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Warming the Stone Child
By Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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Warming the Stone Child
By Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Read by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Sounds True; Audio Cassette, (1997)
ISBN: 1564550818
Genre: Myth, Fiction

Book Description

The Unmothered Child in World Myth and Story - The pain of abandonment, both literal and metaphorical, can cast a shadow on our entire experience. Warming the Stone Child investigates the abandoned-child archetype in world myths and cultures to find clues about the process of healing the unmothered child within us all. Using myths, fairy tales, and Jungian theory, Dr. Estés melds many sources into a brilliant examination of the orphan figure through the ages. Collapsing behavior and inferiority complexes are indications that a person may have suffered preadolescent abandonment. These people are also intuitive, adaptable, quickly attached, and courageous. Above all, the abandoned child spends a lifetime in search of the lost part of the self that was hidden away and now lies buried deep in the unconscious. Another classic session with the author of Women Who Run With the Wolves.

About the Author

Clarissa Pinkola Estes is an internationally recognized scholar, award-winning poet, diplomate senior Jungian psychoanalyst, and cantadora (keeper of the old stories) in the Latina tradition. Her doctorate is in intercultural studies and clinical psychology. She has taught and practiced privately for 26 years. With over two million copies in print, her New York Times bestseller Women Who Run With the Wolves has been hailed as a classic and the seminal work on the instinctual nature of women. Other books by Dr. Estés include The Gift of Story and The Faithful Gardener.


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