Women Who Run with the Wolves - Chapter 15, Shadowing: Canto Hondo, The Deep Song Summary & Analysis

Clarissa Pinkola Estés
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Chapter 15, Shadowing: Canto Hondo, The Deep Song Summary and Analysis

In this chapter, the author explores the behavior of shadowing and shows readers a variety of its functions. She uses wolves as a metaphor once again as she has much personal experience with them. The shadowing of wolves can be both impressive and frightening. What can be intimidating or anxiety provoking about it is that wolves, when shadowing form an invisible surveillance; they know how to survey a situation to determine whether or not they will be hunting or taking anything and how much of their pack will be needed to achieve this. What is beautiful about this, is that it involves information gathering through silence and invisibility. This is a case where a light touch is more effective than a heavier one. Many of us have had the...

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