Skeleton Woman Video

I first came across the story of Skeleton Woman in Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. It came up this morning in conversation and I wanted to post this link to a lovely hand rendered short movie directed by Edith Pieperhoff:  Skeleton Women

This is a very easy way to drop into an important piece of work for all who would feel. Estes offers it as teaching for couples with an emphasis on the idea we can’t really become intimate with each other without/until, we can survive an encounter with Skeleton Woman, representing the third between us, carrying all of our archaic wounds to loving. As in a dream, “she” is not primarily symbolic of the woman in the work, rather, she is standing in for deep feelings and our relational nature. Something like that. I would say symbolically speaking we have all experienced the opening scene. Check it out…

My thanks to the man who found this version and shared it with me.

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  1. […] which, averaged and generalized over time, comprise the Experiential State. In her work with Skeleton Woman I believe Clarissa Pinkola Estes calls these archaic wounds to loving […]


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