Monday, August 1, 2011
The Doll in Her Pocket: Vasalisa the Wise
"Intuition is the treasure of a woman's psyche. It is like a divining instrument and like a crystal through which one can see with uncanny interior vision. It is like a wise old woman who is with you always, who tells you exactly what the matter is, tells you exactly where to go left or right. It is a form of The One Who Knows, old La Que Sabe, the Wild Woman."
" Valalisa " is a woman's intuition story with few essential bones astray. It is about the realization that most things are not as they seem. As women we call upon our intuition and instincts in order to sniff things out. We use all our senses to wring the truth from things, to extract nourishment from our own ideas, to see what is there to see, to know what there is to know, to be the keepers of our own creative fires, and to have intimate knowing about the Life/Death/ Life cycles of all nature-this is an initiated woman."
" Women That Run With the Wolves" - Clarissa Pinkola Estes
I finished my fifth egg tempera painting in the ongoing series based on the book.