The Joyous Body: Myths and Stories of the Wise Woman Archetype

The Joyous Body: Myths and Stories of the Wise Woman Archetype

by Clarissa Pinkola Estés Ph.D.

Audio CD(Unabridged)

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From Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Part Three of Her Masterwork on The Dangerous Old Woman

"It is the nature of the saplings to quake in the winds; hesitant, learning to hold their own places. But, the older trees, with their years of testing and being tested, they are the ones who, whether in the long stern winds or misty gales, sway the most. Less a bouquet of tentative trembling first-time buds, now much more the leaf-perfumed hips of a hundred wide women dancing—these old ones, regardless of form, sway, by heart, to the music that thunders through them."—Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD

The Body, Your Valiant Consort

"Each one of us is a triumvirate being—at once the union of body, soul, and all that lies within." For any who experience disharmony amongst these three vital aspects, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés reveals a pathway 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 holy female body, "that which is not a dumb servant but a divine fellow traveler and consort."

Renew Your Relationship with The Sacred-Body Consort

"Remember that the loyal body is the first to signal us that something is needed. It is our first responder," teaches Dr. Estés, "in order for us to not only survive but to thrive in the world." Now, The Joyous Body is here to help you remember the old body wisdom, to heal and renew your relationship "with the sacred, magnificent being with whom you came to this earth."

Stories, Poems, and Blessings Include:

The Ancient Bristlecone Pines
• The Ten Aspects of Mindfulness of the Body
• The Scar Queen
• The Beauty-teria
• The Long-Legged Deer
• Mousetrap
• Blessings for Bodies
• The Such-Lovely
• The Homely Girl
• Taking the Father Home Again
• The Jealous Girls and the Old Woman Under the Lake
• How the White-Throated Sparrow Came to the New World
• The Tongue-cut Sparrow
• The Bird Lady at Saint John the Divine
• The Child Dying to Dust
• The Snow Queen
• Let It Be Known

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604075724
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/2011
Series: Dangerous Old Woman , #3
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 6
Product dimensions: 6.49(w) x 6.72(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD, is an internationally recognized scholar, award-winning poet, diplomate senior Jungian psychoanalyst, and cantadora (keeper of the old stories in the Latina tradition). In addition to her international bestseller Women Who Run With the Wolves, Dr. Estés is a managing editor and columnist writing on politics, spirituality, and culture at the newsblog, and she is a columnist at The National Catholic Reporter online.

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