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Warming the Stone Child: Myths and Stories about Abandonment and the Unmothered Child | [Clarissa Pinkola Estes]

Warming the Stone Child: Myths and Stories about Abandonment and the Unmothered Child

The pain of abandonment, both real and metaphorical, can cast a shadow over our entire adult experience. Warming the Stone Child investigates the abandoned child archetype in world myths and cultures to find clues about the process of healing the "unmothered" child within us all. Spiced with Dr. Estes' wonderful storytelling, Warming the Stone Child is a unique listening experience with a practical edge.
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Publisher's Summary

The pain of abandonment, both real and metaphorical, can cast a shadow over our entire adult experience. Warming the Stone Child investigates the abandoned child archetype in world myths and cultures to find clues about the process of healing the "unmothered" child within us all. Spiced with Dr. Estes' wonderful storytelling, Warming the Stone Child is a unique listening experience with a practical edge.

©1990 Clarissa Pinkola Estes; (P)1997 Sounds True

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"Estes's silky smooth soprano voice is almost hypnotic." (AudioFile)

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    Anne AucklandNew Zealand 04-12-09
    Anne AucklandNew Zealand 04-12-09
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    "Warming the Stone Child"

    Poingant, compassionate and wise. A beauthiful delivery that gives the listner a way forward, a way to start the healing process. Eminantly sincere and breathtakingly hopeful. The light within us all lives on inspite of our woundedness

    Anne moller Auckland New Zealand

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    NICOLE Bolingbrook, IL, United States 03-28-12
    NICOLE Bolingbrook, IL, United States 03-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Gentle introduction into troubled children"

    I would recommend this book to others. It is a easy quick read and a gentle intro into understanding a few aspects in troubled children. The stories she uses to explain the concepts are fairly easy to understand.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States 08-15-10
    Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States 08-15-10

    I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.

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    "Simplistic, but maybe a fine first step"

    It is possible those with feelings of woundedness will find a first step in this book. I didn???t get much out of it. It seemed kind of simplistic to me. It also seems to me this book only represents one part of healing, the warming, but without strengthening and self responsibility such a warming leads to comfort but not true healing.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew north cairns, Australia 05-11-13
    Matthew north cairns, Australia 05-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Hippish and a bit crap"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I found the sole focus on the psychoanalytic / Jungian approach a bit draft and not practically helpful


    Would you ever listen to anything by Clarissa Pinkola Estes again?

    NO!!


    What three words best describe Clarissa Pinkola Estes’s voice?

    Okay, whimsical, breathy


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment, no real life examples just fables, I expected more.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want evidenced based practical approach to working with abused / neglected children do not buy this book. If you want a hippie / new agey view on fables, then go for it.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Maureen Calgary, Alberta, Canada 03-03-10
    Maureen Calgary, Alberta, Canada 03-03-10 Member Since 2008
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    "This tickled me"

    This seriously warmed the stone child in me.
    Thank God and you for your talent!

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Watertown, CT, USA 04-09-10
    Linda Watertown, CT, USA 04-09-10
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    "Missing the whole thing"

    While this was something I was happy to find, after listening to it I found I did not have it all. At the end , it says end of session 1.
    Boy oh boy

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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  • Beverley
    Ripley, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
    12/29/10
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    "warming the Stone Child"

    Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes speaks from a profound place of empathy and knowing. The knowledge and insights she shares about the pain and experiences of the abandoned child make a deep connection which I believe goes beyond our intellect and cognitive processes. She somehow managed to bring together the pieces of my fragmented soul. I wept as her soothing voice caressed the pain that had never been touched and was astonished to feel as if I had received a healing balm. To know at last that I was not born this way, but through lack of guidance and nurturance I had become this way. The myths and tales that she weaves through the book add rather than detract from the main theme, challenging false constructs of how we perceive ourselves and how we can change that view. I have since bought all of her other audio books and have not been left disappointed.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Clancy
    BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom
    1/8/13
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    "A bit disappointed"

    Excellent content and voice, but the dragging out of the reading, words and what I can only describe as excessive breathing sadly spoils the enjoyment of the content. If the book was just read in a normal tone, I would personally have listened to it more often.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • L Harrison
    Cambridge
    12/17/13
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    "Mesmerising listen"
    If you could sum up Warming the Stone Child in three words, what would they be?

    As all the books that are read buy the author are mesmerizing to listen to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Even though I had an idea what it'll be about, I was surprised by Estes's vision.


    What about Clarissa Pinkola Estes’s performance did you like?

    Her voice and performance are true,real and sincere.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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