The Joy In Becoming An Elder
Dr. Estés’ five-volume audio masterpiece, ‘The Dangerous Old Woman,’ ends with this volume ‘How to Be an Elder.’ It seems right that the series ends here. Although each volume can be listened to in any order, it is helpful to have listened to the previous recordings as a foundation to this one. To those unfamiliar with her work, it is difficult to describe the wisdom, insight, inspiration and stories packed in each volume of this series.
With the myriad skills of a therapist with decades of experience, and a depth psychologist and Jungian analyst at the top of her game, Dr. Estés deftly blends well-known stories, personal family legends and insight into a series of audio recordings that engage and inspire the listener.
As is usually the case with great work, teaching happens at many levels. Although Dr. Estés is a certified Jungian analyst, that label is too limiting. While Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell raised awareness of Archetypes, many cultural stories, legends, myths and wisdom have passed on from our ancestors for millennia. Often practitioners of depth psychology become Jungian analysts as a result of their education and studies. Dr. Estés seems to have been born to become one of our generations greatest oral and written story tellers, commune with Archetypes, Saints and Angels, as well as maintain a relentless desire to help, inspire and advocate for others.
One of the greatest gift of this series is its ability to guide the listener to discover Who They Really…