Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés Presents Volume Five of the Dangerous Old Woman Series
”What makes an elder, a heartfelt spirit, a clear mind, a talented heart, one who is young while old and old while young, an activist for the Soul? Is it formulae, schemas, lexicons? It could be. But also, and often more so, I think it is very like the flowering of the trees in the forest, as we gather more years: we straggle and stride onward in our better learned ways to give out even more seeds for new life, and to blossom wildly in so doing for self and others … The old ones are yet traveling underground and overland toward us as we meet one more time: La Vidente, the Seer; La Que Sabe, the Knowing Woman; La Levantadora, the Lifter of Curses—the Dangerous Old Woman in her many likenesses calls to you to 'get down to business.'” (Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD)
How to Be an Elder presents the culmination of Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés' masterwork, inviting us to “come into our own as wiser and wild souls” through six sessions of teachings, stories, poetry, and blessings. In this fifth and final volume of Dr. Estés' landmark series, we will explore how it is that through the gathering of our years we become a beautiful refuge for ourselves, our Souls, and for those who come after us.
“Did I mention, dear brave souls,” reminds Dr. Estés, “that you came with all the seedlings needed to do your work, to take your venerable places in life? Now is the just-right time, like Sleeping Beauty, to break the enchantment, to truly awaken and awaken others, as either a rookie Dangerous Old Woman, or a mid-career Dangerous Old Woman, or as Crone with Crown complete!”
Stories, poems, and blessings Include:
©2012 Clarissa Pinkola Estés (P)2012 Clarissa Pinkola Estés
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"A very wise storyteller"
Clarissa Pinkola Estes ,the author and narrator ,is an enlightened storyteller and these stories contain so much gentle and humane wisdom .
"Best book I ve listened to yet"
Clarrisa is a top class story teller very entertaining to listen to and highly thought provoking
It helped me use my imagination in a powerful way
Her voice and animation also the blessing would not have been effective for me reading it as it was to hear it
Sit by the fire side with the wise woman and feel the love
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