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The Red Shoes, The

On Torment and the Recovery of Soul Life
Spoken Word CD
Publisher: 
Sounds True
 | 
November, 2005
ISBN:
9781591794394
Quantity: 
2
$20.99 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

The Red Shoes is a dramatic excursion into the realm of the soul with analyst Clarissa Pinkola Estés. Using an ancient tale deeply rooted in our collective psyches—“The Red Shoes”—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: 1) in handmade shoes, crafted with love and care according to the unique needs of the individual soul; or 2) in Red Shoes, which promise instant fulfillment, but ultimately lead to a painful, hollow “split” existence. Drawing from real-world examples—such as the tragic end 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.

“The multi-talented and deeply perceptive Estés also sings her poetry in this excellent production.” —Library Journal

Also by Estés is Women Who Run with the Wolves and Theatre of the Imagination.

Publisher’s Description: 

This dramatic excursion into the realm of the soul illuminates how we are driven to destructive behavior by ignoring our inner needs. Join Dr. Estes as she tells the story of The Red Shoes, and analyzes how cultural pressure and inner hunger lead to the addiction/self-destruction cycle. Healing, she says, comes from a life "made by hand" that is a unique extension of the instinctual self. A treasury of counsel from the author of The NewYork Times #1 bestseller Women Who Run with the Wolves.The Red Shoes is a dramatic excursion into the realm of the soul with analyst Clarissa Pinkola Ests. Using an ancient tale deeply rooted in our collective psychesThe Red ShoesDr. Ests illuminates how people fall prey to destructive impulses while seeking to balance their inner lives. In our culture, she begins, we may travel lifes path in one of two ways: 1) in handmade shoes, crafted with love and care according to the unique needs of the individual soul; or 2) in Red Shoes, which promise instant fulfillment, but ultimately lead to a painful, hollow split existence. Drawing from real-world examplessuch as the tragic end of Janis JoplinDr. Ests 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 owna 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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