The Late Bloomer
Myths and Stories of the Wise Woman Archetype
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The Late Bloomer: Myths and Stories of the Wise Woman Archetype
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
Return once again to the fireside with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés for the next presentation of her masterwork on the Dangerous Old Woman. This six-session event shares more original stories, poems, and psychological commentary exploring the cycles of “burgeoning, blooming New Life.” With an audience Q&A and a blessing prayer following each talk, The Late Bloomer speaks to all of us who sense within “great talent untapped completely, touchingly wondrous yet wounded or held back by fate in some way,” inspiring us to break through into worldly life using the creative fire of interior life … to burst into bloom time and again.
La Artesaña: Bursting into Bloom “Late” … Nothing of Your Life Has Been Wasted: For Everything There Truly Is a Season
- Aunt Edna on How to Misbehave
- The Tree Who Waited A Long Time: The Perseverance Tree
- La Artesaña, The Sacred Artisan
- Backwoods High Tea: How Going Wrong Can Be A Horrible Blessing
- Vedic Story Of Ushas Who Does Not Brook Regret, Rather Lights Fires
- It Is Never “Too Late”
- “The Emperor’s New Clothes”
- Thieves of the Psyche: Seven Lies That Block Reinvention And Creativity
A question-and-answer session with audience members follows Dr. Estés teachings, and we conclude with the blessing prayer, “The Maker of Pencils.”
El Duende and The La Que Sabe, “The Old One Who Knows”: On the Necessity of Reinventing Oneself in Order to Bloom Again. And Again. And Ever.
- The Tree of Pages
- Archetypal Personification: El Duende, The Inspiratrice; The Original
- The Family Shoe Shiner
- La Que Sabe Creates: The Old Woman And Her Red Boots
- On the Necessity of Reinventing The self in The Shapes of The Self
- What The Poet Lorca Said One Needed To Live in El Duende
- “How To Animate The Life-Force”
A question-and-answer session with audience members follows Dr. Estés’ teachings, and we conclude with the blessing prayer, “La Danzanta—An Old Woman’s Rules for Ever-Renewing Creative Jing.”
The Naysayer: “The Terrible-Horrible Brobindas-Nag”: Saying No To Hungry Ghosts Who Steal the Flowering of New Life
- The Naysayer; The Terrible-Horrible Brobindas-Nag
- Uncle Bob-Bushka and his Ancient Advice for Modern Fishermen and Fisherwomen
- “The Fisherman’s Wife”
- Swallowed by Cerberus: Fooled Into the Costly Myth of “Having It all”
- Possession by the Overculture: Stockholm Syndrome and the Creative Force
- “The Woman Who Was Eaten by Her Relatives”
A question-and-answer session with audience members follows Dr. Estés’ teachings, and we conclude with the blessing prayer, “As a Woman Learns to Be Queen of Herself.”
La Grúa, The Shapeholder: Delaying Blooming: The Truth about Seeking Conformity But Losing Oneself. The Counter-Ability Not to Lose One’s True Shape
- The Taproot Knows the Way Through Hardest Ground
- La Grúa, The Shapeholder, The Animating Life Force
- What Can Be Made From Fallen Groundwood
- The Innkeeper and Prokrustes’ Bed
- “The Anima Woman” Who Morphs into Anything Others Want
- “Four Degrees of the Lost Anima Woman”: How to Disentangle
A question-and-answer session with audience members follows Dr. Estés’ teachings, and we conclude with the blessing prayer, “Words for Walking Back to the Strong House.”
Old Marszana, The Transformative Spirit Clears the Way to Blooming with New Life: The Old Frozen One Who Miraculously Creates New Life From What Seemed Dead and Bitter, But Rather Has Only Been Sleeping
- “Bitter River”—on divesting of bitterness
- The Yellow Jack Pines and the Fire of Necessity
- Swabian Marszana, Old Woman Winter and Old Women Spring in Village Ritual
- Attar of Roses; The Mercurochrome Sisters
- The Rose Tree Warrior, and Redemption from Vengeance and Envy
- On Cleansing the Field for New Life to Take Hold
A question-and-answer session with audience members follows Dr. Estés’ teachings, and we conclude with the blessing prayer, “The Child in the Ice.”
Chac ma Blooming in the Midst of Anywhere/Everywhere, Including Ruins: The Visionary Stranger Who Steps Out from the Side of the Road to Cut Doorways to New Life in Seeming Blank Stone Walls
- The Tree of Heaven
- The Friend Who Steps Out from the Side of the Road
- Detained during Civil War in Guatemala
- “The Dream of Chac Ma”
- “The Dress”
- “The Tin-Curler Lady”
- The Elder’s Aerial View: Becoming one-of-a-kind, more, in addition to, and/or at long last
A question-and-answer session with audience members follows Dr. Estés’ teachings, and we conclude with the blessing prayer, “Your Soul, the Ancient Incandescent Force, Ever Rowing You Forward.”
Write Your Own Review
- Surviving thanks to CPE Review by Dawn
I'm so grateful for the arrival of the Late Bloomer and the Dangerous Old Woman. They reached into the pit and saved me from invisibility, barrenness and isolation, pulled me back onto fertile ground. This program is truly life changing for me. I am no longer just an outsider, no longer alone. I have been invited to scar clan and the fireside. Thank you so much for this gift and for the artwork that springs from our time together.
