Call her Our Lady, La Nuestra Se ora, Holy Mother or one of her thousands of other names, says Dr Est s She wears hundreds of costumes, dozens of skin tones, is patroness of deserts, mountains, stars and oceans Thus she comes to us in billions of images, but at her center, she is the Great Immaculate Heart With Untie the Strong Woman, Dr Clarissa Pinkola Est s invitesCall her Our Lady, La Nuestra Se ora, Holy Mother or one of her thousands of other names, says Dr Est s She wears hundreds of costumes, dozens of skin tones, is patroness of deserts, mountains, stars and oceans Thus she comes to us in billions of images, but at her center, she is the Great Immaculate Heart With Untie the Strong Woman, Dr Clarissa Pinkola Est s invites us to reconnect with the fierce and loving Blessed Mother who is friendly, but never tame she who flies to our aid when the road is long and our hearts are broken, ever ready to rekindle the inner fire of our creative souls In her first book in than a decade, Dr Est s illuminates Our Lady through blessings, images, and narrative, including Stories of connecting with the Blessed Mother, including Meeting the Lady in Red, and Untie the Strong Woman Blessed Mother s many images from around the world, including Litany of The Mother Road A Chant of Her Incandescent Names A Man Named Mary and The Marys of Mother Africa The wild side of her love, including Massacre of the Dreamers The Maiz Mother Holy Card of Swords Through the Heart and Guadalupe is a Girl Gang Leader in Heaven The Blessed Mother is often Friend to the friendless one and Mother to all yet too many of us have been estranged from her for far too long Untie the Strong Woman opens a channel to this sacred and nurturing force breaking through walls that have held us back from her presence, and instead, inviting us to shelter under her starry green mantle.
Untie the Strong Woman Blessed Mother s Immaculate Love for the Wild Soul Call her Our Lady La Nuestra Se ora Holy Mother or one of her thousands of other names says Dr Est s She wears hundreds of costumes dozens of skin tones is patroness of deserts mountains stars
I picked up this book because it is by one of my favorite authors and hesitated I am not Catholic and wondered if this was going to speak to me on a level I could comprehend Oh why would I ever doubt the powers of Clarissa Pinkola Estes In our world, any time harshness, bitterness, hatred and loss can be fought with love, kindness, and open handed compassion that is a victory for souls Her quest to build a fountain is worth reading alone as it is a obeying of a deep seated need and the waters th [...]
Pinkola Estes dedication to the sacred feminine and women s wild soul is inspiring Her Jungian influence translates as she integrates personal narrative, poetry and folkloric analysis into her discussion of Blessed Mother s Immaculate love As with her other works, she does an excellent job explaining how common tropes and symbols are found in distant indigenous communities As a person who has done advocacy work for women, I would recommend as a tool for critical reflection and profound discussio [...]
I admired and loved Women who Run with the Wolves, I was blown away by Dangerous Old Womanere aren t words to describe how much I liked this book and how my heart was drawn into the stories told by this marvelous wise cantadora I read it, then started againIt is a book I will return to over and over, especially in this season of Lent Dr Estes brought me into the warmth of her firelight to share the spirituality and joy of family and faith.
First of all, I love the main title of this book Untie the Strong Woman I love that it is a command and that it calls the Divine Feminine the Strong Woman The secondary title gave me pause Blessed Mother s Immaculate Love for the Wild Soul If this sounds Catholic to you, it really is I admit that, despite the cover, I was expecting a universal approach to the Divine Feminine, but truly this book is adoration of Maria specifically Yes, it does link her to other aspects of the Divine Feminine, bu [...]
Beskaitydama pagalvojau, kad knyga tur t b ti populiari tarp imigrant pirmiausia t , kurie i Meksikos, paskui ir vis kit.
