©1990 Clarissa Pinkola Estes; (P)1997 Sounds True
"Estes's silky smooth soprano voice is almost hypnotic." (AudioFile)
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
I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.
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.
Heeling, Inspiring, Coaching, making you growing in many aspects of your Self and in every aspect of growing world, expanding your character, your being and setting you free. Super important work, much beyond most of the much longer in content and in the same time much more shallow works.
This book will move you to another level both in understanding and in feeling, both towards yourself and towards people around you. It is leaded with love and consideration from dr CPE side, including her genius present almost in every sound. Her voice and intonation is amazingly adapted to the moment of time of the story told, and in fact, helps you to pass extremely heavy material which in fact this book is, considering painful subject it is referring to. I would recommend that work to everyone, as it is growing in us our humanity like basically every work of dr CPE, but for those who are un-Mather-ed, I would say it could be a major breakthrough in their therapy, in their understanding of life and themselves.
Lot's of love and thanks to dr Clarissa! You are a Stars Messenger, you carry the Light!!!
I've read and/or listened to this book more than once and each time I've felt stronger. The symbolism is warm and inside I feel whole, complete. I'm sure I'll review it more as I grow into the mother that I am inside. A mother who keeps her home warm and protected and content. I love this book. Clarissa tells stories like no one I've ever heard before. We have lost many of the great story tellers of our time so we must become them. Great motivator. Love love this work
This reading is very precious and meaningful for me. It explained my archetype of an orphan and suggested a lot of seeds for thoughts.
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.
"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.
"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.
A great blend of information, myth and the key to unlocking how they sit together. Humbly told with honest integrity.
As all the books that are read buy the author are mesmerizing to listen to.
Even though I had an idea what it'll be about, I was surprised by Estes's vision.
Her voice and performance are true,real and sincere.
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