For many women and men, Wild Soul is a powerful incarnation of the Authentic Feminine. Listeners have described this CD as a deeply healing and moving experience of sweet strength, something to come back to again and again.Raina Paris is a performance artist, writer and professor. She holds a Ph.D. in Mythological Studies and Archetypal Psychology. Her proclivities for the archetypal and mythological worlds are apparent in this CD where allusions to gods, goddesses and heroic characters abound. This CD is for all the cultural creatives out there. But first and formost it is a feminine voice of love, freedom, and power. It invoques the rhythm of the blood of life through song, word and music. It is the poetic feminine as warrior, lover and mother, first turned to the healing of the Self and then to the healing of relationship with the world and with others. It is quixotic, humorous, defiant, sensual, full of roundness, of body. These song-poems are a manifestation of the profound desire to connect to the world from a place of strong feminine softness. It is a celebration of the feminine, of a beauty not defined by family, relationship or marketing yet connected to all life. The creative idiosyncrasies and musical inspirations of singer-poet Raina Paris are well matched with the expertise of composer and arranger John Butler. This is the first blossoming of their partnership.