In a Nutshell: Three decades in the making, Clarissa Pinkola Estes (Women Who Run with the Wolves) charts the wise woman archetype with six stories and commentaries. These are daring tales about dangerous old women who manifest themselves as creative souls and as visionaries.

About the Author: Clarissa Pinkola Estes is an internationally known scholar, award-winning poet, diplomate senior Jungian psychoanalyst, and cantadora (keeper of the old stories in the Latina traditions). She is deputy managing editor and columnist writing on politics and spirituality at Her column El Rio Debajo del Rio runs at National Catholic Reporter, and her own website

Sum and Substance: Clarissa Pinkola Estes is convinced that we are born with two forces that move mightily within us: our imagination, which is the source of our creativity, and knowledge, which spurs us to visions and enables us to create boundaries. The first force is manifest as youth and the second as maturity. In six rousing sessions, Estes energizes us with stories, poetry, and blessings. She also asks us to consider all the wild possibilities in her commentary on the good meaning of the word "dangerous," the poisonous idea that it is ever "too late," developing discernment and carrying a legacy, people who are "sensitives," the value of spiritual audacity, and learning to juggle as a pattern for life. This six-CD collection runs for 7 and 3/4 hours.

A Quote to Go: "Did you know, you were born as the first, the last, the best, and the only one of your kind?"

Other Spoken-Word Audios by This Author:
Mother Night
Bedtime Stories
The Faithful Gardener