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Biegnąca z wilkami

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W każdej kobiecie drzemie potężna siła, bogactwo dobrych instynktów, moc twórcza oraz odwieczna, prastara mądrość. To Dzika Kobieta, symbolizująca instynktowną naturę kobiet. Autorka w swojej książce - której napisanie zajęło jej dwadzieścia jeden lat - odkrywa różnorodność międzykulturowych mitów, baśni i legend, wnikliwie je analizując, co sprawia, że opowieści te stają ...more
Published 2001 by Zysk i S-ka (first published 1992)
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Sandra Yes, and all of Dr. Estes' other works as well. This should be given to every young woman to read and share. She has amazing insight into the human…moreYes, and all of Dr. Estes' other works as well. This should be given to every young woman to read and share. She has amazing insight into the human condition and how to be the best you can be.(less)
Kateřina I think it's better not to hurry it up. I would recommend keeping the book lying around, reading the stories at the time they become relevant in your…moreI think it's better not to hurry it up. I would recommend keeping the book lying around, reading the stories at the time they become relevant in your life.(less)
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Lamski Kikita
May 31, 2009 Lamski Kikita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all the ladies, and some guys who can handle it
Let me just start with saying that there are two kinds of people who would NOT like this book: 1- chauvanistic men/pigs(hehe), and 2- women who are uptight with their religious and social beliefs (and the stepford housewives type).

This book is for all women, who struggled through life because of the pressures and pre-tailored expectations of their families, socieities, religious leaders, husbands, children, etc, and finally saw the light of the moon and could not fight the urge to howl (owwwwwww
Jul 01, 2008 Laura rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
When I worked at Ballantine Books in the early to mid-1990s, this was by far the most successful book the house had ever published (it probably still is). I couldn't get over it -- this piece of shit was a runaway best-seller? Overblown, overwritten, self-important, pseudo-intellectual -- what the hell was to like? And to top it off, the author acted like a complete asshole, with personality traits that matched her book to a T. Her visits to the office were ludicrous; she used to prance around, ...more
Jan 28, 2008 Lilith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Women everywhere. And the occasional man.
Shelves: favorites
This book saved my life. I was seriously struggling with an enormous amount of class-related stress, centered around a completely unsuspected attack on my creative potential. After a few months of being shredded mentally and creatively by the people I'd expected to lean on for support and physically by the demands of moving to a new country, I was at a horrible place, alternating between periods of blind rage and near suicidal depression, and for the first time in my life I was watching my abili ...more
missy jean
Dec 23, 2011 missy jean rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Jungian psychoanalytic theory applied to folktales and fairy tales from around the world. Yes? Yes.

I want to carry copies of this book around and hand them out, proselytorily, to everyone woman I encounter who feels confined, constrained, and soul-sick. This book has helped me to reconnect with my intuition, reevaluate what it means for me to live authentically, and reimagine what my life can look like when I live it wildly and freely. It really has been a gift to me.

There is lots of gender esse
Aug 06, 2009 Phoebe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: creativity
Here's the deal on this book.

1) It is all too easy to make fun or roll one's eyes or be actually pretty nasty about it, because it's obviously got a ridiculously embarassing title. I personally got the book as a cheerful joke from my dad one Christmas, and I thought to myself, "gag me!"

2) But: Once I read it, I realized how smart this book is. (Eg, I learned the ever-useful term piloerection here.) What this book is is a master-key to the pictorial language that our right brain "speaks," (via dr
Bea Zee
Oct 01, 2014 Bea Zee rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Yeah yeah, the book may be seen as a cry of independence for all women out there who need to get in touch with their "wild" side.

However, my reservations:

- The author tried to say that women should be who they are, but continually portrayed one single type of women: women who had artistic urges, thick thighs and who had always felt like they were born from the wrong parents.
So, if you are a skinny archivist who had a decent childhood and no artistic talents, there's something terribly wrong with
Lauren (Shakespeare & Whisky)
“I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories... water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.”

