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The Dangerous Old Woman

Myths and Stories of the Wise Woman Archetype

The Dangerous Old Woman

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"Welcome back home again, all you dear members of the Tribe of the Sacred Heart … The old woman is on her way overland as we speak. Soon she will be here … with us all. Join us at the fireside of the Dangerous Old Woman, for myths and stories of the Wise Woman archetype."—Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD

Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés's international bestseller Women Who Run With the Wolves empowered millions with its “saga of the gifted soul.” But that was only the beginning. Three decades in the making, The Dangerous Old Woman presents part one of her masterwork in a series of six on-demand sessions filled with her signature stories, myths, and poetry—many told for the first time.

Join us as we 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 others. Each two-hour session includes Q&A with Dr. Estés, and her special prayers of blessing over our creative souls.

Dr. Estés on this landmark event: “Though I myself find perils and challenges of age to be true, we must disavow the old prejudices about women and age. The true vision of the wise woman is one of bounty of love and age and wisdom. As she gathers years, like an ancient tree, she grows ever more arms, even more flowers and fruits. She is more rooted, more vast, more sheltering—developing her callings to be throughout life, maiden mother, medium, crone, elder, healer, teacher, artist, knowing woman.”

Session Overviews

Session One: Revivir—Bringing Back to Life the Archetypes of the Wise and Wild

Stories and commentaries include:

  • What is meant by “Dangerous”?
  • The Silver-Lipped Ax
  • The Truth About Women’s Giftedness as They Grow Older
  • Notable Wise Old Women in Mythos
  • The Crone: Getting True Wisdom Is Not What We Were Taught
  • “Snow White,” Part One

A Q&A session with audience members follows Dr. Estés’s teachings, and we conclude with the blessing prayer “I Am Not Needed There.”

Session Two: Arbol De La Hoja Perenne—Woman as Indestructible Tree of Life

Stories and commentaries include:

  • La Anciana: The Two-Million Year Old Woman
  • Wild Woman and Wise Woman Archetypes are Las Gemelas, Twins
  • “Snow White,” Part Two
  • The Symbolism of the Madrasta (stepmother) and the Mirror
  • When This Tree Has Stood Winter

A Q&A session with audience members follows Dr. Estés’s teachings, and we conclude with the blessing prayer “One Day When I Was Old.”

Session Three: La Tejadora, The Weaver—Who Knocks at My Door with Tears and Treasure?

Stories and commentaries include:

  • “The Sun-Daggered Treasure Tree No One Remembered”
  • Why Old Women in Mythos Ever Companion the Young
  • Las Tres Osas, The Three Old Re-Weavers of Torn Lives”
  • The Mad Knitter, Coming into One’s Own, the Spiritus Imaginal
  • El Destino Asignaturo, Ditching the Collective, Creating New Culture

A Q&A session with audience members follows Dr. Estés’s teachings, and we conclude with the blessing prayer “Hymn of Gratitude, for We Are Pleased by Dangerous Old Women and Their Wild and Wise Daughters.”

Session Four: La Mera Mera and La Anciana—The Ultimate Two-Million-Year-Old Woman

Stories and commentaries include:

  • “The Man Who Hated Trees”
  • “The 17 Aunts and the Flying Forest”
  • Unus Mundus, Old World Wisdom
  • “The Jealous Girls and the Old Woman Under the Lake”
  • The Old Woman’s Beautiful Legacies

After the blessing prayer “The Angelic Ten,” Dr. Estés answers questions, then we conclude with the blessing prayer “When a Good Mother Dies.”

Session Five: Relámpago! Lightning!—Crossing the Crone Line

Stories and commentaries include:

  • “The Precious Museum Tree”
  • “What Did You Dream? What Did You Dream?”
  • “Learning to Juggle as a Pattern for Life”
  • “The Crossing Shawl”
  • Los Cinco Espiritus, The Five Women Spirits”

A Q&A session with audience members follows Dr. Estés’s teachings, and we conclude with the blessing prayer “Five Fears to Fear, and Then No More.”

Session Six: Las Vatas Locas—Street Wisdom and Gentle, Tough Old Women

Stories and commentaries include:

  • “The Pretty Poison Tree”
  • “Rest Well, God Is Awake”
  • “The Vashinger and the Return of the Vampires”
  • “The Ruby Red Fox”
  • “Seductions That Put Us to Sleep about Our Creative Lives”

A Q&A session with audience members follows Dr. Estés’s teachings, and we conclude with the blessing prayer “When I Peer Between the Worlds.”

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Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Amee
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I really enjoyed the Dangerous Old Woman series and Dr. E’s work. I’ve read Women Who Ran with the Wolves and had to pause many times, taking in each paragraph because something about those words really resonated inside. I found myself doing the same for this audio series. The stories were mesmerizing and so is Dr. E’s voice; she’s a great storyteller. I’ve found the knowledge and insights to be very meaningful to me.

