Where is the memory of who we really are, who sent us here, and what our work is here? And why so often are we feeling unusual, so different, so eccentric, so belonging to a tribe of one? Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, published in 34 languages and one of the most far-reaching artist-psychoanalyists of our time, teaches that in archetypal imagination, "Mother Night is the quintessential medial woman, the woman who can walk in two worlds... 'the one who knows' and who can reveal solid ways of living and unleashing creative life in both worlds."
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Contrary to the opinions of the first reviewer, I found the narrator to be immediately engaging. Actually, Dr. Estes is not "narrating" this audiobook, but talking directly to you--and talking with considerable warmth, humor, intelligence and, most importantly, deep insight into the "medial" mind, the creative psyche, its trials and triumphs. With her story-telling, Estes takes you almost magically to a place within yourself, your intuitive self, where a kind of deep knowing becomes a luminous presence and creative ideas rise to the surface. Her voice, her insights, and her wonderful stories are as powerful, imaginative, and true as ever.
Other reviews complaining about the professionalism of the recording and narration concerned me, but I love Clarissa's work so much, I bought this anyway.
When I heard the recording, I had to laugh at the irony. Yes, she breathes, and laughs, and sounds exactly like the very real woman she is. Her voice is lovely. Her work is about connecting with our authentic selves. Her work is about how the world of slick professionalism kills our creative soul.
To those who have heard Clarissa before: don't worry. It is her usual lovely voice, her usual authentic self, her usual beautiful delivery.
This book goes deeper. If you have read/heard her other work, you will want this.
Yes, I think we would all benefit by the philosophy of this book.
The stories she tells remind me of my Grandmother and let me know that I am not alone.
I love the gentleness that shows in her voice.
It made me smile, cry and laugh and most of all it made me think.
Love & Light and Blessings so Bright!
Mystical, Magical and Magnificent
All of them are sublime, its the way she tells us... its her Grace
They are ALL beyond the ultimate
the story of the Child of Atocha and all the others as well as they are all gems I would not tell you a lie... she is THAT good
I love you Ms. Estes and thanks again, You're the greatest
The gentle guidance she offers to all who have been lost or exiled along the way is incredible. I cried and healed through listening to this. I learned to trust the precious wisdom within.
I had high hopes this would be an enjoying listen. The subject matter is of great interest to me. And since this is the author of Women Who Run With Wolves which seems to receive great acclaim, I had high hopes. Unfortunately the message is greatly overshadowed by the entirely unprofessional audio production. You can hear the author breathe, gasp, laugh and it is entirely distracting and takes the listener out of the material. I expected more for my money, at least some degree of professional production value. While some may enjoy the intimate, conversational tone of the audio, I was sorely disappointed cause I found it annoying and a difficult listen.
This is another sad example of an author who should not read their own work. Her coma-inducing tone and frequent, useless pauses take away from what she is actually trying to say. I can't listen to her. The content sounded pretty interesting, and if Audible offered it with another reader, I would get it. I just cannot listen to Pinkola Estes.
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