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Theatre of the Imagination, Volume 1

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Publisher's Summary

Come to the stage between two worlds - come to the Theatre of the Imagination. On this six-part live performance series, best-selling author and beloved cantadora (keeper of the old stories) Clarissa Pinkola Estes shares the work of her lifetime: myths, tales and poetry with the power to nourish and heal.

Contained within the audio for Theater of the Imagination are the great univeral themes - tales of loss and ressurection, of love and sacrifice; of the courage to survive- yet it is if Dr. Estes is speaking only to you.

©2005 Sounds True; (P)2005 Sounds True

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    Bernie Melbourne VictoriaAustralia 06-17-09
    Bernie Melbourne VictoriaAustralia 06-17-09
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    "Wisdom and beauty"

    This is the first time I have written a review and I felt compelled to tell you that this is amazing. Clarissa Pinkola Estes style is a joy to listen to and I felt that I was on this amazing journey of discovery. I will definitely be getting Volume 2!

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada 06-04-09
    Rachel Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada 06-04-09
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    "Theatre of the Imagination, Volume 1"

    I love it!!! Clarissa Pinkola Est?s'poesie and stories are mystical and profound. She is witty and funny. She has a way to talk to her audience which is very genuine and intimate.I feel that she is taking to me. I am moved by the weaving of her profound reflection with the lightness of her imagination. I will get the volume 2.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen Seattle, WA, United States 04-28-10
    Kathleen Seattle, WA, United States 04-28-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Chicken soup for the creative soul"

    Clarissa Pinkola Estes is the Malcolm Gladwell of Jungian theory, for good reason. Like Gladwell, she has extracted from a rich sea of theory a storyline that explains to us so much of our own experience, and validates so many hunches that lurk just below the radar, always niggling but never resolved. Although I find her narration corny at times, she's also a good story teller, and sets a delightful campfire-tales atmosphere. If Jungian archetypes resonate with you at all, you'll find a treasure trove in Estes. Creatives types, or anyone not fulfilled by culturally mainstream roles, will find powerful balm in her Theater of the Imagination series.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Victoria 08-12-10
    Victoria 08-12-10
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    "Just....WOW"

    I think I could listen to Clarissa's voice - forever. These stories have moved me deeply and I feel like a changed person after having listened to them. Beautiful, sensual, tragic - it's all here. What a spiritual feast and delight.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    MM 09-25-16
    MM 09-25-16
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    "Grab a broom and sweep your imagination!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Theatre of the Imagination, Volume 1 to be better than the print version?

    Clarissa Pinkola Estes is a storyteller, a cantaora... Theatre of the Imagination is not a book narrated by the author, it is the wild way to transmit weapons for self knowledge.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Stories old and new came to life and that would have been enough, but wait, there is more! Theatre of the Imagination is a journey of self discovery that leads to consciousness, to a bigger life and is not for the faint of heart.


    Have you listened to any of Clarissa Pinkola Estes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was the first time I ever heard Clarissa Pinkola Estes and I was swept by her rich voice and mastery of the spoken word, plus she made me laugh!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Grab a broom and sweep your imagination!


    Any additional comments?

    I'm ready for the next journey...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Will United States 11-04-13
    Will United States 11-04-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic Storytelling"

    Just love her - her voice is incredible and the stories completely take you away.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Adam Versailles, PA, United States 04-10-13
    Adam Versailles, PA, United States 04-10-13 Listener Since 2008
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    "Estes is as gifted entertainer and intellectual"

    I found this book inspirational, fascinating, and an excellent jumping off point for an exploration of Jungian psychology and archetypes.

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    piera 05-28-12
    piera 05-28-12
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    "A true story teller"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommended this book to many friends.


    Have you listened to any of Clarissa Pinkola Estes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I read "women who run with the wolves". Some of the stories are the same however there is added depth, and supporting stories that come with this reading.


    Any additional comments?

    I love to listen to her, she is really a great story teller.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C Talent, OR, United States 04-08-17
    C Talent, OR, United States 04-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "imagine"

    I love this woman's art of storey telling combined with Jungian psychology. I have read & listened to many of her books and never grow tired of her mythos, there is always something new to learn.

