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The Dangerous Old Woman

Myths and Stories of the Wise Woman Archetype

The Dangerous Old Woman

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Dr. Estés asks, “Did you know, you were born as the first, and the last and the best and the only one of your kind, and that eccentricity is the first sign of giftedness? These are two of the crone truths I have to offer you.”

If you have any doubt, come join us at the fireside of the Dangerous Old Woman for the soul-healing wisdom that will ignite your creativity and support your highest calling in life—to become a dangerous woman of wisdom yourself.

Three decades in the writing, The Dangerous Old Woman presents part one of Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés' masterwork. In six “inspire 'til you're on fire” sessions, Dr. Estés animates the archetypal patterns of the Wise Woman through her original stories, poetry, and blessings.

Join her in this landmark recording to meet the Dangerous Old Woman from across world history and cultures, including La Anciana, the Ancient One; the Midwife Exemplar; La Tejadora, the Weavers of Fate; the Juggler Women; and many more.

Old While Young, and Young While Old

We are each born with two forces that give us every lens we need to see who we really are: the wild and ever-young force of imagination that contains intuition and instinct, and the wise elder force of knowledge that holds boundaries and carries the heart of the visionary.

Through captivating stories including “Snow White,” “Las Tres Osas,” and “The Ruby Red Fox,” Dr. Estés illustrates why this twofold way of being “old while young, and young while old” is the secret to holding and replenishing the center, thus living wildly and wisely ensouled amidst life's travails and triumphs.

Your Legacy: Wild and Wise, Both

“If you are not free to be who you are, you are not free,” says Dr. Estés. The freedom to be different means one can continue to deepen the work of bringing your one-of-a-kind legacy into the world … by following the trail to that freedom blazed by the Dangerous Old Woman, she who stops at nothing to nourish, protect, and guide us in the offering of all our creative gifts.

Stories, Commentary, Poems, and Blessings about the Wise Old Woman Include:

  • “The Angelic Ten”: Old Guidance for One's Sanity
  • “Standing in My Danger”: The Good Meaning of the Word “Dangerous”
  • “Snow White”: When Gifts Have Been Poisoned
  • Grandmother Wisdom: “Los Cinco Espiritus, The Five Women Spirits”
  • “The Vashinger, and the Return of the Vampires”
  • “The Ruby Red Fox”: About Seduction
  • Las Tres Osas, the Three Old Re-Weavers of Torn Lives”
  • “The Man Who Hated Trees”: Nature, the Unrepentant Mother
  • “The Jealous Girls and the Old Woman Under the Lake”
  • “When a Good Mother Dies”: What Gifts Ever Remain
  • “The Precious Museum Tree”: The Hidden Life
  • “What Did You Dream? What Did You Dream?”

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). She is the author of the bestseller Women Who Run With the Wolves and the audio series Mother Night, Seeing in the Dark, and more. She is deputy managing editor and columnist at the political newsblog themoderatevoice.com.

She is also a columnist for NCRonline.org, and writes to her readers on Facebook. Her personal blog on culture and creative life can be found at aftermidnightwriter.wordpress.com.

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Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Barbara W
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It's great! I would love for the programs to be presented in more, shorter tracks, which would make it easier to navigate. The long story about the story in the first volume is not so necessary, but the material itself is fabulous, which is what matters most. Thank you for your fine work.

(Posted on 8/29/2014)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Lynn W
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Outstanding! I am savoring ever word from Estes, for her beautiful storytelling and her powerful wisdom.

(Posted on 6/3/2014)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Bonnie F
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Interesting. Good story weaver. Would get it again.

(Posted on 5/4/2014)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Susan U
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Clarissa Pinkola Estes is such a great story-teller, with such a wonderful voice, that I could listen to her read her grocery list. Lucky for us, this audio book is much more that that, with myths about fierce, strong women elders and their place in society. A great listen for anyone, but especially for women entering their 'crone years' and struggling to find their path and purpose.

(Posted on 4/30/2014)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Touta A
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It's more, way more then I expected and yet exactly what I needed. The sale made a no-excuse. back in the mid 90ies I had bought "the theater of your imagination" and some other titles and have been working with it ever since.

(Posted on 4/22/2014)

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(Posted on 4/10/2014)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Lauren H
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Did not appreciate the excessive amount of emotive story telling accompanied by very little explanation/analysis. I was about ready to toss, but will donate to the local library instead.

(Posted on 4/9/2014)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Margaret R
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I am absolutely thrilled with this CD collection. Dr. Estes is brilliant and her stories and commentary are full of insight and compassion. I love her stories about her family and where she grew up. I have listened to them 3 times now and every time I hear something new that I did not catch the first time. I recommend these to everyone.

(Posted on 3/10/2014)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Alexander K
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Epic. I bow deeply to Dr. Clarissa. Her medicine is profound... even for a dude :)

(Posted on 2/13/2014)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Maureen M
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Wonderful!

(Posted on 2/5/2014)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Catherine W
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I love her stories! She has such an interesting perspective and a soothing way of telling them.

(Posted on 1/20/2014)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Gwen Hartland
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So much depth in this series. Love it.

(Posted on 10/3/2013)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Laura C
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I love the seamless way Clarissa Pinkola Estes weaves the context for her stories, her amazing storytelling ability (which makes me feel like I am right there in the story as it is happening), and her many insightful and wise reflections.

(Posted on 9/30/2013)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Inga Ann-Christine C
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This is the first time I have had the pleasure to buy anything from Clarissa Pinkola Estes. I bought this because I was looking for something for my 8 year old girl to listen to in the evenings before going to bed. I have been in search for something spiritual but when I came across this MP3 I thought it could be fun and educational for my daughter to hear some old folk stories told in more of an original version. We love the stories we have had time to listen to so far... Clarissa is a very skilled story teller and she has such a fantastic insight into the mystic. I can warmly recommend this for all ages to listen to. It will creat a great platform for deeper converstaions inbetween all ages and understandings.

(Posted on 9/30/2013)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Thea v
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EXCELLENT

(Posted on 5/27/2013)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by JM
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Unfortunately I did not enjoy this program as I have enjoyed others where I have gained some insight through their teachings. This was more like a rambling one person conversation.

(Posted on 1/12/2013)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by jean c
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As with The Power of the Crone the power of these recordings was so strong that I could only listen them one at a time letting each one settle imparting a power of it`s own before going on to the next

(Posted on 1/2/2013)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Dawn A
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I just loved this. I highly recomend!

(Posted on 1/2/2013)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Crista D
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An excellent way to connect with ancient wisdom and to understand what it feels like and what it looks like. This CD is full of wisdom that our modern society would prefer you didn't have.

(Posted on 1/1/2013)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Ann H
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Very nice set of talks by Dr. Estes. These work well in the car as the meditative sections, called blessings, are not sleep inducing and the instructions include keeping your eyes open if desired. I affirm staying alert to driving needs every time anyway. Models of healthy adult and very mature aged women are so welcome in my collection of media. I have volume two, The Power of the Crone, also. These comments apply to that set as well. If you have ever enjoyed Dr. Estes' other works you will really like these talks.

(Posted on 12/30/2012)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Danna P
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This subject is so important in my life and Dr. Pinkola Estes is a master at presenting it! I am finding my own experience to be validated and enhanced by her work! This CD is a vibrant guiding light for those of us who are becoming true elders!

(Posted on 12/27/2012)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Sharon
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Dr. Estes is just simply amazing. I am enjoying this work so much. I love listening to her stories and then when she pulls it all together for the aha! moment it reveals so much. I have several of her other works, The Red Shoes, etc., and what I am enjoying on this work is that she seems to be so relaxed. She laughs a lot and it's like having a face to face conversation. I can't recommend this highly enough.

(Posted on 12/19/2012)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Jeanne T
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This collection of stories and deep wisdom regarding the Crone and wild woman archetypes is absolutely mesmerizing. I was on an 8 hour car trip listening to these CD's and I didn't want to get to my destination before I was done listening! Estes voice is so soothing and rich and wise and her wisdom so full I highly recommend this to every woman. I am in my sixties so I am the dangerous old woman and I wholly relate!

(Posted on 12/19/2012)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Roberta R
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I love this CD set and will, in time, buy the whole program. Dr Estes is a wonderful story teller and reminds women, through story, to follow their intuition rather than cave to society's expectations.

(Posted on 12/12/2012)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by RT
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Love the story telling and wisdom of Clarissa Pinkola Estes and this series continued that love. She makes long car trips breeze by enjoyably.

(Posted on 9/22/2012)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Michele Wilson
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Love, Love, Love Dr Estes. A voice for deep healing in a crazy world. I loved this so much, I just ordered all the others in the series of Wise Woman. It is true there is much to be gained as we age. I am so glad to have found this woman's work almost 20 years ago to guide me!

