This is a group for any woman interested in getting in touch with the fierce, healthy, visionary attributes of her own instinctual nature; restoring her vitality and creative powers, her own true self. I organize periodical meetings where we engage with “Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype”, a ground-breaking book by Jungian analyst and storyteller Clarissa Pinkola Estés, which changed the lives of so many women since its publication in 1992.
The book includes twenty myths, fairy tales, folk tales and stories from different cultures and Estés' analysis of them uncovering the Wild Woman archetype of the feminine psyche. Within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing, says Estés. She is the Wild Woman, and just like wolves, she is inquiring, possessed of great endurance and strength. She is deeply intuitive, intensely concerned with her young, her mate and her pack. 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. It is now time to change this by reviving the Wild Woman in each one of us for both the good of ourselves and our communities.
At each meeting we listen to two magnificent stories/folk tales from the book being told by a professional storyteller. The stories are then interpreted by an invited discussant whom I choose among leading psychologists, artists, musicians, chefs, anthropologists etc. An open conversation with the audience, moderated by myself follows. I am an artist and have created this project back in 2016. Since then I witnessed how amazingly so many lives have been touched. Come experience it for yourself.