Three times in my life this book found its way into my greedy little hands at a time when I needed it most.

Every woman should own a copy of this book.

Women Who Run With the Wolves is a collection of short stories/ fairytales interspersed with commentary by the author. It s
Jan 24, 2017 Laila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Her "insanın" okuması gerektiğini düşündüğüm kitap. İnsan dedim zira köklerinin, ruhunun derinliğinin farkında olmayıp günlük hayatın yeknesaklığında özünü unutma eşiğine gelenler için rehber niteliğinde. Kadınlardan bahsediyor belki ama içindeki öykülerde insanlığa dair yerinde tespitler var. Yarının yetişkinlerini yetiştiren kadına düşen ödevleri, ve kadınları anlamak isteyenleri içine çekecek bir girdap

Metafor katılmadığım yerler az da olsa var. Fakat geneli, öyküler çok keyifliydi. Kurtlarl
May 23, 2007 kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read this book a few times. I pick it up from time to time to look over a chapter of this or that - it affected the way I think about other fables and even the movies. I am half convinced that the end of the Wedding Crashers is really about two healthy psyches driving away together into the future, married to themselves. I was rereading this book about the same time I saw that movie.

Any woman who is interested in empowering herself will be inspired. It is a jungian read on the darkest ve
Huda Yahya
على قائمة الإنتظار حتى يسمح المزاج

معرفش ليه طول مانا فاتحة الكتاب أوبرا كارمن في وداني خصوصاً الجزء ده وضحكة كارمن مسيطرة ع الموقف :D:D
نوع من التمرد الممتع ربما :P"/>
Chelsey Pennyamon
Another reviewer summed it up: this book's cover was misleading! I know that authors often have nothing to do with how their books are advertised, and perhaps I should have read the introduction before I bought it or something, but it *still* isn't fair that I wasted my money on a book chock-full of Jungian psychoanalysis when what is advertised and what I expected was a book about the literary and mythological archetype of the wild woman. What's worse, the book isn't so much about Jungian psych ...more
Jun 22, 2007 Saadiah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Juicy and satisfying, this book is for any woman who feels an urge to connect with wild and ancient concepts of what it means to be female: messy, raw, and full of luminously passionate creative energy. If this book doesn't make you want to howl out loud, I'm not sure what will!

Mar 22, 2007 Malaika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: self-improvers
I learned a lot from this book. The big ideas for me were:

1. "even if the mother vine is damaged, it doesn't mean her children are"


2. "it will never hurt you to go after something you want or something that is calling to you"

The books is sort of a slow-read, but I find the author generous and familiar and enjoyed the way she reconstructed women's psychology through myth.

It's good to have new (complete?) stories in my mind as well.
Feb 09, 2010 Rania rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: study
نساء يركضن مع الذئاب ...
يُجسد هذا الكتاب فكرة سعي المرأة للتصالح مع ذاتها الوحشية، الذات الوحشية هي الكائن الحي الذي يعيش فينا، يدفعنا للتقدم و هي الروح الحارسة التي تعتني بنا، هي ما يدفعنا للقيام بالمغامرات و التحديات للقيان بالإنجازات لتي نريدها.
الذات الشافية التي تقف بجانبنا لتخلق ولادة الحياة من جديد بعد أن يحل فينا الموت " موت مرحلة ما"(دورة الحياة/الموت /الحياة، بعد كل تجربة قاسية نمر بها هناك ولادة لحياة جديدة). كلارسيا بنكولا تتخذ رواية القصة كدواء و علاج للجروح و الندوب التي مررنا بها ن
Eva St. Clair
Nov 17, 2007 Eva St. Clair rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: soul searchers, fairy tale lovers, fearless men
Recommended to Eva by: Jane St. Clair
Shelves: itwasgood
As a person who has always loved fairy tales, I read this book very slowly and carefully, enjoying every page. The author's explanations, which incorporate Jungian psychology and principles of women's intuition, enriched and deepened my appreciation for the ancient feminine and the lost art of teaching through fable, myth, and allegory.

