GEM BOOKSHELF: Women who run with the wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Born in 1945, and as well as an author, but also a Jungian psychoanalyst. (Side note: on Frasier btw, Frasier is a Freudian and Niles is a Jungian).

The book (1992) remained on New York Times Bestseller – list for 145 weeks. I’ve had a copy of this book ~7 years now, and as it has about 508 pages, so this’ll be somewhat short. To actually embody the life, well.. surely you can begin to read about it, but living is more than reading, right?

Here’s couple of highlights:

☆ “When we assert intuition, we are therefore like the starry night: we gaze at the world through a thousand eyes.”

“It is also a good idea for women to count their ages, not by years, but by battle scars. ‘How old are you?’ people sometimes ask me. ‘I am seventeen battle scars old,’ I say. Usually people don’t flinch, and rather happily begin to count up their own battle scar ages accordingly.”

X Johanna