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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype (Taschenbuch)
A woman's bible? <chuckle>. Yes, I personally think that some would feel this way. I would not 'replace' it with bible <sigh>. Clarissa Pinkola has put to black-n-white, what I could not. She does not necessarily tell us anything that we do not already know, but merely reminds us. And yes, I agree, this is not a how-to-book. There are no 'expectations' other than self-acualization. It has much depth, some can read straight through, others a little at a time. I have come back to it time and time agian. From what I understand of her book, fables were told to help the individual to find their own answers. (Not much different from psycology today.) In each story, you are the princess, the evil step-mother, the magician, the prince, the nice old woman, the scarey witch. For it is you who allows yourself to be decieved. You can save yourself. You seek, you destroy. You create, you hide, you embelish. I have found much spirituality within this book. I talk of the 'power of a woman' quite often. How else can you stand by your man? You cannot do it when you are weak. How can your children depend on you and thrive later in life, if you cannot give them the foundation? This book does not tell you to go run outside without any cloths on, laughing at the world. (Unless that is your calling! :-).) It encourages you to believe in yourself via fables of long ago. I feel that it does shed light on 'social and economic realities'. (I.E. Chapter 9 Homing: Returning to OneSelf pg. 271) "The ego is initially born into us as potential and is shaped, developed, and filled up with ideas, values, and duties by the world around us: our parents, our teachers, our culture. And this is as it should be, for it becomes our excort, our armor, and our scout in the outer world. However, if the wildish nature is not allowed to emanate upward through the ego, giving it color, juice, and instinctive responsiveness, then although the culture may approve of what has been fashioned in this ego, the soul does not, cannot, will not approve such incompleteness of its work." Also, I find no 'generalization or oddities' in this book that are in any way offensive, if carefully read and comprehended. :-) It also is not just a book for women, as Clarissa states it is also for those men 'who choose to run with women who run with wolves.' In referring small portions of this book to men (I.E. Chapter 4 The Mate: Union with the Other) I have recieved postive feedback in parallel in better understanding the dual natures of both men and women. Clarissa's 'credibility and her considerable scholarship' come second to her gift of storytelling and love of anthropology. I admire her ability to take a close-to-authentic fable from different origins, and to educate, mesmerize, and encourage strenth to me, the reader.
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