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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an exciting way of reading myths 4 Feb 2005
By A Customer
I loved this book because it gave me a new way of reading folk stories and an understanding of archetypes which really opened up a lot of thought for me. I take issue with the reviewers who claim it is solely a self-help book-it offers a tool for perceiving the world in a freed up imaginitive way...and where is the hatred of men? I can't find any -only a love of humanity and an empowering vision of life lived meaningfully.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth listening to 22 Aug 2004
Format:Audio CD
I really love her voice and the way she gives you time to "read". I love audio book of WWRWW because it is easier to "read" than printed version ... For me, the book in the "book" version is quite dense and sometimes hard to read.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life-enhancing 10 Aug 1999
By A Customer
A wonderful book in which so many wonderful things regarding a woman psyche is revealed and discovered. A must for all woman and really worthwhile when you have your own children. A wonderful and enriching book that can be read and re-read all the time.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Power in Metaphors 24 Mar 1998
By A Customer
Estes has provided a great service to us all by preserving and interpreting these archetypal stories that pass on the wisdom of the generations that precede us with regard to living, loving, rites of passage, and dying. Second only to Joseph Campbell's work (The Power of Myth) in it's power to explain many of the facets of our lives. As equally valuable to men as to women.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Transformative 8 Dec 2007
By C. Fox
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Mothers read this book and pass it on to your daughters.One of the few'books i have sat up all night reading and couldnt put down.Once in a blue moon a book blows into my life and i know that after reading it i can never look at my life in quite the same way again.It lit a fire that i put out at my peril.Keep snarling sisters and baring your teeth.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
When you are suddenly aware that your "soul" is speaking to you and telling you to confront the most profound secrets of your life, what do you do? Head to the nearest psychiatrist's couch? Cower in depression? I was fortunate enough to tell a friend who recommended I immediately read Women Who Run With the Wolves. Clarissa Pinkola Estes explores a number of myths, some familar and some unfamilar to most readers of the Western "canon," to reassure women going through this transformation that they are not "crazy," but are developing an awareness of the tranforming power of the "wild" soul. This book is life affirming, life saving, and one to read and reread throughout your life. I only wish Dr. Pinkola Estes had written some follow up works to this book that sings "truth" on every page. G. J. Fruit
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio Cassette
Pinkola Estes is an anthropologist and psychologist who has studied ancient womens stories. She analizes the values being taught by those stories and explains how they were meant to warn the young ones about these situations in their own lives. If you want to discover these things for yourself, this is the book for you. I have given this book as a gift and it was well received. We could all use a grandmother like this to tell us of the pitfalls. And coloful stories to help us remember the lessons.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I'm somewhat astounded at some of the short-sighted reviews of this profoundly insightful book. It certainly has no assumptions that anyone is wrong or needs fixing! It does however look at the evolution of feminine psyche through the eyes of the stories of many cultures, and how these stories can reflect passages of our own journey, and how these stories can provide indications on what can happen and how we can trust ourselves in this process of growth and self knowledge even more. Storytelling is an ancient art where truths were(are!) passed down from generation to generation in entertaining but deeply informative ways to the unconscious. (television is the most prevalent, and perhaps, most destructive storytelling device in our modern culture!) Most of our learning is, sadly, quite unconscious. Pinkola Estes illustrates her rich experience and understanding of these stories, their place in human social and personal psychology and anthropology, and how we can begin to gain more understanding of the stories that have guided us, perhaps unwittingly, and what stories we may choose to live by instead. We write the script. Its a surprisingly very easy, joy-filled read that is great to dip in and out of and return to again and again. Its miles better than any media and television stories most of the populace are being unconsciously programmed with now days. There is no right answer of 'how to' but there are ancient marks on the tree to say, you're safe, you are going in the right direction, and how to trust ourselves to strike out and make trails of our own. This is the Wild Woman journey, me thinks. Certainly every woman would benefit from reading it--with an open heart and mind.

be well!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Really nice book!!
This is a very good book, specially for women to better understand themselves. I would recommended it to anyone. It is a must have!!
Published 1 month ago by writer1
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful, inspiring, encoraging
I cant understand why never came across this before
Still have not read all of it (she advises to take time to read it as it took a long time to write)
I read the first... Read more
Published 12 months ago by E. Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars A 'must read' for the modern woman.
A must for women finding their true selves in a man's world. I have given a copy to each of my daughters in the hope that they might 'see the light/become enlightened' early enough... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Anne Phillips
3.0 out of 5 stars not what expected
I have also purchased the book for a friend, so do not know what they thought of it, but I had the CD's so could get through it quicker. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Kryssy
5.0 out of 5 stars interpretations that resonates for many but not all
I read this book many years ago and still return to it to reflect. It helped me as a man to understand both the women around me and my own 'feminine side'. Read more
Published on 4 Nov 2011 by open minded reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Every feeling women should read this.
This book is a classic. It explores being a women, change, age and growth. It looks at the history of women and all that individual women can become. Read more
Published on 14 Oct 2011 by KAW
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for woman
I read this book several times and stll coming back becuse it is such a great book about woman psychology and our not so obvious mental make-up. Read more
Published on 13 May 2011 by mizuna
5.0 out of 5 stars profound and useful for all those who are seeking their wild self
As I follow Our beloved Dr E, all I can say that this is wonderful, My paper copy of W.W.R.W.T.W has countless post it notes earmarking pages that shout YES! Read more
Published on 5 May 2011 by Aconite
4.0 out of 5 stars completely disagree
I completely disagree with SB's review. I have read this book 3 times, and never felt the need to listen to the audio CD. Read more
Published on 7 Feb 2011 by tarn
2.0 out of 5 stars Hard work
This book was recommended to me by a friend. But I found it very hard going and confusing and I have to confess I only read about half. Just not my cup of tea. Read more
Published on 10 Jan 2011 by hobnobus
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