Joyous Body

Myths and Stories of the Wise Woman Archetype
Narrated by: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
5 out of 5 stars (473 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"Each one of us is a triumvirate being - at once the union of the body, soul, and all that lies within." For any that exprience disharmony amongst these three vital aspects, Dr. Clarissa Estes reveals a path back to wholeness. Join her with the Joyous Body for the third volume of her masterwork on the Wise Woman archetype. This empowering six-session program shares original and old family stories, poems and psychological commentary on the challenges, remedies and ancient knowings of the female body, "that which is not a dumb servant but a divine human traveler and consort."

©2011 Clarissa Pinkola Estes (P)2011 Sounds True

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Deep, Wise, Healing!

This is my favorite of the "Myths and Stories of the Wise Woman Archetype" series. Clarissa Pinkola Estes disassembles the negative cultural messages we receive about our bodies and provides a series of healing stories, images, and ideas which hold the body as sacred, unique, infinitely precious and idiosyncratic. She threads vivid and unique multicultural metaphors and tales throughout the sessions.

Her voice, pacing, and accents enrich the experience. Hers is a vibrant presence. She brings stories and ideas from many cultures and her language and accents vary by culture.

This is book I will listen to again and again. I could not fully integrate the wealth of knowledge, wisdom and healing in one "reading." Don't miss this unique experience.

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Excellent

The author is so wonderful to listen to. She has made me feel much better and taught me how to embrace my body and the aging process as well as dealing with illnesses that have come along. I recommend it highly

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Pure magic

I just can't get enough of her. This book is healing as well as captivating.

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Wonderful content and recording

What did you love best about Joyous Body?

This recording is wonderful to listen to or fall asleep to

What does Clarissa Pinkola Estes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Clarissa Pinkola Estes has an absolutely beautiful voice, and is a superb storyteller

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This book is chock full of wisdom about the body, and is told in such a way as to invite the listener into their own inner wisdom about the body

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Amazing

Absolutely wonderful uplifting and inspiring told with such passion. A book I will definitely listen to over and over again.

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A Life Saver

This book is everything I need to remember to be centered within myself, Forever Thank You Clarissa

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Joyously elating

I did not want this to end! deep and mysterious yet easy to grasp and joyous in it's delivery, a somatic glimpse into the wisdom of the old world....loved it all!!!!

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Unprecedented! Delightful! Profound! Healing🧡

Dr. Estes has compiled many soul’s lifetimes of stories and wisdoms into a remarkable journey of coming home to one’s self, in a wholly un-mystical, raw, and completely unique and authentic fashion. I am profoundly grateful for her devotion to exposing the raw insides of the feminine- human understandings and for offering them to us with such care. Bless your beautiful soul Ms. Estes.

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great content and stories

hard to hear at times as she soaks softly then loudly, but that's my only complaint!

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Joyous indeed!

Clarissa never fails her audience! Standing ovation! I follow her work and this may be my favorite! Healing...renewing! Must ad to your collection of favorites!

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  • 05-17-16

deliciousness for the soul

I love, love, love cpe and her way with words. this book is exceptionally beautiful and lets you see the multi layers of the soul and spirit intertwined with the body. it is a celebration of each individual and every body. especially loved hearing the aunt Edna stories. highly recommended for all women, but especially those who feel low self esteem and who need to be pieced back together and gently steered back to self love and self worth.

loved it. Will be on repeat many times. Thank you so much for such a beautiful gathering of stories and wisdom.

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  • mrs zoe roberts
  • 11-20-16

I just love this woman!

Wonderful as always. I always feel so inspired by Clarissa's writings. It's a time to feel like you fit, and to celebrate the wild woman within. Let her shine. Everything she writes, speaks fills me with a renewed sense of womanhood and wonder!

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  • Claire
  • 03-25-15

soothing and inspiring

The authors voice is very pleasant and she has such an open and friendly manner of speaking to the listener. Soothing and enchanting stories which, after absorbing them, become more and more relevant.

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  • julia webb
  • 05-14-19

wonderful concept.

as always a great listen.
I'm in awe of my own body after having it so beautifully described as my very closest friend and companion..

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  • FrenchTeacher
  • 06-17-18

Every woman should listen

More needed than even in this day of damaging effects of social media and photoshop. Soul nourishing.

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  • helen vincent
  • 02-06-18

Beautiful and full of insight and reassurance.

loved every moment of listening. lost myself in the words and felt soothed and inspired

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  • Lorraine C
  • 07-19-20

Not as good as i hoped

Shame that i really did not enjoy much of this book, one or two things i could take away, but on the whole not my style.

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  • Cogito Ergo Sometimes
  • 06-01-20

"just beautiful"

... as she would say.
I really recommend this. It's lush, rich and deeply intelligent.

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  • I. daraban
  • 04-14-20

beautiful

I have no words to describe the profiund effect this book has had on me. it might be my Hungarian heritage, or just the loving voice and amazing people...
I had tears in my eyes several times while listening to this audio book.
definitely worth reading/listening

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  • Miss A L Simson
  • 04-08-20

What a beautifully written and narrated work

From start to finish I was utterly captivated; the passion with which Clarissa delivers this amazing work is breathtaking. I laughed and cried in equal measures.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-10-20

I Loved connecting to something deeper in my soul.

I would appreciate access to the whole series of The Dangerous Old Woman please Audible.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-03-20

the Joyous Body cracked my heart wide open

i feel eternally blessed by this book, thank you dear Fairy Godmother for your spellcasting words of empowerment & freedom

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  • Sarah
  • 04-21-20

beautiful ❤

So beautifully spoken to the soul. Clarissa Pinkola Estes is the wise women in your ear.

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  • Where's My.......
  • 10-17-19

Brilliant! I totally loved this

loved it! Clarissa stands out as the best story teller that I've ever listened to. There is so much golden wisdom in her stories and I can't wait to listen to the next one in the series.

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  • RA Evans
  • 05-19-19

women need to hear this

i love the messages in this book. it helped me get through cancer inc mastectomy

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  • Miss N M Clarke
  • 12-24-18

Every woman should listen to this

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Clarissa is a wonderful story teller, and her voice is so soothing.