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Theatre of the Imagination, Volume One

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A live performance with Dr. Estes, sharing myths, tales, and poems with the power to heal.
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Come to the stage between two worlds—come to the Theatre of the Imagination. On this six-part live performance series, bestselling author and beloved cantadora (keeper of the old stories) Clarissa Pinkola Estés shares the work of her lifetime: myths, tales, and poetry with the power to nourish and heal. 

Contained within Theatre of the Imagination are the great universal themes—tales of loss and resurrection; of love and sacrifice; of the courage to survive—yet it is as if Dr. Estés is speaking only to you. With words that weave in and out of the interior and exterior worlds, she creates an amazing fabric of the purest wisdom—fought for, won, and preserved to teach all generations—that which is most worth knowing.

You will hear more than 40 original poems, archetypal insights, and dozens of strengthening stories from Dr. Estés's own family's oral traditions. Dr. Estés teaches that each story holds a key to a deeper self-knowing: "Stories cut fine wide doors in previous blank walls, openings that lead to the dreamland, that lead to love and learning, that lead us back to our own real lives."

Presented in her one-of-a-kind lyrical style, Theatre of the Imagination seats you in the front row at these performances of a lifetime. More than seven hours of signature stories plus earthy and wise advice, archetypal insights, poetry, and much more.

Six Healing Stories Include:

  • La Calavera (Godmother Death)
  • The Lost Mother Moon
  • Vasalisa and the Baba Yaga
  • Bluebeard and the Forbidden Key
  • The Ugly Duckling
  • The Joyous Body

Learn More About:

  • The cycles of life and death
  • How the language of symbols translates into everyday life
  • Community and healing the homesickness within the soul
  • How to stop your destructive inner critic
  • Reclaiming the bodies we were born with
  • Facing the cycles of change in a relationship
  • Agelessness and the aerial view of the elder
  • How to awaken the 1,000 eyes of your intuition
  • Transformation through the four vital steps to forgiveness
  • The power of the Divine Child
  • Finding courage and the sacred center of the psyche
  • When others try to silence you: how to claim your strength

    Format Details
    Audio CD
    Contents Digital Audio (7 hours, 15 minutes) 6 CDs (7 hours, 15 minutes)
    Dimensions 5 x 5 inches
    Product Code AF00982W AF00982D
    ISBN Number 978-1-60407-344-7 978-1-59179-383-0
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    Clarissa Pinkola Estés

    About Clarissa Pinkola Estés

    Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD, is an internationally recognized scholar, award-winning poet, and cantadora (keeper of the old stories in the Latina tradition). In addition to her international bestseller Women Who Run With the Wolves, Dr. Estés is a managing editor and columnist writing on politics, spirituality, and culture at the newsblog TheModerateVoice.com, and she is a columnist at The National Catholic Reporter online.


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    Reviewed by Lisa
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    Amazing (and frustrating)

    The content and narration are stunningly beautiful. It is completely absorbing and fascinating. Which makes it SO frustrating that the content is broken down into 50 separate files of 2-20 min. each, so I keep having to press play on the next file. If this is fixable it would make the audiobook SO much more enjoyable!

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    Reviewed by Norah
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    Love it!

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    Reviewed by DougE
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    Rated 4 out of 5
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    Simplistic and Obvious

    Seems this is recycled content that has been said by so many others that there is nothing new here.

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    Reviewed by Phine
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Still relevant

    I purchased Women Who Run With The Wolves the first year it was published and have used it as my Bible ever since. I have every one of Clarissa's audio books and two of her books, and I still become so moved whenever I listen to them. I have worn out the ones that I have and am getting ready to purchase replacements. I am hoping that she will put some of the older audio cassettes on CD's. I also hope that she will be coming out with some new works.

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    Reviewed by Iya O.
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    It is always an honor to listen to the depth and breath of a master teller. Ase!!!

    Listening to Estés masterful telling and analysis has always been my refuge. Modupue (Thank you)! If anyone wants to examine living Mythology they must make this collection part of their daily reflection.

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