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Category Archives: Wise Women & Clarissa Pinkola Estes
I’ve been listening to Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ audio book the Dangerous Old Woman, where she speaks of the two milion year old woman, the ancient female self. Recently fossils of two women, a boy, and an infant, dated roughly at … Continue reading
Baba Yaga is an interesting witch. While she is definitely dangerous–her fence is made of human bone and skulls, her kitchen cabinets pegged with fingers and toes–she is also fair and plays by her rules. Without the magic doll and the … Continue reading
In her discussion of the tale of Vasalisa the Wise, Dr. Ested talks about the evil step-mother and sisters and how they represent the impact of culture and socialization on the wild soul. I think each of us at some … Continue reading
In Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ audio book, she talks about the weaver, an archetype of all cultures because in even the oldest human tribes, women made cloth by weaving, knitting, crocheting, or in other ways. Archaeologists have found impressions of fabrics … Continue reading
Why do we have a natural predator in our own psyche? It hardly seems healthy to have to protect ourselves from some kind of a death wish or built-in trickster. Living at the top of the predatory food chain, as … Continue reading
We all have access to the Rio Abajo Rio, the river below the river that flows under reality much like Faery does, and the ticket is creating in our deepest, truest selves. That flow of energy in the altered state that … Continue reading