Mother Night: Myths, Stories, and Teachings for Learning to See in the Dark

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Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés says that the most endangered species on earth is the human soul. "What if our world is starving for soulful gifts only you carry? What are you waiting for? Lost, pushed back, can't find the door, can't see in the dark? 'Mother Night' knows the way." On Mother Night, Dr. Estés teaches us to retrieve our beautiful gifts abandoned in the unconscious through neglect, ignorance, and fear. Gather with her at the fireside for nearly 10 hours of original teaching stories, poetry, commentary, ...

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Overview

Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés says that the most endangered species on earth is the human soul. "What if our world is starving for soulful gifts only you carry? What are you waiting for? Lost, pushed back, can't find the door, can't see in the dark? 'Mother Night' knows the way." On Mother Night, Dr. Estés teaches us to retrieve our beautiful gifts abandoned in the unconscious through neglect, ignorance, and fear. Gather with her at the fireside for nearly 10 hours of original teaching stories, poetry, commentary, and her special prayers of blessing over your creative soul.

El Mundo Doble—the Double Worldview

Mother Night is "the medial force," seeing through eyes of soul and through eyes of ego. Dr. Estés describes this dual way of seeing, being, and acting, as the most direct way to reclaim the gifts and "healing apothecary" set into each soul at birth. Here, she unleashes the many archetypal images of Mother Night found in stories, myths, and imagination, showing us the way through.

How to Bring Diamonds from the Darkness

"We are weakly linked or severed from the wild and wise self," teaches Dr. Estés. "Yet, deep creative life is informed by the realm of mystery, dreams, sudden knowings; the shadow." Mother Night is our wild companion as we kneel to dig down to mine the raw gems of spirit, soul, and creative life, "bringing diamonds from the darkness" again, or for the very first time.

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 Deputy Managing Editor and columnist writing on politics, spirituality and culture at the newsblog TheModerateVoice.com and a columnist at The National Catholic Reporter online.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591799153
  • Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2010
  • Format: CD
  • Sales rank: 983,440
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Clarissa Pinkola Estes was born in Indiana in 1943 to parents of Spanish and Mexican ancestry, but was later adopted by Hungarian immigrants. She received her Ph.D. from the Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was certified as a Jungian analyst in 1984. She worked as a psychoanalyst in private practice and developed and taught the Writing as Liberation of the Spirit program in state and federal prisons. Estes served as executive director of the C.G. Jung Center for Education and Research and cofounded and codirected Colorado Authors for Gay and Lesbian Equal Rights. One of Estes's better-known writings, Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype (1992), is drawn from tales and myths she heard firsthand from members of such cultures as Asian, Mexican, African, and Greek. She also wrote The Gift of Story (1993). Her books can be found indexed under Psychology, Women's Studies, Mythology, Spiritual Development, and Poetry.
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