Dr. Estes is a very effusive person, which comes across in her writing and can be at times overwhelming. She is quite incapable of using fewer than 3 synonyms st
رؤیا (Roya)
"زنانی که با گرگها میدوند" نوشته روانشناس آمریکایی کلاریسا پینکولا استس در باره خوی وحشی یا طبیعی زنان که به دست قوانین مرد ساخته دچار محدودیت و در حال از بین رفتن است ميباشد..

"حیات وحش و زن وحشی هردو گونه هایی در حال انقراض اند."

دکتر استس که پیشینه اش به یک خانواده پناهنده مکزیکی تباربرمیگردد با وام گرفتن از قصه های کهن که نسل به نسل چرخیده اند و با تکیه بر دانش روانشناسی و بخصوص علاقه به یونگ به عنوان استادش در این زمینه به تجزیه و تحلیل اعماق وجودی زن پرداخته و با باور بر اینکه زن در طول زمان
Mary Richert Hendrie
Every feminist/spiritual/literature/writing related teacher I've ever had has told me I should read this book, so I finally did. Frankly, it was annoying. The ideas are wonderful, but the writing is obnoxious. I didn't know what the phrase "purple prose" really meant until I read this book. She also refers to the "Rio abajo rio" frequently, and EVERY SINGLE TIME, she writes: "The rio abajo rio, the river below the rive ..." It's just not necessary. After reading 200 pages of this I wondered how ...more
Adrienne Stapleton
Poetry! I so enjoy Estes's use of language and imagery and the various interpretations of stories and the universal and profound themes hidden underneath the layers of seemingly simple stories. I think this book is very important for women to read, especially for women who must protect and guide their daughters. My favorite story is Sealskin, Soulskin about a young seal/woman who loses her self in someone else's dream and finally finds the courage to pursue her dream and enrich her life.
Very Interesting book, have to say I had to put it down many times just because it need some deep thinking following some passages.
It linkes old cultures to the modern pshyche of women.
Incredible..I definitely recommend it!!
Oct 03, 2013 Sofia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

For those of us who struggle with life, expectations and how to be ourselves, this is a validation, a benediction. Saying yes this is you and you are beautiful and unique just as you are.
Michael Fierce
Sep 06, 2013 Michael Fierce marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Michael Fierce by: Leisa
Shelves: folklore, philosophy


Jan 19, 2010 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
I bought this book years ago at a garage sale and never could get into it. Until one day I was walking past and had the urge to flip through it. I ended up reading the whole thing. I do agree with both sides of the love/hate reviews as it is hard to read and the author does seem to be a bit over the top but I read it at a time in my life that I really needed a bit of a pep talk. You really need to be mentally ready for this book.

I think this book is for people going through some issues in their
Dec 31, 2011 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I am really loving this book, it covers so much of what I already believed in/felt (and I'm not even finished but wanted to write something even if it be incoherent) such as listening to your intuition, instincts, the life/death/life cycle knowing something good can and will arise from something bad, but reading it in such a way with folk stories followed by analyses, embellish the ideas and make them more solid in my mind and unwavering, knowing others believe the same helps and allows these be ...more
Jan "don't blame me, I also voted for Hillary"
I read this a long time ago and had forgotten that I had read it until one of my GR friends posted it. It was very affirming at the time I read it. I just might read it again!
Jan 05, 2009 Alex rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
When I picked up this book, I was expecting alot more story and alot less babbling.

I was disappointed with the amount of analysis, especially since it was heavily psycho-analysis. I suppose if you went into this book wanting spiritual guidance or to revive your woman strength and feminist power, then it would be a great read.

