Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Mother Night: Myths, Stories, and Teachings for Learning to See in the Dark

Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, published in 34 languages and one of the most far-reaching artist-psychoanalysts of our time, teaches that in archetypal imagination, “Mother Night is the quintessential medial woman, the woman who can walk in two worlds ... 'the one who knows' and who can reveal solid ways of living and unleashing creative life in both worlds.”

The program Mother Night presents a new series of audio teachings from the Jungian psychoanalyst and author of Women Who Run With the Wolves. This six-session learning event invites us to tap the generative power of the goodness of the core self—that is, all creativity and understanding that lies out of sight in darkness—often called the unconscious.

Throughout 11 hours of teaching stories, you'll hear 12 stories and myths told here for the first time along with Dr. Estés' commentary, Q&A sessions with her, and special prayers of blessing onto your hearts, bodies, minds, and souls.

According to Dr. Estés, “The most endangered species on earth is the human soul. Many try to stand in one world only, the world of the collective culture, thereby experiencing a sense of standing outside the true self, allowing too much waste into one's life—due in part to over-immersion in the daytime world only. A sense of being 'not in oneself entirely' comes from not returning to the soul's true home, often enough ... a home that is not provisioned nor protected by the overculture. Thus, a critical susto (loss of soul nourishment) comes upon us. We are weakly linked or severed completely from the one-of-a-kind wild and wise self that emerges from the realm of mystery, dreams, and shadow.

Selected Works

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Trade Paperback, NOW IN STORES and ONLINE

Via personal blessings and stories of visitations, miracles, and common events, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés helps us reconnect with the fierce and loving force of the Blessed Mother.

Trade Paperback book with 30 of the author's ex-votos, her color illustrations for prayer 390 pages ISBN-10: 1-60407-635-6 ISBN-13: 978-1-60407-635-6 Women’s Studies, Spirituality
How to Be an Elder: Volume 5 of The Dangerous Old Woman manuscript, Myths and Stories of the Wise Woman Archetype
Now Available in CD and mp3 SoundsTrue.com
The Dangerous Old Woman: Myths and Stories of the Wise Woman Archetype
In this small work, Dr. Estés tells about one of the surviving old women from Dr. Estés' paternal family, who was attempting to hide from the prevailing army during WWII, and sheltered with a spirit soul in a small lean-to, and together while fleeing the destructions swirling around them, they spent a part of their night heartening each other with remembered stories of death ...and return to Life.
Spoken Word Audio, Non-Fiction
Where is memory of who we really are, who sent us here, and what is our work here ... and why are we often so unusual, so different, so eccentric, so belonging often to a tribe of one?
BOOK, Non-fiction
A field guide to the creative life of the soul, unfettered, fierce, and radiant.
BOOK: Non-fiction
Dr. Estés tells the story of her Uncle Tovar a peasant farmer from the Old Country who lived in a time when the Nazis first, and then the Red Army decimated their village in the Old Country, burning to the ground the remote farmland forests the people depended on so, forcing the families on marches to work camps... and worse. The refugees who survived the wars (for it was more than one war) straggled to America only to find that here too, government forces destroyed forests. But the soul of "this man" knew a fierce and heartbroken way through...