Theatre of the Imagination, Volume One

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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

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Customer Reviews

Love! Review by Norah

Love it!

(Posted on 11/8/2016)

Simplistic and Obvious Review by DougE

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

(Posted on 9/25/2016)

Still relevant Review by Phine

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.

(Posted on 8/1/2016)

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

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.

(Posted on 1/7/2016)

Clarissa's wisdom, and depth is penetrating and transformative. Review by Santi

Clarissa's wisdom, and depth is penetrating and transformative. She is one of the greatest resources for women wanting to connect to the divine feminine, and to their own power, strength and beauty. I am grateful beyond words for her ability to bring forth the full dimension of the Goddess in such an inspired and deeply healing way. I have all of her work and it has absolutely supported me in my own Self development and awareness...

(Posted on 1/11/2015)

An inspiratrise!!! Review by Karen

Clarissa, what an amazing ability you have to weave the old stories, pulling to the fore the threads of wisdom and dipping them deeply in soul, meaning and commonsense. You are my and my daughters favourite listening. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with the world, it is a better and more meaningful place because you do.

(Posted on 12/17/2014)

Review for Theatre of the Imagination, Volume One Review by Lilme

Excellent! I will recommend it to my friends. Thanks Sounds True.

(Posted on 4/8/2013)

Review for Theatre of the Imagination, Volume One Review by Jeff D

This is my first time hearing Clarissa Pinkola Estés. I must say that her mastery of the subject is both impressive and useful. More importantly, she is clearly a master storyteller with a real sensitivity for the more difficult issues she is introducing to the listener – love, death and revitalization. I thoroughly enjoyed the way she incorporated the colorful elements of her own life – poetry and memoir – as part of this dramatic presentation.

(Posted on 4/2/2013)

Review for Theatre of the Imagination, Volume One Review by rosemary g

Another outstanding tape! Clarissa is amazing!

(Posted on 1/9/2013)

Review for Theatre of the Imagination, Volume One Review by Julianne Jacobson

Wonderful Wonderful

(Posted on 5/9/2012)

Review for Theatre of the Imagination, Volume One Review by Carol Wright

The live audience format will add a bit of jing to your listening experience, and Dr. E's giggle meltdown reading "The Dream Detectives" is truly infectious.

This is a profound set of teachings suitable for those who wish to find their way again, connect with the vitality of their ideas and identify the ways we have come derailed. I have listened to this part one many times, and look forward to part 2.

I'd say the most surprising impact for me came during the telling of The Ugly Duckling, which has been relegated in society to the "don't worry honey, when you grow up you will bloom and be beautiful." Not so fast brushing aside that story. Blue Beard, how the psyche contains all the characters. So rich.

(Posted on 1/17/2012)

Review for Theatre of the Imagination, Volume One Review by Larisa B

No matter which book or audiobook you pick up of "dr e" you will find yourself uncovering many many treasures. Soulfilled healing words, wonderfully deep stories, myths and legends. beautifully woven together with dr. e style examination of archetypes and metaphors. Allow this soothing voice to be absorbed by all your senses and carry you along on the heart/soul journey.

(Posted on 9/7/2011)

Review for Theatre of the Imagination, Volume One Review by Rita Hildebrandt

Listening to Clarissa Pinkolas Estes "Theatre of the Imagination" is a feast for my ears and soul. I feel my own profound aliveness as the stories move through me and my creative imagination soars with new possibilities.

(Posted on 4/16/2011)

Review for Theatre of the Imagination, Volume One Review by sharon mcdonnell

I am delighted Sounds True has made this hard to find set available. It is fantastic, life changing, fun, and heart-filling. There is such richness and depth to the individual stories which are woven together into a larger coherent theme . The Author, CPE (as Ms. Simon refers to her) has given something truly healing to us.

(Posted on 11/15/2010)



Contents 6 CDs (435 minutes)
Date Published June 30, 2005
ISBN-10 1-59179-383-1
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-383-0
Dimensions 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches
Product Code AF00982D

Audio Download

Contents 1 Audio download (7 hours, 15 minutes)
Filetypes M4B, MP3, PDF
Date Published June 03, 2005
ISBN-10 1-60407-344-6
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-344-7
Product Code AF00982W