Updated: Feb 18, 2020
There is a Jungian psychoanalyst who got my attention long time back with her unique and special area of interest. Her name is Clarissa Pinkola Estes, the first generation American (mestiza Latina - native American/Mexican Spanish) grew up in rural area.
To be accurate, she has raised in a now nearly vanished oral and ethnic traditions. This unique and ancient surroundings gave her a lifelong love and affection towards the ancient heritage of folklore and inspired her for her extraordinary research and studies in this field. She used her Jungian psychologist studies to search toward the symbolic world as a secret key to understand the real meaning of myths, legends and tales and she discovered the hidden teaching behind them.
She has helped thousands of people suffering from PTSD and her books are still major source to describe the wild woman archetype.
The book called Woman who run with the wolves is not an easy reading, considering the facts that it is full of psychological terms. But it is a complete description how the woman psyche works and evolves during life-stages from childhood till the elderly ages. She guides you through these stages using tales, and myths by disclose the hidden symbolic words behind them.
It is my honor to introduce her as one of my greatest icon, who's wisdom and view of life brought a widening understanding of woman's psyche.
A3, marker pen drawing from black & white photo