The Red Shoes
On Torment and the Recovery of the Soul

Illuminates the nature of addictive and self-destructive lifestyles—and the way out.

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The Red Shoes is a dramatic excursion into the realm of the soul with analyst Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés. Using an ancient tale deeply rooted in our collective psyches, Dr. Estés illuminates how people fall prey to destructive impulses while seeking to balance their inner lives.

In our culture, she begins, we may travel life's path in one of two ways: in handmade shoes, crafted with love and care according to the unique needs of the individual soul; or in Red Shoes, which promise instant fulfillment, but ultimately lead to a painful, hollow, and split existence.

Drawing from real-world examples such as the tragic death of Janis Joplin, Dr. Estés analyzes the deeply seated needs that lead to addiction. By listening to your instinctive forces, she says, you can free yourself of the exterior traps that torment and destroy the soul. This is the way to construct a life that is uniquely your own; a life made by hand.

The Red Shoes is a treasury of ideas and counsel, threaded with magical storytelling, about the complete life each one of us deserves to lead.

Additional contents: The Internal Predator; how instincts are injured; learning to say no; the exile; vulnerability and seduction; feral women; and more.


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Excellent Self Reflection Tool Review by Janarthani

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I continue to listen to it when I need to. It provides a framework for understanding the self. (Posted on May 30, 2018)

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Deep Insights! Review by Douglas

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Clarissa Pinkola Estes has a soft and haunting voice and I think everyone will be enchanted by listening to her.

Her presentation of the Red Shoes and its meaning are quite good, and likely to be relevant to almost all listeners. (Posted on December 3, 2014)

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Review for The Red Shoes Review by Joy Oram

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Not sure on this one, too many personal assumptions as fact. (Posted on October 11, 2014)

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Review for The Red Shoes Review by Sharon R

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Most compelling story of addictions as only Dr. Estes could do so well. (Posted on October 11, 2014)

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Review for The Red Shoes Review by Cecil H

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Alwaays enjoy Clarssa's work, talent and insight. (Posted on October 7, 2014)

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Review for The Red Shoes Review by Rosalind M

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It's beautiful. An excellent way of understanding what is or has been going on in your life and the people around. No doubt, a good tool to improve your life. (Posted on October 1, 2014)

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Review for The Red Shoes Review by Clare N T

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Gets to the core of addiction. I have never had such a helpful perspective on my lifelong struggle with obesity. This has given me more understanding than 34 years of traditional therapy, diets, and medical interventions. Thank you Clarissa. (Posted on December 17, 2013)

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Review for The Red Shoes Review by DEBORAH H

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Thank-you once again for your amazing story telling I could listen all day. A true Seanchai!
The word seanchaí, which was spelled seanchaidhe (plural seanchaidhthe) before the Irish-language spelling reform of 1948, means a bearer of "old lore" (seanchas). In the ancient Celtic culture, the history and laws of the people were not written down but memorized in long lyric poems which were recited by bards (filí), in a tradition echoed by the seanchaithe. (Posted on August 1, 2013)

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Review for The Red Shoes Review by Jeannine E

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The product and download worked perfectly!! Thank you.

Your feedback review is quite tardy, over 30 days.. If I ordered a lot, it could have been forgotten. (Posted on July 16, 2013)

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Review for The Red Shoes Review by Cheryl B

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Loved it - more material for book I am writing! (Posted on July 1, 2013)

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Audio Download

Contents 1 Audio download (1 hour, 14 minutes)
Filetypes M4B, MP3, PDF
Date Published November 02, 2005
ISBN-10 1-60407-278-4
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-278-5
Product Code AW00202W

CD

Contents 1 CD (1 hour, 14 minutes)
Date Published November 02, 2005
ISBN-10 1-59179-439-0
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-439-4
Dimensions 5 x 5 inches
Product Code AW00202D