This book was so religious Many times I was bored and skipped all the poems However, some of the stories were quite interesting, as I didn t know so much about the sacral symbols and how they have evolved throughout lifetime in many cultures The thing I loved the most was the passion of the author and her strong beliefs.
beautiful tribute to our lady, the one who is always with us and who is always on our side a multiculture view of this religious icon of deep faith.
Before discovering this beautiful, moving work, I had only heard of Dr Estes through her previous masterpiece, Women Who Run With The Wolves, which I must admit I have yet to read, although I do own it.The present book is a loving tribute to Mary, the mother of Jesus, but it goes beyond that, for Dr Estes connects the Blessed Mother to the Divine Feminine Thus, she is really the Great Mother Goddess, prevalent in all human cultures throughout the centuries, and known by many names.It s really fa [...]
Although I am not officially a Catholic, I have always been impressed how Catholicism embraces the feminine This may sound odd, considering the way the boys in the Vatican treat women, but I don t think it is There is something older, wilder, female and, dare I say, deeply attuned to Spirit than the rules, regulations, glitter and power of Vatican city Many of the nuns I ve met get this Estes brings this older, darker, vibrant female to the fore, and she does it with great respect to the godd [...]
This was not my favorite book by CPE, but I did enjoy it immensely I think the disconnect for me was in the overt emphasis on Our Lady, Mary the Mother of God I have never felt much affinity or affiliation with the Virgin Mary, probably because I did not grow up in Catholic setting I felt a much stronger connection with the Wild Woman archetype of Women Who Run with the Wolves However, I could appreciate the archetypal associations between the Lady and the Divine Feminine Clariss Pinkola Est s i [...]
I am surprised by the way this book easily helped me shift my paradigm towards understanding Mary as a fighter for the good of all as opposed to just an example to live up to Had another eye opener about the hispanic perspective on Mary which is empowering to the individual Images of statues and paintings of Mary were enlightening too Found the image of Our Lady, Shirt of Arrows on page 67, moving Absolute favorite part so far is the long chant she quotes, Guadalupe is a Girl Gang Leader in Heav [...]
I like the way that Our Lady of Guadalupe in general and Mary in particular as depicted in this book is both Strong and Feminine, not a meek and mild individual who fades into the background She is our Mother and she cares about us deeply and is willing to fight for her children as any Mother would do I believe this book finally does her justice I first got this book from the Library and was surprised and delighted when I managed to buy a copy not long after i had finished reading it.
Sacred feminine in service to the suffering and lowly of the world I wept through some of the pages, wept with joy and bleeding heart Beyond religion, beyond denomination, beyond psychological theories, beyond language, beyond the colour of the skin, beyond the background there She is, there I am.
i enjoy her lyrical voicethis a celebration and finding of comfort in the vast love of the divine motherthe author s love is in a dualistic framework stillthough the heart of the mother shines through her writingi like how her stories are grounded culturally and historically albeit sometimes an oversimplified history i would like to meet the author she sounds neat
Clarissa Pinkola Estes is my go to for introspection in what it means to navigate this world as a woman I am now going to look into The Black Madonna because of this book The chapters discussing The Black Madonna are the ones that resonated with me most I highly recommend any of Clarissa Pinkola Estes works to uplift your soul 3
I love any book by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, and this was no exception She discusses women s issues, and reminds us that Mother Mary is always with us in the most trying times of our lives It was very inspirational, a little religious than I like, but still a good and moving book.
Another great book from CPE about the Goddess Mary I listened to it on CD while driving to Maryland and have several Mary experiences along the way That s what happens when we tune into our own divine Self and intuitive knowing.
This book is the authors experience with Mother Mary throughout her life It is so inspirational and insightful Absolutely love this book.
Untie the Strong Woman is an extended discussion about the manifestation of the Blessed Mother in folk culture in Mexico There are also references to Her power among Eastern European immigrants to the U.S These are the two branches of Clarissa Pinkola Estes s family, comprised of strong female ancestors who maintained an unbroken bond with the Mother for seemingly centuries, who taught Clarissa how to hear Her voice Each chapter explores a unique facet of the Great Mother to her faithful, who in [...]