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    patricia galvan 03-31-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Inspiring"

    It gives a profound understanding of human psique, specifically women's psique. Clarissa explains through story telling the misteries that surround our psique. Understanding these misteries will help us to achieve a happier and healthier life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Lisa
    Pinner, United Kingdom
    9/6/11
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    "Absolutely enchanting"

    I can't begin to describe how much I am enjoying this book, get it and see, its simply wonderful!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lucinda
    5/20/17
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    "Do yourself a favour.."

    I enjoyed every second of this., amazing, amazing, amazing! Master storyteller, voice like honey. Buy it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anna
    5/18/17
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    "Step by step closer"

    Beautiful journey there and not necessarily back... the lift beyond, with the need to heal and the obligation to teach... once listened, one should never remain the same...

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  • Ruth
    5/15/17
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    "Exquisite!"

    Every chapter like liquid, like silk, sinking into my soul. I have savoured the journey for particular moments and will come back to it again and again! Thank you Clarissa.

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  • Adrienne Scott
    1/16/17
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    "Inspiration and Celebration"

    Stunning, as always, I have come to love Clarissa Pinkola Estes through her work and this is both inspiring and a celebration of who and what we are.

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  • hepzibah
    9/18/16
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    "Gripping!"

    Through audio I found a new dimension to Dr E' s work. Listening to a live performance gave me new insights and I discovered Dr E' sense of humour woven into her gripping stories and anecdotes! This audio book has confirmed DR E s role as mentor in my life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nicholas
    Hampton, United Kingdom
    4/18/16
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    "Wonderful."

    This can only be considered a piece of art - truly wonderful, helping enlivening for the soul.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Martin
    12/1/15
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    "Mesmerising journey through traditional stories"
    Where does Theatre of the Imagination, Volume 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is a wonderful listen, Clarissa's voice is wonderful to listen to and I will listen to this again. The stories and her commentary around them really kept me mesmerised. There is a lovely trail and connection between the stories which draws you through. And there is a wealth of sub-text and mythical imagery that means the stories are much more than just a few short stories.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This book has excited me about the power of story telling, archetypes and myth. There is a real clarity that comes from the way the stories are told and the connection they make with the listener. I will definitely be making further efforts to learn about story telling, archetypes and myth.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The story telling skills of Clarissa draw you in quickly, in re-telling each story she uses atmospheric music and her wonderful tone of voice to weave compelling tales and give insights into their origin and meaning.<br/>Each story has a message that touches the listener and brings mythical meaning to light.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Nothing


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • me
    4/19/15
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    "Real, moving, heart opening."

    More ancient wisdom passed on humbly through fairy tales. The explanations of the keys to the stories guarantee to give you a kinder perspective on your own patterns. Enriching stuff.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dog in a Flat Cap
    desktop, UK
    1/24/15
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    "not quite bearable"
    Would you try another book written by Clarissa Pinkola Estes or narrated by Clarissa Pinkola Estes?

    I've read Women Who Run With the Wolves - albeit years ago - and enjoyed it a great deal. However, although the author had a few interesting comments to make I found her voice and style absolutely unbearable. I had to turn it off completely when she started singing. This is a personal preference no doubt so I suggest potential purchasers sample before purchase.Purchasers do note that this isn't actually a book; there is a live audience and Estes provides a free-floating ramble for their edification, punctuated now and then with a soft and vaguely sinister snickering when she finds herself to be funny.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Clarissa Pinkola Estes’s performances?

    I'm afraid I am unlikely to listen to anything else narrated by this author; I haven't got even a fraction of the way through this one.


    Did Theatre of the Imagination, Volume 1 inspire you to do anything?

    Only turn off my car stereo, I'm afraid.


    Any additional comments?

    Aside from my personal preferences, I wasn't sure what this 'book' was trying to do. There were some stories, some anecdotes,a dreadul bit of singing, but all-in-all I wasn't sure where it was supposed to be taking us. I love fairy tales, folklore and psychology so it should have been a win-win, but for me it was rather a no-no. :(Admittedly I haven't heard all of it, but this is only because I found the first hour or so unbearable. Other reviewers clearly had a better experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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