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Warming the Stone Child Speech
Warming the Stone Child
Written by: 
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Narrated by: 
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Warming the Stone Child Speech

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

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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

What the Critics Say

"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

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Alena Alasdar 05-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "a Healing Experience"

    Did not know what to expect but intuitively felt I needed this. I was right.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    david 07-02-15
    david 07-02-15
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    "incredibly resonant"

    I couldn't wait to listen a second and third time. Dr. E knows how to show us the path to healing.

    2 of 2 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 2014
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Angie Toxica Providence, RI 01-16-16
    Angie Toxica Providence, RI 01-16-16 Member Since 2015

    Erotica, fantasy, spirituality, leftist politics, self help, and a lot of goth horror...yup, that's me!

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    "Warm, soothing, and inspiring"

    I listened to this on a day when I felt lost, overwhelmed, and frustrated with myself. I immediately felt soothed when Clarissa Pinkola Estes started to speak. Her voice is warm and authentic. She speaks of magic and wisdom and of the power of words to heal.

    The stories in this collection center around the mythology of the stone child, who is not tended to or honored, and whose divine spark becomes obscured beneath hardness and darkness - symbols for the defenses that inevitably arise when the safety of a vulnerable child is threatened by abuse, abandonment, or neglect.

    The stories are linked with psychoanalytic commentary on the causes and symptoms of this type of wounding from the Jungian perspective. More than once I recognized my own shadows being addressed - my own unmet cries for mothering, nurturing, and safety - in a way that was validating, reassuring, and heartening.

    Clocking in at an hour and a half, this is a short, easy listen packed with powerful, insightful, soothing words. Highly recommended for those whose souls need a breath of warmth and whose hearts need a compassionate hug. Put it on, light a candle, and pour yourself a mug of tea. Listen and remember that you are cared for and needed in this world.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Julianne Ziefle Texas 10-28-15
    Julianne Ziefle Texas 10-28-15

    book junkie

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    "A story to heal the abandoned child"

    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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Vienna, VA United States 08-02-15
    Amazon Customer Vienna, VA United States 08-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Warming my stone soul"

    This reading is very precious and meaningful for me. It explained my archetype of an orphan and suggested a lot of seeds for thoughts.

    1 of 1 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 Member Since 2016

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Maureen Rose 03-03-10
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    "This tickled me"

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

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Maria 07-11-16
    Maria 07-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"

    It had me on tiers of sweet recognition of the pain and at the same time of gratitude for my journey and left me thinking what are my fairytales that guided my growth. Thank you Clarissa!

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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.

    6 of 7 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.


    1 of 1 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
  • mila
    6/26/16
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    "Exquisite"

    Through the old she show us new ways, uncovering potential buried underneath regrets and unfulfilled desires. Thank you sister!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Y. F. E. Bovell-henry
    London
    6/1/16
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    "a rich goldmine❤"

    Anything by Dr Estes is a rich goldmine with insights and guiding light to solutions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lydia Rose Freedom
    5/21/16
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    "Wow."

    Clarissa Pinkola Estes has weaved her magic once again. I feel truly nourished on a deep soul level by this book and shall listen again and again. Thank you Clarissa! 🌻

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • me
    3/23/15
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    "Resonance"

    A great blend of information, myth and the key to unlocking how they sit together. Humbly told with honest integrity.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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