Warming the Stone Child: Myths and Stories about Abandonment and the Unmothered Child by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD

Warming the Stone Child: Myths and Stories about Abandonment and the Unmothered Child.

I would highly recommend this audio, I listened to it a lot many years ago as part of my own healing journey. On Warming the Stone Child, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés leads us past the gates of the conscious mind (where real time healing happens) to discover the unmothered child within. Along the way, this gifted storyteller and Jungian psychoanalyst instructs us about the psychology of abandonment in childhood, how it affects us in later life, and its curiously special gifts and powers. Drawing from many world cultures, Dr. Estés has gathered a collection of deep myths, fables, and fairy tales with the adult listener in mind. Her storytelling creates a compelling picture of the orphan figure through the ages, while helping us understand the meaning of preadolescent abandonment in our own lives. Spiced with wonderful storytelling, Warming The Stone Child is a unique listening experience with a practical edge. Highlights: Inuit fable of the Stone Child; symptoms of the adult “abandoned child”; the story of the Little Red Cap; English tale of the Stolen Woman Moon; the four types of abandonment; re-creating the inner mother, and much more

Two other audios by the same author which are also fabulous are:

The Red Shoes (Unabridged)

by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD


The Red Shoes is a dramatic excursion into the realm of the soul with analyst Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Using an ancient tale deeply rooted in our collective psyches, Dr. Estes illuminates how people fall prey to destructive impulses while seeking to balance thier inner lives. In our culture, she begins, we may travel life’s path in 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 fufillment, but ultimately lead to a painful hollow-split exsistence.

Seeing in the Dark: Myths and Stories to Reclaim the Buried, Knowing Woman

by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD


Buried within all of us is what Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes refers to as the “one who knows” – our instinctive, intuitive nature. This, she teaches, is the source of creativity and undersatnding that lies out of sight in darkeness, often called the unconscious. In Seeing in the Dark, listeners join the esteemed Jungian psychoanalyist and best-selling author to learn how to perceive “through the eyes of soul as well as through the eyes of the ego.” This dual way of seeing, being, and acting, Dr. Estes explains, is the most direct way to reclaim the gifts and the “healing apothecary” set into each soul at birth.

I would really recommend listening to one of these at a time, this is deep work, learning and unfolding. A process with a beginning, a middle and an end. Tuning into and listening to these stories, myths and fables connect us in a different realm, and I would say each of us as unique individuals will require different amount of time to soak in the words and wrestle with their meaning, till a new truth or truths emerge.

She has others too you may enjoy search on amazon and itunes.

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