Having taken my share of english literature courses, I didn't want to read more analysis of what it meant when this female character lusted after red shoes. I just wanted s
Ksenia Anske
Nov 06, 2016 Ksenia Anske rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
If I could buy this book for every woman in the world, I would. This book will become your mother when you need a mother and there isn't one around. Hell, it will be a mother you've never had. A mother of all mothers, from the birth of time. And a heart that will keep you alight when you think you're surrounded by darkness that blinds you, suffocates you, destroys you. A book every woman needs to read, if only to know she's not alone but standing on the bones of all the other women who died for ...more
May 16, 2015 Arzu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite, inceleme, masal
bile isteye içe dönük ama dünyada olmaya yürekten kendini adayanların çok seveceği ve çok şey bulacağı bi' kitap.. içe dönme niyetinde olanlara ise güzel bi' kılavuz niteliğinde..

yanıbaşımda dursun hep, bölüm bölüm tekrar tekrar okuyayım, öncelik yakınlarımdakiler olmak üzere bütün kadınlar ve bazı erkekler okusun isterim..
Feb 07, 2013 Leisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourite
I got this book around Christmas 2011 & did not touch it too deeply for almost a whole year, although I loved to look at the cover & feel it in my hands. I knew there was something in there for me, I just couldn't fathom what exactly. I didn't get into it at first because I felt the author was putting too much emphasis on male/female differentiation; it's always bothered me to think there is such a gap between sexes. I like to imagine that we are much, much closer... & more fluid bei ...more
Shaimaa Ali
Jan 17, 2016 Shaimaa Ali rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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An American poet, psychoanalyst and post-trauma specialist who was raised in now nearly vanished oral and ethnic traditions. She is a first-generation American who grew up in a rural village, population 600, near the Great Lakes. Of Mexican mestiza and majority Magyar and minority Swabian tribal heritages, she comes from immigrant and refugee families who could not read or write, or who did so hal ...more
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“There is probably no better or more reliable measure of whether a woman has spent time in ugly duckling status at some point or all throughout her life than her inability to digest a sincere compliment. Although it could be a matter of modesty, or could be attributed to shyness- although too many serious wounds are carelessly written off as "nothing but shyness"- more often a compliment is stuttered around about because it sets up an automatic and unpleasant dialogue in the woman's mind.

If you say how lovely she is, or how beautiful her art is, or compliment anything else her soul took part in, inspired, or suffused, something in her mind says she is undeserving and you, the complimentor, are an idiot for thinking such a thing to begin with. Rather than understand that the beauty of her soul shines through when she is being herself, the woman changes the subject and effectively snatches nourishment away from the soul-self, which thrives on being acknowledged."

"I must admit, I sometimes find it useful in my practice to delineate the various typologies of personality as cats and hens and ducks and swans and so forth. If warranted, I might ask my client to assume for a moment that she is a swan who does not realzie it. Assume also for a moment that she has been brought up by or is currently surrounded by ducks.

There is nothing wrong with ducks, I assure them, or with swans. But ducks are ducks and swans are swans. Sometimes to make the point I have to move to other animal metaphors. I like to use mice. What if you were raised by the mice people? But what if you're, say, a swan. Swans and mice hate each other's food for the most part. They each think the other smells funny. They are not interested in spending time together, and if they did, one would be constantly harassing the other.

But what if you, being a swan, had to pretend you were a mouse? What if you had to pretend to be gray and furry and tiny? What you had no long snaky tail to carry in the air on tail-carrying day? What if wherever you went you tried to walk like a mouse, but you waddled instead? What if you tried to talk like a mouse, but insteade out came a honk every time? Wouldn't you be the most miserable creature in the world?

The answer is an inequivocal yes. So why, if this is all so and too true, do women keep trying to bend and fold themselves into shapes that are not theirs? I must say, from years of clinical observation of this problem, that most of the time it is not because of deep-seated masochism or a malignant dedication to self-destruction or anything of that nature. More often it is because the woman simply doesn't know any better. She is unmothered.”
“It is worse to stay where one does not belong at all than to wander about lost for a while and looking for the psychic and soulful kinship one requires” 354 likes
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