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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Skeleton Woman - The Life/Death/Life Nature



I didn't give Clarissa Pinkola Estes' book Women Who Run with the Wolves too much credit at first, but after revisiting it I discovered a lot of insight consisting of deep, eloquent analyses of cross-cultural myths, which is particularly beneficial for anyone trying to reconnect with their "wildish nature". One of the myths I found inspiring can be read at Spiritual Emergency. I also just read and enjoyed the Magyar version of "The Ugly Duckling" and was pleased that her take on the tale went beyond beauty and the usual markers of acceptance. Instead, she involves cultural factors (pressures to conform to family values and expectations), maternal relationships and a wide range of circumstances that can freeze feelings and creativity.

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