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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...

The Late Bloomer

Myths and Stories of the Wise Woman Archetype

Clarissa Pinkola Estés

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Volume Four of the Dangerous Old Woman Series with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés

"What makes talent bloom? Ask what makes a tree blossom. They are the same. It is not unfathomable. It only takes concentration. Concentration of energies is what makes a tree flower. Not bigger, not faster, not taking up more space. Rather, less space. Density. Pressure in hard places. Often, in the dark. Relentlessly. Freely. For as long as it takes. Hold faith, a gestation can go long and for good reason, and nothing much shows above ground. But then, one day…" —Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD

Are you waiting for New Life, for your talents to bloom? With The Late Bloomer, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés presents volume four of her masterwork on the Wise Woman archetype, bringing you six sessions of original tales, stories from her ethnic families, poems, blessings, and psychological commentary exploring the cycles of "burgeoning, blooming New Life."

The Ultimate Blooming Takes Time
Although we are each created with countless gifts to share in this lifetime, no one is born in full development, begins Dr. Estés. The Late Bloomer—the one at the verge of tipping forward into her creative powers—speaks to all of us who sense within "great talent untapped … touchingly wondrous yet wounded or held back by fate in some way." Meet the wise old woman in the form of The Late Bloomer in her many guises, as she beckons us to ignite the creative fire of the interior life, to burst into bloom time and again.

Step Forward into Your True Shape
Dr. Estés asks, "What is your reason for being here on earth? What are the promises you made to Creator before you came? That is your original shape—the holy shape of how you are meant to go in life, regardless of all crosswinds." The old woman as the wise Late Bloomer calls us to "step forward into our true shapes, and to step onto the open road and blue sky… where we can be born into New Life again."

Stories, Poems, and Blessings Include

  • The High Tea
  • The Emperor's New Clothes
  • The Maker of Pencils
  • How To Animate The Life-Force
  • La Danzanta-An Old Woman's Rules for Ever-Renewing Creative Jing
  • The Fisherman's Wife
  • The Woman Who Was Eaten by Her Relatives
  • As a Woman Learns to Be Queen of Herself
  • Words for Walking Back to the Strong House
  • The Child in the Ice
  • The Dream of Chac Ma
  • The Dress
  • The Hair-Curler Lady
  • The Ritual of Marzana
  • The Rose Tree Warrior
  • The Smoke Tree Story

Product details

Contents 6 CDs (7 hours, 50 minutes)
Date Published July 01, 2012
ISBN-10 1-60407-662-3
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-662-2
Dimensions 6 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches
Product Codes 2365d, f2365d, af02365d
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Contents Audio download (7 hours, 50 minutes)
Date Published July 01, 2012
ISBN-10 1-60407-822-7
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-822-0
Product Codes 2365w, f2365w, af02365w

Customer Reviews

Date Added: Tuesday 29 July 2014
Superb as usual.. I adore Dr Estes and this series really gives you hope, especially if you are late blooming..she helps you feel that all your sitting around and moping in the dark for years hasn't just been a waste of a life but it has some purpose and how you can put it to good use..

Of course you will have to listen to a few times to really soak in it..
By sandra s
Date Added: Sunday 6 July 2014
Clarissa is just so magical to listen to. This archetype is so misunderstood and she explains it wonderfully well and told through her unique way of sharing, a true inspirational storyteller. A very informative listen.
By Gloria K
Date Added: Sunday 6 July 2014
Estes, as always, is charming and relateable as are her stories and archetypal discussions. Such a wondrous scholar of storytelling in general, a great storyteller herself, and yet like sitting down with your sister to have a chat. Beautiful no matter when or how you are blooming!
By Jill R
Date Added: Monday 30 June 2014
I always enjoy listening to Clarissa Pinkola Estes, she is a wonderful storyteller. This particular program is filled with moving out of a stuck position even if it is late in life.
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