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The Mythical World of Women's Soul: Wolves Tribe

A deep journey into the book

Women Who Run With The Wolves.

Join us to explore over 20 different stories that reflect and help us develop the unique gifts of the female soul.

Wolves Tribe Program: A deeper look into the book Women Who Run With The Wolves

When: From October 10th to November 30th. Every Tuesday and Thursday

Time: From 12:00 to 13:30, GMT

Please note that the time of the sessions may change to 8:00 GMT later in October or November.

Where: Online via Zoom with recordings available.

Join us for 1,5 hours twice a week where we will explore, deepen, and immerse ourselves in the ancient stories and the mythological world of Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estés.​


All sessions will be recorded and sent to participants.

Recordings are available for 1 year.

& Magic

Join us on a transformative journey through ancient myths and fairy tales. Together, we will explore the symbolic language of these stories to uncover the hidden wisdom within.

As women, we face unique challenges and struggles in our journey through life. But within these myths and tales, we can find guidance and inspiration for our own paths. The heroines of these stories teach us about perseverance, courage, and the power of intuition.

Through this program, you will learn to see yourself as the protagonist of your own story. You will discover how to harness the power of symbolism to gain deeper insight into your journey and connect with a community of like-minded women who share your desire for growth and self-discovery.

So if you're ready to embark on a journey of empowerment and integration, join us in exploring the ancient myths and fairy tales that live within the book Women Who Run With The Wolves.

Reclaim your inner strength and sense of self. The mythical journey awaits!

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What Will You Gain

Wider understanding of archetypes and interpretation of stories and myths.

Understanding of women's initiation and rites of passages.

Practical exercises to develop your identity and a stronger sense of Self.

Women's community and support, with women of all life stages.

Strong knowledge and comprehension of the book Women Who Run With The Wolves.

Deep sharing of Women's Knowing and how to integrate it into your lives and relationships.

Access to exclusive articles and resources on the subjects of Women & Mythology.

Certificate of Completion from Women and Mythology.

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Course Structure

During 16 online sessions, we are going to dwell on the archetypes of the female soul, by focusing on the book Women Who Run With The Wolves by Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estés.

Each online meeting will be focused on one chapter of the book, where the mythologist and facilitator Maria Souza will unpack the key elements, propose discussions and bring to light the wisdom of each story.

Through experienced facilitation, the group will be guided in conversation, deep reflection and practical activities.

"This program led by Maria, such an amazing skilled wise young woman (like 20 to 30 years more aged and wise than her real age! ) is just outstanding. Its a mix of psychotherapy, initiation, archetypal learning, tales and stories expression all together. Totally unique! It guides women to connect with their inner & profound wisdom creating strength, trust and peace with their daily life, but also their destiny and spiritual path... I am in love with Maria's endeavor."

Corinne Son-Delfosse, Therapist, Sacred Cacao Facilitator, French


Women Who Run With The Wolves

Our course will follow the myths presented in the renowned book Women Who Run With The Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés. We will delve into ancient stories that depict the female experience and observe how they reflect our modern lives. By analyzing the symbols embedded within these myths, we will guide our conversations and gain a deeper understanding of their significance.

Throughout our journey, we will explore various archetypes and topics, such as intuition and instinct, ego and soul, life and death, naivety and knowledge, survival and thriving, the power of the female body, crafting a handmade life, breaking free from traps and cages, soul life, creative life, sacred sexuality, rage and forgiveness, secrets, finding the right medicine, rebirth, and much more.

Participants will be invited to reflect on their own experiences and bring them to our space.

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Explore Myths
& Fairy Tales

Experience the allure of live storytelling and the power of connecting to mythical images as they emerge for you.

Join us to retrieve, examine, love and understand the wild side of your own self. Let us hold her against our deep psyches, as one who is both magic and medicine. 

​Reading the book is not mandatory and the sessions are designed to welcome those who are new to this material.


Session 1: Introduction to the group and course
Unpacking our mythical journey

Session 2: Story of La Loba, The Wolf Woman

Meeting and Resurrection of the Wild Woman archetype.

Session 3: The Beginning Initiation

Story of Bluebeard

The Natural Predator of the Psyche. Naive Women as Prey. The Key to Knowing: The Importance of curiosity.

Session 4: The Retrieval of Intuition as Initiation

Story of Vasalisa

Allowing the Too-Good Mother to Die. Facing the Wild Hag. Learning Discernment and Asking the Mysteries.

