Taken from Dr. Clara Pinkola Ests in Women Who Run With the Wolves
"Story is far older than the art and science of psychology, and will always be the elder in the equation no matter how much time passes.
For me, stories have run free in my imagination since I was young and barefoot. Stories are medicine. And I have been taken with them since I heard my first. They have such power. The remedies for repair or reclamation of any lost psychic drive are contained in stories. Stories engender the excitement, sadness, questions, longing, and understanding that spontaneously bring the wild human archetype back to the surface.
Even more so than hearing stories, they set the deepest yearnings of our heart and spirit free when we allow ourselves to tell them."