La Loba... "The old one, The One Who Knows, is within us. She thrives in the deepest soul-psyche of women, the ancient and vital wild Self. Her home is that place in time where the spirit of women and the spirit of wolf meet -- the place where mind and instincts mingle, where a woman's deep life funds her mundane life. It is ... the place where in all spirit, women run with the wolves... This land between the worlds is that inexplicable place we all recognize once we experience it, but its nuances slip away and shape-change if one tries to pin them down, except when we use poetry, music, dance, or story."
- Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves