''The elf-queene, with hir joly compaignie, Daunced ful ofte in many a grene mede.” Geoffrey Chaucer "The Wife of Bath’s Tale"


I don't know who *first coined the WildWoman archetype but I knew it well, long before I ever heard it called that. Growing up on a farm in a strong energy vortex was a natural background to express WildWoman even if I didn't know what it was called. I could catch glimpses of the WildWoman listening to Mama and her friends while they shelled peas, sewed or baked bread. I sensed what they didn't speak...in a code-like verbal shorthand they used I sensed in these Depression era survivors the WildWoman strength and passion that would be the jet stream for me along with my own intuitive inner radar. It tapped a take no prisoners attitude that served me well. My WildWoman within loves her man, red leather stilettos, thunderstorms, the tinkle of bells and this beautiful blue planet. While she has the strength to cry she can bite when needed so beware, this crone has a warrior within. From a Source position the WildWoman paradigm is our own creation but once enlivened operates independently so use this archetype responsibly.
*Please note "WildWoman" is an archetype not a wildchild!
Wild Woman Archetype A term coined by C.P. Estes in Women Who Run with Wolves for her conceptualisation of the female psyche and soul, which she viewed as rooted in the ‘wilds’ of instinct and uncivilised energySegen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved

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