest, but both authors do a great job of breaking down the symbolic meanings as they relate to real life and the psyche.

3 Comments on “DE Reading Room: Women Who Run With the Wolves and The Hero With a Thousand Faces

  1. Brandi, a very good friend of mine gave me this book many years ago, laughing and saying, “Amy, you really don’t need to read this book because you are already running with the wolves.” So yes I am familiar with this book.
    I also would like to thank you for introducing Ann Allen to me. I actually made an appointment with her on Friday and spoke with her. She help me immensely to start shifting everything that has recently happened into Acceptance. I cannot say thank you enough to you!!! 💞🌹💞

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    • Hi Amy~You are very welcome! You don’t know how happy that makes me:) I am so glad to hear that you connected with Ann. I know how hard grief is to go through. I wish I would have know Ann then. Wishing you peace<3 ~Brandi
      P.S. I agree, you are running with the wolves for sure!

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  2. This book has been on my reading list for years! Thank you for the reminder that it is still waiting for me. 🙂 With all the news right now – so many women speaking out about sexual harassment – I’m feeling more than ever the call to understand and embody the authentic power of the feminine…which means living in harmony with the inner and outer masculine.


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