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Nicole S. Urdang
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A banquet of stories told with an exquisite voice, probably the most soothing I have ever heard, in an unmatched vocabulary. Each chapter of this audio book, and there are 103, is so rich I would recommend limiting yourself to only a few at a time.
Dr. P-E's prose flows, but none of it is superfluous. She has an original way with words that captivates and broadens one's understanding of a subject. For example, when talking of the legacy of pain she speaks of compassion and the "oceanic heart."
All topics are fodder for her broad vision and creative interpretations. Through her eyes each offers myriad insights for life. So, this is both intellectual, pragmatic, and very accessible.
Savor her beautiful words, listen to them again, allow these ancient myths and legends to inspire and guide you. They come with a cosmic permission slip to be your authentic self.
I do have one pet peeve, and it's with Sounds True. The first two discs were labeled correctly, while the remaining six were only labeled with "Track 01, Track 02," etc. This meant I had to find each track and load it individually into a new playlist. Quite a nuisance, and one I have found with other Sounds True CD sets.
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S. K. Harrell
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Where 'The Artist's Way' exorcises the emotions of the re-emerging creatrix's soul, 'Mother Night' soothes the soul to process hidden shadow emotions. Pinkola-Estes' voice alone is wonderfully warm and nurturing. While her voice has always come through in her literary work, hearing her speak her truth is perfect synergy for the message. Quite conversationally delivered, this series is ideal for the soul-seeker who is fairly comfortable traveling between the states of metaphor and individual. I can see that someone who is not versed in archetypal representations or the rich, earthy journey of the soul would be confused in Pinkola-Estes' manner of storytelling to reveal personal truth. Hers is a very old tradition of layered storytelling, speaking directly to the symbols the soul and cells remember, which the modern mind geared toward quick, bulleted points for self-help may find cumbersome. This series is very important in the trek back to wholeness and the celebration of the unique individual.
7 internautes sur 7 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile
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Clarissa Pinkola Estes is a Jungian psychoanalyst and the author of the very popular, Women Who Run With the Wolves. As others have said, Dr Estes has one of the loveliest most lyrical voices I've ever heard. It was such a pleasure to listen to the stories and to be privy to her teachings. It felt a bit like sitting with a beloved family member who's passing down a wealth of family culture, history, and stories. After listening to this set, I'll be sure to listen to the others I haven't heard.
Many of Dr Estes teachings are from the Latino culture, but she includes mythology, stories from other cultures, quotes, and poetry. The teachings in Mother Night are to learn about one's true self - the unconscious self. Being true to oneself by not being completely immersed in the daytime culture, not allowing ourselves to be completely consumed by the culture. Instead, learning more about oneself by using dreams to express ones creative self through art, creative writing - whatever form of creative expresson one is comfortable with. She says this is how to tap the true self - the unconscious mind. Learning to see in the dark is actually learning about ones unconscious mind.
Dr Estes also talks about why you might not connect with someone, and how better to appreciate those relationships. It immediately made me think about my mother in law - I'm completely baffled by her - we just don't click at all. I'm very much a "take me at face value person", and for some reason she's learned how to be very manipulative. So I have to assume it's because she's from another tribe, according to Dr Estes. (another planet according to me! LOL)
Dr Estes really struck a chord with me when she talked about how important it is to be connected to the earth where ever our soul longs to be. For me it's by the ocean - my soul has always had a great longing to be there. When I've spent some time by the ocean - which unfortunately only happens once or twice a year - I feel my soul has been nourished, and I feel ready to face the world again for a time. When I get low on the energy the ocean provides, I tend to receed and the day to day grind feels overwhelming.
At one point she said something about proverbs being little bits of stories you shake and the wisdom pours out. What a cool way to think about proverbs! She talked about the past jobs she had, those "meanial" jobs, and how she was called to do them and the people in her life at that time were people who were called to be in her life.
She said she's notified her psychoanalytical collegues to request they no longer call people of other cultures, who have indiginous healers, Cults. It's the norm for that culture, and the healers often know the people in their tribes from birth to death, and they've been around far longer than psychology or psychiatry.
I was so surprised when Dr Estes talked about mispronouncing a word, and said that because her parents were immigrants the English printed & spoken word was infrequently heard in their home, so she learned how to pronounce words as she went through life. When well educated people admit things like that, it helps others to come to terms with their own shortcomings. I have great admiration for Dr Estes, but more so because she's so open about her life. The jobs she's held, the people she's worked with, and her ability to laugh at herself as well as the quirks of people in general.
If you listened to Intuition and the Mystical Life with Ms Estes and Caroline Myss, and didn't get a good feel for Clarissa Pinkola Estes, this would be a great listen. It is 11 hours on 6 CD's - so if you like listening to books on CD this is a very thought provoking, stimulating set. I listened to the above set with Caroline Myss, and didn't care for it because Dr Myss' strong personality so overwhelmed Dr Estes soft, sweet, gentle personlity. Although I've enjoyed each individually, they didn't bring out the best of each other.
Dr Estes said her grandmother used to say, "Amen ... and a little woman."
4 internautes sur 4 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile
upstate new york
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I'm a big fan of Dr. Estés, who wrote the amazing book, "Women Who Run With the Wolves," and I have several other of her audio books and love them all. I've owned "Mother Night" for 2 or 3 months -- have listened again and again. What it is: 11 hours of Dr. Estés telling us stories and myths from different cultures and then giving us clear and lively explanations of how these old stories are meaningful today. These good old stories are not just for children -- they are for human beings of every age, gender, culture and background. I think this was an actual course, maybe online, so there is also some interesting Q&A from students.
As an late-blooming artist/painter myself, I've taken much creative encouragement from Dr. Estés. She has a calming and expressive reading voice, perfect for storytelling. I'm not exaggerating when I say that every time I listen, I hear something different or have a new insight I can put to good use.
For a lot of reasons, I've felt I live on the outskirts of society, never feeling part of the mainstream -- and being hard on myself for this, yet was never willing to "go along to get along." Dr. Estés' books have helped me realize there are a LOT of us living on the edges, that it's a very good place to live, that the "sameness" our society demands is NOT a virtue -- in fact it's deadly, especially to creative spirits.
I listen to this book in the middle of wakeful nights and when I'm painting. It helps me believe that I have something valuable inside, a deep, endlessly renewing source of creativity, something that's uniquely ME. It helps me find the courage to keep doing things differently, to find more ways to be authentic. I've been painting more at home and in a new, small art studio, and I'm convinced Dr. Estés' good work has helped. Get this book! And gift it to someone who needs it...
3 internautes sur 3 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile
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I Loooooved the stories of Mother Night. I must confess that I am a fan of Dr. Estes work starting with Women Who Run With The Wolves - a book I read years ago and a book I still today recommend to anyone wanting to discover their wild nature. Listening to the Mother Night series unlocked for me an even deeper consciousness and connected me with an archetypal femine knowing. Not only was Dr. Estes' voice nurturing, it was genuine, authentic and inviting. Did I say I loved the stories?
I suggest you listen to one session at a time just before bedtime and give yourself a few nights to dream. Savor the work and make it last and at the end of a few weeks, when you think you've heard everything, listen again for a refresher. This work is truly transformational.
You will not be dissapointed.