Session 5: Union With the Other 

Story of the Manawee: the Wild Mate

The Dual Nature of Women. The Power of Name. Unravelling Seductive Appetite. Achieving Fierceness

Session 6: When the Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Story of Skeleton Woman

Facing the Life/Death/Life Nature of Love. Death in Love. The First Phases of Love: from Finding to Chasing, Recognizing to Untangling, Trusting to Giving Life. Love Making Between Soul Partners.

Session 7. Finding One's Pack: Belonging as Blessing

Story of The Ugly Duckling 

Exile of the Unmatched Child. The figure of the mother. What are bad surroundings.

Feeling frozen, without vitality and creativity. Exile as power to encounter the soul

Session 8. Joyous Body: The Wild Flesh

Story of La Mariposa, Butterfly Woman

Exploring and accepting the female body. Learning to move with our bodies. Creating a physical home for the soul

Session 9. Self-preservation: Identifying Leg Traps, Cages, and Poisoned Bait

Story of the Red Shoes

The traps that women need to overcome. Not falling into captivity or burning the treasure. Not living a secret life, faking it, obsession and developing an addiction. The hunger of the soul.

Session 10. Homing: Returning to OneSelf

Story of Sealskin, Soulskin

Understanding Loneliness and Returning to OneSelf. Loss of Sense of Soul as Initiation. Marriage between the soul and the outer life. Listening to the soul call and returning home.

Session 11. Clear Water: Nourishing the Creative Life

Story of La Llorona

Pollutions of the Wild Soul and Renewing the creative fire. Exploring inner and outer blockages of our creative life. Taking back one's creative life

Session 12. Heat: Retrieving a Sacred Sexuality

Story of Baubo: The Belly Goddess

Exploring sacred sexuality. Coming closer to our body and our sensual femininity.

Session 13. Marking Territory: The Boundaries of Rage and Forgiveness

Story of The Crescent Moon Bear

Understanding Rage as Teacher, Righteous Rage, Collective Rage. Stuck in old rage. The 4 stages of forgiveness

Session 14. Battle Scars: Membership in the Scar Clan

Story of The Woman With Hair of Gold

Reflecting on the danger of secrets and the dead zone it creates in the psyche.

Session 15. La Selva Subterránea: Initiation in the Underground Forest

Story of The Handless Maiden 

The complete journey of a women's life and the integration of feminine and masculine.

Session 16. The Wolf's Eyelash, Story as Medicine and The Deep Song

An overview of the course, the final passages of the book and a closing ceremony to mark the end of our course.

All sessions will be recorded and sent to participants.


About Your Facilitator

Maria Souza

Maria Souza is a Writer, Mythologist and Educator. Maria is the author of the mythopoetic book Wild Daughters and is a member of the Joseph Campbell Foundation Myth Maker Network. She is the host of the podcast Women and Mythology in which she shares and interprets myths and fairy tales. Maria has been delivering programs on mythology since 2016.

She has researched and studied mythology under the world-renowned mythologist Dr Martin Shaw and held the program Women Who Run With The Wolves for over 7 years now in different countries and settings.

Maria holds a postgraduate degree in Ecology and Spirituality and an Advanced Training Certificate in Applied Mythology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Originally from Brazil, she has worked for seven years in the Brazilian Amazon with indigenous people and consulted for the UNPFII. She is presently working towards a post-graduate degree in Comparative Mythology, which she will complete by May 2025.

Join Our Tribe

Full Program Fee: 288 USD


From October 10th to November 30th

Every Tuesday and Thursday

From 12:00 to 13:30, GMT
Online via Zoom with recordings available for 1 year

16 facilitated live sessions

Recordings of all the sessions

Slide presentation of all sessions

Deepening inquiry and exercises for all sessions

Personal and direct support during the program

Digital Certificate of Completion (upon request)


Frequently Asked Questions

I want to do the program but I will miss one session, what can I do?

All sessions will be recorded and sent to participants 24 hours after the session has finished. We recommend listening to the session at home and sharing online (on our private groups) your potential questions, insights and reflections. Be as active as possible to absorb the full experience.

I am interested in only 1 session of the course. Can I join only a specific session?

No, to ensure a special experience we only accept full program participants. That means you must register for the full program.

Is reading compulsory? How much reading should I do for the course?

Reading is not compulsory. Maria will retell the story and present the key elements. You can fully participate in the sessions without reading the book.

Is this for you?

This program is recommended for women of all backgrounds and ages, for those who are not aware of mythological archetypes and for those who have felt some stirring.

If you are looking to deepen your understanding of self and widen your repertoire of tools and knowledge this is a course for you.

This course will provide rational and creative minds with more food for thought to expand their intuitive and instinctive potencies.

I still have questions, what should I do?

We would love to hear from you!

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