Sun, Dec 27|
Women who run with the wolves
We will retrieve, examine, love, and understand the Wild Woman in us, and hold her against our deep psyches as one who is magic and medicine.
Time & Location
Dec 27, 2020, 6:00 PM – Feb 19, 2021, 7:30 PM
About the event
“The old one, the One Who Knows, is within us. She thrives in the deepest soul-psyche of women, the ancient and vital wild Self. Her home is that place in time where the spirit of women and the spirit of wolf meet- the place where the mind and instincts mingle, where a woman’s deep life funds her mundane life. It is the point where the I and the Thou kiss, the place where, in all spirit, women run with the wolves.” Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. She is the Wild Woman, who represents the instinctual nature of women. But she is an endangered species. For though the gifts of wildish nature belong to us at birth, society’s attempt to civilize us into rigid roles has muffled the deep, life-giving messages of our own souls.
In her book ‘Women Who Run with the Wolves’, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés unfolds rich intercultural myths, fairy tales, folk tales, and stories, many from her own traditions, in order to help women reconnect with the fierce, healthy, visionary attributes of this instinctual nature. A deeply spiritual book that honors what is tough, smart and untamed in women.
In a 7-week-series we are going to retrieve, examine, love, and understand the Wild Woman in us, and hold her against our deep psyches as one who is both magic and medicine, exploring some of Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ key wisdoms.
Let's get started during the Christmas Days (Rauhnächte) where the earth rests and the veils between the worlds are thin.
Each time 12-1:30 pm (EST - New York); 6-7:30pm (CET - Berlin)
- Sunday, December 27
- Sunday, January 3
- Friday, January 15, 22 and 29
- Friday, February 12 and 19
1. Be yourself
“To be ourselves causes us to be exiled by many others and yet to comply with what others want causes us to be exiled from ourselves.”
2. Be strong
“To be strong does not mean to sprout muscles and flex. It means meeting one’s own luminosity without fleeing, actively living with the wild nature in one’s own way. It means to be able to learn, to be able to stand what we know. It means to stand and live.”
3. Getting away allows us to discover ourselves
“While exile is not a thing to desire for the fun of it, there is an unexpected gain from it; the gifts of exile are many. It takes out weakness by the pounding. It removes whininess, enables acute insight, heightens intuition, grants the power of keen observation and perspective that the ‘insider’ can never achieve.”
4. What happens when you don’t love yourself
“Our secret hunger for being loved is not beautiful. Our disuse and misuse of love is not beautiful. Our lack of loyalty and devotion is unloving, our state of separation from the soul is ugly, based on psychological warts, inadequacies, and childhood fancies.”
5. Authentic love
“Yet love in its fullest form is a series of deaths and rebirths. We let go of one phase, one aspect of love, and enter another. Passion dies and is brought back.”
6. Hit rock bottom
“The best land to plant and grow something new again is rock bottom. In that sense, hitting rock bottom, although extremely painful, is also the ground to sow new life on.”
7. Authentic growth
“If we live as we breathe, taking and releasing, we cannot make mistakes.”
You are welcome to join this series, where we will explore this oracle with shamanic journeys, collective constellations and ceremonies.