(Posted on 12/10/2013)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Jean M
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Soulful and inspiring. What a treasure!

(Posted on 12/4/2013)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by terri flynn
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Dr. Estes is a wonderfully profound storyteller who voice is almost hypnotic. She presents The Dangerous Old Woman material cleverly, offering great imagery. Women of all ages could relate to it.

(Posted on 3/22/2012)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Robin Anderson
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I have been thoroughly enjoying and savoring these recordings as I drive. The only downside is that I can't take notes! CPE's insights provide so much food for thought. I heartily recommend this to "women of a certain age".

(Posted on 5/4/2011)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Janine Samz
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AAbsolutely love this product. Interesting. I had heard some of the stories from other sources before but it was nice to jsut relax and listen to the CDs and her interpretation of the stories. I hope to get the rest of the series as I can afford them.

(Posted on 4/2/2011)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Roni
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It has been a joy and honour to listen and study with dr e during DOW. And to encounter this amazing woman and soul-sister these months. Learning with her through DOW and otherwise has taught me more than all my training in 'shrink-dom' (though valuable that is). I thank God/dess for the vocation and purpose this dear woman has embraced...and indded for her herself. I look forward to part 2 'The Power of the Crone.'

(Posted on 9/17/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Beverley Danusis
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A splendid piece of work. This series is educational, entertaining, inspiring and more importantly affirming for the crone goddess who lives in every woman. I adore this work and it may be Dr. E's best! It is a MUST for every woman...young or old to hear and experience.

(Posted on 7/21/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Karma
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The ONLY DOCTOR of few I trust completely in my head, she has done more for me in the 6 times I have read Women/Wolves alone. I can not wait to read more of her work.

3 Oceans of peace happiness health and wealth!!!

Karma

(Posted on 7/1/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by paulineanne
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I am disappointed that this is available for $25.00, after I purchased the course for over $100.00. I feel gypped. I should of waited. It is a great course. I ust wish with my limited finances that I should have waited to purchase it.
I hope the future lectures in the series are comparable to the after the course purchase price.

(Posted on 7/1/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Tricia Sullivan
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I listened to the MP3 of the first session. After listening to many of Dr. E's audio recordings, reading Women Who Run with the Wolves and participating in Mother Night, I was eagerly anticipating this new work. But there was also a part of me wondering, 'How much more can there be of this woman's bounty?' I expected, maybe, some repetition or some sense that this would not quite be new ground. And that would have been perfectly great, because any opportunity to touch base with Dr. E is a homecoming.

But I am delighted and really rather awed to say that this IS new ground, another country entirely unfolding and unfurling as Dr. E speaks. There is a lot more where 'that' came from! I was going to say that this opening session cut a door in a wall for me, but actually it kind of blew the wall away entirely and there is new light spilling in to a place where I expected only despair or at best, resignation.

Dr. E read a poem about sharpening a knife. My throat closed and I broke into tears. Something is being unlocked here, something ESSENTIAL that belongs to all of us and Dr. E finds the way to bring it.

I'm not really into the culture of the 'masterpiece' but it's hard to find another word for what 'The Dangerous Old Woman' is shaping up to be.

(Posted on 4/9/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Lisa Wright
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I just did a review but happy to crow more about how much joy this gave me today.
This was so healing today, and a wonder to be part of - Baba Yaga would be giving us a sneer of approval.

(Posted on 4/6/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Lisa
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This was just wonderful today. I sat there crying for the first five minutes - I was so undone by the sheer miracle of us all, around the world, listening to Dr Estes.
It was soul to soul, and it felt like we were truly leaning in to get the next sentence around our global fire.

(Posted on 4/6/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Lisa Lepine
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I listened to the whole series of Mother Night. My girlfriend in Vt emailed on facebook - like kids writing notes in class. We didn't miss one session. Clarissa is a holy guide - one who mines the old wisdom to heal our hearts and help us change the world. Being live with her is a profound experience. Please join us.
PS if you have any trouble at all with the technology - Sounds True is great with helping and making sure your experience is satisfactory!

(Posted on 4/3/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Jane Velten
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I'm thrilled that Dr. E. has decided to premiere "The Dangerous Old Woman" by way of the oral tradition on Sounds True. In Tami's interview with her, Dr. E. says it is her 'master work', which is mind-blowing, given the wisdom of her previous works! I loved being by the fire with "Mother Night," and I can't wait to gather again.

(Posted on 3/31/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by claire odeon hershman
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iis it raly so long since women who run with the wolves came into our lives. it sounds amazing to be able to link up live to yuo, and sit by the world wide web firside and have yuo talk to us. i ahve so often driven towrok with you in my car. a link wiht an old and esteemed friend.. claire in london

(Posted on 3/30/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Maryam Tahmasebi
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I had not the chance of reading the book yet but I counting moments to hear from my dear Dr Estes. I am sure that this wild women is great as always

(Posted on 3/26/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Pauline
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Dr. E, the wise woman crone, is a gift to us all. I look forward to your beautiful stories which are so full of insight and guidance for those of us in our wisdom keeper's rite of passage.