(Posted on 2/19/2015)
- Review for The Late Bloomer Review by Foszia T
I am always enriched by anything Clarissa has to offer
(Posted on 11/4/2013)
- Review for The Late Bloomer Review by Mary M
Dr. E. continues to amaze me. I listen to this audio book over and over only to hear wisdom unheard before. I highly recommend this to anyone who is
on the journey to grow and flower.
(Posted on 10/27/2013)
- Review for The Late Bloomer Review by Mary M
Oh once again Ms. Estes makes a huge impact on my life. My being a late bloomer, I felt as though suddenly I was okay to be where I am suppose to be in my life. I highly recommend this audio book.
She is by far the best story teller and and a woman
with a lot of insight and tenderness. Don't let this one
(Posted on 8/29/2012)
- Review for The Late Bloomer Review by Reanna Carruthers
A subtlety profound experience, clarissa lovingly takes you on many a journeys within this work, all the while pointing you to your own direction of 'home'.
(Posted on 4/19/2012)
- Review for The Late Bloomer Review by Violet Coburn
I love listening to CPE's voice. She is warm and loving and wise.
I get together with friends to listen to the lectures from The Late Bloomer. We stop the recording to talk together about the wisdom we are hearing. Really potent stuff. Thanks, again, Sounds True.
(Posted on 4/18/2012)
- Review for The Late Bloomer Review by Chris Koelker
Dear Sounds True and Sweet CPE:
I listened to this amazing program as I attended my dying father. My mother had just passed away two months before. It was a life-changer! It continues to be a source of light and inspiration. Dr. Estes is a luminary. Thank you for providing this brilliant life raft.
(Posted on 2/19/2012)
- Review for The Late Bloomer Review by Susan Garren
In my "crysalis" phase: reinvention in my mid forties can be a bit daunting. Everyone needs a bit of encouragement on that journey and CPE provided the perfect amount of encouragement, storytelling and compassion.
Listening to her voice and her stories feels like being swept away to a safe, warm, inviting setting where one can rest a bit and regroup.
Love this series! Thank you, CPE.
(Posted on 11/28/2011)
- Review for The Late Bloomer Review by Adriana Brenes
I loved the class and hearing her voice in person and live. I was sent the invitation to participate through Eckhart Tolle TV. My only regret was my own fault at not posting a question. But I loved hearing the answers to the many questions posted and I was glad to be connected to this great community of souls. Thank you Sounds True, Tami and Doctor Estés. Looking forward to the Spring session on Becoming an Elder. Saludos , Adriana Costa Rica.
(Posted on 10/28/2011)
- Review for The Late Bloomer Review by Linda Chamorro
Fantastic seminar in every sense! An Utterly transformative personal experience - I look forward to upcoming seminars by Dr Estes as well as catching up on past productions!
(Posted on 10/25/2011)
- Review for The Late Bloomer Review by Jamie Sloan
I love the program and C.P. Estes in particular. I WILL eventually purchase the entire series; however, presently I am unable to afford the extra expense. One day soon I'll be able, so keep doing what you do and THANK YOU for your service, I shall return :) JS
(Posted on 10/24/2011)
- Review for The Late Bloomer Review by Cat Charissage
I love it! Every time I hear CPE, I'm reaffirmed in my own truth and in my desire to become closer to the Holy, with a mentor from the Holy Woman herself. (Or that's how it feels!)
(Posted on 10/19/2011)
- Review for The Late Bloomer Review by Brenda Pauls
Dr. CPE is luminous, gracious, funny and insightful. I have had the pleasure of meeting her in person, many years ago when she was a keynote speaker at a conference I attended. I just had to hear her again, so thank you for making that possible. While the encounter is interesting and insightful as always, I found the late time slot difficult and the two hour time frame a bit too much as a listener on line. I have found from other on-line programs that one hour is plenty. So, while Dr. CPE was wonderful, I was already pretty tired by the time her program began and sometimes had to beg off and go to bed. I am in the central time zone. Thankfully, you have provided the opportunity to listen on my own time. Hearing her live is special though, so I really enjoyed being able to hear her in real time. I will certainly enroll in other programs with Sounds True but will be looking for a different time as this was a real stumbling block for me.
(Posted on 10/17/2011)
- Review for The Late Bloomer Review by b hop
i love being a late bloomer
(Posted on 10/12/2011)
- Review for The Late Bloomer Review by Patricia Baker
I was given her book "Women Who Run with the Wolves." Such wisdom I had never had explained so crystal clearly! Life changing or more appropriately, life re-aligning. It was there all the time. Cannot thank her enough!
(Posted on 8/18/2011)
- Review for The Late Bloomer Review by Dr. Timothy C. Hoffman
Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes is without a doubt the best story teller in the world. I mean "both" worlds. The world of the mind and the world of the spirit! I have all of my patients listen to her work to help them on the journey. Thank God for Tami Simon's Sound True who brings us the very best in CD, DVD, MP3 and now books!
(Posted on 8/17/2011)
- Review for The Late Bloomer Review by Diamond
I totally agree. Dr. Pinkola-Estes gets to the heart of what matters elevating our thinking, but moreover, sweetening the soul of our essence. I love YOUR work Dr. Pinkola-Estes
(Posted on 8/16/2011)
- Review for The Late Bloomer Review by Joanne Hockey
This is what we as women should b told about at a young age.. i love her work. Everyone should open their minds an take some time to hear the messages being told.
(Posted on 8/15/2011)
Contents 6 Audio downloads (12 hours) Date Published December 09, 2011 Product Code WC02333N