About the Author

Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD, is an internationally recognized scholar, award-winning poet, diplomate senior Jungian psychoanalyst, and cantadora (keeper of the old stories in the Latina tradition). In addition to her international bestseller Women Who Run With the...

Untie the Strong Woman

Blessed Mother's Immaculate Love for the Wild Soul

Clarissa Pinkola Estés

from Sounds True

Hardcover Book: US $18.73
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Softcover Book: US $13.37
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“Have You Forgotten? I Am Your Mother. You Are Under My Protection.”

“There is a promise Holy Mother makes to us,” proclaims Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, “that any soul needing comfort, vision, guidance, or strength can cry out to her, flee to her protection, and Blessed Mother will immediately arrive with veils flying. She will place us under her mantle for refuge, and give us the warmth of her most compassionate touch, and strong guidance about how to go by the soul’s lights.” Untie the Strong Woman is Dr. Estés invitation to come together under the shelter of The Mother—whether she appears to us as the Madonna, Our Lady of Guadalupe, or any one of her countless incarnations. In this unforgettable collection of stories, prayers, and blessings, Dr. Estés shares:

  • “The Drunkard and the Lady”—a story of unexpected miracles that arise from the mud and soil
  • “Guadalupe is a Girl Gang Leader in Heaven”—a poem of resistance and hope
  • “No One Too Bad, Too Mean, or Too Hopeless”—the fierce Mother that never gives up on us
  • “The Shirt of Arrows”—a love that is invincible no matter how many times we are wounded
  • “The Black Madonna”—she who stands at the juncture between two worlds and protects us as we enter the dark places

Why does the face of Our Lady appear in the most humble and unexpected places? Why does she burst forth into every culture no matter how hard authority tries to suppress her? It is because no bonds can restrain the power of her love, nor prevent her from returning to those who need her most. With Untie the Strong Woman, Dr. Estés invites you to encounter the force of Immaculate Love—“So that your memory of Her is renewed, or that the knowledge of her miraculous, fierce, enduring ways is drawn into your heart for the very first time.”

Product details

Hardcover Book:
Contents 1 Hard cover book (400 pages)
Date Published November 01, 2011
ISBN-10 1-60407-635-6
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-635-6
Dimensions 9 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in
Product Codes 2284, k2284, bk02284
Softcover Book:
Contents Paperback book (374 pages)
Date Published September 01, 2013
ISBN-10 1-62203-072-9
ISBN-13 978-1-62203-072-9
Product Codes 3718, k3718, bk03718

Customer Reviews

By Sallie M
Date Added: Thursday 23 January 2014
I don't think it is possible for Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD, to ever disappoint! Her incomparable ability to awake us to Mother's unconditional Love and Presence in "Untie the Strong Woman" feeds body, mind and soul.
By Dori T
Date Added: Tuesday 21 January 2014
She's so good.
By Susan S
Date Added: Monday 6 January 2014
Clarissa Pinkola Estes is amazing. She has such a fund of experience, of stories, such an understanding of the sacred feminine ("the strong woman"). As always, I could not put the book down - yummy, challenging, nourishing, strengthening, funny, totally alive. Much joyous wisdom.
By Joan R
Date Added: Monday 1 July 2013
This book is a beautifully written description of the Holy Mother and Her Presence throughout history into our modern times.
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