(Posted on 7/28/2012)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Meredith Narissi
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amazing and mesmerizing as always, and filled with the most poignant wisdom....thank you Clarissa and Sounds True xoxoxo

(Posted on 7/1/2012)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by rosemary griggs
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Wonderful tape, she is the best teacher as always a winner.

(Posted on 6/5/2012)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Tracy Austin
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I'm really enjoying the stories. I listen to a lot of spiritually intense CD's -it's nice to just kind of hang with a woman who tells stories and gives very wise insights at the end
right now she's talking about the snow white legend -- very good!

(Posted on 5/27/2012)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Nancy Davis
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Excellent and entertaining.

(Posted on 5/19/2012)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Michelle E.
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"My soul and all aspects of my life continues to get empowered everytime I listen to her work over and over and over again." Ten Stars!

(Posted on 4/24/2012)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Virginia Herndon
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CPE voice is as heart-warming as her writings. I love her work. It has been a guiding force in my life since the early ninties.

(Posted on 4/11/2012)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Cynthia Hill
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I am becoming a Dangerous Old Woman. I treasure the HealthRHYTHMS (tm) women drummers that I teach in Southport, NC, who are Dangerous Old Women, mostly in their 70s & 80s. We are the first, the last, the best and the only ones of our kind! Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes myths and stories encourage us to open to our passions and be heard!!!!! Drum Roll for Dr. Estes!!!!!

(Posted on 3/2/2012)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Hathor Woods
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Speaks deeply to my soul.

(Posted on 2/15/2012)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Danica Zedan
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See stars!

(Posted on 12/13/2011)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Linda Bailey
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It has been so wonderful to hear Clarissa Pinkola Estes' voice once again. Absolutely no one does what she does! I'm going to order the next 2 recent cd sets of hers. Thank you for this offering!

(Posted on 11/9/2011)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Janice Lawry
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An amazing collections of talks and stories. It felt like listening to to a live talk.

(Posted on 10/26/2011)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Dora Schmidt Stendal
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I just love it :)

(Posted on 9/27/2011)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Deborah Foster
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This is quite wonderful. Beautiful story telling and much wisdom.

(Posted on 9/12/2011)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Norma Grady
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After listening to Tami's interview/excert I ordered both volumes and have greatly enjoyed them. At 70 years it is inspiring to know that the "old woman" has purpose and joy is possible. I recommend this series to women of all ages.

(Posted on 9/10/2011)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Anne Jones
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wonderful, inspiring, strengthening

(Posted on 9/1/2011)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Linda Carmichael
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This series is fantastic! Clarissa has a wonderful voice and the stories are appropriate to maturing women from all walks of life. I am excited, flourishing and having fun upon entering the "old woman" era of my life, rather than dreading it! The stories are valuable and validating and Clarissa is nothing short of genious with her incredible insight into the ways of The Dangerous Old Woman.

(Posted on 8/15/2011)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Lynette Barravecchia
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I thoroughly enjoyed this CD. AFter I finished I bought 2 more of her CD's. Sounds True makes it so easy to be able to instantly enjoy these with their downloads. Thank you!

(Posted on 6/22/2011)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Colleen Tuxbury-Tripp
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They are wonderful. I love Clarissa. So insightful and spiritual. I love the way she tells the stories with the lessons imbedded in them .

(Posted on 4/16/2011)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Paula Ross
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I cannot say enough about Clariissa she inspires everytime I listen to her words. Every second is bliss. Thank you Clarissa!

(Posted on 3/24/2011)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Valeta Bruce
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Both Dr. Estes and Jack Kornfield
materials far out-surpassed in quality, integrity, talent and transmission. Keep them all coming!

(Posted on 3/23/2011)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Shelia Rackers
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Lifechanging! I now revel in my age, knowing that each day, I become better...not just older!

(Posted on 3/1/2011)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by C.L.Wallace
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After losing my center and becoming more and more despondent, my sister sent this collection to me for my birthday. The Dangerous Old Woman has rekindled my soul, re-lit the passion of self discovery and pointed me in the direction of becoming, again, as I was when I was born.
Thank you Clarissa Pinkola Estes for this most inspiring work. I am awake.

(Posted on 11/30/2010)

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Contents 6 CDs (7 hours, 45 minutes)
Date Published October 01, 2010
ISBN-10 1-59179-971-6
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-971-9
Dimensions 6 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches
Product Code af01701d

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Contents 1 Audio download (7 hours, 45 minutes)
Filetypes M4B, MP3, PDF, ZIP
Date Published October 01, 2010
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-463-5
Product Code af01701w