Dans la m me veine que Femmes qui courent avec les Loups , Clarissa Pinkol Est s nous propose cette fois ci de partir la rencontre du F minin Divin, avec la Vierge Marie et ses diff rentes apparitions M lange d anecdotes, de psychanalyse et de spiritualit , cet ouvrage f t trange lire ses d but, pour ma part, mais fortement int ressant par la suite Il veille l esprit, de la m me fa on que Femmes qui courent avec les Loups.Tr s ancr e dans la chr tiennet il n en reste pas moins un livre accessibl [...]
Une toile, cela meriterait peut tre une et d mi, une mis rable tentative de faire passer une v rit Latino Tsigano Catholico Pa enne personnelle pour une v rit universelle et un m pris de la r alit physique pour des lucubrations psychanaliques catholiques il y a longtemps d pass es Ce livre est lourd, r barbatif, rempli de l imagerie de la pacotille internet du style AOL des ann es 80, et se perds dans les d tails sans int r t Si vous pensez que c est un essai sur la nature du st r otype culturel [...]
Beautifully written, wonderfully told stories, poems and prayers that are both comforting and empowering While YES she s writing about a Catholic figure, as someone who is non denominational and otherwise non religious, I felt like the essence of Mary as The Mother transcends any and all religious boundaries.This book is for those who are broken down, lonely, lost, feeling hopeless and suffering But this book is not ONLY for these people It s a book for everyone It s for people who don t feel wo [...]
Nejsem c lovka, tohle je kniha pro eny Ale ze zv davosti jsem ji p e etl a n kter kapitoly m zaujaly Druh polovina knihy u mi p i la moc roztahan Vid m to na 3 a p l hv zdy Zaujalo m , a ta kniha je ofici ln k es ansk panenka Marie, Je , pape atd , ve skute nosti je to kr sn pohansk kniha, tedy tak to j alespo c t m.
Many stories from people who have strong belief in the power of the Blessed Virgin The author has spent a good deal of time with people in prison and Latino immigrants Remember the prayer, the Memorare The author calls it the most powerful prayer.
Skipped most of this, I simply got bored I loved Women Who Run with the Wolves, but this didn t come anywhere close to that.
a perfect reminder that all of us are loved.
this book is really repetitive and I m only up to page 54 i get the main argument, and i like it and agree with it I m just not sure if i can read 310 pages of it.One of my favourite quotes this whole book feels like a prayer and reverence.Holy Womanwho is unafraidof any dark.May all be givenThe ways of seeingThat most benefitThe growth ofRather than the restrictionof their souls.
The title indicates a promise which I personally find is not fulfilled As a presentation of a female archetype, in the authors world, maybe the only female goddess image , it is disappointingly anemic and dry I get a picture of a meek, mild, loving mother figure and I miss the complexity of a fully mature woman which in my eyes embody both the meek, mild, loving mother, as well as the mother who with raging fire will fight to protect her self and the one she loves A mother who teaches her childr [...]
If I could give two and a half stars, I would Some years ago, I read Women Who Run with the Wolves and I loved it, so I recommended this book to my book group This one wasn t nearly as good as that one, though Part of the reason I wasn t happy with this book was that it was very different than what I expected I expected the author to talk about the feminine divine in many of her forms, but it was all about Mary, Jesus mother and some about Jesus as a baby child Once past this disappointment, I f [...]
An intriguing book Not Catholic, it took some stretching at many levels to be open to what appears to be a book about Mother Mary Virgin Mary and her divine powers, yet is about Holy Mother not VM Even as I write this I have some difficulty being clear on all this Did I make the assumption this was about the Virgin Mary, the Madonna and then confused myself in the stories told, that really are, to me in my heart and soul and mind, about the Divine Feminine Goddess There is still much wisdom and [...]