(Posted on 3/25/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Deboragh Dixon
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I am excited to hear that Clarrisa has resurfaced to impart her unique blend of wisdom from the caves of her unconscious/conscious thought processes. The stories in 'Women who Run with the Wolves' are a living testament of her dedication to all those who dare to open the door of personal growth and connectness with self and the universe surrounding and within them. I look forward to the live sessions with, by which Clarrisa's truely unique voice enters ones unconscious thought processes to sow the seeds of self reflection through stories in which require the participant to continualy nourish to reap a harvest of insight and universal wisdom for the benefit of all.

(Posted on 3/25/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by kam
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I cannot wait for this event to happen!!!
Women Who Run With the Wolves literally saved me. As I read her book I was in tears. I saw myself in the stories and realized my feelings and thoughts were all being acknowledged. A huge "stone" was lifted off my shoulders and i could breathe again.

(Posted on 3/25/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Linda Storey, Vancouver Island, BC
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How exciting to be able to listen to Dr E tell story like no one else I know. I too have her audios and books and was fortunate enough to be in the audience when she spoke here in Victoria years ago.

Spending two hours in her presence (while she courageously honored her commitment to speak in spite of suffering with Bells Palsy and having to wear an eye patch that she jokingly said was a AAA cup) is a date that's on my list of highlights for this lifetime.

Welcome back Dr E...you are so appreciated and loved.

(Posted on 3/24/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Donna, from South Carolina
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I listened to the Mother Night series and I own all of Dr. E's books and audio files. Her voice soothes me like no other........ and her stories? There aren't enough words to describe the feeling that comes over me as I listen. It's magical!!

(Posted on 3/19/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by CYNTHIA TEDESCO
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Dr. Pinkola-Estes - i have listened to your amazing cd series & have studied your book: i can't say how much i look forward to this presentation. you have ignited my life! G-d Bless You!

(Posted on 3/9/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Vivian C. V.
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I am sure, as always, we can expect and receive "The best of the best !" from Dr. Estes. Her Mother Night series was fantastic and I am really looking forward to this seminar ! Great work Tami, thank you so much !

(Posted on 3/1/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Colleen T.
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Oh, all that is of me, is prepared to go. The wondering is over...on a couple of levels.

Thank You, Dr. K.

(Posted on 3/1/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Deborah Osredker
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Thank you, Dr. E, for the call to come sit by the fire again with you. I can feel the warmth of the tribe already. Blessings to all!

(Posted on 2/28/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Marilyn Readhead, Perth, West Australia
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How exciting to have the opportunity to once again gather around the fire for more stories with CPE ...

(Posted on 2/25/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Rosa de María
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Thank you for making this posible, i cant wait to seat by the fire and listen to a great storyteller and contadora de cuentos. Im from mexico city, and congratulations Tammy. bye.

(Posted on 2/21/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Patricia Chupak
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I know in my bones that Dangerous Old Woman will be every bit as spectacular as Mother Night.

Just one question: does this start on April 4 or April 6 - the website has both dates listed....thank you!

(Posted on 2/20/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Marcella
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In the process of this wonderful development-bring on the MP3S" so those of us who cannot make it to the live events can come to the fireside again and again in our own homes.
Thank You Clarissa for once again sharing with us

(Posted on 2/20/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Anna Walker
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How I have missed Dr. E for many, many years, and I am so excited she is back with more wisdom to touch our hearts and souls at the deepest level. My old computer wouldn't let me participate in the Mother Night series, but my new computer is ready for The Dangerous Old Woman. Love to you Dr. E and welcome back.

(Posted on 2/20/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Yvonne Barlog
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CPE's "Mother Night" series on Sounds True was amazing! The classes are available for listening or download after the event so is workable for folks that can't make the scheduled time or are living abroad. I have the last classes on my computer and listen to them often. Can't wait!!!!!!

(Posted on 2/20/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Tricia Sullivan
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I woke up to the news of this one--can't wait! Bring it on, Dr. E!!

:-D

(Posted on 2/19/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Shannon Presson
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To sit by the fireside with Dr. E while she shares her stories and her wisdom is to be "at home" in a place that is warm, comforting and just a little bit mystical. I'm like a little child, eagerly anticipating the comfort of those special "stories" to hold in my heart and help me grow. Much love to you, Dr. E!

(Posted on 2/19/2010)

Review for The Dangerous Old Woman Review by Mary Friedel-Hunt
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Can't review yet but can comment that this long awaited event will be welcomed and appreciated. It can ONLY be great.

(Posted on 2/19/2010)

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Self-Guided Course

Contents 6 Audio downloads (12 hours)
Date Published June 23, 2010
Product Code wc01641n