Introducing the book Women Who Run with Wolves by Clarissa Pincola Estes
The book Women Who Run with Wolves consists of 16 chapters, in one of which, referring to popular beliefs and traditional myths and referring to myths, it tries to discover a part of the archetype of the free woman.
Written in 1992, it has been translated into various languages by translators. It has long been on the New York Times bestseller list and has sold over one million copies in the United States.
Women who run with wolves
The modern world has defined special roles for women and prevents women from being truly free and liberated. Women are taught that they should be ashamed of their desire and desire and suppress all their emotions. The book Women Who Run with Wolves is an attempt to explore the minds of women.
In this book, the author tries to help women find their true selves and connect themselves to their ancient archetype by exploring the myths, tales and stories of different cultures.
About Clarissa Pincola Estes, author of Women Running with Wolves
Clarissa Pincola Estes was born on January 27, 1945, to a Spanish family in the United States. He is known worldwide as a researcher, poet, storyteller and custodian of ancient stories in Spanish literature. He is a follower of Jung’s school of psychology.
The educational and research activity of this Jungian psychoanalyst lasted for twenty-five years.
He is a former director of the Carl Gustav Jung Research and Training Center and holds a PhD in Intercultural Studies and Clinical Psychology from the Union Institute. The Washington National Foundation, based in Washington, D.C., has awarded him the prize for a lifetime of literary and social work. The author of the book The Faithful Gardener was also translated into Persian in 1982.
About the book Women Who Run with Wolves
According to this author, a free woman can have many similarities with a wolf, she is strong, life-giving, brave, creative and loyal. But his distance from nature has made him a weak creature.
According to the author of this book, the science of psychology is an almost masculine science and does not deal with women’s issues. In this book, focusing on old myths and presenting psychological analysis of women, she raises new issues in this field.
In the book’s preface, he points out that his peers had to go to the forest or landfill to dance or have fun and sing so as not to be reprimanded by society.
He believed that they were treated like property, not human beings. He believes that there are forces in the world today that force women to make a choice at the crossroads of moving according to the desire of their soul or moving according to the will of society. This has worse consequences. Girls and women who are severely restricted and dominated are well-regarded, and women who have been free from these oppressive shackles for a few moments are labeled bad.
In this book, interesting links are established between psychology, mythology and popular culture.
In one part of the book we read about women running with wolves
He was a man who fell in love with his twin sisters. But their father told him, “Unless you can guess their name, you can not marry them.” Manawi guessed and guessed but could not find the names of the sisters. Each time, the young girls’ father shook his head and returned to Manavi.
One day Manavi took his little dog with him and saw that one of the girls was more beautiful than the other. But that one is sweeter. None of the sisters had all the good things. But the little dog loved them very much. Because they played with him and smiled at him.
Manavi could not guess the girls’ names that day, and he was tired and upset and went home. But the little dog returned to the young girls’ house. There he stuck his ear against one of the walls and heard the girls whispering about how handsome and masculine Manawi was. The sisters called out to each other as they spoke, and the little dog heard it, and returned home as quickly as he could to tell his master.
But in between, Milky Way left a large, fleshy bone. The little dog immediately smelled it; And without thinking, he made his way there and removed the bone. Then he happily licked and bit it until he ate all the meat. But wow! Suddenly he remembered what he had come for. And he saw that unfortunately he had forgotten the names of the young girls.
So he went back to the twin sisters’ house. It was already night and the girls were lubricating their feet
They rubbed and prepared themselves for the celebration. Again the little dog heard them calling each other names. He jumped in the air with joy and immediately ran to Manawi hut. But he sniffed the appetizing scent of nutmeg from the grove.
The little dog did not like anything as much as nutmeg. So he immediately went off the road and saw a fresh orange cake on a tree trunk cooling down. OK. Soon all the cakes were eaten and the dog’s sniffing smelled of nutmeg. Then, as he walked towards the house with a full stomach, he tried to remember the names of the young girls. But he had forgotten.
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