New WWRWTW Study Group launches in early September! The group will meet for a trimester, September through December (ending before the Christmas holiday), with between 8 and 10 meetings over the course of the 4 months, meeting approximately every 2 weeks, or twice monthly.
We will begin our study by familiarizing ourselves with the style and storytelling methods utilized by author Clarissa Pinkola Estes in this landmark work on the wildish nature of women, demonstrated through the Wild Woman archetype. Crafted over the course of nearly 25 years, this book was a NYT bestseller for 2 years. Released in 1992, this important work could not be more timely, as our culture experiences another rising of the feminine divine.
We will work with two of the larger and significant sections of the book – Chapter 12 Marking Territory: The Boundaries of Rage and Forgiveness (features the Crescent Moon Bear story, based on a Japanese tale) and Chapter 14 La Selva Subterranea: Initiation in the Underground Forest (features The Handless Maiden, a Grimm tale).
Depending on time, the group will decide what other work it can undertake in the book.
The group will be limited to 6 women so that members are given ample time to share and voice their perspectives during the meetings. We will gather in a private setting in Camden, Maine for 2 hours per session. Members are asked to commit to the 4 months from the outset, so that the group may be viable.
If you are interested in participating, please register at 21stBohemian@gmail.com by August 21st.