Warming the Stone Child

Myths & Stories about Abandonment and the Unmothered Child
CD - unabridged
Audio (2 discs)
Product Number: DD4587
Released: Jan 30, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781591793038
Publisher: Sounds True
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On Warming the Stone Child, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola EstA©s leads us past the gates of the conscious mind to discover the unmothered child within. Along the way, this gifted storyteller and Jungian psychoanalyst instructs us about the psychology of abandonment in childhood, how it affects us in later life, and its curiously special gifts and powers. Drawing from many world cultures, Dr. EstA©s has gathered a collection of deep myths, fables, and fairy tales with the adult listener in mind. Her storytelling creates a compelling picture of the orphan figure through the ages, while helping us understand the meaning of preadolescent abandonment in our own lives. Spiced with wonderful storytelling, Warming The Stone Child is a unique listening experience with a practical edge. Highlights: Inuit fable of the Stone Child; symptoms of the adult "abandoned child"; the story of the Little Red Cap; English tale of the Stolen Woman Moon; the four types of abandonment; re-creating the inner mother, and much more.

Professional reviews

"The author, a Jungian psychoanalyst and revered cantadora--keeper of the old stories--shares a small collection of powerful tales to illustrate how societies across ages and cultures have regarded children who are abandoned or receive insufficient mothering. Interspersed between her magical delivery of the stories, she softly describes how such children become fragile adults who have trouble recovering from life's ordinary losses and insults. Dr. Estes's palpable emotional engagement (and obvious desire to speak to those in pain) can be heard in the flowing, calming sound she creates with each interlocking syllable, reflective pause, and change in vocal intensity. The arresting beauty in both her writing and narrative performance will make listeners believe that they can internalize the mother's ability to soothe themselves and find emotional balance, whether or not they ever received such mothering. T.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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